November 7, 2011

Gourmet Grocer: The Field & Vine has it Covered

If you walk further south, beyond Rathmines village along Rathmines Rd Upper, past the park, you will come to a little cluster of what seems to be a Rathmines splinter group. There is a fresh fish shop, an off license, café, deli, butcher, hair salon and at 151 Rathmines Rd Upper, you will find the Field & Vine.

The Field & Vine is a wonderful little gourmet grocers which covers everything you could want from A to Z be it flowers, fruit, veg or coal all the way to gluten free pastas, organic baby food, egg free mayonnaise and dairy free ice cream. I could, and sometimes do, roam the shelves for ages just to see if anything catches my fancy and something almost always does!

The prices are in line with a gourmet grocer/health food shop which makes doing the full weeks groceries here a bit ambitious but the variety is remarkable. The Field & Vine carry Tyrells crisps, at least 3 types of Vegan flapjacks, Gluten Free Dairy Free and Egg Free cookies, nut butters, Dairy Free milks & cheese, fruit and vegetable juices, and even a salad bar which conveniently lists the ingredients of each tub not to mention spices and herbs (fresh and dried) as well as nuts and grains and dried fruit etc, etc, etc ... you get the point. Oh yeah, they sell wine too, as I’m sure you guessed!

It is a bit off the beaten track but when you need that certain something it’s worth the walk (or drive) and might just solve your problem if you have a missing ingredient or special dietary requirement in need of a substitution...

There is something for every dietary need here be it Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Raw or Detoxing. Some of the best stocked sections are listed below if you care to check the variety before you head down.

Flours: Kamut, Spelt, Gram, Doves Gluten Free
Cereals: Dorset, Rude Health, Glebe Farm, Natures Path, Alara, Lizi’s
Sweeteners: Fruit Sugar, Xylobrit, Agave, Maple Syrup, Honey, Manuka Honey, Molasses, Golden Syrup
Breads: Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free, Rye, Pumpernickel, Sunflower Seed Bread, Spelt Pizza Base, Rice Cakes and Oat Cakes

Field & Vine
151 Rathmines Rd Upr
Rathmines, Dublin 6
tel: (01) 496 2636
Opening Times: Mon - Sun 11:00-18:00

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