Eating Around Ireland
Last Updated on April 7, 2018 by Jody Halsted
You can get anything you want in Ireland. But why would you want McDonald's, TGIFriday's or anything else you can get at home? Open yourself to Irish food.
If you stay at a B&B- and possibly even a hotel- you will be offered a traditional Irish Breakfast. There is enough food offered at this meal to get you through early afternoon.
You will be offered eggs along with sausage, bacon, grilled tomatoes, black pudding, and white pudding. On the side is Irish brown bread served with sweet Irish butter and the famous Irish preserves. Top off breakfast with a cup of Irish breakfast tea. Quite often oatmeal, cereal and yogurt will be an option, too. Which was terrific for our daughter.
Because breakfast was so filling we often just stopped at a market to grab yummy Irish cheese, bread and fruit for lunch and snacks.
At dinner we asked the B&B owners for their recommendations. We had delicious fish and chips, wonderful stews, melt in your mouth corned beef with mustard sauce; amazing foods freshly prepared from local produce. Always ask a local where they like to eat. They will never steer you wrong.
We did plan to eat at one restaurant in Dublin: Gallagher's Boxty House. Boxty is best described as a thin potato pancake filled with meats, vegetables and sauce. So yummy.
Open yourself up to the traditional tastes of Ireland. Try the black pudding. Enjoy the brown bread. And take afternoon tea.