SQUASH at LIVERPOOL RESTAURANT WEEK!

Squash are really excited to be part of the first ever LIVERPOOL RESTAURANT WEEK! We look forward to welcoming you to Squash for very tasty food!

Book now for our very special FULL MOON FEAST on Wednesday 24th or from Wednesday through to Sunday 28th April, delight in 3 divine offers inspired by recipes from our wonderful patron Andi Oliver’s cookbook The Pepperpot Diaries! No booking required – just come by!

FULL MOON FEAST; THREE VEGETARIAN/VEGAN COURSES WITH RHUBARB FIZZ & LIVE MUSIC 

Enjoy a delicious spring dinner on full moon night! Chefs Edlira Bunga and Sean Paul Reading are excited to share the fresh tastes of the season with you, all vegetarian/vegan, organic & ethical produce, including salad leaves, herbs, roots & rhubarb from our own community gardens.

We’ll be serenaded by the wonderful world fusion folk band, Kaloco & weather permitting we’ll enjoy a song or 2 around the garden fire. By feasting with us you’ll also be raising funds for ‘Soup-it-Forward’, Squash’s initiative supporting neighbours in need of nourishment. Please note Squash is an alcohol free venue. If you can’t make it for the feast but would like to donate to ‘Soup-it-Forward’ please follow this link.

RESTAURANT WEEK SPECIALS – ALL WEEK!

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th April

 Enjoy a mouthwatering lunch of Red Pea Soup with our house sourdough and green seasoning butter, using recipes from Squash’s patron Andi Oliver’s cookbook The Pepperpot Diaries!

 Enjoy a delicious slice of Coconut and Lime Cheesecake – an incredible recipe from Andi Oliver, with our organic filter coffee (or tea!).

Enjoy a very special vegetarian or vegan brunch with a legendary Squash Turmeric Shot, organic filter coffee plus apple & cinnamon bake.   Our fulsome brunch features organic, free range, seasonal and local produce with house made sourdough, butter and cream cheese, plus Andi Oliver’s fresh green sauce!

Squash Cafe, Shop & Gardens, Windsor Street L8. 

Squash Liverpool C.I.C is a pioneering, award-winning community organisation, rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street, Liverpool 8.  The Squash cafe, kitchen & shop is a neighbourhood treasure housed in a beautiful, community-designed eco food hub alongside abundant kitchen gardens.   

Squash are committed to organic, free range, ethically sourced, house made staples and home grown produce. The delicious vegetarian and vegan menus are full of fresh, seasonal flavours, prepared for daily, and weekly rolling menus.  Squash has won BBC Food and Farming award for Best Shop & Lancashire Life Magazine Best Producer award. 

Since 2007 we have been making positive social change and prioritising well-being for all in our neighbourhood through participatory food and art practices including food-growing and cooking, arts and crafts and seasonal rituals & events. 

Squash has a commitment to its own ‘Soup it Forward’ initiative.  Diners, shoppers and visitors are encouraged to pay for a fresh free soup for anyone in need of nourishment. 

AN EVENING WITH HABIBTI

Wednesday 17th April 7-9pm

Want to know more about the solidarity fundraising which happens in Liverpool to support services at Al-Sabeen Maternal Hospital in Sana’a in Yemen? Then come and meet the wonderful people behind local charity Habibti who’ve been raising essential funds for the best part of the last decade.

  • watch a short film made by a local lad about Habibti  
  • listen to local people who have done fundraising activities…. there’s a HUGE range of people, ideas and ways!
  • hear updates from some of the trustees about what exactly we do and how it makes an impact in Yemen

This event is free and everyone is very welcome. Text 07841639605 to book your free place.

It’s not all about having money to donate btw, it’s about raising awareness and finding a way to support some of the most vulnerable in Yemen. And please note we won’t be selling clothes that night! But will be having and amazing Fashion Show Fundraiser on Friday 26th April – more info here!

The Squash Cafe will be open from 6pm for delicious dishes, snacks, drinks & cakes

EQUINOX IFTAR FUNDRAISER

Thursday 21st   6-9pm  

In this time of Ramadan, come and break your fast with us and enjoy delicious food around the fire. There will be dates and water to break fast and prayer space available plus dhal & rice. Everyone is welcome whether fasting or not, and all food and drinks are free. Bring sweet treats to share!

