Dublin Food Producers
County Dublin is full of great producers who live and work by the ethos of Slow Food. Here are some of them. More to be listed soon.
Products: Raw honey
Olly and Chris own a house and smallholding in Glenasmole in the Dublin mountains. Together they grow and produce a wide range of fruit, vegetables and meats and also a great variety of Irish raw honey.
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Products: Jams, Chutneys, Relishes and Marmalades
Adam Hoban from the Purple Pantry produces a range of preserves using only natural ingredients. As the company operate is a small kitchen, they are only able to work with the best seasonal ingredients to create unique limited release products.
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Products: Fresh apples and pears, apple and pear juices, wine, cider, syrup, vinegar
David raises all manner of fruits at his smallholding in Lusk, North County Dublin. He also produces a range of juices, ciders, vinegars and even wine!
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PRODUCTS: vegetables, fruit, jams, yoghurts
In August 1997, McNally Family Farm started trading in Temple Bar Food Market with a small range of produce. Since then, with the help of their customers, food producers and friends, they have expanded into growing a wide range of vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit. All of which they sell themselves, directly to customers through various Farmer's Markets and some lucky restaurants and cafés around Dublin. They also run a Farm Shop for a few hours every Friday evening from 16.30 to 20.00 at their farm in Ring Commons, County Dublin.
STOCKLISTS: Fridays : Leopardstown Racecourse 10.00-14.00 | Saturday: Temple Bar Food Market, Meeting House Square 09.00-16.30 |Sunday: Dun Laoghaire, Peoples Park 10.00-16.00
PRODUCTS: single origin bean-to-bar chocolate
The Proper Chocolate Company, founded by Patrick and Kelli Marjolet in May 2016, produce bean-to-bar chocolate in micro-batches in Dublin. Much like a winemaker seeks out the best grapes, They source the finest beans and carefully roast them to bring out their optimum flavours. When treated just right, cocoa beans release an incredible variety of savours and subtleties that you just don’t find in mass-produced chocolate.
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Vlad Rannis from Prague is a master baker and one of the revolutionary changers leading the sourdough revolution in Ireland. Vlad and his team specialises in slow proving of the dough (up to 18 hours) which results in bread that is very easy to digest and tastes delicious.
Stocklists: Honest2goodness market, Lilliput Stores
Founded by Thibault Peigne, a Frenchman who grew up in Western Brittany, in the fishing village of Douarnenez. Thibault and his team uses stoneground organic flour, water, sea salt and in some loaves a little yeast, to balance the activity of the ferments. It takes an average of 24 hours to develop sourdough culture into a baked loaf.
Stocklists: Supernatural, the Organic Supermarket, the Green door market
The Bretzel Bakery is a modern day bakery steeped in tradition and history, and is as much a part of Dublin culinary history as Boxty or a bowl of Coddle. In fact, the Bretzel still make their “Challah” (Jewish festive sesame bread) to the same recipe as they did when it opened in the 19th Century. William Despard and his team produces bread on a daily basis which can be found all across Dublin.
Founded by Gerry Scullion, who's simple ambition to produce a healthier, light and refreshing alternatives to high sugar or artificially sweetened soft drinks. The hand crafted water kefir drinks are produced in small batches in the Chocolate Factory, in the heart of Dublin. Each bottle takes approximately three weeks before it’s gentle fizz is ready to be enjoyed, as they carbonate through a natural process called bottle conditioning.
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Established in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal, Cloud Picker is Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery. Frank, Peter and their team hand roast to order on Sheriff Street. They operate a café in Science Gallery on Pearse Street and also wholesale to cafés and restaurants around the city and nationwide.
Stocklists: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Online here
3fe started its journey back in 2008 when Colin Harmon decided he wanted to devote everything he had to coffee. Today 3fe (Third Floor Espresso) is a Dublin-based business with two coffee shops on Grand Canal Street and Sussex Terrace, a coffee roastery, training business, espresso machine business and a webshop. 3fe supply many coffee shops, retailers and restaurants around the island of Ireland.
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TwoFifty Square is a coffee bar and wholesale roastery in Rathmines. It's housed in what once was a large-scale commercial bakery. Owner Adam McMenamin spent some time in Melbourne and is where the idea for TwoFifty Square Coffee was born.
Rascals was founded in 2014 by a pair of Rascals, Emma and Cathal. Their story began while living in New Zealand where they both discovered their love and healthy obsession for craft beer! On moving home they chucked in the 9 to 5s and made the bold decision to start their own microbrewery.