Govinda's Dublin

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Govinda’s – Empathy on a plate

Govinda’s Restaurant in Dublin city center is the perfect example of altruistic cuisine made reality. I can’t find enough words to explain how much I love Govinda’s. Their hearty vegan and vegetarian homemade food always warms my soul. And if you are as indecisive a person as I am when choosing a dish, I have a little secret to share: go there and say “a small (or large) plate of everything, please” and you will have a delicious plate of rice accompanied by sauces, vegetables, tofu and all the specialties of the day. I personally think that the small plate is actually pretty big and I always feel full after eating it.

One of the most remarkable curiosities of Govinda’s is that it is an establishment run by Hare Krishnas. They give great importance to cooking because in their belief this is an act that pleases God. They also take care of their emotions because they think that these are transferred to the food, and also as, I have already mentioned, the dishes are cruelty-free. In conclusion, you will not find lunch more charged with positive energy than the one you can get in Govinda’s.

I also recommend trying their wide range of vegan pastries. My personal favorite is the carrot brownie but the selection changes daily so it’s a perfect excuse for sweet-tooth people like me to try new and different things.

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Details about this spot



83 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00


Small plate : € 7.95


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