Lizzy Lyons gets her Pop-Up popped up in Ballybunion, and just in time for summer, writes Sharon Noonan

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Street food and pop ups are right where it's at at the moment and Lizzy’s Little Kitchen Pop Up, on the Main Street in Ballybunion, County Kerry has successfully melded the two, creating the latest jewel in the Kingdom.
Lizzy Lyon’s passion for food and cooking began early and, while her friends were counting their confirmation money, Lizzy was in the electrical store investing in her first Kenwood mixer. It has always been her dream to open her own restaurant and her Ballybunion Pop Up, which she opened at the start of June 2015 for the summer season is, she says “a step in the right direction.”  Come rain, hail or shine, the Kerry native, who is a noted advocate for healthy eating, can usually be found selling her delicious cooking at the markets in Listowel and Tralee.
Lizzy's Little Kitchen serves up nutritious, tasty and affordable dishes using locally sourced foods, and the beauties are all packed into biodegradable, environmentally friendly packaging. The menu is concise, and has just what you feel like eating: balsamic roasted cherry tomato soup topped with mozzarella cheese; roasted vegetable and chickpea tagine served with herby couscous, natural yogurt and coriander, or the mushroom and chickpea stroganoff, are the perfect, comforting antidote to a wet and windy Kerry day.
And, when the sun is shining (any day now, I assure you) then choose the zesty, invigorating choices such as the roasted sweet potato, pomegranate and mint salad, or an open veggie sandwich of grated beetroot, carrot, radish and avocado with a lemon and roasted garlic dressing, or open crab sandwich with lime avocado and toasted sesame seeds.
Nothing better, then, than to baptise your lunch with a homemade cordial. And then a raspberry and chocolate muffin. Or a blueberry and almond muffin. Or, maybe, both.
With plans to deliver direct to your sun lounger on Ballybunion beach, all LLK needs is for the sun to make an appearance (any day now, I assure you).
Lizzy’s Little Kitchen
Main Street, Ballybunion - Thursday – Monday
Market in Listowel Square - Friday
Tralee Market (opposite Brandon Hotel) - Saturday
Lizzy is on Facebook

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