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Our Top Picks from the New Grand Central

Take a look at our top picks from Birmingham's Grand Central!

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Birmingham’s Grand Central station has been making headlines following its opening to the public on the 24th September. The city’s largest and most unloved stations has seen its old, dark building replaced with a light, spacious atmosphere; bringing some daylight to commuters journeys. Today we’re sharing our top picks from the new station. If we’ve missed your favourite, let us know on Facebook and Twitter

Top Snack: Crepeaffaire @crepeaffaire

If you’re travelling through Grand Central and in need of a quick snack but want something more than just your average sandwich, Crepeaffaire is the place to go. Selling sweet and savoury crepes at all times of day, we’re sure you’ll find something to make fellow commuters jealous. They’re also known for their love of coffee, using Arabica beans to make fragrant and smooth coffees, making it the perfect pit stop.

Top Lunch: Tortilla @tortilla

Tortilla aim to serve the most delicious, fresh, honest tacos and burritos in the UK, whether it’s a grab and go lunch or a long leisurely one; they want you to love what you’re eating. Perfect if you’re a busy commuter or someone looking to kill time between journeys. Their menu is easily customised and provides you with a great way to create a meal you’ll enjoy.

Top Restaurant: Square Pie @squarepie

This is Square Pie’s first restaurant outside of London and has a wide variety of options available for you. From classic pies to skinny pies, jacket potatoes to British classics, the menu will leave your mouth watering. We’re currently in love with their ‘Pie World Cup Full Line Up.’ If you haven’t got time to dine in, grab one of their unbaked pies and cook it in the comfort of your own home.

Top Coffee: Caffee Concerto @caffeeconcerto

Cakes, ice-creams, sandwiches and coffee all in one place! Caffee Concerto is sure to provide you with a tasty treat or hot beverage of your choosing. You can eat in or take-away, making it great for those on the go. We’d love a slice of the Strawberry Cheesecake with a nice cup of coffee.

Top One for all Occasions: Pylones

Commuters looking to pick up a gift for a friend, a new kitchen gadget or a little something to brighten up their day will be spoiled for choice at Pylones. With items ranging from accessories to office equipment, you’re sure to find something unique that stands out in Pylones.

Top Fashion: Steel & Jelly @steelandjelly

Established in 2004 Steel & Jelly combine classic tailoring with contemporary styling. Their vision is to embrace British designs and thread the past with the present. When in their store you can browse their variety of classic, timely pieces, and perhaps pick up a gift or maybe even something for yourself on your way home.

Top Bookstore: Foyles @foyles

Award winning, renowned bookstore Foyles has finally opened its doors in Birmingham, using Grand Central for its base. Boasting state-of-the-art digital innovations, alongside 15,000 titles, you’re sure to find a book to see you through your long train journey or commute. If you’re in a rush you can also chose to click and collect from this store, and don’t forget to collect your ‘Foyalty’ points.

Top Bar: Frizzenti

If you’re looking to start your journey in style, or maybe you want a fancy drink after work, Frizzenti is your place to go. Serving Prosecco not only by the bottle, but also on tap, is perfect for any occasion. If pure Prosecco isn’t your thing, why not try one of their cocktails instead?

Top Beauty: Neal’s Yard Remedies @NYR_Official

Neal’s Yard Remedies believes in bringing the expertise of the apothecary and holistic approaches to health and beauty to all people and communities. When they first began they were the first of their kind to push against the use of synthetic chemicals. In their store you’ll find a wide range of products to suit all of your skincare needs.

Take a look at our Destination Guides for more of our recommendations.

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