Opened by single mother Camila Lemos, the shop has been attracting customers from all over Wicklow.
After struggling to find Brazilian produce in her local area, the São Paulo native has opened her own shop, ‘A Brasileira’, in the Village Gate Arcade in Bray.
Opened in late December 2022, A Brasileria stocks tapioca, farofa and a variety of beans and rice, as well as plenty of Brazilian sweets and popular soft drink Guarana.
Speaking to the Independent, Camila said that before hers the nearest shop to Bray selling Brazilian food was in Dublin city, despite there being a large Brazilian population in the area.
We love traditional foods and use a lot of beans and rice. We also love tapioca that I believe was often an Irish dessert years ago. We use it a different way with tortillas. Farofa is another ingredient we use a lot particularly in BBQs, she said.
I'm not sure of the size of the Brazilian community in Bray.. But there is a Bray Facebook group with over 2,000 members and a very active Whatsapp group with over 300 members, she added.
Since opening, the shop has attracted customers from Arklow, Wexford, Blackrock in Dublin and beyond.
A Brasileira is open six days a week, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Find out more about the shop HERE.
Header image via Instagram/abrasileira.bray
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