Galway as we know is a home to the lucky ones and a memory to its visitors. In 2021 we hope that life can go back to some sort of normality. We hope that the city that we love, known for its love of food, art and music can once again open its doors for more stories to be told.

During lockdown I have been dreaming of all the places I want to revisit along our famous cobbled streets in Galway. I look forward to supporting our wonderful businesses in Galway when they reopen and here are some of my favourite eateries on the list.

-Jade Tierney

1. Kasbah Wine Bar

Located above Tigh Neachtain’s in the heart of the Latin quarter, Kasbah Wine Bar is one of my favourite spots in Galway. Providing locally sourced food in a gorgeous, relaxed setting, it is the perfect place to go with a group to enjoy their unique sharing plates such as the Irish farmhouse cheese board. The vegan cauliflower wings are also a huge hit and their lengthy wine list has plenty to choose from for any wine enthusiasts.

 

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2. Le Petit Delice

Loved by locals for over 24 years, this was a regular stop for me when I worked around the corner and it’s fair would say I am very well acquainted with their extensive menu! Top of my list is the mini apple crumble tartlet and their chocolate almond croissants, both delectable and delicious. Le Petit Delice are still opened for takeaway and offer home delivery so you can enjoy their tasty treats at home for now.

3. Yummy Crêpes – Galway Markets

Located in the Galway markets every weekend, owner Mick has been bringing flavours from around the world to Galway for over two decades. The menu has sweet and savoury Crêpe options filled with fresh ingredients from Galway suppliers with the ‘Veggie Mick’ being my go-to and absolute favourite. Galway markets have been a part of Galway’s story for over 800 years and I can’t wait to explore and sample all that they have to offer when they reopen fully.

4. Jungle Café

The Jungle Café as the name suggests reveals a hidden jungle set up just off Eyre square, on 29 Forster Street. This cosy Oasis offers delicious coffee from Badger and Dodo and their homemade carrot cake is hands down the best I’ve ever had. Dog owners will be happy to know that this hidden gem is also dog friendly so bring along your pooch the next time you visit.

5. Kai Restaurant

Kai, located on Sea Road in Galway’s West end opened its doors a decade ago and the owners have run the restaurant with a simple motto ever since, ‘’high- quality produce, preferably organic or wild, sourced locally and cooked intelligently’’. If you haven’t experienced Kai, put it on your post lockdown list immediately but for now, you can follow their instagram page @kai_galway which is full of stunning images to inspire and whet the appetite.

 

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