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The Irish Food Emporium is a specialty food store located just off Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin.

Founder, William Despard is passionate about promoting Irish food producers.  Proud owner of the Bretzel Bakery, he has transformed that Portobello institution into the world class bakery it is today. Bretzel became the Irish 2020 Blas (Taste) Supreme Champion which prompted William, to do a Bretzel Bakery Pop-Up shop on Duke Street summer 2021.  We expanded the idea to bring complementary award-winning food to the city centre.  The Irish Food Emporium was born, encouraging the buying, giving, & receiving the very best of Irish food.

Irish small batch artisan food makers have exploded in recent years since the cheesemaking revolution of the 1980's and have brought the food and drinks of our lush, green island to a new level and expanse of quality and variety.

Our expert team seeks to bring our clients closer to these fabulous, award-winning tastes and textures, and the people behind the magic. 

Every delicious product we purvey goes through a rigorous set of taste & flavour tests to be selected to adorn our shelves, all epicurean delights. 

Many items are made by family-run businesses and on small farms which respect their place in the history of Irish food. 

They caretake the land on which they sow and reap and process each year, in an environmentally responsible way, so as to ensure the health of our rich soil for future generations. 

Using eco-friendly packaging and zero emissions delivery methods, we deliver by a novel cargo bike and electric van in the Dublin area.

We scour our fertile country from Malin to Mizen, from the Aran Islands to Ireland's Eye, to bring you the very best of Irish artisanal food and drink. You can buy individual items instore or online, and we specialise in gifts and hampers for your friends and family.

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