We’re all looking to take better care of ourselves these days and the good news is that more and more restaurants are catering for the trend. From protein pancakes to collard wraps, Dublin is catering for healthy eaters better than ever before.
Mooch Fro Yo – Dawson Street (breakfast & lunch)
At first glance it looks like it’s only frozen yogurt, but Mooch has so much more, from freshly made protein balls to pots of overnight oats. Drop in to pick up products from Rozanna Purcell’s ‘Natural Born Feeder Range’ and you might bump into her while you’re at it.
Staple Foods – Temple Bar (lunch)
Huge salads and cold pressed juices are among the options for healthy eaters, but there’s also a selection of tasty sambos on offer too. It’s worth venturing into Temple Bar to take in lunch in Staple Foods.
Póg – Bachelors Walk (breakfast & lunch)
Protein pancakes, cleantella smoothies, raw superfood salad and daily detox juice are just some of the delights on the menu at Póg. It’s more like something out of LA than Dublin 1.
Borlottie – IFSC (breakfast & lunch)
Borlottie is the IFSC’s little healthy eating gem. Huge salads packed with superfood goodness, collard green wraps and juices are all on the menu. The seating area is limited so this is more of a grab and run job.
Toss’d – CHQ building, IFSC (lunch)
Make up your own salad at Toss’d in the IFSC. It’s like a pick and mix without the sugar. They’ve also got a wide range of noodles, soups and curries to keep everyone happy.
Chopped – Baggot Street (lunch)
Hugely popular salad bar on Baggot street, where they take healthy eating seriously. Expect queues at the lunchtime rush hour.
Honest to Goodness – Dame Court, Dublin 2 (lunch & early dinner)
Honest to Goodness opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner (until 8pm). The emphasis is on natural ingredients, they bake their own preservative free bread every day. For lunch you can make up your own salad, dinner options include homemade burgers, salads and fish and you can rest assured, they’ll all contain top notch fresh ingredients.
Rustic Stone – Georges Street (lunch & dinner)
It seems that healthy lunches are easy to come by in the city, but dinners are a little trickier. Rustic Stone is the big exception when it comes to high end healthy eating. Dylan McGrath teamed up with Erika Doolan of Nutrition Ireland to make sure their food is not only tasty but also good for us.
Yamamori Sushi – Next to the Ha’penny Bridge (lunch & dinner)
High in protein and packed full of omega threes, sushi is one of the best choices you can make on a night out. If you’re after a good night but you don’t want to completely derail the diet Yamamori sushi has all sorts of healthy options to get you by.
Musashi – Capel Street (lunch & dinner)
Another sushi bar/restaurant, Musashi has delicious plates of sushi, as well as other relatively healthy options. It’s BYO too so it could be a good option on a budget.