Quirky name, wonderful place
Posted on 09 / 15 / 2010
Merely hearing the name 'Blazing Salads' brightens my day. Stopping in brightens it even more.
I wish I were a Dublin local in order to eat here more often. They have a fresh salad bar with a dozen options which you pack and take away in recyclable containers. You can get a card from them to eventually save after you've spent 'x' Euros.
They also feature a selection of ready-made pizzas, samosas and other items. They offer to heat them up if you wish. There are also a number of deserts featured which looked wonderful.
I had a slice of tofu pizza and pumpkin pie. Both were exceptionally delicious! The cost is a bit steep (my order totaled about 5 euros) but to support a great restaurant/store such as this, I did not mind. It was perfect for a small dinner after, perhaps, working through an enormous serving for lunch at, say, Govinda's, Cornucopia Wholefoods, or Cafe Fresh which are all a very short walk away.
You can also stop by to pick up pre-packaged good like sandwiches and yogurts made on-site as well as specialty drinks from their fridge, or nutritious commercial bars from their shelves.
The bread they make on-site is also fantastic and they typically have samples out - make sure to try it.
Important to note, there is no seating available. You can, if you choose, eat along a window-side counter wihin the restaurant. However, it is in a great part of Dublin and you may want to find a nice spot outside to picnic.
One last thing to mention, I had a hard time finding Blazing Salads only because I understood, through HappyCow, that it was inside the Arcade. It is NOT. It is, however, just across the street, as indicated, at 42 Drury street. Don't want anyone feeling as silly as I did! :)
Great, healthy food, Salad Bar, Take away