Liverpool’s food and drink scene has experienced a resurgence in recent times. From pop-up restaurants and street food markets to global cuisine and fine dining experiences, there really is something for everyone’s taste.
Independent restaurants and cafes
Just five a minute walk from LIPA is Bold Street, home to many of the city’s newest and most exciting independent restaurants and cafes. Mediterranean small plates, Lebanese street food, American styled pizza slice, Turkish open fired barbeque, India street food and traditional Scouse are all available here. Bold Street is also the proud home of the very first Mowgli restaurant.
Cains Brewery Village in the Baltic Triangle is the base for Baltic Market, Liverpool’s first street food market. Open Wednesday to Sunday it features an array of regular and visiting traders. The communal shared dining area makes it a great place to eat out with a group of friends (who may have very different tastes!) While the changing line-up of new, independent traders means there’s every chance you’ll be among the first to experience the ‘next big thing’ on the north west food scene.
Big brand favourites
As you’d expect for one of the UK’s biggest cities, all the much loved big-brand favourites have outlets in Liverpool. If it’s Wagamama, Pizza Express or a cheeky Nandos you’re after, head to the city’s main shopping area, Liverpool One or The Albert Docks.
Liverpool’s a great place for vegans and vegetarians. Vegetarian Indian restaurant Sanskruti on Bixteth Street has been praised by The Guardian and The Times, closer to LIPA Down the Hatch has all your veggie junk food requirements covered, just off Bold Street is Liverpool’s oldest veggie eatery The Egg, while a 15 minute walk into Toxteth will bring you to community arts and health initiative Squash and its veggie café. Further afield The Old Hardware Store in Woolton is the ideal stop-off for vegan breakfasts, sandwiches and belt loosening cakes. Liverpool also has its own vegan grocery store, Purple Carrot on Smithdown Road.