Fabulous Food Trails Cork

There are no words to be searched for – Fabulous sums it up perfectly and the photographs here will hopefully speak for themselves.  Our relaxed and friendly guide Alice of Fabulous Food Trails, gathered her brood together at The English Market last Saturday morning and we set of on a casually meandering food trail of central Cork City looping back around via the English Market once more and finishing up on the doorstep of the too oft overlooked Saturday market at the Coal Quay.  Generous tastings were provided by the kind hosts who regaled and entertained us at our various stop off points.  I was delighted that new(ish) to me House Cafe at the Opera House was included as it has very quickly become my favourite Cork City lunch spot and it’s on my list of must trys for dinner before a show.
For further information re booking a spot on a Fabulous Food Trail click on this link –  Fabulous Food Trails
I hope you enjoy these snapshots & teasers from my 2 and a half hour food trail of Cork City last weekend.  Highly recommend.

Alice of Fabulous Food Trails Cork

Alice of Fabulous Food Trails in Cork

Gulpd at the Triskel

Hidden gem – Gulpd at the Triskel

Pastries at Gulpd

fab pastries at Gulpd

Beamish & Crawford

Lonely Planet describes the Beamish & Crawford ‘Counting House’ as ‘a building that takes first prize for eye-blinding, mock Tudor, architectural awfulness.’ The cheek!!! I love it.

Noodle Salad at The Quay Coop

Noodle Salad at The Quay Coop

Veg Pizza on Spelt Crust at the Quay Coop

Veg Pizza on Spelt Crust at the Quay Coop

Desserts board at The Quay Coop

Desserts board at The Quay Coop

Jack McCarthy Black Pudding at Nash 19

Jack McCarthy Black Pudding at Nash 19

Nash 19

tastings of treacle bread, Jack McCarthy black pudding, home-made pate, oils, sausage, tomato relish at Nash 19

Ivory Tower

…not on the trail but had to snap this especially after spotting chef Seamus O’Connell on the street

English Market

The English Market

Veg at the market

Veg at the market

Kay O'Connell fish

Kay O’Connell fish

Fabulous Food Trails Cork - Fish tasters at the market

Fabulous Food Trails Cork – Fish tasters at the market

Oysters at Kay O'Connells English Market

Oysters for the brave at Kay O’Connells English Market

Modern Cork Legend - Pat O'Connell at Kay O'Connells fishmongers

Modern Cork Legend – Pat O’Connell at Kay O’Connells fishmongers

Pheasant hanging at the English Market Cork

Pheasant hanging at the English Market Cork

Some Desserts (& those salted caramel truffles) at House Cafe

Some Desserts (& those salted caramel truffles) at House Cafe

Eoin of House Cafe at the Opera House

If you’ve never seen a happy chef at work call in to House Cafe! (Eoin of House Cafe at Cork Opera House)

Menu at House Cafe at the Opera House Cork

Menu at House Cafe at the Opera House Cork

Soup & Sandwiches at the House Cafe at Cork Opera House

Soup & Sandwiches at the House Cafe at Cork Opera House (highly recommend)

Opening Hours at House Cafe at the Cork Opera House

Opening Hours at House Cafe at the Cork Opera House

Cheese plate at The Cornstore

Cheese plate at The Cornstore

Lunch menu at The Cornstore Cork

Lunch menu at The Cornstore Cork

Irish Coffee Taster at The Roundy, Cork

Perfect ending – Irish Coffee Taster at The Roundy, Cork

Til next time, Sheila.

About sheila kiely

irish food blogger, foodie, mother of 6, working on a recipe book

6 comments

  1. Sheila! What a gorgeous review, really glad you liked it. Thanks for coming along, and thanks for spreading the word too. Alice

  2. I just visited your lovely country last month and fell in love with the scenery, the people, and the food! Cork was on our original itinerary but we dropped it after discovering that the driving was going to be slower going than we had anticipated. I won’t let that happen on the next trip and will add this tour to my must-do list!

  3. Liz Stafford

    Sheila – never knew such a trail existed.. Adding it to my bucket list

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