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5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Something's Brewing! Ballykeefe Distillery

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Something's Brewing! Ballykeefe Distillery

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Something's Brewing! Ballykeefe Distillery

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Arán Artisan Bakery & Bistro

8 The Arches, Barrack St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 775 6297

[email protected]

www.arankilkenny.ie

Artisan bakery and bistro in the heart of Kilkenny city serving delicious brunches from seasonal local produce and stone baked breads with natural Irish ingredients.

All of our breads are stone-baked daily in our bread oven and contain nothing but salt, water, flour and natural leaven or a fresh yeast culture. no preservatives. no chemicals. just nature. All our flours are grown and milled by our friends at The Little Mill built on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge Co. Kilkenny. Because we are big believers and advocates of seasonality and local produce, our menus are like the weather - they can change from day-to-day.

We don't do reservations for brunch - tables are first come, first served - but if you have any special needs, give us a shout and we'll try and accommodate you. For private parties/dinners, birthdays and events, please send us an email.

We are dog friendly. 

Open: Tuesdays to Sundays. 

Lisduggan Farm Foods

Award winning Lisduggan Farm have recently picked up two gold stars from the Great Taste Awards for their Smoked Dry Cured Streaky Bacon and have been spreading the word about their delicious and succulent Baby Quinlan Gourmet Burger which is Ireland’s new delicious healthy food option, high in protein, low fat, reduced calories and gluten free.

Butlers Family Farm

Harristown, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2383227

[email protected]

butlersfamilyfarm.ie

On our farm we believe animals should be reared in as natural a way as possible. Cattle and sheep in Ireland enjoy a natural life and for the majority of their lives are free to graze outside. We believe consumers should have the option to buy locally produced, top quality meat at an affordable price so we decided to set up a food business on our farm. Our produce will be available to buy from mid October. We will be at the Carrick on suir Farmers market every friday from 10 to 14.00 and at Thomastown country market every Saturday from 11.00 to 13.30.

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is their passion. Their knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving their trout unique taste and texture. They love trout, and they know if you give it a try you will too! Goatsbridge Trout is available from their online shop, all major supermarkets in Ireland as well as specialist shops, or directly from their farm gate. Visitors are welcome to look around their trout farm at any time during opening hours.

Come and see Goatsbridge visitor center and shop, where you can sample and buy our products. The center is located beside the trout ponds, and you can organise single or group tours around the farm where you will learn all about Goatsbridge Trout Farm, it’s herritage and business history. Visit https://goatsbridgetrout.ie

Hardy Food

We are Rosemarie and Sile Hardy, 'Hardy Food'. We started our artisan food business simply enough by looking for a good quality pesto - we now make artisan Oat bread. Originally we could not find a single pesto that did not havesome filler, preservative or alternative ingredient in it. So we started making our own. An unadulterated pesto to an original Italian recipe. To cover the cost of making such a delicious but expensive production we decided to sell our pesto at the local food market. Very soon we realised it was the bread on which we offered the tasters of our pesto that was of more interest to our customers!

Helen Costelloe Food Producer

” The Cutting Vedge” in Unit 4, Ormonde St., Kilkenny

Tel:

[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/chefhelencostelloe

Helen Costelloe creates a dining experience with a difference. With food as delicious as it is healthy, you can eat out at Helen Costelloe’s without feeling a single pang of guilt! Diners of all descriptions come from far and wide to sample Helen’s seasonal, wholefood, vegetarian cuisine, which proves once and for all that healthy food can be ‘just too tasty to describe’. Using seasonal vegetables, nuts, grains, pulses and the very best of original spices, Helen creates menus that cater for all tastes including allergies and intolerances, with no compromise to taste. Each occasion provides a chance to socialise in an enjoyable setting, without breaking the bank or your promises to yourself!

Highbank Orchards

Farmley, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8172132

[email protected]

highbankorchards.com

Highbank Organic Farm in Co. Kilkenny was a 17th century farmyard and the present farm house was built by our family in the 19th Century. The first apple orchards were planted by the family, in 1969, to compliment the hop gardens. The varieties of apples are specially chosen for their juicing properties which are uniquely complex and full of health giving vitamins and minerals. Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning HIGHBANK orchard syrup. We also produce several delicious Apple juices, including our acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams

Cloghscregg, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 085 7320585

[email protected]

joanandbobsjuicyjams.com

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams is a range of handmade preserves. Bob and Joan are a husband and wife team who have a combined passion for preserving, skills they learned from our mothers, who turned all the wild fruits, apples and berries grown on the family farms into the most memorable and delicious jams. At home in their kitchen in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, they create and make all of their own unique recipes and flavour combinations. Alongside the creative process, they also complete the journey of the product; all the potting up, labelling, marketing and deliveries are done by themselves. They hand-tie colour coded ribbons on all their products and all the labels feature their own pen drawings and designs and recipe sugestions to recreate that nostalgic homemade look for your larder. They grow and harvest a lot of their own fruit and collect and freeze all the wild berries used in the jams. They sell their preserves to select Artisan food stores, craft butchers, health food shops and cafes, where they carry out regular tastings of their products.

