5 Quick Bites in Dublin, Ireland

I already fed you with a few quick bites for Munich, just in case you are in a rush, traveling solo or just not in the mood for an actual sit-down meal.
And because I know my way around Dublin as much as around Munich, I have a few quick bites for my lovely Irish second home as well.

#1 Dall’Italia Pasta Bar (4 Merchant’s Arch)

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One of the main advantages of this place is, that it’s right in Temple Bar, so close enough to all the tourist places you might visit. It’s hidden in a little alley just by the Liffey and offers great Pasta dishes for a quick snack. You can either sit in (they have around 5 seats in there) or just take it away and sit down at one of the benches along the Liffey.

#2 Fumbally (Fumbally Lane)

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Fumbally is a place, that is located in Dublin 8, close to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and St Patrick’s Cathedral. It might not be one for the “quick bite” because they prepare everything freshly and you might have to wait a little bit but it’s great for solo travelers because it seems like the place has more costumers that are alone than groups of 2 or more. It’s the perfect place to sit down with your laptop and work or read a book in one of their comfy chairs, since the place has a real living room vibe with their vintage furniture and pictures on the walls.
They are open Tuesday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch and coffee and Wednesdays also for dinner. Check out their website for events they offer!

#3 KC Peaches (e.g. 27-29 Nassau Street or 54 Dame Street) 

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KC Peaches is a chain that is located all around Dublin. Two of the most interesting ones are the ones in Dame Street, Temple Bar and the one in Nassau Street, close to Stephen’s Green. They offer a range of different sandwiches, daily changing warm dishes on display, salads, soups and juices (all to eat in or take away).
It’s the perfect place to hide out for a bit when you’ve done too much walking and have a quick snack to refuel your energy for the next leg of exploring.

#4 Yum Thai Noodle Bar (Baggot Street Lower)

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Another spot on the southside, close to St Stephen’s Green, where you can get a quick bite you shouldn’t miss if you like Asian food.
I, myself, am a huge fan of Asian and I think it’s always hard to find a place where you can get a great take away box (just like in the movies) filled with delicious noodles to eat on the go or sitting down somewhere. This place has it all. And for all those who still study, they also offer student discounts.

#5 Di Fontaine’s (22 Parialment Street)

Well, Di Fontaine’s is actually my go-to place when I’m drunk and just stumbled out of Workman’s but even during the day it’s a great snack. The pizza slices are huge and definitely fill you up – and all of that for around €4! They have chilli oil, garlic and a few other things to top up your pizza if you feel like it and especially at night, the music and atmosphere in there is fun and uplifting. It’s a bit of a New York pizza place kind of vibe. Don’t miss out on it!

And another tip, this time for desserts, because you would miss out on a lot if I didn’t tell you:
Marks and Spencers have the best cookies ever. Yes, it’s a department store but in their basement they have a food market, including freshly baked goods, and their chocolate chip cookies are probably one of the best things ever. AND they come in packs of 3 as well!

And my second favourite dessert place: Camerino! Read my post about it here.

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Dublin’s Nightlife: My Top 5 Bars that are close enough to Temple Bar

Dublin is a great place for a weekend full of drinking and fun. I mean, we’ve all heard about the stereotypical Irish: A lot of fun and a lot of alcohol. (Which I actually don’t fully agree with, because Irish are definitely more than that!)

The main area that people go to when visiting Dublin and looking for a pint of Guiness is Temple Bar. And don’t get me wrong, the pubs around there are pretty cool to see but you’d definitely never meet any locals in there. So maybe I can inspire you to walk a few minutes away from the red little pub on the corner and see a few of the places where locals hang out. Here are my Top 5 bars around Temple Bar that are not Temple Bar itself.

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Dublin Restaurants: Skinflint

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I never really was the biggest Pizza fan. Whenever I went to an Italian restaurant I got Pasta and I can’t even explain why. Pizza just never made it on the decision list.

Lately, I start realising that I actually really do like Pizza. And there are a few places I could definitely recommend to you around Dublin. But let’s start with the first one which might be a bit “different”.

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Dublin Restaurants: Sushi

Anyone a Sushi fan out there? Because I definitely am.

And there are two places in Dublin that any Sushi fan shouldn’t miss when they are in town. (There might be more but those are my two favourites so far!)

#1 Musashi

Musashi is located at Capel Street on the south side of Dublin just close to Mary Street.
It has a great selection of sushi, including the usual ones but also some special, not so common creations. On top of that, for everyone who’s not that into Sushi (for whatever reason I don’t understand) they also have rice and noodle dishes that always look really great as well. Prices are normal, just what you expect for Sushi places I’d say.

Tipp: Definitely book a table or bring some (waiting) time with you, because it is packed no matter what day it is.

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Edamame, Dumplings and Spicy Salmon Roll

#2 Yamamori

There are three different Yamamoris in Dublin (if you google it, they say four but two of them are at the same location), one at South George Street, just close to Temple Bar, one just across the street from it and one at Ormond Quay, around the corner from O’Connell Street.
I’ve been to two of them and the Sushi is really really good. It tastes really fresh and they do have a few specials that are worth a try. And non-Sushi-lovers also won’t be disappointed here since they offer a wide range of different noodles or rice dishes for you to choose from.
At Yamamori they serve their Sushi with black rice, which I’ve never had before but just tried last week and I gotta say it is really good! BUT I felt like it also fills you up more than the white one does, so keep that in mind when your hungry eyes are ordering.

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Black Rice Sushi

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Edamame and Sashimi Salad

Dublin Restaurants: Taco Taco

Taco Taco has moved and is now located close to Stephen’s Green. Since I haven’t had time to try out the new place, I can’t tell you much about the interior of it, so some things in this post might not be quite right anymore. I’m sure the food is just as delicious still though. 

When I first stepped foot in this restaurant, I was instantly reminded of a brunch I went to in New York once. This cool, relaxed atmosphere with loud music, fancy people and delicious cocktails on a Sunday morning is exactly what New York is famous for – in the middle of Dublin.

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