Special Focus: In the market

Join us for a foodie’s pilgrimage to a Newcastle institution – The Grainger Market

A celebration of traditional market values and stalls coupled with some of the most exciting culinary concepts in the city from every corner of the globe, the Grainger Market is an essential destination for lovers of good food.

Home to the finest fresh produce from meat and poultry to fish, vegetables, cheese and more, this famed Grade I-listed covered market dates back to 1835. As popular now as it ever was, it is home to a unique combination of suppliers and producers. From a traditional café lunch to an international street food journey, this is the place to be in Newcastle.

Follow @GraingerMarketNewcastle on social media for the latest goings-on in the market, and read on for more about the amazing range of retailers you can savour there.

Acropolis Greek Street Food
For authentic Greek food, pay a visit to Acropolis. An integral part of the North East’s street food scene, Acropolis in the Grainger Market serves up the myriad tastes of Greece in chicken gyros, grilled vegetables and halloumi, fried halloumi bites and much mouth-watering more. Founded by brothers Filip and Viktor and their friend Yusuf, Acropolis has won thousands of fans with its pop-ups, residencies and permanent sites, which include a new location in Jesmond. Meanwhile, their Grainger Market spot is a must-visit in the heart of the city. www.acropolisstreetfood.co.uk

Chirton Fisheries
The freshest produce is a cornerstone of the Grainger Market, and you’ll always find the best of the day’s catch at Chirton Fisheries. The freshest, best-quality seafood and fish is expertly sourced and beautifully displayed by the expert team each morning, with everything from crab and prawns to the best of the day’s catch. Every member of the team is always happy to chat while they prepare your choices and are a font of knowledge on how to prepare and cook your catch of the day. www.facebook.com/ChirtonFish

Savour a taste of Cuba on the go at Cubanos. Having made their name at food festivals and markets including Newcastle’s Quayside Market, the Cubanos crew uses the best local ingredients in every dish cooked in house to traditional recipes packed with Latin flair. The menu features a diverse selection of Cuban dishes, from Cubanos (pressed sandwiches) and medianoche (shredded beef sandwiches), and Cuban rice bowls with shredded beef, citrus chicken or black bean sofrito. www.facebook.com/Cubanosnewcastle

Dumpling and Bun
The brilliant Dumpling and Bun is widely acclaimed for its exquisite Chinese steamed dumplings and buns. They’re all made fresh in front of you and filled with anything from chilli beef and sweet carrot to tofu and vegetables, which means you get to take in the whole experience when you visit. Winner of Best Takeaway in the Tyne and Wear heats of England’s Business Awards, the team also serves up superb crispy bottom dumplings, noodles and soups along with traditional Chinese teas. www.facebook.com/dumplingandbun

Fed’s Fried Chicken
Chances are you’ve eaten fried chicken before, but Fed’s takes the experience to a whole new level. Here, sweet tea-brined meat is served on the bone or as tenders which are also available in sandwiches with a range of accompaniments including BBQ sauce and hash browns to hot bonnet sauce and jalapeno cheese. The vegetarian ‘chick’n’-fried cauliflower is a must for veggies and meat eaters alike, alongside irresistible fries and spicy beans. www.fedsfriedchicken.com

North Shore Coffee
Founded by Toby Davison, North Shore has a deserved reputation for great coffee in the Grainger Market, which is the business’ first permanent location, and at foodie events regionwide. The expert team serves up quality coffee from Origin Coffee Roasters alongside fresh cakes and bakes which are perfect when you’re passing through on the way to work or you need a break from shopping in the afternoon. www.northshorecoffeeco.co.uk

Pizza Slice
For big slices of fresh pizza and even bigger helpings of Italian charm, pay a visit to Grainger Market stalwart Pizza Slice. Made to an original Italian recipe with the finest fresh ingredients, Pizza Slice in Alley 4 is a perfect pit stop for lunch, while a mini calzone from Agostino always brightens our day. www.facebook.com/PIZZA-SLICE-Newcastle-100413361889969

Pumphrey’s Coffee Centre & Brewing Emporium is a regional institution and truly a coffee connoisseur’s dream. The knowledgeable staff are expert in everything you could ever wish to know about blends and brewing techniques and Pumphrey’s is renowned for serving great coffee since 1750. Drop by and savour one of more than 50 coffees or 55 teas from around the world, or enjoy a Coffee of the Month subscription to taste a new single-origin coffee every month. Delicious coffee, beautifully presented, with friendly and efficient service – what more could you ask for? www.pumphreys-coffee.co.uk

Redheads Mac ‘n’ Cheese
A street food experience which elevates the king of side dishes to star of the show, Redheads Mac ‘n’ Cheese has turned its owner’s passion for the simple dish into an essential part of every visit to the market. A wide selection of accompaniments ensures every visit brings something new to the table. www.redheadsmacncheese.co.uk

Bringing the food of the streets and markets of the Indian subcontinent to the grand setting of Newcastle’s Victorian covered market, SnackWallah serves a diverse menu of vegan Indian street food. The rotating curry of the day takes in a number of regions, while the bhaji wrap, samosa sarnie and pakora plate make fantastic alternatives to your standard lunch on the run, especially when paired with a delicious chai, fresh fruit lassi or a nimbu pani. www.snackwallahuk.onepage.website

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