Photo-Op: Nick O’Malley
Cork's English Market features dozens of small, individually-run shops that compete with the nearby supermarkets Tesco and Supervalu. From organic foods and butchers to old Irish gents peddling general goods, the market offers all the commodities of a supermarket without the soul-sucking atmosphere.
A cafe employee cooks up some Nutella crepes. The Half Door Cafe, situated next door to a Subway location, presents the difficult choice Americans make when going abroad: to try something new or something safe.