Your Definitive Guide to Eating as the Irish Do on St. Patrick’s Day

Full Irish Breakfast | Photo:

By Debra Liu

Don’t they say we’re all a little bit Irish? Probably one of the largest diasporas in human history, the Irish have gifted us with many wonderful foods (and beers!). Here, we provide a short list of where to go for an Irish-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner on St. Patrick’s Day:

Full Irish Breakfast at Puck Fair

Full Irish Breakfast | Photo:
Full Irish Breakfast | Photo:

Puck Fair is not your typical Irish bar. Not only does this place have an amazing beer selection, but the food is great as well. People go for the curry fries but on St. Patrick’s Day, go ahead and walk through the door at 11am for a Full Irish Breakfast, which usually consists of eggs, toast, black and white pudding. Black pudding is blood sausage (don’t get turned off by the name, it’s quite good!) and white pudding is just plain old regular sausage.

Lunch of Irish Lamb Stew at Molly’s

Irish Lamb Stew | Photo:
Irish Lamb Stew | Photo:

For lunch, head to Molly’s on 3rd Avenue for the Irish Lamb Stew filled with chunks of lamb, vegetables and potatoes. They also offer Shepherds Pie and Fish & Chips if stew is not your thing.

Dinner of Corned Beef Hash at McSorley’s Old Ale House

Corned Beef Hash |
Corned Beef Hash |

End your St. Patty’s Day eating fest with Corned Beef Hash at McSorley’s Old Ale House in the East Village. Established in 1854, one of the oldest Irish pubs in NYC (Abe Lincoln and John Lennon have walked through these doors!), McSorley’s is definitely the place to end (or start) your night.

St. Patty’s Day Cupcakes from Sweet Generation

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes from Sweet Generation
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Sweet Generation

We never (and will never ever) forget about dessert. Cupcakes are not exactly Irish but these Sweet Generation cupcakes do have a lucky 4-leaf clover on them! Sweet Generation makes specialized St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and they are delicious. So if you’re having a party, let us know and we can get these cupcakes catered for you. Cupcakes and beer – now that’s a great way to celebrate the luck of the Irish!

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