Devoted entirely to food, AVOCA Ballsbridge takes customers on an experiential gastronomic journey with its extensive offering. The inclusion of a pop-up food concept counter keeps the store’s offering fresh, innovative and relevant and AVOCA is delighted to unveil its latest resident, chef Niall Sabongi with Sustainable Seafood Ireland

Sustainable Seafood Ireland provides freshly caught fish that is in season, focusing primarily on domestic and wild caught seafood, they offer a variety of both finfish & shellfish, as well as specialty smoked and cured fish. They believe in customers knowing where their fish comes from so they can enjoy it with confidence. Sourcing their seafood off the East coast of Ireland from a close network of purveyors and fishermen that are using world-class standards, helps to ensure transparency at every step, from the waters the fish are harvested in, and the catch method, to the small independent boat and skippers that they work with.  

With the space becoming home to different food concessions every few months, AVOCA’s aim is to support local and sustainable food businesses while engaging with emerging food trends. Sustainable Seafood Ireland will take the space to provide AVOCA customers with freshly caught fish each day and a range of finfish, shellfish and smoked fish items. All fish for sale will have the name of the fisherman and boat it was caught from, all of whom are dedicated and passionate about their craft and providing the best in Irish seafood.

Speaking about the new pop-up in AVOCA Ballsbridge, Marketing Director of AVOCA, Maoliosa Connell said: “We are very excited to introduce Niall Sabongi and Sustainable Seafood Ireland as our next pop-up in Ballsbridge. Their ethos aligns perfectly with that of AVOCA, with fresh produce, supporting local business and offering sustainable produce.”

The full range of fresh fish will be available in the ‘Pop Up’ marketplace at Avoca Ballsbridge every Friday and Saturday from 11am – 6pm, and Bank Holiday Sunday’s. Prepacked fish will also be available in store even days a week, and on the AVOCA online shopping list in ordering for collection at AVOCA Ballsbridge.

Dublin’s sustainable and transparent food scene has been continually growing, Sustainable Seafood Ireland is contributing to this by offering customers a range of high-quality produce and great variety, while striving to build a more sustainable seafood scene in Ireland.

Sustainable Seafood Ireland founder, Niall Sabongi said: “We are delighted to be the next pop-up in AVOCA Ballsbridge, it’s an exciting opportunity for SSI to reach a wider audience and raise awareness of our fresh produce caught off the Irish coast.  AVOCA is a very well established and highly regarded food business with a focus on locally-sourced fresh products, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with them and really looking forward to the experience ahead.” A Click and Collect service is also be available via www.sustainableseafood.ie.

For further information on the new pop-up at AVOCA Ballsbridge, visit: www.avoca.com.