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The Happy Pear

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 13 reviews )

Whole food store, fruit and vegetable shop, smoothie bar, and veggie cafe all in one. The shop area sells both organic and non-organic produce while the cafe offers usually 2 soups, 2 main courses such as curry or stew, plus salads, pita bread, and cakes. Free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Irish

Reviews (13)

First Review by anto

Amazing Place! - Edit

Came with high expectations and wasn't let down. The staff are super friendly (gutted I didn't meet the twins). In fact one of the shop staff spent his whole lunch break chatting with me. The food is great and reasonably priced too! I had an amazing cappucino and bought some nice stuff in the shop.
It's a beautiful train ride from Dublin and well worth the visit!

Pros: Friendly, Great food , Great coffee

Cons: Not fully vegan


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awesome cake. cute café. - Edit

we both had a Buddha bowl and one salted caramel cake. Really good. The also have a shop with a great selection of vegetables and vegan cheese. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

Pros: friendly staff, good food, central location


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Love this place!!!!! - Edit

After using the Happy Pear cookbook and watching youtube videos I was so excited to go to their restaurant and it didn't disappoint. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with great decor and things to look at. The food was super tasty and nutritious too.
Only a short train ride from Dublin I definitely recommend going and you can go for a walk on the beach too! :)

Pros: LUSH food, Great atmosphere/decor, Beautiful location


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OMG WOW - Edit

Went hear on our trip to Dublin and ate the best curry of my life. Wish I could have stocked up and brought loads home. Theres a beautiful beach to eat at. Staff were awesome. Great selection of meals and cakes. Cant wait to go back

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly Staff, Lovely Beach


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Excellent casual chic shop and cafe! - Edit

Delicious vegan food in a casual dining atmosphere. Try the taster boar, the vegan burger and the elderflower prosecco! Everything is great. Fantastic service. Overall such a great experience.

Pros: fresh, flavorful, great atmosphere


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Nice organic place - Edit

The Happy Pear is an organic food market and coffee/lunch place in Greystones (County Wicklow), 30 km from Dublin. It also serves dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. It's nice but very packed. I initially went there for breakfast but arrived for lunchtime and had lunch instead. There were a couple of vegan options (humus, soup and various salads). Unfortunately it was really busy and noisy during lunch time. We couldn't enjoy our meal properly because of the noise in the room upstairs and because of people queuing for an eating/sitting spot. This isn't a critic of course, because if it is busy, there must be a good reason for it and besides, there's still the take-away option I would definitely encourage.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday August 05, 2015

Pros: nice organic food, many vegan options, friendly staff

Cons: noisy at lunch time


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love it :) - Edit

I adore the happy pear! It's cool, laid back and the food is top notch! Large portions, reasonably proved and healthy. Have been for lunch many times, they do a range of hot dishes, salads and soups. All vegetarian, many vegan friendly. I have tried their a la carte weekend menu once and loved the Japanese bowl and vegan bannoffee pie. Nice to walk from bray to grey stones on the cliff and treat yourself after to some awesome food! The cook book is great too!

Pros: great food , really nice location , reasonable prices/large portions

Cons: I can't live in the cafe!


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Simply awesome every time - Edit

Since both its food and the people working there are simply great, it is rather difficult to say what I like the most about the happy joint. Since it caters for everyone, vegans will find plenty of options. It serves two different soups and hot dishes that change on a daily basis; there's also a salad bar and wholesome treats to choose from. Btw, if you'll have space left for dessert, try the oat cookies or the fig rolls. Yum!

Pros: Lovely food, Wonderful staff, Fair prices


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You've got to try it - Edit

I've been a fan got many years and I've yet to meet someone who didn't enjoy it. Food is fresh, tasty, reasonably priced and visually appealing. The staff are friendly and make sure to say hello to the twins (owners Steve & Dave) as they are sure to brighten your day. Well worth making the trip to Greystones just to experience the Happy Pear.

Pros: You'll have found a true gem, Fresh fruit & veg shop in same bld'g, Sit outside on a sunny day

Cons: Not open after 6, Only self serve available , Decor has definite character, but not luxury


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Nice - Edit

I travel to Na Clocha Liatha (Greystones) quite a bit and so have been to this place a few times. However, my rating would not be as high as others, probably because I find that there is very little originality in their recipes. It the usually the typical boring pasta dishes that I can make up myself at home. When I eat out, I want something that is original and not typical. However, the prices seem fair.

Pros: Fair price, Nice staff, Nice area

Cons: No originality


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Delectable Day Trip from Dublin - Edit

For a terrific day or half-day trip take the DART train from Dublin to the town of Bray (a 40-minute trip south of the city). Get out and head toward the water; look for signs for the "Cliff Walk." Despite the name, this is not a harrowing walk but a beautiful, seaside walk that passes sheep in pastures, wild flowers and stone walls. This 7km walk brings you to the town of Greystones. (Takes around two hours at a moderate pace. There are some uphill patches but it's not a strenuous walk.) In Greystones, find your way to the center of town. (Green signs for the DART station will lead you there; so will foot and car traffic patterns.) Along the main street you'll find Happy Pear, a cheerful, yummy vegetarian restaurant. (One half of the building is an organic market with beautiful produce and a small selection of packaged goods.) The restaurant offers two soups (today it was Carrot, Lentil and Apricot and Tomato with Roasted Vegetables), two hot main dishes (moussaka and Thai curry over quinoa today) and a salad bar with eight or so offerings. There are also delicious looking desserts from carrot cake and banana bread to brownies, muffins and spelt flour/seed cookies. There are tables out front on the sidewalk and upstairs in a sunny dining room. This is the type of place that makes you happy to feel alive. After a leisurely meal you can stroll through the town, visit the beach and then take the train from Greystones back to Dublin. A delightful way to spend several hours (especially when it's sunny!).

Pros: beautiful seaside setting, nice range of options, produce market attached to restaurant


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well worth a visit! - Edit

Happy Pear on the main street of Greystones is well worth hopping on a train from Dublin and visiting. It's a nice trip out there: a grand airy spot, but the best thing is the bites in Happy Pear. The food is lovely, healthy and delicious! It's counter service you choose a hot dish and two salads for example (this costs a reasonable €9.50). The salads are top notch real tasty and nutritious. I went for the lasagna as my hot option and wasn't disappointed there either! Theres a good easy going atmosphere and the staff there are very friendly and helpful (Also seems to be a wifi zone: free internet if you've got a laptop). The prices are very reasonable and overall I'd say take a trip out to Greystones especially for Happy Pear! Do it!

Pros: Tasty, delicious, Healthy, nutritious, reasonably priced!


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