Let’s not muck around. Let’s get right into it, starting with our pick for those with the lowest budget.
Our pick for cheapskates
If you’re skint, then you can’t go half wrong with a quick tasty pastry treat from Sayers (a local rival to Greggs) which can be found all over the city. You could also pop into Home Bargains (known colloquially and inexplicably as Home ‘n’ Bargain) for a stock up on cheap snacks, drinks and household products whilst you’re at it. You’ll definitely get a bargain as the name implies.
Our pick for a cheap (non-alcoholic) drink
• Mooboo – Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre, 6 Wall Street, Liverpool L1 8JQ
For a quick drink, we’d ditch the more well known institutions of Costa and Starbucks that dominate the city centre and instead would opt for a bubble tea at Mooboo at Liverpool One. It’s not a place to linger around as it’s lacking in any atmosphere and set up much more as take-away, but it’s a great place to get one of our favourite drinks.
Related: For more on Bubble Tea and what it’s all about see our post ‘Bubble Tea Arrives in London‘.
Our pick for a cheap eat (£)
• American Pizza Slice – 52 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6EG
Great for a quick snack, lunch or dinner (or dinner and tea if you’re Scouse), depending on how much of the stuff you want and can manage to eat. This independent pizza place is a staple favourite for Liverpudlians, and it’s a shame that they can’t deliver nationally! We smuggled this ‘create your own’ 8 x 18 inch beast of a pizza (together with drinks and garlic bread on the side) back to our hotel room, devoured most of it and then took the remainder on the Ferry for lunch the next day. That’s smart eating! If you’re just going to eat one slice though, we’d recommend the ‘Little Italy’ which has the yummiest meatballs.[bctt tweet=”They have an amazing pizza place (@a_pizzaslice) in Liverpool. Suddenly, I want to go! #food”]
Our pick for a mid-range eat (££)
• Bakchich (Lebanese Street Food) – 54 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4ER
There’s lots of mid-range priced restaurants to choose from in Liverpool. We chose the quirky-looking Bakchich on Bold Street. Initially drawn in by the colourful and charming decor and interesting menu, we found the food was fresh, flavoursome and lived up to the middle eastern promise. We choose the vegetarian and meat mezze platters to share as our mains and ended our meal with baklava and Lebanese teas.
In short it’s a top pick if you’re looking for a middle eastern feast
Our pick for something special (£££)
• Sapporo Teppanyaki – 134 Duke St, East Village, Liverpool L1 5AG
One of three restaurants in the chain (the other two being in Manchester and Glasgow), Sapporo’s offers authentic and tasty Japanese cuisine in a fun and exciting atmosphere. The fresh food is prepared before your eyes my masterful chefs with plenty of flair and style at the teppanyaki hotplates. In the traditional sense we ended up having a three course meal, although in reality the food and experience was far from what one would consider traditional. Although the price is higher than your standard fare, you could consider this a dinner and show combo, in which case it’s an absolute bargain! We suggest you hone your mouth catching skills before booking. Those potato slices get flicked at you thick and fast.
Did any of these tantalise your tastebuds? Do you disagree and have your own favourite Liverpool eats you’d like to share with the world?