Castle Street-based Maluco provides a plethora of items that can be made and enjoyed at home and is an independent cooperative. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool pizzeria Maluco has unveiled a new deli and ‘grab and go’ section to compliment its restaurant and outdoor terrace area which has been expanded as part of the Liverpool Without Walls initiative.
The Castle Street store, which provides a plethora of items that can be made and enjoyed at home, is an independent cooperative made up of high quality and artisanal produce from local independents.
Maluco is offering vegan items from Indigo Greens, freshly baked goods from Liz Beth Bakes, jarred products from Cahita and fresh pies and produce from Ellis Barrie’s The Fat Pig Farm, as well as Maluco’s pizzas.
Its fare also includes fresh fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes, eggs, dried pasta, sauces, chutneys, oils, crisps, coffee beans, cold pressed juices and a bottle shop serving up organic and natural wines, beers and freshly made cocktails. Meal prep is also available.
Maluco pizzas can be purchased and are freshly made with guests needing to simply finish the pizzas off at home for 5-7 minutes. Favourites including the DGT with mozzarella, pepperoni, chicken, pulled pork, ham, beef, jalapeños, ranch dressing, the classic Margherita and the vegan Mushroom Kiev pizza are amongst the pizzas available to enjoy at home.
The store is also home to an in house bakery with freshly made loaves of bread perfect for individual guests, retail or businesses.
Currently open from Thursday-Sunday 12pm-late, Maluco is available for bookings, walk-ins and takeaway, and with its expansion to offer an in-house deli and pantry, guests dining at the restaurant will also receive 20% off all store products until the end of July.
In August, the business will be open daily and will be taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme where guests can receive 50% off a main course Monday-Wednesday.
Matt Farrell, co-owner of Maluco, said: “We wanted to come out of lockdown with a broader offering and introducing Maluco @ Home has been the ideal way to offer our guests a chance to enjoy the products they know and love from Maluco itself plus many other local independents to takeaway.”