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Food & Drink

Liverpool’s Biggest Food Hall Has Now Opened, And It’s A Street Food Lover’s Haven

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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Set in the old General Post Office, the food here delivers!

From tacos and Thai food to bubble tea and burgers, you’ll now find it all in Liverpool’s largest food hall which has opened in the Metquarter. The 11,000 square foot space, known as GPO Liverpool, pays homage to the building’s past the city’s General Post Office, and is bringing a new wave of independent food and drink traders all under one roof.

GPO will champion independent regional food talent, showcasing a wide variety of cuisine with a focus on high quality street food. GPO Liverpool’s street food traders line-up features the likes of Japanese-Scandi mash up Konjo Robatayaki Kitchen,  quirky coffee blenders Monkey Board Coffee, Instagrammable ice cream purveyors ICE, as well as some traders with stalls at other food hubs in cities such as Manchester and Sheffield.

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Credit: Ant Clausen

The site sits behind the Metquarter’s beautiful historic 19th century façade next to the Everyman Cinema, with open air seating facing onto the recently upgraded Victoria Street. The food hall also includes a Grab & Go area, which is ideal for those short on time with a quick-purchase station providing convenient and tasty lunchtime snacks, takeaway coffees and other hot drinks.

Matt Bigland, Founder and Director of northern hospitality company, The Milestone Group, who manage other street food hubs such as Cutlery Works in Sheffield, said: “After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to finally open the doors to the food hall and invite the city of Liverpool to enjoy the unique independent vendors on offer. GPO will be a hub for Liverpool’s emerging food hall scene and will showcase the best in up-and-coming food and drink talent in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.”

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Here’s the line-up of the latest independent traders at The GPO:

Konjo Robatayaki Kitchen from the team behind Joro, the Japanese-Scandi street food mash-up will be serving skewers, snacks and small plates, cooked over a Japanese Konro BBQ Grill.

Jailbird Nashville Fried Chicken has fried chicken with a choice of three levels of heat – hint of chilli, marinated in Carolina reaper, or clucking hot Nashville-inspired spice.

Patty B’s Burgers – home of the iconic, ironic Pat Butcher logo, it says it’s “just another f**king burger shop” when really it could have the best dirty-loaded burgers.

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Credit: Ant Clausen

Ice is all about the amazing Instagrammable ice cream and desserts – fresh, carefully selected, and delicious, you can create your own combinations from ice cream sourced locally.

Torito Taco was founded by a team of mates who love to eat, drink, and create great food together. Now they’re serving modern Mexican street food in Liverpool.

Thai 25 delivers authentic tasting Thai Street food, cooked fast and fresh, with favourites including the fiery Choo Chee Curry and Nam Tok, a traditional barbecued meat dish.

Nama is one if you love your sashimi because it will be bringing responsibly-sourced sashimi grade fish, tuna, wagyu and caviar to GPO, served raw, fresh and natural.

Chit ‘N’ Chaat transfers the vibrancy and taste of India to Liverpool, with a blast of flavours inspired by parts of North and South India in each mouthful.

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MorMor makes health-conscious food inspired by the cuisines, cultures and colours of the Levant, in the eastern Mediterranean. Everything is created in-house from award-winning shawarma to classic shakshukas.

ALS Gongcha brings Bubble Tea from Alishan, Taiwan’s famous tea-growing area. Made by blending a tea base with milk, fruit and fruit juices, then adding tapioca pearls.

Monkey Board Coffee sources the best single-origin coffee from around the world, supplying some quirky and unique blends, and working closely with roasters for a top taste experience.

The food hall is open Sunday to Thursday, 8.30am until 11pm, and 8.30am until midnight on Friday and Saturdays, serving alcohol throughout. You can book your place here.

The GPO, Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, L1 6DA 

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