Because we're absolutely obsessed with our culinary prowess in this city, we set ourselves the challenge of coming up with 80 dishes from around the world that you can find in some of Liverpool's restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaways.

From the bizarre to the traditional, no cuisine has been left undiscovered here. Think you can tick them off one by one? Let us know what else you'd put on the list...oh, and if you were thinking about starting a diet, forget about it for now. 


1. Hot & Numbing Chicken

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Mr Chilli on Seel Street 

2. ½ Dozen Oysters & Glass Of Prosecco


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Italian Club Fish on Seel Street

3. Triple Nom Burger

#happyfriday #burgers #beers #beats #triplenomburger #sweetpotatofriesarethebest #happyhour/12-5pm

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Almost Famous on Parr Street  

4. Unagi-don

Etsu on Strand Street (off Brunswick Street)

5. Mrs Piggy Poutine

Caribou Poutine on Slater Street

6. Asparagus

Claremont Farm on Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington

7. Almond Croissant

Artisane on Woolton Road and Bold Street

8. Turkish Delights

Shiraz Palace on Ranelagh Street

9. Cheese Board

Wine + cheese = 😍 🍷🧀

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Cheese & Co. on Derby Square

10. Icarus Fried Chicken Wings (seriously, they’re hot)

Lucha Libre on Wood Street 

11. Mega Chicken

Chop Chop on Fenwick Street 

12. Pizza Pregiata

Il Forno on Duke Street

13. Swedish Meatballs

HUS on Tithebarn Street

14. Tamarind Chat Bombs

Mowgli on Bold Street & Water Street (they have a vegan and gluten free menu too)

15. Peruvian Potato And Mackerel Fishcakes

Tapas time 👅

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Chicha on Bold Street

16. Maryland Crab Cakes

Free State Kitchen on Maryland Street (would you believe?!)

17. Start With Soft Shell Crab & Prawn Tempura 

Chaophraya in Liverpool ONE, on Kenyons Steps

18. Guinness Bbq Ribs

Mccooley’s on Concert Square

19. Full English

Crowned the best breakfast spot in the UK... twice!

Dreamin of early half price b fast

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Tavern Co. on Smithdown Road

20. Veggie Breakfast

Greendays on Lark Lane

21. Mo’ Bay Chicken

#mobaychicken #riceandpeas #ripeplantain #salad #caribbeanfood

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Turtle Bay on Victoria Street and Hanover Street 

22. Mixed Grill (and the Keftedes Meatballs)

Big feed for the lads @michaelroche_pt @richsando22 @lewisfallon #greek #bigfeed #foodporn

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Christakis on York Street (off Duke Street)

23. Beef Bourguignon

Bistro Pierre  on Button Street (just off Mathew Street)


24. Currywurst Frankfurter

*some sort of large sausage innuendo*

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Bierkeller on Thomas Steers Way in Liverpool ONE

25. Southport Potted Shrimp with Wild Loaf Sourdough

(we couldn't find a photo of just the shrimp, say drool over the below instead)


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Pen Factory on Hope Street  

26. Black Vulcano Pizza

(Using a new vegetable black dough to create this volcano-shaped calzone)

Crust on Bold Street

27. Rodizio Meat Feast

Fazenda in Exchange Flags

28. American Dream

The Sweet & Gift Company on Bold Street

29.  Japanese heaven

Miyagi on Allerton Road

30. Falafel

Friday falafel feels 😍 #thegreenerthebetter💚 Open for lunch at 12, three plates for £12.50 x

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Maray on Bold Street and Allerton Road 

31. Frickles (Deep Fried Pickles)

#Pickles again. This time battered and fried. Cher and Kate Nash soundtrack.

