At Happyfood it genuinely could be either one. The elusive and holistic hub of vegan and vegetarian delicacies, rather ironically situated in the alleyway behind CopperFaced Jacks’, has just this week started opening late and serving deliciously healthy and original recipes for dinner until 8pm every day from Tuesday-Friday.
As a Yogahub member I’m automatically a regular attendee of the studio, and cannot help but be enticed by the aromas of freshly prepared healthy dishes, soups, treats and smoothies HappyFood boasts all day long on a regular basis. It was no surprise how excited I was to hear about the menu-revamp and extension of their opening hours!
In addition to this, the café has now become 100% vegan. Meat-eaters shouldn’t be deterred however– if anything, it should be a reason to come here! All ingredients used in Happyfood are 100% organic and freshly sourced, with homemade breads and treats available both for sale and as part of the huge variety of menu options. The new dinner menu includes fries, chia seed, black bean, chickpea and red pepper burgers, and even their very own new vegan kebab and BBQ wing recipies!!
Okay, so there are no actual ‘wings’ involved in the making of them, but these cauliflower-based BBQ florets are as close as you’re going to get to the real deal anywhere in Dublin whilst sticking to a vegan/veggie diet– and man are they tasty!
Crumblyness aside – and let’s face it, once you commit to any veggie/vegan burger, you’re committing to the crumbs too – the chia seed & chickpea burger I ordered was honestly one of the most delicious concoctions I’ve had in a while, and supplemented with a homemade ketchup and side salad, I left feeling full and satisfied, all in the knowledge that no animals had been harmed in the making of my meal.
I predict great things for this place, its secretive location only adding to the appeal and exclusive feel to the top class service and friendly treatment you receive as soon as you walk in the door. Prices vary depending on your choice, with several options verging on the more expensive side of affordable, but when you consider the wholesome, healthy helpings of goodness you’re consuming it really doesn’t seem to matter all that much!
View HappyFood website and menu here