Watch as we take you inside LIV, Liverpool’s new healthy living department store
The first of its kind, this stunning new organic and natural food market, café and health and beauty destination is due to open on Bold Street this Thursday.
With a spectacular 10,000 sq ft market area and 50 seat restaurant, LIV is perfectly placed in the heart of the city’s thriving independent food and drink quarter, celebrating the best that Bold Street has to offer.
The LIV concept is being launched by Knowsley-based Healthy Food Supplies.
Inside, the market area is a must for foodies, with bespoke individual sectors, where customers are encouraged to wander round and ask the friendly experts for advice.
The team have been hard at work sourcing the finest fresh, local and seasonal produce, with chilled, fresh and frozen sections.
The beautiful 50 cover eatery is the perfect place to relax and people-watch, or catch up with friends, enjoying views onto Bold Street. The menu offers something for everyone, including the best delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, with meat dishes too, as well as a strong awareness of dietary requirements, such as gluten and dairy free options.
In a dedicated health and beauty area there will be a first-rate range of vegan cosmetics, brushes and skincare, catering for a burgeoning sector of the beauty industry.
LIV’s Ashleigh Coleman says: “The response has been fantastic. Since we announced we were opening we’ve had such amazing feedback. Bold Street is a fantastic location for independent businesses, particularly in the food and drink sector, it just seems the ideal place for us to be.
“There is real demand for fresh and seasonal foods, and the growing vegetarian and vegan market means it’s the perfect time and place for a healthy living department store like LIV to open in the heart of Liverpool. We can’t wait to welcome our first customers in through the doors.”
Other stand-out elements in LIV’s food and drink offer includes a specialist herb and spice selection where keen cooks can help themselves from dispensers, fill up packaging, weigh and print off a price label.
Ashleigh adds: “We’ll have fresh fruit and vegetables, and on-the-shelf products like pastas and sauces, plus a cheese and deli counter – again supporting local producers – and an in-store bakery.”
Stepping into the Art Deco grandeur of the iconic site, built for the gas board as Radiant House, customers will be greeted by a large feature wall artwork, celebrating Liverpool’s cityscape and all its world famous sights.
Healthy Food Supplies has chosen Liverpool as its first LIV location, and Ashleigh says the response to the initial announcement gave them confidence that customers are keen to see an organic, natural food market in the city.
“Health and lifestyle have become such a big issue and people are appreciating them much more, so we hoped to get a positive reaction, but it went wild as soon as we first revealed our plan,” she adds. “LIV isn’t just about healthy food and natural beauty products, we want to develop a community aspect too which I think are all a part of that lifestyle.”