Six Fun Food & Drink Experiences to Have in Dublin
One of the best parts of visiting a new city is experiencing the local food and drink. We all know Ireland is famous for some very tasty beverages like Guinness and Jameson, but did you know it's also a great place for foodies? If you're thinking about visiting Dublin, here's a few suggestions to make sure you don't go hungry or thirsty while you're there. 1. If you're a beer drinker, it kind of goes without saying that you'll want to find yourself a pint of Guinness. You can of course do the tour at the Guinness storehouse, where you'll finish at the Gravity Bar for a pint. But you'll have no problem finding Guinness in pubs around the city either, but you'll want to find one that pours it right. Pubs like O'Donoghue's, Mulligan's, and Toners often make the cut for lists of the best pour in the city. 2. See the city and fill your belly with a food tour! Food tours are a great way to get acquainted with a new city, while finding great eats at the same time. If you're arriving into Dublin from an overnight flight and want to stay awake to get on your new time zone, a food tour is a great way to spend an afternoon. Eats, drinks, tea, chocolate, while a local guides you around - win, win. 3. Take a break from all that walking and exploring and enjoy an Irish coffee. It's a delicious mix of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, topped with cream. In my trips to Ireland, I've tried many - but my favourite was at The Long Hall.
4. You have to try the cheese. If you've seen any pictures of Ireland at all, you've seen how green and lush the countryside is. So it stands to reason that it's the perfect place to make cheese - and it is. Farmhouse cheese, as it's known, is small-batch cheese generally being made on family-owned farms using high quality ingredients. Try some yourself at Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Dublin - or if you're heading outside of the city, some producers offer tours and tastings at their location.
5. Learn how to create traditional Irish fare for your friends and family back home with a cooking class. Irish coffee, Irish soda bread, colcannon (potatoes with cabbage or kale), Irish stew, Guinness brown bread - I'm getting hungry just listing them for you.
6. Like Irish whiskey? Visit the Jameson Distillery for a tour and whiskey tasting. Or visit the Teeling distillery. Or take a whiskey tour. Or do all three. Ireland is famous for whiskey, so you can't go wrong with any of these.
As you can see, you won't go hungry (or thirsty) in Dublin. If you're thinking about heading to Dublin, I'd love to help you plan the perfect itinerary. Reach out any time to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form on my website. And when you're in Dublin, try the boxty fries!
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