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Moveable feast - a round-up of Ireland's food market heroes

Burgers and burritos and hotdogs, oh my…

FOOD MARKETS ARE all the rage these days.

There’s nary a park or canal or bit of pavement anywhere that doesn’t have some stall or truck or the like setting up camp before your very eyes.

So in honour of that, we’ve rounded up our top 6 food market champions that will be showing up at the best markets, festivals and events  this summer.

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1. La Rotisserie

Chicken on a spit. Need we say more?

Just a little – It’s Irish free-range chicken cooked with a French twist, with special offerings of Bavette steak sandwiches with Bordeaux shallots or Toulouse sausages at festivals.

Where can you find them? Here and Wednesdays in Spencer Dock (IFSC), Thursdays in Mespil road, Fridays in Stillorgan and Sundays in Marlay Park during the year as well as festivals during the summer.

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2. K Chido Mexico

The name translates to ‘how cool is Mexico’ – and they’re not wrong. From their hot pink truck to their super hot fajitas,  chicken enchiladas or the amazing breakfast burritos -Mexico has just got a little closer.

Where can you find them? While they’ve been known to get out and about around the city, this little gem is currently parked in Smithfield, Dublin, every day o’ the week.

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3. Ruby’s Diner

For good ol’ American fair (French fries, hot dogs, burgers, oh my!) you can’t beat a diner – and a diner on wheels… Holy smokes indeed.

Where can you find them? They’re here on the interwebs and at various festivals like Sea Sessions and Electric Picnic.

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 4. Dave’s Pizzas

Ah pizza. Be it a wood-fired wonder or a deep dish dazzler, a slice’ll never see you wrong. Dave’s Pizza are wood-fired in an ancient Roman method so, you know, nom.

Where can you find them? Right here, and also over the weekends in Marlay Park and St. Anne’s Park, the People’s Park, and at the Green  Door Market in Dublin 8, Thursday to Saturday.

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5.The Bean Tree

And now for something a little healthier – The Bean Tree serves vegetarian fare with an Indian or Mediterranean bent, and ‘cos it’s sustainable and you’re helping the planet like, you can go back for seconds guilt-free.

Where can you find them? Here they are and also  St. Nicholas Market, Galway on Saturdays.

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6. Gubbeen Farm Foods

Mmm….cheese. Gubbeen farm foods started as a cheese shop but they’ve quickly expanded into a range of products from chicken to charcuterie.

Where can you find them? They’re online here and at these markets in Cork every weekend   – Mahon Point Market, Bantry Food Market, Skibbereen Farmer’s Market and  Schull Harbour Car Park.

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7. The Cup Cake Store

After all that you’re going to need a little sweetness to round out that smorgasboard of savoury gorgeousness… Sugary sugary deliciousness abounds here…

Where can you find them? Mespil Road Gourmet Food market, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt and Deli 97 in Ranelagh at the weekend as well as online here.

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 Have we whetted your appetite sufficiently? Missed out on a winner? Have your say in the comments…

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