You can pick up fresh fruit and veg, mouth-watering street food and beautiful crafts at these Yorkshire markets.
There are loads of fantastic markets in Yorkshire. From traditional farmers’ markets packed with freshly picked produce to bustling street food events where you can feast on food baos, burgers and burritos, there really is something for everyone. But where should you go first? We’ve rounded up five of the finest markets in Yorkshire to help you narrow down the options.
Brighouse Artisan Market
The last Sunday of every month, Brighouse’s town centre is brought to life with a bustling market of over 50 stalls. You can choose from a huge array of local breads, meats, cheeses and jams to keep you stocked up on the essentials. Or treat yourself to something special at the craft stalls, which are full of artisan jewellery, soaps and ceramics. It’s a great family day out with plenty to keep the whole brood entertained. Check out the brass bands, ride the fairground rides and even take a turn on a donkey.
Brighouse Market is held at Ship Street from 10.00am to 4.00pm on the last Sunday of every month.
Malton Monthly Food Market
If you’re a foodie, you need to visit Malton Monthly Food Market. A hotspot for chefs and amateur cooks, it boasts 35 specialist stalls. From pies to cider, you’ll find a delicious selection of homemade produce here. And when it comes to the fresh stuff, the friendly traders are always happy to advise you on the best picks of meat and veg. They even have live chef demos, so you can brush up on your cooking skills and buy the very best ingredients all in one place.
Malton Monthly Food Market is held at 58-34 Market Place from 9.00am to 3.00pm every second Saturday of the month.
Leeds Kirkgate Vegan Market
Whether you’ve been vegan for years or just want to start leading a more ethical lifestyle, you’ll be blown away by what’s on offer at Leeds Kirkgate Vegan Market. You can tuck into scrumptious cakes, craft cheeses and naughty fast foods, all dairy and meat free. But the tasty vegan eats aren’t the only reason to visit – with over 50 stalls from local businesses, you can spend the day browsing everything from handmade beauty products to cruelty-free clothing.
Leeds Kirkgate Vegan Market will be held at Great George Street and open from 10.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019 (further dates to be confirmed).
Humber Bridge Farmers Market
Humber Bridge Farmers Market is ginormous. In fact, it boasts over 100 stalls. You’ll find absolutely everything you need here, from colourful fruit and veg to locally-reared meats. Visit the dedicated arts and crafts section to choose from a fantastic selection of gifts, including handmade soaps, candles and bags. The market is in a spectacular location right beside the Humber Bridge, so after you’ve done your shopping, why not take a stroll?
The Humber Bridge Farmers Market is held at the Humber Bridge Car Park at 9.00am to 1.00pm on the first Sunday of every month.
Peddler Night Market
Peddler Night Market is a smorgasbord of street food, craft beer and independent art. Their vendors serve up delicious grub from around the world – think bao buns stuffed with Vietnamese pulled pork, churros coated in cinnamon sugar and fully loaded Mac ’n’ Cheese. After you’ve filled your belly, browse artist stalls full of cool and quirky buys or grab a pint of craft beer and kick back to the live music that plays all night.
Peddler Night Market is held at Burton Road from 5.00pm to 11.00pm on the first Friday and Saturday of each month (except January).Cover image credit: Joe Horner Photography