We’ll be raising funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians & Habibti Liverpool.

ARTWORK BY ALTERNATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

SPRING EQUINOX

WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH 12 NOON – 2PM

GRAPES COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN

ON THIS DAY OF ALMOST EQUAL DAY AND NIGHT, JOIN US TO FIND YOUR SPRING BALANCE.

At the garden; meet gardeners, cooks & artists, sow seeds, have a gentle stretch, help build a moveable altar, set spring intentions and enjoy wild garlic & nettle soup around the fire.

The spring equinox is also known as Ostara, from the Anglo-Saxon Ostara/Eostre, the goddess of spring. She is the divine maiden that brings forth the first light of springtime after the winter. Come and listen to stories of Ostara & spring folklore, and bring yours to share.

Poster by Corbin LaMont / Alternative Infrastructure. Photos by Jude MacLochlainn & Jon Barraclough

SPRING AT SQUASH!

JOIN US FOR A FRESH SPRING PROGRAMME OF ART, COOKING, FOOD-GROWING AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION ON WINDSOR STREET!

ORDER FESTIVE ORGANIC SOURDOUGH AT SQUASH

Pre-order to guarantee your organic sourdough bread and treats for the festive weekend!

How to order: Email becky@squashliverpool.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 20th December with your order specifying amounts (limit of 2 items per each variety) & mobile phone number and if there’s still availability she will send you a payment link. Pick up is from the Squash shop on Saturday 23rd December between 11.30am and 3.30pm.

Seeded, Malted Granary LoafMedium£4
Large£4.50
Sesame, Spelt and Rye LoafMedium£4
Classic Wholemeal Sourdough LoafMedium£4
Large£4.50
Cinnamon and Cardomom Swirl£3.50
Chocolate and Hazelnut Swirl£4
Festive Focaccia£3.50
…plus our legendary Turmeric Tonic£5.75

WINTER SOLSTICE

Friday 22nd December

Join us on Windsor Street on the shortest day for calm, fire and community. 

SOLSTICE ALTAR 8am-4pm FRONT ROOM 

Gather around the Solstice Altar to reflect on the year with rituals, readings, drawing, conversations, and rest. With L8 pop-up apothecary. And maybe an early fire on the street, you never know…

SOLSTICE WINTER GARDEN 12-2pm  GARDEN

Celebrate the garden in winter and welcome in the longer days with music & food around the Solstice fire!

SOLSTICE WINTER WARMER  5-8pm SQUASH 

Come along for this cosy evening of seasonal cheer, festive songs from Hope Street Harmonies choir, mulled apple punch round the fire and a chance to do a bit of ethical, tasty Christmas shopping!

The cafe will be open 8am-8pm (except 4-5pm) for delicious solstice breakfast, soup & supper.

SOUP-IT-FORWARD FUNDRAISER

WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 5-8PM

Bring family & friends for a festive eve of soup eating around the fire whilst helping support ‘Soup-it-Forward’, our initiative that ensures access to free soup at the Squash cafe for anyone who needs it, no questions asked.

Each year we serve over 1200 free soups in the cafe, 1500+ free meals in the garden, & 100+ meals on Christmas Day as well as over 350 veg boxes. This is made possible in the most part by the deep generosity of Squash members & customers.

In the winter, there’s increased demand for free hot food. Funds raised at our Soup-it-Forward fundraiser will help us provide tasty, healthy soup & bread this colder season.

On the night there’ll be lovely festive vibes with a couple of delicious soups, as well as tasty cakes and hot drinks available in the cafe, a toasty fire outside, and a chance to do some ethical Christmas shopping! No need to book – just turn up!

If you can’t make it on Wednesday but want to pay forward a soup for someone, please donate here.

For more info contact clare@squashliverpool.co.uk

WINTER AT SQUASH

FIND A WARM WELCOME AT SQUASH THIS WINTER!

SQUASH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER 5-7PM 

All are welcome to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Squash is a Community Interest Company (CIC) – a not for profit membership organisation that is accountable to our community.

From 5-6pm we’ll be undertaking AGM business and from 6-7pm we’ll be sharing soup and having a social.

Please R.S.V.P to clare@squashliverpool.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 6th and/or enquire about becoming a Squash member.