The Lincolnite has celebrated the opening of lots of new restaurants, pop up stalls and cafes in the city in 2019 – here are the top ten.
Lincoln has emerged as a great spot for foodies to get their tastebuds tingling with different cuisines from all around the world.
Here is a list of some of the best places to get a bite to eat or a drink, in no particular order.
First Lincoln Jamaican takeaway serves jerk delights
The restaurant had a staggered opening over a couple of months from January but it is now fully open serving up Carribean delights.
Dean Smith, also known as Harry, said: “People love the Jamaican style of food. We’re going to be serving up lots of different meats for everyone to try.”
Lincoln’s new tapas and cocktail bar
Cicchetti replaced Pomodoro E Basilico after the owner Saied Bakhshalian said that there were too many Italian restaurant chains in Lincoln.
The opening came after over £100,000 of investment and The Lincolnite went for a sneak preview in July.
New vegan pizza and pasta stall
La Verdura, which means vegetables in Italian, can be found in the outdoor market in City Square after it opened for the first time in July.
They make the food fresh each day with a variety of pasta including Pasta Puttanesca, three varieties of vegan pizza as well as deep-fried cauliflower balls.
Vegetarian and vegan pizza goes mobile
Lewis Pheby, 26, and his girlfriend and business partner Rosie Mawer, 25, who have both been vegetarian for around three years, set up Slow Rise in July 2019.
Ever since, the couple has been setting up their pizza oven at different corporate events and social clubs around the city.
Smoothie and burger bar gets veggie tastebuds tingling
Vegetarians and health enthusiasts Stephen Gidlow, 38, and his partner Marta Kompinska, 31, launched a new business called The Mint Box in the summer.
Ever since they have been trading at City Square and St Marks and have recently started to trial delivering the veggie food direct to people’s doors.
Traditional chippy goes vegan
Carholme Chippy, on Carholme Road, started frying up the plant-based treats on Monday, October 7.
The owner wanted to reflect the traditional options so serves up banana blossom fish, battered tofu fish, vegan scampi, vegan sausages, vegan burgers, vegetable fritters and more.
Bobbins picked by readers as the Lincoln’s favourite cafe
Lois Sale, 33, and her mother Paula took over the reins from former owner Christine Spencer on September 30 for their very first business venture at Coffee Bobbins.
Over 300 votes were counted and Coffee Bobbins came out on top, ahead of its nearest challenger, The Angel Coffee House.
Slice of success: Baker launches cheesecake business
Richard Whitely, 41, has always been a keen baker, but recently took the leap from lighting to set up his own business.
Lincoln Cheesecakes sells four different sizes of the dessert ranging from small at £7 to £30 for the extra-large version.
Doughnotts shop brings in the treats
People lined down the street when Doughnotts opened and queues can still be seen quite regularly at lunchtime.
Standard doughnuts start at £2.25. Premium doughnuts are available from £3.25 and doughballs for 75p each or 10 for £6. The store also serves 200 Degrees coffee.
Blest Curry is now open at 118 High Street and serves up food inspired by traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cooking.
Adults and children can eat as much as they like for £13.99 and £8.99 respectively.
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