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On March 17th people from all over pull out their best green attire and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, even if they aren’t Irish. Although not a national holiday, the Irish culture is celebrated by participating in St. Patrick’s Day traditions like attending parades, eating and drinking all while dressing from head to toe in green.

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day food traditions, we have you covered. Channel your inner Irishman or Irishwoman and try these traditional Irish foods, Publix style.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef became a staple in Irish-American homes in the late 1700s, through the discovery of this meat in the nearby Jewish communities. Most commonly, corned beef was made with boiled cabbage because it was affordable. When many Irish families came to America they did not have a strong source of income, so money was tight. While boiled cabbage is typically partnered with this meat — there are many other tasty ways to enjoy and prepare this traditional dish. A few ways to incorporate corned beef into your St. Patrick’s Day include:

Aprons Corned Beef Recipes

 Aprons Cabbage Recipes


Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a classic Irish dish known as a great comfort food. If your kids are picky eaters03_CC_StPatricksDay_Body Image2 and don’t want to try corned beef and cabbage, this dish is a great alternative for your St. Patrick’s Day meal.



If you want to plan a St. Patrick’s Day event or make a whole meal for your family, check out our blog that offers delicious St. Patrick’s Day appetizer options.

What are your St. Patrick’s Day food traditions? We’d love to hear about them.



Caroline C.

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Caroline C. started with Publix as a cashier in 2015 and has developed a passion for writing and social media. She loves being a part of Publix’s culture and enjoys bringing new ideas to The Publix Checkout by writing about topics customers might not know about the company. Pub Subs and Publix Sweet Tea are her favorites, and you’ll always find her with an iced coffee in hand. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, watching college football and playing with her fur child.

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