5 delicious vegan spots to try in Cork city

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There’s no arguing that the ‘Vegan Movement’ has well and truly landed. Many restaurants are offering plant‑based alternatives to classic favourites, and often we honestly can’t tell the difference! Check out our top 5 spots for vegan dishes in Cork (openings may vary due to Covid)

5. Iyer’s

Iyer’s is a small, family‑run vegan & vegetarian restaurant cafe, specialising in South Indian food & snacks made from scratch in‑house. Offering classic Indian staples like hand‑rolled samosas, cauliflower pakoras & creamy kulfi, Iyer’s is your go‑to if you’re craving vegan Indian cuisine. Iyer’s is located at 38 Pope’s Quay.

4. The Power Plant at Electric

The Power Plant is a brand‑new vegan restaurant at Electric Bar, serving a creative plant‑based menu that changes weekly. You can find The Power Plant menu at Electric Bar, 41 South Mall.

3. Paradiso

If you’re looking for something a little more up‑market, then check out Paradiso. This fine‑dining vegan restaurant serves the most tantalising dishes, such as pumpkin gnocchi, scorzonera fritters & dark chocolate mousse. Paradiso is located at 16 Lancaster Quay, and are offering at-home meal kits.

2. Good Day Deli

Aside from the breathtaking garden views visible behind the panoramic floor‑ceiling windows, Good Day Deli offers exquisite, high‑quality vegan & vegetarian dishes. From bagels, to tacos, pancakes and burgers, the variety of plant‑based dishes on offer is second to none. Try it out for yourself at Nano Nagle Place (they also offer click + collect).

1. VeganKO

If you’re craving a meat‑free, dairy‑free takeaway, VeganKO is the place to go! This chipper‑style restaurant opened it’s first Cork location in 2020, and has seen tremendous success. Offering plant‑based alternatives such as the BacunKO Burger, ChicknKO Kebab and even garlic & cheese fries (all meat & dairy free!), this is the go‑to for vegan indulgence. Get your fix at 18 Kyle St and at the Marina Market, and via Deliveroo.

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