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Bite Street NN in Commercial Street market take over

Northampton Market

12 April 2023

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Update 15 May: due to unforeseen circumstances the Sunday Social events previously arranged on 21 May and 17 June will not be taking place. Both organisations will continue to work together to consider the possibility of future events.

Northampton’s most popular street food pop up is launching a new series of community events at Northampton's Commercial Street Market.

Bite Street NN will be taking over the town’s market one Sunday a month during April, May and June.

Styled as Bite Street Sundays Socials, the events will be free to enter and feature a rotating selection of the region’s top street food traders.

There will also be pop-up bars, one run by Roman Way Brewery with local ales and spirits, a vintage market and artisan food and maker stalls.

The first three events are a limited edition series, a trial run if you like.

We are starting off gently but we hope to grow big and attract people from all over to come to town on a Sunday and mooch while they munch.

We want to recreate an East London vibe – Columbia Road meets Brick Lane kind of thing – but all here in Northampton on a Sunday.
Bite Street founder, Crispin Slee

The street food traders featuring in the first event on Sunday April 23 include Bite Street favourites: Disco Fries – serving loaded hand-cut fries, Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza Co and Gyro Guys – serving Greek street food.

Artisan food stalls include Northampton cheesemaker Gary Bradshaw, Vicky’s Kitchen, The Cake Away and Gander’s Goat with their goat ice cream.

Local makers include Sophie Slade Art, Fred and Betty handmade soaps from Moulton and Scruffy Dog Silver with jewellery handcrafted in Duston.

We are mustard keen to hear from other artisans who want to take part in April or at one of the later events.Bite Street founder, Crispin Slee
This is going to be a great event. We’re delighted to be part of it. It’s just what Northampton needs.Phil Lawler, Roman Way Brewery

Bite Street is working with West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) to run the Sunday Socials which take place on April 23, May 21 and June 25 with a changing roster of street food traders.

We’re delighted to be welcoming a wide-range of vendors and stallholders to Commercial Street Market as Bite Street delivers a series of bespoke events this spring.

Set to offer something for everyone, including food, drink and a vintage market – we’d encourage everyone to come down and see what they have on offer.
Cllr Dan Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at WNC

The vintage market is being curated by Roger Judkins, who is a long-standing trader at Northampton Market with his collectables stall.

To see the menu for the Bite Street Sunday Socials and line up for their other events, go to the Bite Street website.

Tickets for the Bite Street Sunday Socials are free and can be found on the website.

Local residents can find out more about regular traders at the Commercial Street market from Monday to Saturday by visiting ‘Love Northampton Market’ on Facebook.

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