You’ve probably seen him at markets and festivals, but now Rocket Man has an HQ on Princes Street in Cork City Centre as of late June 2014. As an American, I didn’t know what rocket was until I moved here. See, in the States it is called arugula. I’ve since learned its magical ways and that a little goes a long way (like watercress). Of course, a little isn’t what Rocket Man is known for. This brick-and-mortar shop serves up fresh healthy portions of their house made salads and spreads.
I couldn’t resist trying the place out so I bought a serving of tabouleh with beet hummus. Delicious!
Fresh ingredients don’t come cheap. It cost about €5.50 and it was just enough for me to eat for a light meal. But I highly recommend it if you are looking for a guilt-free bite to eat. If only all tourists knew to go places like this and get their food in a bag then catch the 208 bus (or walk) to Fitzgerald Park for a picnic. This is the stuff that gives Irish food a good name.
You can read about this new venture in the Irish Examiner (Rocketman lands in space, July 03, 2014).