Tired of compromising when eating out with friends?
I’ve had so many questions from my followers as to where to eat clean when out and about across the big smoke, so here goes- (in no particular order!):
Based in Clontarf, this is a little gem of a find- daily paleo boxes, lean grilled meat patties, healthy protein treats, freshly pressed juices and the best paleo breakfast you’ll ever have- oh and bulletproof coffee or an almond milk latte to wash it down- yum! My favourite little Saturday morning haunt post-workout. Great spot for a bite to eat before or after a nice walk on Dollymount with your pals/dogs/kids/other half!
Right beside my 9-5 lies this healthy find in the IFSC. Once upon a time, I used to meal prep my lunch every night for the following day. But most days, I now stop by and let the team at Borlottie do it all for me- from fresh juices to the hot box- I get mine with quinoa and lemon chicken and a dash of their sticky sauce- sweet mother of jesus. Another face is the paleo salad with boiled ham and apple for under a fiver- great portion sizes and super value! They also stock protein treats and other takeaway goodies- nice little suntrap too mid-day!
One of the newer kids on the block- I recently tried this for the first and second time this past week and was not disappointed. Try the salad bowl with brown rice and chicken terriyaki or the green salad bowl with any choice of protein. They do a cool range of protein shakes and smoothies too all made to order and it’s based in the CHQ, again just around the corner from work- wuhu!
So most of the healthy spots I’m recommending are pretty much for breakfast or lunch or a quick takeaway coffee and healthy treat. Izakaya is centrally located on George’s St and is the perfect date night spot, group dinner or the start of a long night on the tiles. It offers a unique menu of Japas- Japanese Tapas- so of course they have sushi, along with all kids of yummy fried and battered meats, fish and veggies, but more recently they have reached out to meet demand and are offering a low carb menu in conjunction with a local gym and nutritionist. The result is divine- think strips of medium rare veal with the freshest salad, miso soup and sticky brown rice on the side- optional- or steamed fish with fresh crunchy veggies- a snip at just under 13 euro!
The one I’ve heard loads of great things about but have yet to try:
Some are saying this might be the home of Dublin’s best healthy brunch menu? With a range of foodie photos which look too good to eat, I’m looking forward to getting my teeth and tummy into this one!