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Time Out ranks Liverpool 11th in the World’s Best Cities for Food

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Time Out ranks Liverpool 11th in the World’s Best Cities for Food
Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World's Best Cities for Food. Credit: Manifest

As we know, Liverpool is on the world map in terms of its connection to music, it’s history, architecture and football. But over the recent years Liverpool’s food scene has started to get the attention it very much deserves.

Liverpool has once again proven itself to the world once again, earning the 11th spot in Time Out’s inaugural ranking of the World’s Best Cities for Food.

This prestigious list celebrates cities that offer exceptional culinary experiences, as voted by residents who know their food scene best.

Liverpool’s inclusion in the top 20 highlights the city’s dynamic and evolving food scene. From traditional Scouse dishes to innovative eateries.

Just earlier this year, Time Out also ranked the city in 7th place in the 50 Best Cities in the World. Are we surprised? Maybe that we didn’t get first place yes… but… this is a testament to how incredible Liverpool is and to know that the world once again has its eye on us.

Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World's Best Cities for Food. Credit: Belzan
Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World’s Best Cities for Food. Credit: Belzan

Grace Beard, Travel Editor at Time Out, said: 

“Our inaugural list of the world’s best cities for food is a celebration of culinary culture the world over, based on the feedback of Time Out’s city-dwelling readers.

“While some cities on the list are well-known for their food scene, others might surprise you; this ranking is fully informed by input from on-the-ground locals, who had their say on everything from how affordable it is to dine in their city to the one must-eat dish.

“Add in our chef’s picks – three culinary capitals nominated by our very own Time Out Market chefs – as well as recommendations on where to eat from our global network of local Time Out editors and writers, and you have a definitive guide to the most exciting places to eat and drink in 2024.”

Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World's Best Cities for Food. Credit: Madre
Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World’s Best Cities for Food. Credit: Madre

The Time Out article reads:

“If recent rankings are anything to go by, Liverpool is hot on London’s heels. We named it the seventh-best city in the world this year, a recognition seconded by a recent Which? survey naming Liverpool the best large city in the UK. And now, according to our survey of UK locals, Liverpool can claim the title of the country’s best place to eat out.

“With everything from cult street food vendors to contemporary small plates, it’s no wonder locals were full of praise for their city’s food scene. Their go-to dish? Scouse, of course. This meaty stew is so beloved in Liverpool, it gave the city’s inhabitants the ‘Scouser’ nickname. 

“‘Liverpool is perhaps better known for its nightlife than its food, but a clutch of brand-new foodie ventures have earned the city a newfound rep for its dining scene,’ says Liverpool-based writer Alice Porter.

“‘This is largely down to homegrown talent: local chefs like Paul Durand, who opened Michelin-mentioned Manifest in 2022, and Sam Grainger who owns small-plates spot Belzan and Mexican taqueria Madre. All are well worth making the journey to Liverpool for.’”

Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World's Best Cities for Food. Credit: Manifest
Liverpool named 11 in Time Out World’s Best Cities for Food. Credit: Manifest

Liverpool’s food scene continues to grow and thrive, offering something for every palate and budget. The city’s inclusion in this global ranking is a testament to its culinary excellence and the passion of its local food lovers.

It’s a delight to see the hospitality industry recognised as the powerhouse it truly is. As these accolades continue to come our way, they will undoubtedly attract more visitors, who are just as likely to fall in love with this incredible city as we have.

The full list in order is as follows:

  • Naples, Italy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lima, Peru
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Beijing, China
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Portland, USA
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Seville, Spain
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • Lyon, France
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

To read the full Time Out World’s Best Cities for Food article click here.

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