Vegan Butcher Restaurant Opens Its Doors in Dublin!
In the United States and Canada, the idea of a “vegan butcher shop”–while very welcome–has already become quite popular. YamChops in Canada won on Dragons’ Den, The Butcher’s Son opened its doors in Berkeley, and The Herbivorous Butcher continues to be on everyone’s radar with their incredible options and variety.
Now, Dublin, Ireland, is getting a taste of the vegan “butcher” goodness! On July 7, Sova Food Vegan Butcher, Dublin’s first-ever vegan butcher restaurant, opened its doors with a full brunch, dinner, and dessert menu! According to Dublin Live, owner Bart Sova and his team had already organized pop-up restaurants since 2014, and due to popular demand, decided to open a permanent brick-and-mortar location. He stated:
“We started doing pop-ups in 2014 and people would always ask us whether we planned to open our own restaurant. Now we’ve found a home!”
The location can seat 40+ people and the menu looks absolutely incredible. It features hazelnut tempeh skewers, sea weed chowders, hemp burgers, lentil and abourgine cutlets, and even includes a full vegan Irish breakfast in the brunch menu! Guests are also welcome to bring their own beer. Sova hopes the menu will attract both plant-based eaters and meat-eaters alike, stating:
“More and more countries are starting to look for healthy options. The meat industry is killing our planet, and the treatment of animals is appalling. I’m hoping our cafe will appeal to meat-eaters too, we’ve got vegan kebabs, steaks, things like that.”
Lovin Dublin also notes another exciting development for Sova Food Vegan Butcher, and that is a juice bar that is set to open in a few weeks! Located at 51 Pleasants Street, if you are (unfortunately) not in Dublin, you can follow its first vegan butcher shop right here, and stay up to date on all of their incredible dishes until your visit!
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