The Lo-Cal Kitchen
4 Phoenix Park Avenue, Dublin 15.
The Lo-Cal Kitchen is a “guilt free gourmet cuisine” at the heart of Castleknock, in the Phoenix Park Racecourse. The owners Stephen and Jenny Connolly (a health conscious married couple) had a dream to open a café that produced food that tastes great but without the bad ingredients and so the Lo-Cal Kitchen was born.
The owners thrive on the fact all their products are Irish and Organic where possible and the menu is constantly changing to keep up with the seasons. They say, “Our dishes are low in calories and filled with nutrients to help you to maintain a strong and fit body and mind.” Jenny even studied nutrition before creating the menu for The Lo-cal Kitchen so all dishes on the menu show the calorie content. The cafe is ideal when looking to grab a smoothie or a full breakfast, lunch or healthy treats and coffees.
P.s. keep an eye out for the tea cosies as well. Too cute!
Alchemy Juice Co.
BT2, Level 2, Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Alchemy Juice Company focuses on food that is healthy and unprocessed. They sell small batches of fresh, raw, unpasteurised juices that are packed with big flavour and essential nutrients. “The menu’s been designed to appeal to all food religions ” says Domini and Peaches Kemp, the owners, “or as least as many as we feel are relevant in today’s world. Veggie, vegan, coeliac, ketogenic, dairy free, sugar free, Paleo, low-carb… you are bound to find something your stomach can worship each day.”
Take a look at Alchemy’s menu online and see what they have to offer.
Toss’d Noodles and Salads
CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
At Toss’d Noodles & Salads they make wholesome food that is prepared and cooked daily in their kitchen inside the CHQ Building. They’re all about healthy eating, “our mission is fresh natural ingredients, simply prepared, right before your eyes.” They offer a wide range of wholesome freshly prepared salads and Asian & European noodle dishes which are cooked to order in an open kitchen.
Here they serve hot & cold breakfasts, tasty lunches, afternoon tea/coffee and early evening suppers, all to eat-in or carry-out. The salads can be made to your liking or you can pick a pre-made salads as well. They are well known for their €9.99 lunch curry specials such as the “green curry Tuesday” and “masamma Friday” deals.
Green Beards Juicery
23 Dunville Ave, Rathmines 6.
Green Beards is a juice bar situated in Rathmines that specialises in making cold-pressed juices from raw organic vegetables and fruit. Raymond O’Hara and Kevin Johnstone, two friends who worked together in London in advertising, came together to open this small juicery selling nutritious juices, almond-milk superfood smoothies, and elixir shots with ginger, pepper and lemon for health-conscious people on the go.
They currently offer two cleanse packages:
- The Wash (€30)- 1 X day juice package, ideal for people who are interested in trying the benefits of juice detoxing without having to make a three day commitment. This package includes five large 414ml juices (2 X roots and 3 X greens).
- Deep Clean (€85)- 3 X day juice cleanse package. Each day over the three days the package contains five large 414ml juices (2 X roots and 3 X greens)
32 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1.
Póg Fro-Yo decided to combine both health and indulgence when they opened their store just off O’Connell Street. They believe in the idea of treating yourself however they also believe in fresh, healthy living. All their products are fat free, gluten free, low GI, low in sugar and full of pre and pro biotics, vitamins and minerals .
Did you know? They got their name póg as it means kissing in Irish, “we want to promote our love for kissing with our customers… Kissing has amazing health benefits just like our products.”
The ingredients used are carefully selected according to their nutritional value to ensure customers are eating good food that is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, good fats, and lots more. At Póg Fro-Yo you can find salads, juices and smoothies, and a healthy treat in the form of frozen yoghurt. With each frozen yoghurt they offer a selection of ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ toppings, “we give you the option of sticking with a clean healthy treat and topping things off with fruit and nuts or if you feel like pushing out the boat you can choose something from the naughty section like chocolate drops, popping candy or marshmallows.”