Our Story

The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with a small veg shop and a big dream. Dave & Steve had been travelling the world and as twin power goes, on opposite sides of the world they switched to a plant based diet within a week of each other. The Happy Pear seed was sown.

Fast forward 15 years and we have 3 cafes, a farm, a product range, a roastery, 3 online courses, 120 amazing employees and a community of over 1 million people eating more veg!

We are all about a healthier, happier world. We absolutely love rising early and heading to Greystones beach to catch the sunrise. We appreciate every day and really believe that the key to happiness is good health and a great support network. We love nothing more than inviting over the troops and cooking up a storm!

Our Values – at the core of the Happy Pear

Passion

Passion feeds our purpose. We are proud of our commitment to energize and inspire our community to live a happier, healthier life.

Excellence

Excellence is our way of life. With everything we do, we do our best – with the best people, the best ingredients and for the best results.

Authenticity

We do what we say we’ll do in the right way. We value diversity and are true to ourselves.

Real food, minimal processing made sustainable by honest people.

Relationships

People are at the heart of what we do. We are a family and a community who build trust and connection to make a difference.

The Happy Pear – In a nutshell

Number 1 Best Selling Cookbooks!

Retail Cafes Across Ireland!

Award Winning Plant Based Products

Awards

Amazing Pears On Our Team

People In Our Community!

Our People

Our people are the core of The Happy Pear! Today, we continue to grow, and along with our own efforts, we owe our success in no small part to our amazing people, or Pears as we like to be known. If you would like to join our passionate team of pears we’d love to hear from you!

Our Community

“Our goal is to create a community built around health and happiness, in an environment people find enjoyable and where they feel supported in their efforts to make change.”

Our cafes provides solace, a place for like minds to enjoy good food and hang out, our books and online courses empower people to live happier, healthier lives wherever they are in the world and we’ve ongoing events to bring the community together in person!

Get involved in our community or online or join us for a swimrise! It’s no secret that we have long enjoyed a morning dip for some vitamin Sea. Years ago we invited our online community to join our next Swimrise on the promise of free porridge and tea and people came in their droves to our cafe. Close to 400 people gathered on a Sunday morning at 5AM to dip their toes in the Irish Sea and is the phenomenon that is SWIMRISE was born. Keep an eye on our social media for our next big splash!

Our Journey to a happier and healthier world!

January 10 2019
2019

2019

Launched 2 new online courses, The Happy Gut in partnership with Dr. Alan Desmond and The Ultimate 4 week Vegan Cooking Course

May 3 2018
2018

2018

Released our third book “Recipes for Happiness” by Penguin in May 2018. Launched into the UK Market with 6 products in the first ever dedicated vegan aisle in a UK Supermarket One of the first cafes in Ireland to launch Tree Free cups Hosted our biggest ever Swimrise community event in aid of The Dublin Simon Community Featured on an episode of hit Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil with Phil Rosenthal We launched 9 new products making our range of all day meal solutions a total of 33 quality products

July 1 2017
2017

2017

Launched an additional 9 Happy Pear branded food products (2 hummus, 3 soups, 3 bakes, 1 healthy choc spread nationwide Opened a new restaurant and shop in Clondalkin Round Tower in July

May 1 2016
2016

2016

Opened Pearville, a 14,000 sq/ft production facility in Kilcoole which also houses a TV studio, coffee roastery, and a fermentation kitchen Released our second book – “The World of The Happy Pear” by Penguin in May 2016. Won Ireland’s “Cookbook of the Year” Award in 2016 Launched extended range of Happy Pear branded food products (additional pesto variety, 3 energy bars, 3 smoothies, in Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide

January 1 2015
2015

2015

Became key face of Supervalu’s Food Academy TV Advertisement Expanded Supervalu supplier listing nationwide Formal UK launch of the first Happy Pear book by Penguin; awarded BEST SELLING FOOD BOOK IN IRELAND for the second year running Partnered with Jamie Oliver on his FoodTube channel

February 10 2014
2014

2014

Authored the BEST SELLING FOOD BOOK IN IRELAND 2014 “The Happy Pear Book” published by Penguin

July 8 2013
2013

2013

Commenced distribution of Pesto & Sprouts through the Supervalu chain

June 8 2012
2012

2012

Opened an embedded café in Shoreline, Greystones

January 3 2011
2011

2011

Commenced production of The Happy Pear range of Pesto – Green Basil Pesto and Red Tomato Pesto

January 2 2010
2010

2010

Commenced supply of retail & foodservice outlets in Leinster

January 3 2009
2009

2009

Established a sprout farm growing wheatgrass and healthy micro greens in indoor grow rooms  

January 1 2008
2008

2008

Began presenting classroom based Happy Heart courses teaching healthy eating practice to lower blood cholesterol

January 1 2004
2004

2004

Opened “The Happy Pear” fruit and vegetable shop in Greystones (opened a vegetarian café next door in 2006)

Our Awards – we value excellence and being the best we can be!

  • 2019

    2019

    “Best Free From” at the Irish Restaurant Awards

  • 2018

    2018

    ‘SME Food and Drink Company of the Year’ at the Food & Drink Business Awards

  • 2018

    2018

    Eco-Friendliness at the JCI Friendly Business Awards 2018

  • 2018

    2018

    Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • 2017

    2017

    YouTube Silver Play Button for reaching 200,000 subscribers

  • 2017

    2017

    Digital Marketing Award at the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards

  • 2017

    2017

    The Happy Pear Round Tower café, Clondalkin won the JCI Dublin ‘Community Impact’ Award, The Friendly Business Awards 2017

  • 2017

    2017

    The Happy Pear Blog won Best Organic Blog at the Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2017

  • 2017

    2017

    Gold Medals for Sweet Beet Hummus and Lovely Basil Pesto, Bronze Medals for Happy Hummus and Sweet Potato, Coconut and Ginger Soup, Blas na hEireann (National Irish Food Awards)

  • 2016

    2016

    The World of the Happy Pear won Cookbook of the Year 2016  (Irish Book Awards 2016)

  • 2016

    2016

    Silver Medal for Lovely Basil Pesto and Sweet Beet Hummus, Blas na hEireann (National Irish Food Awards)

  • 2015

    2015

    Shortlisted at the Bord Bia Awards for the Brand Award

  • 2015

    2015

    Best Digital Marketing, Irish Restaurant Awards

  • 2015

    2015

    McKenna’s Guides Award for great food at Body & Soul Festival 2015

  • 2014

    2014

    Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • 2013

    2013

    Certificate of Excellence for Lovely Basil Pesto, Blas na hEireann (National Irish Food Awards)

  • 2013

    2013

    Best Digital Marketing, Irish Restaurant Awards

  • 2011

    2011

    Green Retailer Award, The Green Awards, Green Business & Sustainability

  • 2010

    2010

    Best Casual Dining Wicklow, Irish Restaurant Awards

  • 2008

    2008

    Award for Achievement, Innovation and Excellence in Small Business, SFA National Small Business Awards

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