As someone who lives with one of the fussiest, pickiest and plainest eaters on planet earth, I have long-learned to organise our meals out in places that will accommodate her simple eating habits.
But it’s not always easy in this wonderful, ever-evolving, food-loving city of ours.
Coming to a compromise on where to dine has become a weekly staple in our banter.
Here are nine easy places in Dublin that will satisfy both your needs, and the needs of any picky eater.
Steak is steak. Not even a picky eater could find fault with Featherblade’s amazing meats.
2. The Counter
You can’t go wrong with a self-customised burger.
Unless they don’t like burgers… which in that case, you’re doomed.
The great thing about base is that you can get either a red or white base. So if it’s tomatoes that your significant other is scared of then there’s no need to fear.
And of course it’s a win-win for you because you can get every topping under the sun.
Order them some chicken, crinkle cut fries and a lovely vanilla milkshake.
They’ll be happy as happy can be.
If you wanna fancy things up a lil bit then head to Angelina’s who will happily accommodate your particular-pal.
Pizzas, salads, fish or meat. You name it, they’ll do their best to adjust it.
Lack of seating aside, grab a customised Chopped to eat in Stephen’s Green.
And by customised I mean plain as fuck. They can pick and choose whatever they want.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Most people immediately think of spice when they think of Nando’s but you can actually customise your chicken to any level and flavour. Including plain.
Winner winner, chicken dinner.
8. Murphys Ice Cream
You can go all out with some crazy flavours, combos, toppings and sauces while they stick to a nice plain, safe flavour.
To each their own.
Don’t look so surprised. You probably thought that Boojum is the last place a picky eater would ever dream of eating but they can customise any burrito or bowl to suit any appetite.
Plain rice with guac? Not a problem.
If all else fails it might be time to stop eating out, or just break up.