Street food events have been undeniably growing in scope and style of late. Disused warehouses and indoor market halls across the country have become the natural home of independent businesses providing good food and beer to a weekend crowd. So much so, these collaborations are becoming less of a novelty and more of a legitimate answer to the age-old question of “where shall we go out tonight?”
It didn't take long for Sheffield's Peddler night market to make its mark in its first home on Arundel Street. So big a hit was Peddler, in fact, that it soon took on an event space all its own: 92 Burton Road (next to The Depot Bakery), a 7500 square foot former industrial warehouse at the Neepsend side of Kelham Island. And it's now on once a month – the first Friday and Saturday, to be precise.
The people who are pushing Peddler are Ben Smith, Heather Gilberthorpe and Jordan Roberts. They've carefully put together a different line-up of street food stalls, drinks trucks, mini exhibitions, bands and DJs, and craft stalls for each of their markets since starting out in October 2014.
For its Christmas special on 14-15 December, Peddler's giving out goody bags to the first 50 through the door, plus hosting whisky cocktail masterclasses, and (mulled) cider and cheese and wine tasting sessions.
Grab a beer or cocktail, take your pick from the treats on offer, and enjoy the music and warmth of 92 Burton Road and its cobbled courtyard. It may be worth your while to stop eating right now, in preparation. And look out for Peddler's fully veggie/vegan quarterly spinoff, Veg Out.
Peddler features in a short film we made with Sheffield Hallam Uni, alongside a bunch of the city's other foodie favourites – watch below.
- Words by
- Lucy Holt