Outcasts takeaway review: perfect pimped-up bagels in a cool new food truck yard

Creative fillings and keen prices set these sandwiches apart

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Address: Cowtown Yard @ Clarke City Arms, 55 Prussia Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, D07 PA66
Telephone: N/A
Cuisine: Modern International
Cost: €€

What’s on offer?

In 2021, Ben Heather and Jack Hitchcock bought a used shipping container in the docks, converted it into a kitchen and opened a hatch in Baldoyle serving bagels with creative fillings and equally creative names. OutKast fans will spot the music references. They source their bagels from Fitzgerald’s Family Bakery in Cork. They moved to the yard beside Clarke City Arms pub in Stoneybatter in Dublin 7, in August 2022 where they have some smart picnic tables. There are further plans for the yard with a pizza truck (already in place), a taco truck, and someone trading from their unit at night. There will be live music, market days and talks, and potentially two saunas and cold plunge pools.

What did we order?

The Big Boi, Spudi-Udi-Dopalicious with an add-on of bacon and cheese, and Nacho Libre from the specials board. Some customisation is possible with add-ons such as crispy shallots, bacon and rocket.

How was the service?

Chatty and efficient. You order at the hatch and wait as your food is prepped to order.

Was the food nice?

Yes. The bagels are generously filled and very tasty. The spudi is loaded with potato that has black pudding crumbled through it, with scrambled egg, chorizo, spicy mayo and the extras of cheese and bacon. There’s a load of eating in it. The Big Boi is filled with shredded maple glazed ham, with pickled red cabbage bringing a nice saltiness to it. The Nacho Libre, the vegetarian option, is our favourite. A spicy sweet potato and black bean patty is loaded with smoked cheddar, jalapeño, red onions, coriander and avocado crema.


What about the packaging?

Foil burger style wrapping, so not recyclable.

What did it cost?

€27.80 for lunch for three people – The Big Boi, €8.90; Spudi-udi-dopalicious, €7.90 with a €2.50 add-on for bacon and cheese; and Nacho Libre, €8.50.

Where does it deliver?

Available on Deliveroo within a 5km radius, but it’s more fun to eat in the yard. Open daily, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat-Sun.

Would I order it again?

Most definitely. The bagels are great and it’s a cool space.

Corinna Hardgrave

Corinna Hardgrave

Corinna Hardgrave, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes a weekly restaurant column