THE GOOD SHOPPER
1. Small Changes
From small beginnings in Gorey, Small Changes opened in Drumcondra in 2015. Offering organic and sustainable eco-friendly choices, Small Changes takes care of ethical souring and affordability, so you can make the changes that matter most to you. Providing organic wholefoods and eco-friendly household products with a minimal waste ethos.
Small Changes Wholefoods, The ABC, 40 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9
2. Run Logic
Run Logic in Temple Bar is a must for joggers and marathon-runners alike. Among a range of other unique services, they’ll give you a full gait analysis, and will fit orthotic insoles into any new pair of running shoes. The shop also has a health-focussed café and offers in-house sports therapy, while its weekly running club welcomes visitors, and holds a series of special events throughout the year.
Runlogic, Smock Alley Court, Essex Street W, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
3. The Hopsack
Since 1979, The Hopsack has provided Dubliners with organic, fair-trade and special dietary foods. The store – part apothecary, part grocers – stocks everything from supplements and remedies, to body creams, books and bowls of delicious bircher muesli. Nicky Halliday, the deli’s chef, studied Culinary Arts at a holistic nutrition school in California, and brings the American approach to health with her to Dublin.
The Hop Sack, Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6
4. Lululemon at Brown Thomas
4. Dublin’s most luxurious department store, Brown Thomas, has recently welcomed yoga-inspired sportswear brand Lululemon to join its other sportswear brands. The Canadian label made its name for pioneering technical athleisure-wear, and found its way into the kit bags of a number of high-profile fitness fanatics including Gisele Bunchen and Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley. In recent years brand’s menswear has gone from strength to strength – their jogging bottoms are some of the comfiest on the market.
Lululemon Athletica, Brown Thomas, 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
5. Fuel - Feel Good Food
Chef Benedict Gorman has teamed up with personal trainers and nutritionists from The Edge Gymnasium in Clontarf. Fuel… Fit Food offers a nutritious and energising selection of Paleo Boxes – delicious salads with lean fish and meat – along with some of Dublin’s best coffee. It also offers weekly packages that consist of three healthy meals and a green tea every day.
Fuel Clontarf, 10 Vernon Avenue, Dublin 3
6. The Lo-Cal Kitchen
The Lo-Cal Kitchen in Castleknock prides itself on dishes that ‘look and taste indulgent and naughty, but are guilt-free and bursting with goodness.’ It’s particularly famous for its Snickers Pie made from ground almonds, raw cacao powder, cashew butter and dates (it’s far healthier than it sounds). The shop offers a five-day detox program with lots of juice shots, soups and salads, and a special skin care package with skin analysis, skincare advice, and a choice of massage or pressotherapy.
The Lo-Cal Kitchen, The Phoenix Park Racecourse, Dublin 15
7. Sprout & Co
8. Sprout & Co started life selling cold-pressed juices, made fresh at an allotment, just down the coast in Bray, Co. Wicklow. The company has now expanded its menu and offers a super-healthy mix of energising breakfasts (think chia seed porridge), seasonal salads (kale Caesar), soups and smoothies. Download the Spout & Co app to order online and to skip the queue.
Sprout & Co, 5 Mount Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2