I'm not going to pretend for a moment I know what overheads a guy with a roasting pig has compared to a guy in a restaurant with an oven has but I WILL SAY I think €6 for a bap is wayyyy to much money.
I'm a miser but that's just me.
Agreed €6 is taking the mick, I think €3.50/€4 would be a more appropriate price!
The prices in the market in general are scandalous. I bought 1 slice of Pork Terrine (Just to try it) and was charged €4.95, thank God I didn't ask for 4 or 5 slices.
I eat the bap most weekends for my lunch - I find its good value for money as its quite filling! And its all natural products which is whats increasing the price (Its not mass processed **** like McDonalds)
And these people need to pay the bills, and make a profit too. Don't like it? Don't go there!
Did you know that fried chicken in KFC is 98% fat free? It's actually the freshest and healthiest fast food you can eat so long as you avoid the chips and the coke.
If the local Mace/Centra charge €4 for a hot chicken roll, you're hardly going to get a pork bap (using much fresher ingredients) for €3.50.
As for the pork terrine, I get it nearly every week and tbh €4.95 is reasonable to me. Hourses for courses.
And the horses that don't last the courses end up in the terrine
And damn tasty it is as a result!
The Irish way is that if you can have a nice little business selling a product or service to the Consumer generally then you can just as easily have an extortionate business selling overpriced products or services to those Consumers with low standards and more money than sense
- Either this crowd or a similar lot (from Adare I think) were in Foynes and the Limerick Show selling badly burnt pork (ie. charred and black as coal) for 6-7 Euro a pop cause they were too greedy to cook it at the right temperature and lose passing sales.
I also have personally witnessed the 'organic' vegetables being replaced once sold out from behind the stall selling the not so organic vegetables - I just hope they take good care not to accidentally mix them up as theres a huge price difference etc.
Kind of think it's reasonable considering the price of rolls, etc. you would buy in a shop. It's going to be better quality, so you should expect to pay a bit more.
The fast food argument is a good one as well. Got a burger and fries in Burger King for about 7 euro a while ago. It sounds like it would beat that pretty easily.
Down with the Capitalist free market I say! Limerick Soviet All The Way!
I don't mind paying for something thats nice, i wouldn't pay the 8 quid Eddie Rockets charge for an average burger, but a nice fresh pork bap for 6 thats pretty good.
I know for a fact that the Bap is costing that person about 1.50 - 1.70 Euro
I have an Irish friend who does the exact same thing in London markets.
Theres a bit of preperation in it , but 6 Euros is taking the Pi%%
3 Pounds sterling is the going price in the UK.
The market is a great spot but over priced.
Food aside tho, I spend a lotta time in the market and I think there is some exceptional value! The Edge has some fantastic clothes and the prices are very realistic; theres a photography gallery there thats brilliant on product and price; and some of the stalls especially the vintage clothes stalls on the Friday are fab! I got a black skirt there last week with the label still on for €3.
It needs support tho....the basic economics of it are : no footfall, no stalls and vice versa. We have a great Market (at least I think so) but it needs some help!