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Nolita Cantina on Bold Street

32. The Ultimate Boot Room Table Experience

Profiteroles, Jam Doughnut, Marshmallows, Fresh Strawberries, Pineapple, Jelly, Meringue, Ice Cream, Fruit Coulis, Chocolate Sauce And Popping Candy is piled onto greese-proof Paper Spread Across The Table - No pictures can do it justice

Sempre bom voltar ao melhor lugar do mundo! #LFC #YNWA #Anfield #theKOP

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LFC's Boot Room

33. Deep Fried Jam Sandwich With Carnation Milk

Deep Fried Jam Sandwich. Unreal.

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60 Hope Street on Hope Street

34. Secreto Ibérico And Cochinillo

#Lunya #foodporn #liverpool

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A whole suckling pig for 6-9 People (Needs Pre Ordering)

Lunya on College Lane

35. Buddha Bowl

We recommend the black bean, tex mex roasted peppers and onions, avocado & blackened tomato salsa topped with poached egg

Our Kitchen on Bold Street

36. Sunday Roast

Living the dream! #sundayroast #theblackburne

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Blackburne Pub & Eatery on Catherine Street

37. Chicken Penang

Chilli Banana on Lark Lane

38. Scallops, Lime Butter And Wild Rice

@marcatfraiche thanks so much for a great night dude, great to see you again, see you in Norfolk soon

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 Restaurant Fraiche on Rose Mount, Prenton, Wirral 

39. Any pasta you like

You can make your own fresh pasta dish! We recommend trying the carbonara sauce at least once though

Pasta Cosa on Castle Street

40. A piece of Portugal

Great food, great wines, authentic imported Portuguese products and all the laid back charm you would hope to experience in a Portuguese restaurant! 

Cafe Porto on Rodney Street 

41. Momos

(South Asian dumpling)

#steamed #selfmade #momos #dumpling #yammi #dinner with #friends #lazy #sunday

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Da Mount Gurkha on Crosby Rd North, Waterloo

42. Phở tái

Healthy ways. Iced tea👌🏻

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My Pho on Ranelagh St

43. Chips & Gravy

Anybody else feeling the chips & gravy weather? | Bar snacks and #SmallPlates available until 10pm 🍴👍

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Buyers Club (just off Hardman Street, in Hardman Yard)

44. Shish Taouk

Bakchich on Bold Street and now Williamson Square

45. Fresh Sourdough Bread

Plenty of bread and sandwiches and treats for you today. #liverpool #bakery #sourdough #sandwiches

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Baltic Bakehouse on Bridgewater Street

46. Baijiu

China's national (alcoholic drink) and get stuck into their 'Ghetto' Dim Sum 

Fu Baijiu on Gradwell Street

47. Fried Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Miso Butterscotch 😍 #hostmenu

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Host on Falkner Street/Hope Street

48. American Pancakes

or waffles, or ANY of the breakfasts now you mention it

The Double Dutch @moosecoffee 🥞 #moosecoffee #liverpool #manchester #breakfast #brunch @deliveroo

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Moose Coffee on Dale Street 

49. Two Cathedral Honey

Bees from Liverpool Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral have been buzzy working together to produce lots of jars of local honey! Produced and sold from the two cathedral grounds.

Liverpool Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral 

50. Delicious Dim Sum

Chamber 36 on Berry Street 

51. Liverpool Gin

You can pretty much get it at any bar and plenty of restaurants around the city - even ASDA is about to sell it! For more info, head here

52. A Hot Pie and a Love Lane Pint

Originally brewed under a railway bridge on Liverpool's famous Love Lane, Love Lane Pale Ale is made by Liverpool Craft Beer Co. Fresh, light and fruity - perfect with a pie *thumbs up*

Can't beat a pint in The Baltic Fleet! Happy Thursday 🍻#liverpoolcraftbeer #balticfleet #craftondraft

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Baltic Fleet, Wapping 

53. Pork Belly Bao 

Izakaya at Dockside Dining Club

54. Chicken kebab with (volcanic) chilli sauce

Named one of the best places to grab a kebab at the British Kebab Awards!

