Staple Foods Curved St Temple bar (@ Crow Bar)
For a deliciously healthy lunch in Temple Bar head to Staple Foods
Staple foods are as their name suggests a weekly lunchtime staple for me! I work in Temple Bar and at least twice a week forget or don’t have time to meal prep. Staple foods afford me the luxury of eating fantastic healthy food that’s both delicious and exceptional value. Proving that healthy eating can be both exciting and affordable at lunchtime.
Staple foods pride themselves on using the best quality locally sourced ingredients, put together imaginatively in salads and sandwiches. From delicious roast chicken pulled from the bone and served on a bed of celeriac and Hazelnut slaw topped with chunky red pepper pesto (my total fave) to pulled pork salad, or homemade spiced falafel these are but a small selection of what’s on offer in this foodie haven every lunchtime. The flavor combinations are well thought out and imaginative using seasonal ingredients and their most flavorsome, these are not your average boring salads and sandwiches! Sandwiches are all €7 while salads are €7.50; this is extraordinary value for the generous potions served and the quality of ingredients used. You can taste the freshness in every bite and the care in presentation is always second to none.
On top of the yummy eats and top value, I truly enjoy the warm, friendly relaxed atmosphere that meets me every time I walk in here. The staff here are informal chilled out and genuinely chatty but don’t let the chill factor fool you, they are on top of their food game, trained baristas and very on the ball when the place is hopping, you are never waiting long and you always feel welcome! Staple foods has a style and personality that is uniquely theirs and very likeable!
Other bonus points are awarded for their fantastic coffee which they get from 3fe; they offer all coffees including lattes etc (with unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk option) for €2.50! The sweet treats on offer during the day are provided by Paleo man foods and offer a selection of gluten free, paleo compliant treats! All additional healthier options!
They also have in house made juices too for those who want a vit boost at lunchtime!
I truly can’t recommend this place enough it is my personal favourite mid week lunch spot!
Staple foods also serve breakfast and dinner and I’ve been told their Sunday brunch is fairly fantastic too! I plan on checking that out in the near future, I can’t resist a good pancake!