Deptford Bites Market – Launched – Deptford Yard
Specialist regeneration developer U+I will re-launch its street food market ‘Deptford Bites’ over a fun-filled two-day event on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June. Located at U+I’s Deptford Market Yard site, Deptford Bites will bring together London’s best street food traders with a focus on those from the city’s South East.
The market will be open every Saturday, with live music weekly and retailers open to browse in all of the archways.
Deptford Bites will be operated by Streetfoodmarkets Ltd which brings a wealth of experience having worked with some of the most exciting up and coming street food chefs and brands. In two years, its monthly markets and pop-ups have attracted over 50,000 attendees at different locations and venues. The new market will bring a rare indoor and outdoor experience to Deptford, filled with market traders representing the best of global food cultures.
U+I will work with Streetfoodmarkets Ltd to ensure the market has a positive impact on the community in Deptford. Activities will include research into local shopping habits, special discount offers and various community initiatives. Working alongside the food sharing revolution app Olio, which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses to fight food waste, U+I and Streetfoodmarkets Ltd will ensure that surplus food is shared with the local community.
To further support local businesses, U+I will work with Streetfoodmarkets ltd to offer an opportunity for student chefs to run their own small businesses by having their own stall at the market. Visitors to the market will also be able to learn about where the food they are eating comes from, as well as how they can learn from this to grow and create their own food experiences.
John Gard, Development Manager, U+I said: “Dedicated foodies and curious consumers alike will find something to delight them at Deptford Bites; whether it’s grabbing a quick lunch or stocking up the larder with fresh seasonal produce. We’re also committed to ensuring this market brings something positive to the local community. That’s why we have programmes in place like surplus food sharing and opportunities for young entrepreneurs and we’re excited to see local people getting involved and reaping the benefits.”