Baltic Market has a humungous selection of the best street food in Liverpool. In fact, it’s one of the first indoor street food markets in Liverpool and one of the biggest in the North West. So, there’s plenty of grub to sink your teeth into.
The venue has an array of food and drink from crispy fried chicken and cracking cocktails to beautiful burgers and banging bánh mì, meaning you can eat and drink til your heart’s content. And in this space, it shouldn’t take long! We’ve highlighted some of the best food and drink to sip on or get your chops round at this amazing street food market in the Baltic Triangle.
1. Press Bros
Be sure to look out for Press Bros Coffee and their legendary cocktails and coffee have caused quite the buzz. Opening up a permanent shop on Lark Lane in October 2021, Press Bros Coffee brew great coffee as well as mix some amazing cocktails- their espresso martinis are delightful! For pure decadence, you can choose from the likes of Biscoff, Baileys, Strawberry, Kinder Bueno, After Eight or Popcorn flavoured espresso martinis, combining booze, coffee and your favourite sweet treats in one.
2. Hafla Hafla
Say hello to halloumi! Middle Eastern street food restaurant, Hafla Hafla, have also got us drooling by introducing us to possibly one of the best food marriages out there. Halloumi wrapped in bacon alongside a maple mayo and you have yourself a salty (and a tiny bit sweet) sensation in snack form. Other halloumi creations on their Baltic Market menu include their halloumi kebab- a fluffy flatbread filled with chargrilled halloumi, sweet harissa sauce and crispy chickpeas; pomegranate topped halloumi fries drizzled with tahini and mint; a halloumi burger featuring hummus, chilli jam, crispy onions and Hafla burger sauce; or salt and pepper halloumi fries tossed in Chinese spiced onions and peppers and topped with sriracha sauce, chilli and coriander. Hafla Hafla also have a restaurant on Lark Lane, near Sefton Park, if you want to try even more of their creations.
3. Little Furnace
Fancy a slice of the action at Baltic Market? Well look no further than Little Furnace. Born from two friends being inspired from a visit to a Sicilian pizzeria one drunken evening, the pals now serve up phenomenal Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas in Liverpool, with a recent branch opening up on Smithdown Road. Little Furnace offer a stellar pizza in the form of their Margherita Stella- a star shaped pizza that’s perfect for tearing and sharing (if you must). And for those who fancy some heat to their pizza, get your chops round their Chilli Inferno pizza at the Baltic Market that features fiery Scotch Bonnet and Birdseye chillies.
4. Beef on the Block
Fancy steak and chips but with a little more oomph? This street food steak house based at Baltic Market takes the classic dish and elevates it by serving up juicy and succulent slices of steak over a bed of crispy French fries and topped with flavoursome sauces. Choose from the likes of homemade peppercorn sauce, freshly made chimichurri, chilli and parsley sauce or keep to the beautiful British classic by topping yours with lashings of rich homemade beef gravy. Plus you can enjoy Beef on the Block’s well sourced cuts of steak in sandwiches and wraps for a brilliant lunch treat.
Everyone’s favourite independent Vietnamese inspired restaurant Vietnom returned to the Baltic Market in April 2022, having actually launched their idea with the street food market many years ago before going on to open their Berry Street restaurant. You can expect crispy chicken, pork belly or vegan banh mi’s- which is even served with a pot of their lemongrass and ginger curry sauce on the side to dip into. Vietnom also serve up wok fried Vietnamese noodle bowls, which are exclusive to the market, topped with either crispy chicken, chilli & lemongrass tofu or caramel pork belly. If that wasn’t enough, you can also get stuck into their hand rolled spring rolls, loaded prawn crackers and beloved nom fries topped with herb mayo, chilli, lemongrass, coriander and pickles.
One of the city’s top Greek restaurants, Christakis, which has branches on Duke Street and Aigburth Road, has brought a taste of the Mediterranean to Baltic Market by serving up souvlaki, gyros, loaded Greek fries, Greek salad and more. Not sure what to choose? Christakis’ ultimate Greek kebab mixed grills gives you chance to try a bit of everything (and it serves two, or one very hungry person) and it features a pork kebab, chicken kebab, Greek sausage kebab, pitta bread, Greek salad, chicken gyros fries and tzatziki all served on a platter. If we can’t go on a Greek holiday, soaking up the rays outdoors at Baltic Market with this dish is sure to make things better.
For the past four years or so, Patterson’s famous buttermilk fried chicken has amassed a loyal following that keep them coming back for more. To make their much-loved chicken it is brined for over 24 hours in a special mix of herbs and spices, followed by being soaked in buttermilk for over an hour, then dusted in a secret recipe flour before being fried to juicy perfection. Venture over to to Liverpool’s Baltic Market and you’ll see what the fuss is about. Enjoy the crispy perfection alongside an array of sauces including Pattersons’ thick, rich gravy or with a buffalo or honey sriracha dip or topped on a selection of loaded fries.
8. Spice Thai
From Bangkok to Baltic Market, Spice Thai boasts a menu full of flavour. Tuck into dumplings and steamed bao buns with epic fillings like roasted duck with spring onions, carrot, cabbage and hoisin sauce; prawn, Char Siu pork and even custard, for the ultimate dim sum. Spice Thai also serves up oodles of noodle dishes like pad Thai and udon kee mao (drunken stir fried noodles) with either beef, chicken, prawn or veg. Other menu favourites include crispy pork belly and chargrilled duck both served with sweet black soy sauce and seafood sauce, as well as their signature dish, Weeping Tiger, sirloin steak served with veggies in oyster sauce and rice.
9. The Midnight Delivery
Consider yourself the owner of quite the sweet tooth? Then this one’s for you. Providing the North West with the gooiest desserts in the game, The Midnight Delivery serves a range of innovative desserts at their Baltic Market spot. Regularly experimenting to create even more indulgent combos, the team in the kitchen is constantly bringing new creations and you can order the likes of hot Kinder cookie dough, Galaxy Caramel stack brownie, Daim cheesecake, Kinder Surprise bubble waffle or Kinderella ice cream sundae, to name a few. Be sure to save room for the delicious yet decadent desserts.
Another new kid on the block (or should we say market) is Richie’s. This street food concept from the Baltic Market is dedicated to Richie, the market’s legendary handyman and secret hero. Richie’s is the home of burgers, nuggets, loaded fries and incredibly gooey Flamin’ Cheeto mozzarella sticks. Choose from the likes of Richie’s double cheesy boi, Dr Pepper BBQ bacon cheesy boi or vegan cheesy boi burgers and sensational sides like cheezy jalapeno poppers or crinkle cut fries which can be laced with hot cheese sauce and bacon bits.
11. Roles & Holes
Launching over the May Day bank holiday, Roles & Holes, the Liverpool bakery founded by Great British Bake Off contestant Mark Lutton (@thebakingbuddha), visitors can now indulge in his bakes. After a pop-up at the market in 2021, Roles & Holes has now found a home at Baltic and is now slinging out cinnamon buns and donut holes. One of the standouts on the menu is the unbelievable Biscoff loaded cinnamon roll featuring a fluffy yet sticky cinnamon roll drenched in caramely sauce and topped with a Biscoff crumb.
Open every Wednesday to Sunday, it’s a great spot for family and friends to gorge out on some excellent local food. But, as well as the food, there’s music, pints on tap, outdoor seating and a host of activities, making Baltic Market the complete package for all your Liverpool weekend requirements.
Baltic Market, Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