Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪☘️
Dublin was the cheapest European flight from New York at the time, so I figured why not. While most of the beauty of Ireland exists outside of Dublin, there was plenty of booze and vegan grub to satisfy all your cravings.
Travel tips: There is an inexpensive express bus from the airport to the city center. The airport and bus have free wifi available; I always recommend getting your directions together before arriving. Dublin is a small city so I spent most of my time just walking to my destinations.
After a long international flight and a bus into the city, my first priority was finding breakfast. Cornucopia is a vegan/vegetarian cafe that serves daily special plates and a cafeteria-style menu. There is a daily menu selection and/or you pay per what you want from the hot bar. Pictured is a traditional European breakfast from the hot bar (still not hip with beans for breakfast but the food was good).
There's a ton of chain donut shops around the city, but The Rolling Donut was the first one I passed with vegan options. They had about 5-6 vegan donut flavors, and I got the pistachio vanilla donut. I could've eaten them all, but I had to save room for more food on this short trip.
I went on a quest to find this one vegan restaurant for lunch, but it was closed on that day. So I took a stroll around the city to kill some time before finding another place to eat, and stumbled across the infamous Temple Bar and Jameson distillery for a drink (Guinness brewery too, I'm just not a fan).
After soaking in all the Irish culture and rain, I discovered Token which was one of recommendations for vegan food from locals. Token is an arcade bar with a full menu stacked with tons of vegan options. Perfect place to meet up with friends or start your night out with dinner. The chick'n sliders were bomb and filling!
Final stop, I walked across town to Sova Vegan Butcher. They were pretty popular for one of their burgers; however, my waiter mentioned that you don't come all the way to Ireland for just another burger. He recommended I try the vegan doner kebab, which was a full flavor experience for your palette. This meal could easily feed two people, so I saved half for just before my flight out.
When you're ready to head back to the airport, there are a few buses that make several trips throughout the day from city center. If you want to explore the natural beauty of Ireland, I would suggest leaving the city. I only was passing through on my way around the world, so stop through if you get a chance to explore Ireland. Dublin wasn't one of my favorite destinations, but they have plenty of vegan food to keep you happy.
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