Respond to Review of Cornucopia Wholefoods
Review: My partner and I have been vegan 24 and 23 years respectively, and on journeys toward veganism long before then. We travel widely throughout the US and internationally. We are at the end of a six-day visit to Dublin. Though we tried several other listings on Happy Cow and the Vegetarian Society of Ireland's veg/vegan dining in Ireland database (great source that we strongly recommend), we kept coming back to Cornucopia because of the quality of food (organic, imaginative conceptions, thoughtful and loving preparation), the warmth and spirit of the people (the owners, cooks, and servers were all lovely), and the great value (we are big eaters and always left full, sometimes with leftovers, and never having spent more than thirty euros). In fact, the restaurant's "loyalty card" paid for the most expensive dish in our last dinner, so the final bill was 9.95. Before I list several of the food highlights for us, I want to encourage diners to read the story of the restaurant's beginnings from the introduction to the Cornucopia cookbook (they have an examination copy at the register). The McCafferty's embarked on a mission almost thirty years ago to "heal the world" (body and spirit) by doing their part to provide high quality food prepared with love, thought, and care. This is powerful, and for me it makes every Cornucopia bite meaningful. What do we recommend you try? My partner loves desserts, and Cornucopia always has an assortment that includes several that are vegan. Try the poppyseed cake smothered in soy cream, or the chocolate raspberry silken torte with a dollop of soy yogurt, or the blueberry scone with soy margarine. I will carry away with me memories of the raw carrot and avocado chilled soup, the cole slaw, the garlicky potato salad, the smoked tofu and daikon wrap, the fillo "packets" with chipotle beans and TVP, the sprout salad... I will carry away memories of vegan breakfasts simply because it is so rare to find substantial vegan breakfasts. Dublin is a great city and it is high on our list for a return visit, largely because we know that when we come back there is Cornucopia.