Being a typical office worker, I think it’s easy to get sick and tired of lunches the work canteen has to offer. It’s less of a pain for a tourist, of course, but both can benefit for the amazing Irish Village Markets. There are quite a few in different areas in town, the most central probably being a Thursday lunchtime market at Merrion square, but most districts have their own on different days in the week.
The best thing about the markets for me is how diverse they are. There’s street food from all over the world: African, Brazilian, Peruvian, German, Japanese, Spanish, etc. I haven’t even heard of some of the stuff before (such as Jamaican poke bowls) so it’s hard to get bored. After more than a year of going to my local market almost every Friday, I don’t think I’ve tried it all!
My favourites are the Korean marinated beef, giant sushi with salmon and avocado, and the poke bowls are actually really good too. Whenever there’s good weather, eating street food from the opposite side of the world sitting outside, is for me a great lunch tradition, and I think tourists can definitely benefit from the experience.