Our guide to the best lunch in D8

The past few weeks the Hunters have been successfully eating our way around Dublin 8. While we would love to say it was all for research purposes for this very post, the reality is we just can't resist the litany of delicious food offerings on our doorstep. Whether you're vegan, feeling momentarily healthy or fancy a substantial, tasty lunch we'll give you the low down on our favourites. Green Bench - Montague Street  We've been loyal fans of the Green Bench since day dot and the queues that form on Montague street from 12.30pm proves it has a catalogue of devoted customers. screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-10-59-29

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For the lactose and gluten-intolerant among us Green Bench Café offer soups, hotpots and salads but the creme de lá creme for us comes in the form of their sandwiches. From the thickly sliced, homemade bread to their mouth-watering ingredients, you won't regret that 30minute wait one bit.

Our suggestion: the Irish free range chicken with Szechuan spices,wasabi mayo, avocado, slaw, pepper salsa and rocket

Wishbone - Montague Street 

The cleverly named Wishbone is a hotspot for chicken lovers. Picture this, chicken wings and chicken tenders, sweet potato or chunky fries and there you have it, the Wishbone menu in a nutshell but boy, have they perfected it. The urge to sing 'chicken wing, ch ch ch ch chicken wing' here is too immense not to include (apologies to those of you who have not seen this video, but WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!)

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Our suggestion: the buffalo tenders and sweet potato fries. All the deliciousness of chicken wings, just less mess! 

Sova Food Vegan Butcher - Pleasants Street 

The most recent of all our foodie visits goes to Sova Food Vegan Butcher. We're fortunate enough to be mere metres from this beauty so to say we're delighted it lived up to our expectations is an understatement. With burgers so good you can't believe it's not meat to pulled 'porc' to rival the original, this is vegan heaven. Also just to add, their juice menu is just as good as the food menu - win win.


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Our suggestion : The chia burger with jalapeno mayo, red onion marmalade, roast courgette and fermented cucumber 

Bunsen - Wexford Street 

I mean what Dublin-based food post could fail to mention Bunsen? This establishment needs no introduction, their burgers are famous and we can totally see why. Their double burgers are what we can only describe as a beef based monument. Bunsen is simplicity at it's very best.


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Our suggestion : the double burger with hand cut fries, because everyone needs to experience a monumemt of beef. 

Dublin Pizza Company - Aungier Street 

This is hands down the best pizza we have ever tasted in Dublin. From the freshest of produce to the attention to detail from the staff cooking in a traditional wood fire oven, we're already counting down the days until our next Friday feast here!


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Our suggestion : the Margherita, simples. 

Brother Hubbard South - Harrington Street 

Last but not least, Brother Hubbard South, formally Sister Sadie Café. A firm favourite here in Hunter HQ which is synonymous for delicious salads and sweet treats.


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Our suggestion : with the menu based on the season, Sister Sadie's salads are always a solid bet. 

And there you have it, now we have to try and distract fellow colleagues from the sound of our rumbling stomachs until lunch time.