I feel very fortunate to call Galway my home! I don't think I have ever met somebody who doesn't love the place. I moved to Galway in 1999 to start college and loved it pretty much from the word go. Although I have lived in both Dubai and Dublin for periods, I always felt my heart was in Galway! Over the years the food scene has improved enormously so much so we are spoiled for choice. I hope you find this helpful?
I will be doing a completely separate post on shopping in Galway soon. Let me know if you have any questions!