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10 reasons why Cork is the food capital of Ireland

Eat, drink, and be merry, bai.

HEY, DUBLIN, YOU may be one of the Lonely Planet’s top ten destinations, but we’ll be looking elsewhere for grub.

YouTubers Marko and Alex Ayling (AKA the Vagabrothers) recently visited the city and declared it the ‘foodie capital’ of Ireland.

Source: vagabrothers/YouTube

What do you reckon? Well, we looked at the evidence, and here are ten incontestable reasons why they’re quite right.

Savour the King Creole pitta from KCs

A Cork cult favourite. So popular they’ve installed a camera in the shop so you can monitor the queues on the website.

Do brunch at the Liberty Grill

Well if you are gonna do breakfast, you may as well do it right! #brunch with my momma, is the best kind Source: Instagram/shaunakav94

There’s a considerable range of options on the menu, from pancakes to vegan-friendly fare, but we can’t stop thinking about this eggs benedict. Yum.

Try the tasting menu at the Mews in Baltimore

The Wooden Boat & Seafood Festivals are in full Source: Facebook/The Mews Restaurant

This newly-opened restaurant earned rave reviews from the Irish Times, and the tasting menu changes to accommodate the best ingredients available that day. .

Get fresh at the English Market

Super shot by @jesshhh of the English Market in Cork City. #corkcity #corkcitycenter #englishmarket #corkgram #instacork Source: Instagram/corkcitycentre

You can find everything here, from fresh meat, fish and veg, to wonderful sandwiches at the Sandwich Stall, to delicious cakes and chocolates. Not to be missed.

Or sit back and take it all in at the Farmgate Café

#farmgatecafe above #englishmarket in #cork Source: Instagram/graysonbyrd

Situated just above the English Market, the Farmgate Café sources ingredients from the bustle downstairs.

Sample the vegetarian delights at Café Paradiso

#cafeparadisocork is probably the best #restaurant in #cork and I say that knowing it's a #vegeterian place too! # Source: Instagram/sendalexstuff

This veggie haven was recently named the best restaurant in Ireland in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Yes, meat-loving Ireland is embracing the veg – and can you blame them when everything looks so delish?

Have a buttermilk scone at Nash 19

Saturday morning treat! #fondofmyself #nash19 #teaandscone Source: Instagram/aislingminihane

This café and food shop serves and sells all local produce - open since 1992, it’s become a Cork institution.

Have the fry up of your life at Tony’s Bistro

Sometimes a good breakfast is perfect any time ... Source: Facebook/Tony's Bistro

The fry-up is a Cork favourite – and if you’re exceptionally hungry, you can try the insane breakfast challenge. It’s not for the faint of heart.

Get traditional at Fenn’s Quay

Main course. #Irish #fillet #steak #wellington #onions #mushroom with #smoked #gubben #cheese #mashed #potatoes #medium #rare #yum #delicious #foodie #foodcoma #foodporn #cork #Ireland #corkeats #fennsquay Source: Instagram/georgeasenciodesigns

Because sometimes you just need some steak and mash.

And don’t forget the Hillbilly’s breast in a bun

Another #Instagrub pic!! #hillbillys #galway #ireland #eyresquare #newyearseve #happynewyear #instafood #food #yum #chicken #breastinabun #bbq #yummy #bestchickenburgerever #bacon #lol #irish #restaurant #newyear #twentyfifteen #herestotwentyfifteen #diet #lifestyle #herestotwentyfifteen #fastfood #chipper Source: Instagram/emmafmurphy

What list about Cork food is complete without the infamous breast in a bun? Your only man after a night on the town.

H/T BreakingNews.ie

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