Fries before everything.

Two exciting bits of news for foodies of Liverpool and beyond. The mysterious halloumi fries and an American favourite doughnut fries are now in Liverpool. And the best part? They’re under the same roof. Baltic Market – Liverpool’s premiere street food market opened its doors to the public on June 30th to thousands and thousands of people. The idea is simple; the best and most interesting independent street food traders all under one roof with some good drinks, live music and lots of you. What more could you want?

photo by Josh Evans

Rumours circulated Merseyside beyond of a food trader named Hafla Hafla doing halloumi fries. Big hunks of deep fried halloumi topped with red onion and pomegranate reduction. Off the Richter scale on a Weight Watchers sin scale but oh so worth it. If that wasn’t already enough deep fried goodness, The Midnight Delivery; purveyors of all things sweet and sinful delivered to your door have entered a realm we never even knew existed. Doughnut fries. As in deep fried strips of doughnuts deep-fried, coated in cinnamon sugar and saturated in Nutella. It’s a good thing there’s a separate organ for desserts as after one visit to Baltic Market, you’re going to need all the space you can get.

photo by Eat Liverpool

Don’t like the sound of deep fried halloumi or doughnuts? The Baltic Market is full of amazing street food brands. Timmy Tikka specialises in Indian street food and they’ve got okra fries, Slim’s Pork Chop Express are slinging out cheesy pulled pork fries and smoked meats, ItalFresh have some vegan sweet potato fries with a special Caribbean sauce and more. Oktopus have popcorn mussels and soft shell crab burgers, Little Furnace are whacking out wood-fired pizzas and finally Pao are rustling up Asian street food with more kick than a Bruce Lee Movie. We’ve got an amazing vegan, veggie, meaty and gluten-free selection so please pop down.

God, we’re all out of breathe and we’ve drooled on ourselves a little bit after listing that. See you at the weekend? We’re child friendly and dog friendly and our opening hours are Thursday and Friday 5-11pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-11pm. You can find us at Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ. Come and take a bite of Liverpool.