You'll often hear chefs talk about the quality of the produce being essential when it comes to cooking amazing meals. That is certainly true and the good news is that there are some amazing spots in Dublin to choose from.
Entering these places will inspire you to cook at a whole different level with the quality being so high.
Get some recipes out and head down to any of these shops and you'll be blown away by the thought and effort they put into sourcing the best produce.
10. Nolan's, Clontarf
Been around for years and such a rare example of an old local supermarket in a world of multinationals. Great foodie treats in here and everything you need for a world-class meal.
9. Asia Market, Drury Street
Most people pop in here when needing specific Asian ingredients but the truth is the fruit and veg in here is as good as you'll find anywhere in Dublin.
8. Avoca, Monkstown
Not all the Avocas have this amount of food that you can buy. From their fruit and veg through to the rotisserie chicken and pork, you won't struggle for inspiration in here.
7. Olive, Skerries
Well out the coast, but this deli does amazing foodie treats in all shapes and sizes. You can also stop for great coffee and cake after the hard work of shopping.
6. Listons, Camden Street
You'll know it from the queues out the door at lunchtime for salads and sandwiches but they also have amazing produce, with a particular focus on top quality Italian goods.
5. The Best Of Italy, Ranelagh
The focus here is on amazing food flown in from Italy, but there's also a great selection of fruit and veg. And while you're there, check out the gelato too.
4. Donnybrook Fair, Malahide
Few of them around the city. Could choose the one in Donnybrook but the new one in Malahide is absolutely stunning.
Great fish, meat, veg and fresh desserts. An absolute dream of a shop.
3. Cavistons, Glasthule
Primarily known for their seafood but the shop itself is wedged full of everything from bread, cheese and preserves. The staff make it what it is.
2. Fallon And Byrne, Exchequer Street
An absolute paradise for food lovers, with incredibly talented staff, wonderful layout and the freshest of everything make this a dream shop.
1. Lotts & Co, Beggars Bush
So many of the places on the list could have come in at number one, but Lotts tops the list for the amazing selection and sheer quality they offer in such a compact place.
You can't fail to cook amazing food after shopping here. Paradise.