The next step on our Irish road trip after Tralee was Dingle our base for driving the spectacular Dingle Peninsula.
Dingle is a charming town with colourful buildings, Irish music drifting out of every pub and a harbour with it’s own resident real life dolphin named Fungie.
Unlike other towns we found a couple exclusively vegetarian and vegan eateries.
Thyme Out Vegetarian Café & Delicatessen– 1 Dykegate St, Dingle is an amazing little place hidden in the backstreets and you can expect soups, breakfast burritos, baguettes, salads, buddha bowl, vegan scones and deserts. They use local and organic produce as much as possible.
On the same street is the Adh Danlann Gallery Café – it’s a small place above a craft and music shop so you may not spot it at first, we didn’t! Expect home cooked vegetarian and vegan food made with produce from their own garden! Dishes include curries, soups, homemade bread, stews and salads
Both these places close at around 4:30pm so are day time choices.
There was also lots of other restaurants and pubs with vegetarian and vegan choices on the menu.
I enjoyed a lovely vegan pizza and large salad which was big enough to share at The Blue Zone – Green Street, Dingle. This funky place above a music store is all about pizza, wine and jazz.
My Boy Blue – Holyground, Dingle is a great brunch place with teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches, stews and salads which have veggie and vegan options.
For vegetarians looking for ice cream you have to try Murphys on Strand Street, Dingle they don’t use any colourings flavourings and use local free range and organic ingredients – they even use Dingle sea salt and distilled Dingle rain for the sorbet! Ian tried the caramelised brown bread flavour and said it was delicious!
Gra Dingle Health Foods – Main Street, Grove is a dinky little health food store stocked full of veggie and vegan supplies and vitamins. We grabbed some organic seed snacks.
Other places with veggie and vegan options include Pantri Café, Solas, The Chart House and The Global Village Restaurant – this town has a lot of choice! 😊
After exploring the town we headed to our B&B, Tigh a’Chuasa/Brandon Creek House. This is a fantastic peaceful place in the wilds near Dingle with views of Mount Brandon out of the window. You can literally walk out of the door and go on some amazing walks. Highlights of our wanderings included blue jellyfish spotting and climbing Mount Brandon.
We were given a very friendly welcome by the Mother and Daughter owners who had just baked some fresh scones. They do everything possible to make their guests comfortable.
Breakfast included fresh baked goods, fruit salad and cereals – plenty of veggie choice.
CUTENESS ALERT – As an added treat when visiting the famous Bee Hive Huts on our Dingle drive we got the chance to cuddle some very cute lambs – could it get any better!?
With that it was time to head to our next road trip destination Killarney.
Our Ireland road trip stops…