There has never been a better time to eat healthy in Liverpool.
As you make your way through the city centre and beyond you’ll be met with a number of juice bars, healthy eating restaurants and cafes offering a wide range of raw and vegan delights.
For many, the thought of healthy eating is one which comes right before a holiday or after a heavy weekend binge, but healthy eating doesn’t have to be a torturous task. Being more conscious of what you eat isn’t all about boring salads and green smoothies and Liverpool’s independents are proving that.
As you make your way down Bold Street, head into the business district and through the city centre, you will find a whole host of restaurants and cafes offering a healthy alternative which doesn’t compromise on taste or indulgence.
So, if you’re on a bit of a health kick, want to lead a healthier lifestyle or just fancy going vegan, this is the perfect guide to healthy eating in Liverpool.
Castle St Townhouse
Having only opened last year, Castle St Townhouse has already proved itself to be popular amongst those who are looking for a delicious yet healthy meal.
Serving breakfast and brunch, at Castle St Townhouse you can enjoy delicious dishes such as Pan-fried Salmon served with Beetroot Hummus, Spiced Lentil Dahl and Cauliflower or Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa with Avocado, Tender Stem Broccoli and Rocket.
Every dish at Castle St Townhouse is of the finest and freshest quality with all ingredients locally sourced to ensure this is the perfect spot for a healthy breakfast or brunch.
Love Thy Neighbour
Love Thy Neighbour is the latest addition to Bold Street’s eclectic food scene and it’s having a big impact.
The minimalist restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious plate and freshly brewed coffee whilst watching the world go by. With the declaration ‘Avocado is Bae’ sprawled across their external wall, you know the superfood is going to adorn a number of their freshly prepared small plates and breakfast treats.
From Salmon, Avocado and Eggs to a jam-packed Smoothie Bowl, Love Thy Neighbour has a menu which will have you coming back for more time and time again. They furthermore offer a free protein ball with their coffee’s each morning which are utterly delicious.
White Wolf Kitchen
White Wolf Kitchen is housed within White Wolf Yoga, a place of tranquillity, relaxation and serenity.
Following a yoga session, the White Wolf Kitchen is a vegetarian café guaranteed to satisfy your every health craving. You can enjoy a range of fruit and vegetable super smoothies, delicious breakfasts and healthy lunchtime bites.
In the mood for a burger? Not to worry as White Wolf have a truly unique take on the indulgent classic. Their Avo and Seitan Burger features tomato, rocket, onion and hot pepper sauce all sandwiched in a green, avocado bun.
Don’t worry if you fancy a treat, you’ll be able to find raw vegan cakes by Studio Raw Liverpool and a number of treats lovingly created by White Wolf founder, Louise Fitzsimmons.
The Delkery is an independent family run café located on Dale Street in the city centre.
Serving breakfast and lunch, Delkery gives you the option to build your own breakfast, simply choose your protein, egg and vitamins to give a healthy twist to the most important meal of the day.
For lunch, you can enjoy homemade soup, a range of fulfilling salads and fresh fish dishes as well as juices. If you’re in a rush, don’t worry as the Delkery has a number of salad and pasta boxes for you to pick up and take away ensuring a healthy lunch is just around the corner.
The Egg Café, or as it’s locally known, the Egg is a vegetarian restaurant located just off Bold Street.
Vegetarian and Veganism is a growing dietary choice and many are choosing this lifestyle because of the health benefits it offers. The Egg is a restaurant a little different from the rest, nestled along a back street and up a couple of flights of stairs you’ll be welcomed into this loft restaurant which is light, airy and a little bit hippy.
The menu is predominantly vegetarian with a number of vegan and gluten-free options too and if you’re worried about portion size then you’ve got the Egg all wrong. Serving Sunday Roast, breakfast, salads and soups there is plenty to try here.
Portion sizes are huge with mounds of salads, quinoa and veggies ensuring you won’t leave the Egg hungry.
