Ireland’s Food Truck Experience is Here to Stay


Who hasn’t been to a food truck in 2021? Well that’s the way it certainly feels like as they become part of our everyday life.

It’s clear to see that the continued growth and expansion of the food truck industry in Ireland has proven it is more than a crazed, nationwide fad. As we enter the post-covid life, there is no sign the industry is going to disappear anytime soon. The experiences created by the food vendor and in some cases, the location owner, have such a positive impact on us. We just can’t get enough!

Here we delve into some of these food trucks and the experiences created that keep the people wanting more.

Beach Park, Bray

Situated at the Anchor Bar, Bray, the Beach Park is a great new addition to the seaside town. Stocked with some of our favourite eateries from around the country Beach Park offers up toasties, dumplings, hot dogs. vegan comfort food and more!

Making use of the Anchor Bar space (which was closed due to restrictions) owners, Shane O’Farrell and Donal Byrne wanted to bring something new to the Bray area and help support local businesses during these difficult times.  Some featured food and drink trucks are The Saucy Cow, Glovers Cafe, Griolladh and Gaucho’s Dog to name but a few!

Definitely worth a visit after a hike up Bray head and offers something different from the usual seaside fish and chips!

Dine Town Dublin

Another memorable location comes in the form of the Iveagh Market where Dublin’s newest street food market brings together some flavours of the world. DineTown is a perfect collaboration of food vendors whipping up some crowd pleasers. The historic horse and cart yard of the Iveagh Market provides a visual and nostalgic experience for those visiting. Accompanied with the magnificent food on offer, most of which are exclusive to DineTown, this street food market will make you keep coming back for more.

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Malahide Marina Food Trucks

A relatively new food truck assemble comes on the beautiful Malahide Marina in North Dublin. It may be new but it is already gathering a lot of attention and receiving some fabulous reviews from foodies alike. Having analysed the full experience, people love the location but the food alone could keep people coming back. The terrific trio of Bunga Bunga, El Milagro & Puck Burger are certainly turning into food experience favourites. A genuine food truck experience.

An explosion of flavours awaits, what are you waiting for?

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Another memorable outdoor summer food experience can be found at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. The ‘Hop House 13 Summer Sizzles’ is an outdoor experience with bespoke food pairings and the always tasty Hop House 13. The amazing Guinness Open Gate Brewery provides an unforgettable setting and an insight into one of Ireland’s most loved companies. The design offers a unique and quirky experience coupled with great food. The best thing is, it is open all year round. It has to be on your list of things to do in Dublin.

Lunchtime Food Markets

Those working in and around Dublin city will be familiar with the lunchtime food markets that pop up in different locations across the city. Introduced years ago as a small set-up, this paved the way for more food enthusiasts to take the leap and start a food truck venture. Today, Irish Village Markets operate some of these markets, creating an organised food haven experience. Now the markets are synonymous with workers who look forward to treating themselves once a week.

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