There’s a new kid on the block in Honestly Farm Kitchen in Carrick on Shannon has opened its doors. A organic cafe and farm shop with drive through, known to be Irelands first organic drive through.
Its honestly organic food
Honestly opened in Carrick on Shannon early 2022 from the producers of Drumanilra organic farm a family farm from Boyle Roscommon. Drumanilra used to have its shop and cafe in the heart of Boyle Town but moved to these new and improved premises on the old KFC site.
Honestly aims to use its own produce with local suppliers to bring the best and freshest food to the table so to speak.
What the owners say
There statement on there website reads.
Our Honestly Farm Kitchen in Carrick on Shannon serves food sourced from our own organic farm, (Drumanilra Farm just 15 km away on the shores of Lough Key) and from like-minded producers. We serve breakfasts, burgers, salads, sandwiches, freshly baked desserts and locally roasted coffee. We use local, sustainable and organic ingredients wherever possible.
This venue looks sleak and clean very functional with plenty of space no sitting on top of one another. There is no table service which is fine, it’s order at the counter the menus are displayed above, along with printed kids menus also which double up as drawing sheets with pictures to colour in.
I made two visits so far both times sampling the homemade burgers. Firstly I opted for the Deluxe Dexter burger and second visit I tried the Buttermilk chicken burger with buffalo and blue cheese.
The food at Honestly
The Dexter was juicy and tasted great. Dexter is a great Irish grade of beef with fantastic marbling which gives it is great flavour and tender beef. The burger is accompanied with free range bacon, Irish cheese, caramelised onions, brioche bun and the Honestly burger sauce.
The buttermilk chicken burger was a great piece of organic chicken beautifully coated and crispy, with generous spicy buffalo sauce and blue cheese very simply done done but packed full of punch and flavour.
On the side
The sides we have tried are the fries, sweet potato fries and the sweet and sticky wings. Both the fries were hand cut which is all the better and the chicken wings were tasty not too saucy and feel of the bone.
My wife tried the Tofu burger the first time and probably the biggest compliment was she went back for it again the second time. The kids both had sausage on a stick with sweet potato fries and again the quality of the meat in the sausage was delicious, not fatty or greasy just quality, just what I want my kids eating.
A first and very rare sight to have a drive through for a cafe / restaurant is a plus for the business and certainly for those in a rush or like ourselves with kids the ease of it all makes me want to use the business even more, to which i have regularly for coffees the ease of it is great.
Inside the building in the left corner of the shop is a farm shop selling Drumanilra produce of veg and fruit, baked goods, organic pantry goods and much more. A great idea and with the owners of the premises owing the farm you just know the produce will be first draw.
Rosebank Retail Park,
The easiest and best way to plan your trip is to use the google maps directory.
More Carrick on Shannon
Carrick is a great bustling town and is a bit of a food and drink destination with another one of our favourite places to go The Oarsman in the heart of the centre of Carrick. More a finer dining approach with some of the best food in the county. you can check out our Oarsman review Here.
Best to do
With all the eating a bit of exploring is needed and no better place to visit would be Lough Rynn Castle. With walks around the grounds and walled gardens a must and even step inside and see the history of this great castle.