New map shows Cork is one of Ireland’s top three vegetarian-friendly counties
Veggies eat well on Leeside.
From the fermented fabulousness served up at My Goodness and the Quay Co-Op, to the hallowed dining room of Paradiso, one of the country’s most famous vegetarian restaurants, Cork foodies have long enjoyed a tantalising choice of plant-based menus.
Now some new research shows that Cork is, indeed, one of the best places to live if you don’t eat meat.
When data experts from HelloFresh Ireland ranked each county by how well they cater to vegetarians, Galway, Leitrim, and Cork came out top.
Each county was scored on its number of veggie-friendly restaurants, number of vegetarian takeaway options, as well as how many locals are searching for vegetarian recipes online.
County Kerry has the most veggie-friendly restaurants per capita, with 17 restaurants per 10,000 of the population. This was followed by Galway with 14 restaurants per 10,000 people and Cork with 13.
Longford had the least veggie-friendly restaurants per capita, at just three per 10,000 of the population.
“Ireland is often recognised as one of the world’s most veggie-friendly countries, but most of the time it’s Dublin’s vegetarian food scene that people look at when really, Ireland has so many more counties that are great for vegetarians.” said Head of Culinary at HelloFresh Ireland, Hannah Duxbury.