An A-Z of Food and Drink Spots in Brum

By Maisie Ainsworth New to Birmingham, or been here for a while and looking for inspiration? Take a look at our complete A-Z of the best independent cafes and restaurants in the city. Including mostly student-budget friendly spots with a few treats in there too for when you’re feeling fancy! Check out @hellobirmingham on Instagram…

Festive Food Favourites

By Megan Nicholls Despite being a lover of German culture, I am admittedly not the biggest fan of the quintessential foundations of German cuisine; bread, beer and Bratwurst! If you find yourself in a similar situation, it definitely doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy plenty of food and drink at traditional German Christmas markets, here…

Montréal: A Foodie’s Heaven

By Maria Allon Montréal is known for many things: the mountain in the middle of the city that gives it its name, its bilingual “bonjour, hi!” greeting, and its amazing food. Whether you’re taking a brief trip, or you’re lucky enough to be spending your year abroad there like I did, Ville Marie has enough…

Sevilla, la Capital de tapas

By Fiona Davis The Guinness World Record for the longest EVER tapas bar was set in October 2018 in Seville, Spain. I was lucky enough to witness this feat of over 30,000 tapas dishes being given out for free from more than 200 local gastronomy businesses, and even luckier to be able to participate! This…

Kaixo! Why every foodie should visit the Basque Country

By Laura Ballard I’ve been studying in the Basque Country for over two months now, and while I do miss some things about home, I must say that I’m not particularly longing for bangers and mash. (That’s a lie; I do miss it, but the food here is really good.) Here’s why you should visit…

Italy’s ‘Espresso-strength’ Coffee Culture

By Grace Baxendine Whether enjoyed in a café or at home, coffee for Italians is less of an act and more of an art. As a language student, this is perhaps one of the most obvious points of culture to comment on, but rightly so. If you want to avoid appearing a stereotypical caricature of…

Deliciously Dutch

By Meg Nicholls Holland is well-known for windmills, clogs, tulips and many other stereotypes, yet I was most impressed by its food during a recent trip to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Granted, none of the meals I ate were particularly healthy, but all tourists deserve a treat, and when in Rome… Kaas; Starting my list with…