The Quay Co-op is a workers op-operative based on Sullivan’s Quay, in the heart of Cork City. We run an acclaimed vegetarian restaurant, in-house bakery, & three whole food shops in Cork City, Ballincollig, and Carrigaline.
We’re committed to quality wholesome foods. We bake our own breads, produce all our meals daily, and source the best natural ingredients from both local suppliers and abroad. Our whole food shops boast a vast product line with competitive prices on organic & natural goods.
The Quay Co-op was founded in 1982 as a radical/alternative community project by a collective effort of feminist, lesbian & gay, environmental and other alternative groups and individuals. Throughout the 1980’s it provided a local base for the politics of the new social movements of the period – at a time when Irish society, and its economy, seemed to be going backwards rather than forwards.
In the changed environment of the 2000’s, Quay Co-op re-invented itself as a worker’s co- operative, running a successful vegetarian restaurant, organic food store and ‘in-house’ bakery. However, it still retains the personality and values of its radical origins.
If you're going to drink milk, then make it the good stuff! Produced on Ahern's Farm, from Jersey Cows, this is simply delicious and full of goodness. €1.90 per bottle, and you get .50cent back when you return the bottle. 🙂
Looking to eat out? our restaurant is open all day until 9pm this evening. Food is freshly prepared. Vegetarians, vegans and wandering omnivores all catered for! Here's just the starters and mains, but the desserts are equally delicious.
current staff dessert favourite is the Tunisian Orange cake 🙂
Renata from Nature's Pocket is here today! lovely free samples of her Veri Beri natural fruit stripes (healthy treat) and her Organic Porridge for babies, 4 months or older. Feel free to drop by and pick up a sample from Renata 🙂