My Liverpool food and drink bucket list (+ some recommendations)

23rd August 2016

My Liverpool food and drink bucket list (+ some recommendations)

Since I moved to Liverpool 4 (!!!) years ago, the food scene in the city seems to have grown and vastly improved. Originally if I wanted to eat out I would head to the docks or to the top of Liverpool One (*shudders*) to eat at one of the many chain restaurants on offer.

But after stumbling across the Independent Liverpool website I started branching out and trying some of the local independent eateries. And I have to say, I’ve found some real gems!

I’m constantly receiving recommendations of places to eat and drink so I thought I would compile a sort of “Liverpool food and drink bucket list”. This list includes…

  • The Alchemist
  • Wahaca
  • Oh Me Oh My
  • The Quarter
  • 92 Degrees Coffee
  • Cheese & Co
  • The Bagelry
  • Cow & Co Cafe
  • Slim’s Pork Chop Express
  • Salt Dog Slims
  • Moose Coffee
  • Busaba
  • Mowgli
  • The Italian Club
  • Miyagi
  • Kasbah
  • Crust
  • Dough Bar

Also, I thought I’d leave a few recommendations of my own of places to grab some grub in Liverpool, just in case you’re interested. I have wrote about some of these restaurants and cafes on my blog before (relevant links provided) but for those I have not wrote about I plan on revisiting them and sharing my experiences on the blog.

Anyway, without further ado…


Leaf on Bold Street is one of my favourite places to grab lunch in Liverpool. It’s also famous for it’s tea, hence the name. I’ve actually mentioned Leaf in a couple of other posts before (here and here) so can you find out more about it there.

Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre is Mexican heaven! They serve a huge variety of street food dishes, including lots of vegetarian options. I highly recommend grabbing a friend and trying one of the sharing trays as that way to can sample a few of dishes on offer.

American Pizza Slice

I wrote an entire post about my love of American Pizza Slice here, and my love hasn’t faded. I miss living in the city centre as APS was my go to takeaway, but I’m still a frequent visitor. You can either pop in a grab a slice or two to go, or visit their restaurant on Bold Street where you can dine in.

Free State Kitchen

Free State Kitchen is where I took Georgie when she came over to visit. Personally, I think it’s the best place to get burgers in the city. The restaurant itself is tiny but it has the most gorgeous outside area which is the place to be in the summer.


The guys at work introduced me to Host, and in particular their infamous Katsu curry, and my goodness am I grateful! They serve a range of Asian dishes and have a lunch time menu called Chop Chop, from which you can choose the Katsu for just £7. It’s well worth it!

Nolita Cantina

Nolita Cantina, like Leaf, it’s a great place to grab a spot of lunch if you are around the Bold Street area. They also server burgers including the massive Big Boy, which looks like a Man Vs Food challenge!

Almost Famous

I feel like Almost Famous is one of those places you will either love or hate, but personally I’m a fan. I love their weird and wacky burgers and their super informal dinning experience. I highly recommend the Triple Nom if you love pulled pork as much as me.

Do you have a food and drink bucket list?

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  1. I went to Leaf, and Free State Kitchen (of course!), and American Pizza Slice, and Host, all because you recommended them to me hahaha! 😀

    We had breakfast at Leaf but didn’t find it as good as what we can find at home for breakfasts. But I’m sure their lunches are more interesting. 😉 I like their tea!! I have been enjoying the caramello (green tea + caramel) tea I bought there.

    I thought Free State Kitchen was good. It says a lot because burgers are not usually my thing. 😀 They did a great veggie burger! I’m sure Tyrone has mentioned how difficult it is to come across good veggie food sometimes. 😛

    I don’t know when I’ll be visiting Liverpool next, but I’ll have to link people to this post if they are thinking of visiting 😉

  2. I didn’t hear of a few places and I lived in L’pool for almost 5 years. The rooftop terrace at Oh My Oh My is fab, you should go there. I also like Leaf, as you do. I’ve been to Dough Bar for a blogger event and the food was fab and it looks so nice inside, really cute place. x

  3. I need to give Liverpool a visit sometime in the near future! Anything that involves drinks, I’m in! Mmmm Mexican food is delicious. I’m sure Lucha Libra has some tasty tacos and cocktails ;). With the Katsu for £7, I’m sure you got a pretty good bargain.

    I have a bunch of food bucket lists! A lot of them involves some exotic Japanese food XD.

  4. I can’t believe i’ve only been to two of these places! I think mine and the boyfriends date nights will have to become more regular so we can try everywhere!