My Liverpool food and drink bucket list (+ some recommendations)
23rd August 2016
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
- 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
- The Italian Club
- 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 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, 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!
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?