Laura Martin (left), Evie O'Connor and Niamh Corbally with The Happy Pear brothers.

A brand new food outlet has opened in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1, becoming the first plant-based café to open in the airport.

The Happy Pear opened on Monday, and marks the opening of the group’s fourth café. Founders of the Happy Pear, Stephen and David Flynn, were both on hand at the opening of the new venture, which is located after security screening.

The new outlet features a wide range of healthy food, with both hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner options available.

Highlights of the new cafe include hand-roasted coffee, delicious healthy cakes, vegan and vegetarian offerings, and signature sandwiches, salads, soups and hot food bowls.

“The Happy Pear is an energising and uplifting brand and I am delighted to welcome its new outlet to Terminal 1,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “This new grab and go café is a fantastic addition to the food offering in Terminal 1 and I have no doubt that its healthy menu offering will be very popular with passengers.

“We strongly support The Happy Pear’s sustainable ethos, and this is something that we are developing with all of our food and beverage operators at Dublin Airport.”

The Happy Pear Co-founders, David and Stephen Flynn, said they are pleased to be opening in the airport.

“More and more people are seeking healthier food options and our new Dublin Airport café is an amazing opportunity to offer that option for people while they are on the move,” the brothers said.

The new Happy Pear outlet at Dublin Airport will use fully compostable food containers, cups, cutlery and straws. Customers will also be rewarded through incentives such as a 20% discount on hot drinks if they use a reusable cup.