Located within Exchange Flags, The Juicery is popular with those living and working in the business district who are looking for a morning or lunchtime pick me up.
As you can imagine, The Juicery specialises in delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies, fresh juices and hearty soups. As well as offering a range of ‘power shots’, The Juicery gives you a burst of intense nutrition on the go.
Japanese cuisine has a reputation for being healthy so it’s no surprise that Liverpool’s best Japanese restaurant, ETSU has made the cut for healthy eating in Liverpool.
Serving authentic Japanese food, ETSU is open from lunch to dinner with sushi, gyoza’s, miso soup and udon dishes. If you’re working in the business district of the city and fancy picking up a healthy lunch, we recommend opting for the bento box which comes with salad, rice and potatoes.
ETSU is located within Beetham Plaza in the city centre which can be found on Brunswick Street.
East Avenue Bakehouse
Open morning, noon and night, East Avenue Bakehouse is a proud supplier of local produce with a few healthy selections.
As you may have guessed, EAB bake their own bread and it’s a delicious addition to many of their dishes. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner on the ever popular and independent Bold Street, you can find a number of classic dishes adorning the menu with a selection of more unusual offerings.
The menu at East Avenue Bakehouse is certainly mixed but for those looking for a healthy alternative, you’re in luck. One of our favourites from the lunch menu is Sloe Gin and Orange Cured Salmon served on a rocket and cranberry salad, or if you’re heading out for breakfast why not try their Homemade Granola with Raisins and Almonds topped with Natural Yoghurt and an Apple and Blackberry Compote.
Lebanese food is both healthy and tasty and this Bold Street restaurant is serving up both.
Serving breakfast, mezze’s, mains and a number of middle eastern specialities, Bakchich is an eclectically refreshing street food restaurant with buckets of charm and plenty of healthy options.
Middle Eastern food is naturally healthier and taking your pick from the diverse menu you’ll be able to enjoy a whole range of delicious dishes which won’t leave you feeling guilty. Your best bet would be to enjoy a few hot and cold mezzes such as Avocado Hommos, Falafel, Fool Moudamas and Baba Ghanoush.
These smaller dishes are the perfect alternative to a larger single dish and ensure you can try several mezzes at once.
Leaf on Bold Street has a reputation for being one the best cafes in the city with its wide selection of tea’s and coffee’s, rich healthy plates and continuous live entertainment.
What make’s Leaf really stand out from the rest is its diverse menu which caters for diners from every walk of life. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, mid-day snack or evening meal, Leaf caters to you.
From their main menu, you can enjoy Crab and Prawn Fettuccine with Basil Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes and Pecorino Cheese or opt for an unusual salad such as Charred Asparagus, French Bean, Pistachio and Almond which we assure takes all the dullness out of salads.
HUS is an exciting café and event space located in the bustling business district of the city.
Open from 8 am you can enjoy a range of breakfast dishes, lunchtime bites to eat in or takeaway and sophisticated evening meals.
The menu is superbly different with a wide range of healthy options on offer including open sandwiches, FIKA boards, vegan breakfasts, superfood soups and comfort food plates.
Offering diners the option to eat in or take away, HUS is a welcome addition to the cities busy office workers who need a fresh alternative to boring, uninspired sandwiches. But don’t worry if you’re not based in this area of the city, Hus is just next to Moorfields station so only a few minutes from the city centre.
LIV Organic and Natural Food Market
We’ve longed for a fresh food market in Liverpool city centre and finally, our prayers are being answered.
An exciting organic food market is set to open in Radiant House on Bold Street, opposite the Old Post Office and will offer a range of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a bakery, cheese counter and eatery. There will be a range of products for those who are both vegetarian and vegan and furthermore a number of gluten and dairy free goods available.
LIV is all about healthy, natural foods and we’re really looking forward to this unique concept to open in the city in March.
So, there you have it, some of Liverpool’s most exciting healthy eating spots. If you’ve had enough of healthy eating or just fancy a bit of a treat, why not find out where to get your chocolate fix in the city.