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The food of our city and where to find it

Liverpool has a diverse food heritage, courtesy of our cultural mix of peoples and our own somewhat independent attitude. The Liverpool Scran project aims to raise the profile of the many hidden food gems within our city region – ranging from supper clubs to markets, junk food cafes to specialist cheese shops, makers of Scouse, bakers of bread, creators of the Maclair, the Homebaked Pie and the best bagels outside New York. We’re coffee drinkers, plant food eaters, cheese tasters, jerk chicken makers and market shoppers. We want to take you on a food trail of discovery round the Liverpool City Region’s many independent eateries, markets, farms and specialist shops.

Join us and find the best Liverpool Scran!

The city of Liverpool was named the third best destination for travellers in the UK in March 2016 at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, beaten only by Edinburgh and London. The Liverpool Scran project wants to showcase the city’s best food and drink to the thousands of visitors that come to the city – moving them away from the standard chains found in the shopping malls and taking them on a food trail of discovery round the Liverpool City Region’s many independent eateries, markets, farms and specialist shops.

A key component of the project will be to embrace and welcome tourists to our region, collaborating across the city region to promote the diversity of local food options and setting up a template for continued promotional activity. This grant will help highlight the tremendous opportunity local food offers to our region. We’ve included Liverpool City Region rather than just the city of Liverpool, as Liverpool lacks an agricultural sector but we benefit from easy access to great farms within our region.

Including these farms on our trails and map is important, as it demonstrates the “local” produce aspect of food in city region. The Wirral, Halton, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley all have great food places to entice visitors, and produce some amazing ingredients. For example we have local asparagus, strawberries and potatoes coming into our city from Claremont Farm on the Wirral. Within Liverpool itself we have a thriving food sector, community-based initiatives such as HomeBaked Anfield and shops such as the Liverpool Cheese Company promoting a specific food. Liverpool Scran will be a fantastic way to showcase our local food offers to tourists and residents alike.