An adventurous girl cooks, eats and explores in Europe.
Every Saturday morning, there is a food market in Temple Bar at Meeting House Square. There is a mix of produce, meats, oils and jams, and ready to eat foods from oysters to asian stirfry noodles, or crepes to samosas. Starting up at 10 am and lasting until the afternoon, you can wander through the stands and check out the Irish vendors with a variety of products. Wake yourself up with coffee from Ariosa Coffee Roasting Co and browse the selection.
Gallic Kitchen has amazing quiches and more savory options like Guinness steak pies and sausage rolls.
There are a few other stands with savory pastries as well or potato cakes and rostis. Or choose between sweet cakes and breads.
My favorite is Karuna’s Kitchen, serving Indian style food. They make all vegetarian dishes, with vegan options as well. Everything I’ve tried has been great, but I’m particularly in love with the vegan spicy koftas- full of flavor with enough of a kick.
With port and champagne jams at Corleggy Cheeses and bacon relish from Hick’s Butchers, there is something new for you to try.
There are flowers, soaps, oysters and fresh produce stands as well. You can even get a horse skewe. The food market is definitely worth checking out, and once you’ve eaten, you can stop by the book fair just a block over or explore the free photo exhibit in the National Library.