Some of the artisan food producers who supply our Dublin Cookery Classes and our outside catering.

Thirty years ago Baggotonia was replete with food suppliers. There was Hanleys on Mespil Road who supplied Frit and Veg (though I always preferred Fitzers in Camden Street, who have now become Caterway and still supply my fruit and veg, though now from distant Blanchardstown). My butcher was Dowlings of Upper Baggot Street, in business since 1954. The building is now a coffee shop. Fox’s of Donnybrook is a huge loss – no more dried fruits, vinegars, oils, nuts, herbs & spices We had a fishmonger in Donnybrook as well.


Our meat now comes from Michael Madden’s really outstanding The Village Butcher at the Triangle in Ranelagh. Well worth hopping off the Luas on the way home. Very friendly and helpful on cuts. (01) 406 6966


The Aughrim Country Fair runs from 10:00 am to 14:00 every Saturday. There I found hand cut orange marmalade and wonderful eggs from the Cosbys of Ballycreen.


Malone’s Fruit Farm at Ballon, Co Carlow, on the N80 is a family run business growing a variety of berries on 12 acres. The business started growing strawberries and now also grows raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, loganberries, tayberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, whitecurrants and rhubarb. Fresh fruit is available in the farm shop from mid May to early October while frozen fruit and a full range of homemade products are available all year round. 059 9159477.


A trip down the M11 to Juction 22, just before Gorey, is well worth while to visit Green’s Berry Farm for Wexford strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, early potatoes and gooseberries.


Pots, pans, knives and aprons come from Sweeney O’Rourke of Pearse St (677 7212) Thank heavens that I bought all my copper saucepans from Paris before Aer Lingus introduced too many weight restrictions!


Mortons 15-17 Dunville Ave, Ranelagh (01) 4971254 The original specialist supermarket

Lambe’s 46 Georges st Lwr, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, 01 2801265

Cavistons 59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, 01 2809120

John Bates is a deep sea fisherman from Kilmore Quay, Wexford. On Wednesdays he is at the Railway Sports Club, Park Avenue Sandymount, from 8am to 2pm and on Thursdays he is in Brighton Square, Rathgar….He has all fresh white fish caught in Irish waters, salmon, prawns, crab, scallops, cod, hake, haddock, whiting, plaice, lemon sole, sea bass, sea bream, smoked salmon, herring roll mops, anchovies, tuna, John Dory, turbot, brill, monk fish, coly. Philip Coffeyis also there selling organic fruit and veg, sour dough bread, eggs, cheese….

Every civilized capital city in the world has one great cheesemonger. In London it is Paxton & Whitfield. In Paris it is probably Barthélémy.
In Dublin, since the demise of Monica Murphy’s Cheeseboard, it is Sheridan’s Cheesmongers 11 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 (01) 679 3143 Some of My Favourite Cheese Makers

Durrus Cheese
Cashel Blue


Queer Gear – Exotic Spices, Fruit and Vegetables
Katie Sanderson’s White Mausu delicious and unique sauces bringing the flavours of Japan, China and Korea, to Dublin, with peanuts, sesame, chilli, and a host of other ingredients.

The Best of Italy an authentic Italian grocer and deli, stocking all major Italian brands and a wide range of the finest Italian wines 37 Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Tel: 014973411, just up the road from Mortons


Asia Market, 18 Drury St, Dublin 2, (01) 6779764 Excellent selection of spices, oriental fruit and vegetables, seafood, and all things Asian


The Oriental Emporium 30 Upper Abbey St Dublin 1 (01) 8746297 Frozen shellfish, fowl, meat and specialty goods, plus prepared foods like dumplings; rows of shelves stocked to the ceiling with cans, bottles and packets of strange and unfamiliar delights and preserved Asian desserts, sweets and drinks. There’s a crockery section with supplies for dim sum, tea and more, plus boxed teas, a hot food counter and exotic vegetables.


Clonskeagh Mosque Shop, 19 Roebuck Road Clonskeagh Dublin 14. Ph: +(353-1) 260 3721 – Rice and a range of Middle Eastern goodies

The Bretzel Bakery 1A Lennox Street, Dublin 8, Co. (01) 475 2724
Mueller & O’Connell a sourdough bakery in Abbeyleix – and whilst in Abbeyleix do stop by
Sarah Webb’s The Gallic Kitchen at Bramleys – great Badger and Dodo coffee, special flapjacks, and fab pies and pastries

Wholesale Suppliers
With over 14,000 lines Musgrave MarketPlace in the Robinhood Industrial Estate is my vision of Dante’s Inferno! I prefer the more intimate charm of Elliotts Cash and Carry, a family run business off Camden Street that normally has everything one might need.

Wines & Spirits
O’Briens Wines 30 Donnybrook, Dublin 4 (01) 2693310
Baggot Street Wines Baggot Street Upper Dublin 4 (01) 667 3033
Stocking 650 wines, 245 craft beers & 200 spirits!
Celtic Whiskey Shop 27-28 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 (01) 675 9744 – an excellent range of wines, champagnes and other spirits
Terroirs Fine Food & Fine Wine 103 Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4 (01) 667 1311 -Seán and Françoise Gilley’s wine boutique
Tindal Wine Merchants B4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Dublin 11 (01) 866 5680

Lotts and Co S Lotts Rd, Beggar’s Bush, Dublin 4, a neighbourhood deli for the techhy population of Dublin’s Silicon Docks with a great range of goodies

When in New York stay at The Beacon Hotel 2130 Broadway at 75th Street NY 10023 +1.212.787.1100 – Fairway, Citarella, Zabar, Williams-Sonoma and Trader Joe’s are all within a two minute walk – a foodie paradise.


Broadway Panhandler is at the other end of the city, but worth the journey for its extensive array of kitchen and cooking supplies – 65 East 8th Street (between Broadway & University).


If you can’t get to New York , Fallon & Byrne, 11 -17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, (01) 472 1010 offers a NY deli experience.


Listons – 25 Camden St Dublin 2 – another deli experience with a wide selection of charcuterie, cheese, nuts, pastas, tea, chocolates, oils and vinegars


The Saturday Temple Bar Farmers Market is Dublin’s mecca for foodies


The Hopsack Unit 13A, Rathmines Road Lower, Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines, Co. Dublin (01) 496 0399 ‎ Healthfood and especially useful for out of the ordinary flours.

And if you know a great supplier that we should be recommending please drop us an email