Botan on Berry Street

55. Fish & Chips

Proud to serve our award winning #fishandchips #manchester and #liverpool #eatmorefish #sustainablefish 🐟

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The Good Catch Chippy - all over Merseyside (have a look at where here)

56. Any of the Charcuteria

Neon Jamon work solely with Casalba butchers & jamon specialist from Burgos, Northern Spain - which means the most amazing selection of Alba Real jamons & cured meats.

Charcuteria in the sunshine (so what if it's winter sun) #wintersun #iberico #jamon #meat 🌞

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Neon Jamon on Berry Street & Smithdown Place

57. Welsh Rarebit

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah #foodporn #foodie #rarebit #cheese #egg #breakfast #veggie #vegetarian #liverpool #aigburth

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Cooper's Coffee Shop on Aigburth Road

58. Su Mai

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Tiger Rock Hawker Food on North John Street & Smithdown Road 

59. Real Italian Gelato

They even do Vegan Ice Cream


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Paolo & Donato's,  24 Richmond Street in Williamson Square

60. Signature Omakase Sushi

Sapporo Teppanyaki on Duke Street 

61. Rainbow Bagels 

The Bagelry on Nelson Street 

62. Fijoles & Tortilla Chips

The build your own tacos #Mexmas banquet at Wahaca.

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Wahaca on College Lane

63. Frozen Yog!

The Yog Bar at the Baltic Market

64. Posh pies

Pieminister on Bold Street

65. Bags of Happiness 

(Let's be honest though, choose anything because you'll love it all)

The Chocolate Cellar online

66. Any of the Freak-Shake's

(But try Nutella Brownie, Peanut Butter and Banana, Salted Caramel and Strawberry Shortcake first)

Barley & Beans in Hatton Garden

67. Truffled Macaroni 

or the chips...oh who are we kidding?! Eat any of the below!!!

A big thanks to everyone who came to see us at the @livfoodfest over the weekend!

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Wreckfish on Slater Street

68. Bury Black Pudding

51 Mill Lane, West Derby

69. Punk Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea the right way

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Baltic Social on Parliament Street 

70. Crispy Chili Satan Bits

Down the Hatch on Duke Street 

71. Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa - sweet, spicy and tangy Malaysian noodle soup. #foodforthesoul #malaysianfood #malaysianstreetfood #assamlaksa

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Nasi Lemak on Lodge Lane

72. Wet Nelly

A Liverpool tradition! A Scouse take on a fruity bread pudding, best served with cream or custard!

Fodder Canteen on Norfolk Street, Baltic Triangle

73. Blue Cheese and Caramelised Bacon on smørrebrød

Malmo Mat on Hanover Street

74. Tagine Tafraout 

Gains 💪🏻

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Kasbah on Bold Street

75. Macarons & Macalairs

Maclairs might just be my new favourite food.

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The Little Macaron Shop on St Johns Road in Waterloo

76. Grilled Onglet

Petit Parle on Fenwick Street

77. Damper Bread 

(You make it yourself over an open fire in the great outdoors! Toasted marshmallows are a hit too!) 

Komaru in Knowsley Safari Park 

78. Catalan Scouse

Lunya on College Lane

79. ...And of course, real deal Scouse

Scouse for lunch in Liverpool

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Ship & Mitre on Dale Street


Homemade food and a social enterprise with community interests at their heart.

Thanks Matthew! We're glad you liked it - enjoy the match! ⚽ ___ #homebakedanfield #homebaked #pies #football #Liverpool #LFC #anfield

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Homebaked Community Bakery Oakfield Rd, Anfield

How's about that? Bon Appétit!

This blog has been written by Lydia Hampson-Delamere, Marketing Executive for Marketing Liverpool. You’ll see her posting everything Liverpool on our Twitter, Facebook & Instagram accounts and on our blogs.

She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a 1st in English, after travelling around South East Asia.

In her spare time you’ll probably find her looking at food on Instagram, playing with her boyfriend’s dog and looking for her next potential holiday.