Another institution which has been around seemingly forever but can sometimes be overlooked in favour of ubiquitous Sainburys and Tescos. Matta’s offer exotic foods, vegetarian and vegan ingredients and everything you need to put together a dinner party inspired by far flung destinations. The perfect follow-on from sampling the diverse cuisines on offer down Bold Street.
As records enjoy a resurgence in popularity, vinyl collectors may already be aware of the treasure drove known as Dig on Bold Street. For any casual music fan, this subterranean sonic cellar is still well worth a visit to see an authentic record shop with friendly knowledgeable staff and a fantastic collection of albums, compilations and single. Plus there’s a well in the middle of the shop floor!
Not technically on Bold Street but just a couple of doors from the corner of Subway sandwich shop, Newington Temple is a fantastic bar for beer drinkers and music fans. Serving a exquisite selection of craft ales and hosting the best in local DJs, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a hard day shopping!
Next To Nowhere
Liverpool institution News From Nowhere has been faithfully providing the city with a socially conscious seller to buy paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs and CDs from for over 40 years. It is one of the key businesses that make Bold Street what it it and it’s exquisite frontage makes it hard to miss. Fewer people are aware of Next To Nowhere a café and social centre ran by activists situated, as the name suggests, next to the bookshop. The venue hosts events and serves delicious vegan food. If you are around the area on a Saturday afternoon make sure to check it out.
Italian Club Bakery
The bakery is part of the Italian Club family which always ensure quality whether it’s fish, meat or coffee. Again, not on Bold Street to be exact but only a minutes walk towards Renshaw Street past Newington Temple this tiny bakery sells the best in freshly baked breads, pastries and pizzas. The staff here can also conjure up a beautiful celebration cake and it is also well worth the visit for their beautiful home-made soups.
Everyone loves pies and ice creams and luckily for anyone living in or visiting Liverpool Pieminister has created a luxurious range of soft-serve ice creams to complement their famous pies.
Located next to resurrection you can find a variety of interesting flavours, from the frozen yoghurt Honey Bee with honeycomb, honey, pistachio and fig to the chocolatey Mud Pie to the Pork Pie-scream (vanilla ice cream laced with free range British bacon & Bourbon maple syrup, apple sauce and a free range British pork scratching) they’re fun, inventive and taste every bit as good as they look.
For those who like to find a pre-loved bargain and err towards the more unique for their wardrobe, Cow Vintage offer a range of mens and womens on-trend threads at really reasonable prices. The carefully curated collections and considered visual merchandising also ensure a pleasant shopping experience.