The best takeaways in Ireland have been revealed 4 months ago

The best takeaways in Ireland have been revealed

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With all this grim talk of a potential World War III, we're choosing to bury our heads in the sand for a few minutes to scan some very important news.

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Why yes, the very best takeaways across the island of Ireland have officially been determined.

On Monday night (21 February), the YesChef Takeaway Awards 2022 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.

"I’m proud to say that the people who joined us tonight helped to sustain Irish people through some of the toughest times they have faced," said Programme Director Nicci Smith.

"Food is not just a necessity it is a joy, a pleasure in life, a sensory experience, something that lifts us at the end of a tough week. And these guys lifted us through a tough two years."

Broken down into numerous categories, the big winners on the night are as follows:

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National Awards

Chinese Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: Beijing House, Derry

Highly Commended: 

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The Dragon Inn, Tipperary

Shamrock Chinese Takeaway, Donegal

Jasmine Chinese Takeaway, Derry

Lotus House, Wexford

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American Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: D Town Diner, Dollingstown

Highly Commended:

Den Joes, Castleisland

Yeah Burgr, Wexford

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Loko, Waterford

Food Truck of the Year 2022

Winner: Koha Street Kitchen, Sligo

Highly Commended:

Once Upon a Thai, Trim

Pot Belly Café, Wexford

Johnny's Ranch, Ramelton

Glaze & Roll, Armagh

Café Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: Westgate Design, Wexford

Highly Commended:

Kate's Coffee Shop & Deli, Gorey

Greenway9 Lunch Bar, Newtownbreda

Saints N Sinners, Donaghadee

Asian Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: Once Upon a Thai, Trim

Highly Commended:

Marigold Asian Takeaway, Trim

Indian Spice Company, Greystones

Bia Rebel Ramen, Belfast

Saba To Go, Deansgrange

Coffee Cart of the Year 2022

Winner: An Capall Mara, Killybegs

Highly Commended: Brew in Thru, Teelin

King of the Wings 2022

Winner: Red Herring, Clonmel

Highly Commended:

Yeah Burgr, Wexford

Saba To Go, Rathmines

Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Limerick

Kebab of the Year 2022

Winner: Sphinx, Belfast

Highly Commended:

Veganko, Cork

Brendan's Takeaway, Derry

Brennan Sisters Takeaway, Kilkenny

Mexican Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: Burrito Loco, Letterkenny

Highly Commended:

Vocho Mexican, Galway

Tucos Taqueria, Sligo

Healthy Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: Bia Rebel Ramen, Belfast

Highly Commended: 

Unbeetable Food, Waterford

The Gourmet Offensive, Galway

Sinless Snacks, Buncrana

Veganko, Cork

Pizza of the Year 2022

Winner: Fire & Stone, Limavady

Highly Commended: 

Mizzoni Pizza, Clonmel

Wheelers, Derry

Castello Italia, Carrickfergus

Fairhill Pizza, Cookstown

Barr's Traditional Takeaway, Derry

Pizzaguyz, Belfast

Vegetarian Takeaway of the Year 2022

Winner: The Cracked Teapot Café, New Ross

Highly Commended:

V Face, Dublin

Veganko, Cork

The Gourmet Offensive, Galway

Sweet Treat of the Year 2022

Winner: Genoa Café, Warrenpoint

Highly Commended: 

Kate's Coffee Shop & Deli, Gorey

Datse's Café & Cakes, Cavan

An Capall Mara, Killybegs

Fire & Stone, Limavady

The Innovation Award 2022

Winner: Oui Poutine, Belfast

Highly Commended: 

Fire & Stone, Limavady

Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Limerick

Atlantic Catch, Ballyliffin

The Sustainability Award 2022

Winner: AndChips, Dungarvan

Highly Commended:

The Cracked Teapot, New Ross

Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips, Wexford

Mizzoni Pizza, Clonmel

Saints N Sinners, Donaghdee

Burrito Loco, Letterkenny

Pizzaguyz, Belfast