I am predominantly vegetarian although I am actually a pescatarian. So, I am writing part two of where is good to eat and drink from a slightly different perspective. Liverpool has so many great places to eat and drink it’s hard to choose, thus I am breaking them down a little…
Breakfast/Brunch: My favourite has got to be Moose Coffee. Situated on Dale Street, it’s not too far to walk but far enough from the John Foster building to work up a bit of an appetite: you’ll need it as the portions aren’t stingy. The New Jersey Moose is my personal fave. It is a plateful of amazing flavour-packed potato hash and oozing runny eggs. They do a wide range of breakfasts, sandwiches, pancakes and waffles. There are a lot of veggie options and you can add extras like smoked salmon and bacon. Be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare though, this place gets full very quick!
Dinner/Lunch (depending where you’re from): Mowgli Street Food on Bold Street is great. They do a nice range of veggie options and if you are unsure the staff are always happy to advise you. If you’re still not sure what you want or can’t decide they will choose for you: just order a Tiffin Box (veg or non-veg). Personally I love the yoghurt chat bombs, they are like little pockets of delight, kind of savoury and sweet at the same time. I wasn’t sure what they were when I first ordered them but OMG they are fantastic!
Tea/Dinner (North/South divider): Bistro Pierre/Jacques & Franc, Matthew St, Hardman St & Hanover St – I think these restaurants are wonderful. They all do different menus on different days so always check the internet for what’s on offer. They do pre-theatre menu deals, lunch deals and Jacques does a student offer. The food is always varied and fresh, there are always veggie and pescatarian options offered. Just take your pick.
Supper/drunken snack: Lobster Pot. THE BEST CHIPPY.
Favourite sandwich shop: Dory’s Sandwich Shop can be found on Hardman Street, just a short walk from Aldham Robarts Library, so if you find yourself spending a few hours in there, this is the perfect place to go. The sandwiches, subs, paninis, salads etc are brilliant, there’s lots of choice and they are reasonably priced. It does get busy around lunch time, so try and get there early.
Favourite bars: Santa Chupitos on Slater St – so many cocktails, so little time. This place is great but blink and you’d miss it. Situated on the corner of the street, from the outside it doesn’t even look open but it is and inside is a treasure of alcoholic delights! The atmosphere is relaxed which lulls you into having “just another one”.
The Ship and Mitre on Dale St – if real ales and craft beers are your thing you can while away the hours here. There is a lot of choice to try and explore, one visit just isn’t enough.
Other great places (all with good veggie options) to eat include:
The Egg Café (Vegetarian & Vegan only) Top Floor, Newington – Great, relaxed, bohemian atmosphere, they do an amazing spicy veggie burger and wonderful gluten-free pancakes.
Bakchich on Bold Street, Lebanese street food, don’t miss their veggie burger and sweet potato wrap, so very tasty.
Luchre Libre on Wood St, if you fancy something spicy this is where to go. Fantastic veggie chilli and halloumi tacos.
Leaf on Bold Street, this is an amazing place, they do some great food and sharing platters. Also, if you like tea this is the place for you!
See Independent Liverpool’s 12 best Veggie dishes to try.
Lynne & T.E.A