As mentioned in my recent update, my lovely friend Lottie came to visit during the month of January. Whilst there is nothing I love more than showing visitors around my hometown and favourite city, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming – there is just so much to see! As huge foodies, I couldn’t wait to take her on a mini food tour of the city’s amazing cafes and eateries. Whilst thinking of my favourite spots, I found myself scrolling through my Instagram feed with hopes of creating the ultimate foodie “To-visit” list for her visit. Today I thought I would share a little roundup post of the best “Insta-spots” to hit up for anyone visiting Glasgow or any of you locals wishing to try something new. I hope you enjoy!
Whilst we Glaswegians are spoilt for choice in the cake department, a firm favourite of mine has to be Tantrum Donuts. Tantrum make small batch brioche doughnuts in a variety of unique flavours which quite literally look like works of art. In addition to their fab selection of treats, Tantrum also serve up some mean drinks from coffee to homemade milkshakes and hot chocolates (as pictured below- and yes that IS a giant marshmallow). The cherry on the cake? Its also dog friendly (woop). You can check out their Insta account here for some serious donut porn.
Pizza enthusiast? I got you. When it comes to pizza, I’m pretty sure everyone and their granny loves Paseano. Situated on Miller Street in Glasgow, Paesano have hands down the best pizza I have ever tasted – and thats a pretty bold claim. But don’t just take my word for it – the pizzeria was also voted the number one pizza restaurant in the UK by trip advisor. For me, I feel like Paesano has just hit the nail on the head with its ultra affordable prices and its cool, rustic interiors. When it comes to eating in town, the pizzeria is consistently at the top of my list.
Kember and Jones.
Coffee and cake? This is the place. A recent walk around the west end saw us popping into this heavenly cafe. Offering a vast array of home baked treats from mini macarons to giant meringues, Kember and Jones is the ultimate spot for a sweet treat. Whilst I have yet to try any of their breakfast / lunch menu I was ultra impressed by their baked goodies and beautiful interiors. It’s a yes from me.
Temaki, situated on 113 Hope Street is a little gem that packs a big punch! Whilst visiting just after its initial opening I was amazed by the variety of street food that it has on offer, from Gyoza’s to Ramen, Temaki has got the lot. However, the star of the show HAS to be their sushi burrito (pictured above), I can assure you that it was just as magical as it sounds. Why not check it out for yourself!
Bread Meats Bread
Bread Meats Bread definitely holds the “Best Burger Joint” title in my eyes. I’m pretty sure we have tried the majority of their menu, with each and every burger hitting the spot. Just like Paesano I feel that BMB have their menu, price point and interiors down and has quickly become a “go to” spot to take visitors from out of town. If you try one thing, I would totally recommend their infamous “Luther Burger” – a double smashed burger with candied bacon, american cheese and crispy onions enclosed in a donut bun – yes, a donut bun. It.Is.Magical.
Taste Buchanan, situated on the top floor of Buchanan Galleries is Glasgow’s indoor street food hub. With its regularly changing line-up of street food and indy producers, you are bound to find something at this hidden gem. I believe that Taste are also hosting their first tasting event on the 3rd of March which will allow attendees to trial dishes from all five of their current pop ups. Why not check out their event page here!