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Why Choose Good Food Ireland

Good Food Ireland® is the trusted guarantee for food experience in Ireland. We give assurance to food lovers that they will find good, authentic, rewarding food experiences in our approved collection of places to stay, eat, cook, shop and visit. 

Our carefully curated collection brings together like-minded people all over the island of Ireland, who share a passionate belief in using local food and drink, supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen and want to be part of our collective movement to grow Ireland as a world-class food destination. We seek out only the best authentic food experiences, from great local cheese makers to amazing dairy producers. From the best foodie haunts, to the best food markets and shops. We will make breakfast, lunch and dinner the heart of your holiday experience. You will be immersed in the farm to fork lifestyle that defines and inspires us every day with unparalleled connected journeys through our approved membership network. 

Quality Guarantee

It is no accident that our collection is so special. Every business featured in Good Food Ireland is visited personally by our independent inspectors and reviewed, prior to being given our seal of approval. They must meet the highest standards and have a passionate commitment for using Ireland's indigenous ingredients supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen, so we can be assured of our promise to you and of course to each other. 

Each year 100's of applications are received but only a small percentage are invited to join our seal of approval. 

"Good Food Ireland really is a brand of quality" An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., Irish Prime Minister

Sustainable Food Tourism

Good Food Ireland is committed to sustainable food tourism, supporting Irelands' farmers, food producers and fishermen, benefiting local communities and safeguarding the future livelihoods of local people. We encourage you to respect our way of life, the integrity of our local cultures and their social institutions, to conserve plants and animals, protected areas and landscapes and comply with our local, national and international laws and regulations. 

Good Food Ireland - A Legacy - 10 Year Celebration

Good Food Ireland has for ten years brought Irelands’ food story to life, providing standout and recognition for its approved businesses, creating previously unexplored commercial opportunities and connecting those businesses with food lovers at home and all over the world. It has pioneered the collaborative marketing and development of Ireland’s two biggest indigenous industries, worked in partnership with State Agencies and delivered a destination solution for food lovers. Having represented Ireland, it has promoted its collection at major International events, like the Volvo Ocean Race, The Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship and The Web Summit as well as at numerous events in Ireland’s overseas Embassies, in International Embassies here at home and at trade and consumer shows around the world.

In 2015 Good Food Ireland won the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Award for Best Food Experience for its overwhelming contribution to Ireland’s image and food tourism reputation at the Web Summit. Good Food Ireland brought together some 300 businesses from all over the island, driving revenue to those businesses in an off peak period and provided Irish food and drink produce and cuisine to 20,000 delegates from 100+ countries.