The Top 5 Pizza Places in Galway

It is fair to say that in Galway we are blessed with an amazing amount of wonderful restaurants. Throughout the city and it’s outskirts, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Pizza is a firm favourite treat for most people, ourselves included, so we have put together this list of the ‘Top 5 Pizzas Places in Galway’. They are, in no particular order;

1. The Dough Bro’s Wood Oven Fired Pizza

No discussion around the best Pizza in Galway would be complete without The Dough Bro’s. Now entering their 5th year of business, the story of how Eugene & Ronan set up their now famous business is one we’re all familiar with. Thier Pizza is legendary, as is their unbeatable customer service and charm.IMG_1906

2. Pizza Napoli

If you have ever ventured to Galway’s Latin Quater on a night out, you will surely have stopped off at Pizza Napoli afterward. Not to be confused with a typical place you only visit after a night on the town, Pizza Napoli are specialists at what they do. Each slice is a mammoth portion in itself and you can take it with you and sit at the Spanish Arch on a nice day. 35742274_2134851853400820_3213784355260334080_o

3. Fat Freddy’s Restaurant

With 30 years in business, you’ll struggle to find a restaurant more steeped in Galway tradition than Fat Freddy’s. Generations have been raised here, marriage proposals a regular occurrence and some of Galway’s finest Chefs have started out working here. While they offer a variety of other foods, their best selling dishes would be their Pizzas. They also do Vegan Pizzas if you’re that way inclined. 37778261_2020093704690136_538002335234785280_n

They also run a Birthday Club every month through their social media where you can get yourself a free dessert on your birthday when you buy a main.

4. Crust Bucket

The new kid on the block, Crust Bucket offers you the chance to eat on a double-decker bus! Situated in the beautiful Beer Garden of Carroll’s Bar, Crust Bucket’s menu contains a mixture of flavours and combinations. With their large selection of beers, it’s the perfect stop off on a Friday evening to get the weekend started.header-image

5. McGinn’s Hop House

Woodquay’s very own McGinn’s Hop House completes our list as we look to cover every angle possible. With the Premier League back in action, you’ll be looking for somewhere to not only enjoy the matches but also to tickle your taste buds while you do it. Foleys-Hop-House-9

These are just some of the amazing options that are out there, we’ve just picked 5 of our favourites. If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment them below! Thank you for reading, don’t forget to subscribe so you can keep up to date with all of our latest blogs. #GalwayGrub

 

 

8 Places To Eat In Salthill

With the Ed Sheeran craze sweeping through Galway like wildfire, we thought we would put together a short list of places to eat in Salthill if you are out there early over the weekend. It’s worth noting that these are listed in no particular order

1. Ground & Co

Simply everyone is talking about Ground & Co. The guys behind Mr Waffle have taken Salthill by storm since it’s opening. With the bus running from Eyre Sq to Salthill for the concert, it will leave you near its location so expect it to be busy. With a selection of sandwiches, treats baked in-house, breakfasts and a full coffee menu, this place ticks all the right boxes.19105760_180434499259437_5920074545718949706_n

2. LANA Asian Street Food

Depending on the time of day and your taste buds, of course, LANA offers you a different option than most places currently opened in Salthill. Their food philosophy is to be fresh, vibrant and bold, you’ll find all three in abundance here. Keep an eye on their social media channels before you pop in as along with their usual menu they have delicious specials added from time to time

3. Da Roberta’s Ristorante

Are you bringing the family along with you? Da Roberta’s Ristorante is the place for you. Serving fresh Italian Pizza & Pasta, they have been one of the main attractions to the Salthill food scene for a number of years.rgf.PNG

4. SALT Restaurant & Bar

Wings, Crab Donuts, Burgers, Salads & Dinner plates, you’ll find them all at SALT. Having just announced on their Facebook page that they will be staying open late on both Saturday & Sunday Night, a stop off here is a necessity if you plan on staying put in Salthill for the weekend.

5. Gourmet Tart & Co

If I was to say that Gourmet Tart & Co were excited for Ed Sheeran’s return to Galway, it would be a massive understatement.32218663_1833943913336710_2683004943836643328_n.jpg

If you have a sweet tooth or you just want to grab something small to keep you going, this is your stop.

6. Oslo Bar

Now if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, i.e a pint & some grub, Oslo Bar has you covered. Their sharing boards ranging from €13 – €17 make the ideal accompaniment for their range of craft beers.

7. O’Reilly’s Bar & Kitchen

O’Reilly’s Bar & Kitchen, formerly known as Lohan’s, have prepared a number of specials for the weekend including ‘The Cheerin for Sheeran Chicken Burger’ and the ‘Curry in a Hurry’. They’ll have a special Ed Sheeran karaoke later in the evening if you have any notions about your singing ability.

8. Salthill Social

The Salthill Social proclaims itself as the ‘Best brunch in Salthill’ and comes complete with a children’s play area. They may be the stand out when it comes to the healthier option for this salad alone30726546_2032996123399787_5757987827379863552_n.jpg

Got any other suggestions? Feel free to tag any of your own recommendations in the comments below! #GalwayGrub

Artisan Options #1 – Janet’s Country Fayre

While we enjoy eating out, we equally love cooking at home. At the minute Ireland is in a fantastic position where there are a wide variety of Artisan producers across the country. We’re going to introduce some of our favourite options that are out there, starting with Janet’s Country Fayre.

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One of Ireland’s leading artisan producers of premium chutneys and relishes, Janet and her team produce a unique range of traditional & contemporary style products in a modern purpose built production kitchen in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow (just south of Dublin in the foothills of the Sugarloaf Mountain).

They cook their products in the traditional method of slow reduction over several hours to give the perfect flavour and finish of texture. All of the products they make are gluten-free and produced without any artificial additive, bulking agents or any setting agents.
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Their brand is distinctive, with a mixture of square jars under the Janet’s Country Fayre label and another selection of items under Janet’s Just Delicious range. All of their fantastic products are available in both large retailers and smaller stores throughout the country.

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I would highly recommend you pick up some of their selection. They’re widely available in Galway including in Joyce’s Supermarkets, McCambridge’s, Brigit’s Garden, Morton’s in Salthill & a selection of Supervalu stores. #GalwayGrub

Fat Freddy’s Restaurant

Just before Christmas after extensive amounts of shopping and with a willingness to do anything in my power to avoid an endless line of bumper to bumper traffic, I decided to take a pit-stop from the hustle of Christmas shopping. I found myself at Fat Freddy’s Restaurant Galway Ireland. Fat Freddys is a local mainstay and has been serving top quality food circa 30+ years from the heart of Galway otherwise known as The Latin Quarter Galway.

One of the very few restaurants whom successfully passed the trial of the test of time, it is renowned for hosting an authentic feel of a New York Diner. Serving a variety of Italian cuisine options, they specialise their variety of pizzas & pasta – trust me they are specialists!

I opted for the large Pizza and their famous Chicken Wings.

Whilst usually Pizza wouldn’t be my candid option, this isn’t your run of the mill dish. It’s thin crust is perfectly complemented with top quality ingredients along with being cooked to perfection which created the perfect pizza. I both relished my experience and would highly recommend a visit.

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(Just look at that sign – amazing!)

I don’t believe these guys take reservations so just pop in and their friendly staff will allocate an area#GalwayGrub