Looking for nice restaurants or the best food spots in Liverpool? I’m helping you out on this page! I’m sharing all my favorite restaurants for either breakfast, lunch or dinner in Liverpool. All restaurants listed on this page have good vegetarian or vegan options.
I spend some time in Liverpool during my trip to Northern England and I fell in love with the city. Having this large amount of great food spots is one of the reasons I did!
The London Carriage Works
The London Carriage Works is the restaurant of Hope Street Hotel. It’s an independent restaurant that is open to everyone (not only hotel guests). They’re open for dinner when they serve their famous orange chocolate bombe as dessert, but I also recommend their Afternoon Tea. It’s a traditional English afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, a warm scone with clotted cream and jam and several freshly baked cakes and delicacies. Fresh tea is included and you can also go for the version that includes a glass of English Nyetimber (sparkling wine). Fun fact: this sparkling wine from Kent is also served at royal events!
Duke Street Market
This indoor food hall has 6 different food stands, a bar and a coffee/wine/pastry stand. You can just sit down at a table with your party and everyone can order what they want at the food stands. Just give them your table number and they’ll bring it to you. So you don’t have to wait at the stall for your food, which means you have time for nicer things like drinking and chatting with your friends. The food stalls at Duke Street Market all offer something completely different, so there’s something for everyone.
At Cinder you get grilled specialities. Meat and fish but also a few veggie options like coal roast sweet potato and honey roast cauliflower. Bone and Block is for the meat lovers with burgers and t-bone steaks. Finca is there for Latin food lovers; they serve cubanos, king prawn arroz frito and an exotic avocado/mango salad. At Ginger you can get your Asian food fix and at Cucina de Vincenze you can order Italian pizza’s and pasta’s. My favorite food stall at Duke Street Market is Indigo Greens, a 100% vegan restaurant. They have ‘vish & Chips’, courgetti ‘ball’anaise and several smaller bites to share. I went for the ‘avo mexicana superfood salad’ and it was amazing. It might look like a simple salad but it had so many different ingredients, textures and flavors.
They also serve vegan breakfast dishes by the way!
The Pen Factory
It might be a place that you would walk straight pass, so The Pen Factory is a bit of a hidden gem. But you’ll be very grateful that you walked down the stairs to this spacious yet cosy restaurant. The Pen Factory is open for lunch and dinner and they have many vegetarian and vegan options next to their meat and fish options. Everything you see on the picture is vegan: I had the hummus with sourdough bread, sweet potato with zaatar and pomegranate salad and polenta fries with chimichurri.
Mother Espresso is a coffee/brunch spots. Its design is a real eye catcher. They have a food menu with all your breakfast staples and many vegetarian options like French toast, scrambled eggs and avocado toast. They also have a vegan breakfast with vegan black pudding, fried tofu, avocado, mushrooms, hash brown, beans and toasted sourdough. A friend recommended their bahn mi sandwich and I’m happy he did. It was lovely! The bahn mi sandwich comes from Vietnam and is a baguette filled with savory ingredients. The one at Mother Espresso is filled with roasted cauliflower, aubergine puree, grated carrot, cucumber, coriander & sriracha mayo.
I have to admit that my initial reason to go to Masons in Liverpool wasn’t their food but their interior. They have a beautiful interior, with pastel colors in abundance. There are soft yellow walls, brown leather bar stools and (yes, really) a pink ceiling. That being said, they also have a great food menu. They open early for breakfast and also serve lunch and dinner. They serve real comfort food like Belgian waffles with berries for breakfast and burgers, pastas and steak for lunch or dinner.
Tip from Anne: every Friday from 2 to 7 pm you get a free pizza if you purchase an alcoholic beverage.
The interior of Masons is quite Instagrammable, but the decoration at The Florist might even do better on your Instagram feed! The Florist has 3 locations in England; besides Liverpool you can also find them in Bristol and Watford. No matter which one you visit, you’ll be sure to see many flowers. They serve up a great brunch on the weekends in The Florist in Liverpool, with good vegetarian and vegan options. They’re open for lunch and dinner every day.
Located in the Baltic Triangle, the Baltic Market isn’t so much of a market but more of a food court. There are several food stands here, a bar and a stage. In total there are 11 different traders in the Baltic Market in Liverpool. Hafla Hafla is one of my favorites, they serve Middle-Eastern food, which reminds me of the great food I had in Tel Aviv. Try their falafal and halloumi fries, you won’t regret it!