Next in our Café Culture video series is Sligo Wellness Centre on Wine Street in Sligo Town owned by Gráinne Gilmartin. A wonderful café serving exceptional food in the heart of Sligo. The thriving deli bar is certified organic and serves everything from a mixed bowl of salad to fresh baking, plant-based soups, frittatas and green smoothies laced with spirulina. Chef Marc Gallagher has brought a wealth of experience and creatively to the kitchen.

As the name suggests, Sligo Wellness Centre isn’t just a café, it’s three floors are home to café/ deli, a range of therapies and the top floor is dedicated to workshops, studio for classes and talks. On ground level the deli bar and health food shop are always buzzing with energy and stock a host of local produce. The food element came about through clients who were constantly looking for fresh organic produce as well as high quality supplements. Grainne has a strong interest in nutrition and firmly believes that what goes into the body has a big effect on it. She found she was recommending food to clients who just weren’t able to find it, so she decided to fill the gap herself. As a chiropractic therapist, food isn’t Gráinne Gilmartin’s passion but good health is and, in her opinion, food is medicine making it the first step to living a healthy life. Put like that, it makes a lot of sense. Everything in the deli has been freshly baked and prepared daily since it opened its doors in 2015.

The deli bar offers daily vegetarian and vegan specials like chickpea curries or hearty veggie stews as well as vegetarian lasagne, homemade organic oat bread, oat scones and banana bread. They also serve a wide range of drinks including Oatly cappuccinos, turmeric lattes and organic smoothies. The staff favourite is a cacao hit smoothie. Packed with delicious organic nut butter, dates, banana, raw cacao and almond milk, it’s guaranteed to give an energy boost! Local suppliers include The Tattie Hoaker, The Organic Centre, Blakes Always Organic, Carrowgarry Farm, Murson Farm and The Irish Tea Company.

Watch out to see who’s up next in the Sligo Food Trail Café Culture series.