Kilkenny Free Range

Kilkenny Free Range is a 12-acre farm in Shellumsrath, Co. Kilkenny. The farm is run by Mary and Tony Walsh who've been producing free range poultry for close to fifteen years. Our main products are goose and duck. Our business is built around quality for the consumer, and to acheive that we focus on quality of life for all of the birds we rear. We are now a member of the Kilkenny Food Trail.

Kilkenny Rose Veal

We are the first farm – to – table producers of Rosé Veal in Ireland and our Kilkenny Rosé Veal is reared to the highest possible standards on our family farm in Windgap, Co. Kilkenny. Our Kilkenny Rosé Veal is supplied directly to a range of butchers and restaurants across the Southeast.

The Little Mill Company

The Little Mill Company, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 7399

[email protected]

http://thelittlemill.ie/

The Little Mill is owned and managed by the Mosse Family. Stretching back seven generations, the family have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny. When you have been handling, milling and selecting wheat for that long, you’re not only knowledgeable but passionate about it, and that passion is evident not only in their milling but when creating their baking mixes. We produce our Stoneground Wholemeals at the Little Mill in Bennettsbridge. The mill has a long history and is the only commercial mill of its kind still in operation.

Mooncoin Beetroot

Mooncoin Beetroot is grown and handpicked by the Murphy family in the fertile river Suir vally of South Kilkenny. The success of Mooncoin Beetroot steams from the fact that our beetroot is cooked and jarred in our home only hours after leaving the soil. This care, combined with our unique family recipe, produces beetroot we believe, to be of unrivalled quality! Mooncoin Beetroot was established in 2012 as a result of an over producing garden patch. Starting with a small patch in their garden and originally just pickling for family and friends, they saw a gap in the market for a top quality home grown, handmade pickled beetroot. They're now growing over an acre and a half of the best quality beetroot for their products. Mooncoin Beetroot represents Irish homemade produce at it's very finest. This care and attention, combined with their unique family recipe, produces beetroot that they believe to be of unrivaled quality.

Riversfield Farm

Riversfield Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, providing a fresh, quality selection of locally-grown organic vegetables and salad leaves - delivered weekly, from our farm direct to you door. A box typically includes potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli and salad - topped up with other seasonal delights such as tomatoes, fresh peas, courgettes and more, from a range of over 30 different vegetables.

The Truffle Fairy

Chapel Ln, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2862634

[email protected]

trufflefairy.ie

The Truffle Fairy was set up in 2005 by award winning chef Mary Teehan. After years of cooking and travel experience Mary brings a uniquely fresh approach to chocolate truffle making. Drawing on her experience and love of natural fresh ingredients, The Truffle Fairy stays true to taste and quality. Truffle Fairy hand makes high quality chocolate truffles, fudge, bars, chocolate eggs and cakes. Carefully chosen fine flavour couverture is paired with fresh spices and quality liquors to create some wonderfully unique and tasty chocolates. We only use the highest quality, locally sourced and organic ingredients when available to make our products.

Zwartbles Ireland

The Zwartbles Ireland Blankets & Travel Rugs are woven to a traditional weight and have four white stripes which represent the Zwartbles sheep distinctive white markings. The twin narrow stripes represent the legs white socks which stop before their knees or hocks. The one broad stripe represents the distinctive white face blaze from poll to muzzle. The single white stripe represents the tip of the Zwartbles undocked tail.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats

Artisan butcher and delicatessen shop run by Lada Navratil at Newpark Shopping Centre, KK selling top quality local meat – beef, lamb, pork and we are pleased to offer veal from the Kilkenny Rosé Veal farm; free range chicken, a variety of artisan savoury cakes, pies and pastries, local organic vegatables, Irish farmhouse cheese, olives etc. We stock a wide range of Irish artisan products and we are proud to be a exclusive seller of Wild About products to our customers in Kilkenny.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats was founded in 2013 as a small independent Kilkenny based company specialising in artisan meat production. Our founder and owner, George Navratil, studied Meat Technology and Meat Processing in Prague, in the Czech republic. George is passionate about charcuterie, he loves making sausages and other meat delicatessen products. While producing them he uses some old and tried recipes and he is also not afraid to try out his own new ideas. Our shop is little bit different from other butcher shops as we produce a top quality charcuterie. We have fitted a fully automatic smoker in the workshop and we specialise in production of smoked sausages, salamis, hams etc. Our products are totally natural without any artificial additives and have a high meat content. All our products are of highest quality, using only locally sourced meat, and the sausages are filled in natural casings. Our products are also gluten free.