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I really enjoyed my time in County Cork and Cork City – it ended up being one of my favorite places in Ireland! That’s no easy task considering Ireland’s magical qualities. As with most places, there wasn’t near enough time to cover everything but I did my best. There are a few vegan restaurants in Cork and several more vegetarian restaurants and Ireland is definitely one of the best countries for vegetarians and vegans.
Looking for things to do in Cork? Check out my guide.
Restaurants in Cork
143V is the only all-vegan restaurant I visited while in Cork. That’s because it was the only one. I was so pleased with this adorable little spot. The restaurant is super tiny but I think that almost made it better. The girl working was one of the nicest people I met in Ireland (that’s also saying a lot as most people are super friendly) and she chatted with us for a long time despite having to do all the work herself.
I had a breakfast sandwich and fresh apple juice and Lauren had the pancakes. They were both beautifully presented and, more importantly, absolutely delicious.
Looking for places to stay in Cork? Check out these reviews.
Quay Co-Op is located in the center of town and is an all-vegetarian restaurant. Sitting right on the River Lee, Quay Co-Op is a great place to meet up for a meal with friends. They have an extensive menu with a large percentage being vegan.
I just got a simple soup, bread, and potatoes but it really hit the spot! I saved the cupcake for later and it was absolutely delicious – the pomegranate seeds were perfect on top!
My Goodness is a stall inside the English Market. I actually didn’t even know they were there until we went to go check out the market. Most of their items are raw, gluten-free and sugar-free as well. Everything is vegan!
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I’m so bummed because this place opened in December (I was there in October) and it looks amazing! Earth Cafe is an all-vegan cafe with baked goods, hot dogs and more! Earth Cafe looks absolutely mouth-watering and I’ll definitely be visiting on my next trip.
Stores in Cork
Quay Co-Op Market
Next door to the restaurant, you’ll find the Quay Co-Op Market with local produce and specialty items!
The Good Food Shop
The Good Food Shop is located inside the English Market and is a wonderful place to find lots of speciality vegan items! I saw so many choices of my favorite cheese (Violife) and some items I didn’t even know existed.
While I’ve mentioned a few places in the market, there were definitely several other places that had some vegan options and many more produce stands.
Fair warning – you will have to pass by traditional butcher stands.
Local Vegan Resources
There are a few very helpful resources for eating vegan in Cork.
What to Pack for Cork
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