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5 Yorkshire Markets You Need to Visit

· Darcie Hewitt-Dudding · Yorkshire

Dive into these treasure troves.

Peddler Street Food Market

From tasting yummy delights to rummaging for bargains, there’s nothing like a good market.

Who doesn’t love a market? You can browse, chat to vendors and pick up fresh produce for dinner. Try out new foods, discover your new favourite local artist and grab the perfect gift – there’s so much to do! There are loads of markets in Yorkshire, from foodie heaven to artisan gift paradise, so we’ve picked out five of the very best you must go to.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Game and Seafood Festival

On the second Saturday of the month, a community of food lovers unite in the village of Malton. There’s everything from street food vans and locally produced goodies to live music. Wander the stalls, taking in the freshly baked loaves, the rainbow colours of the fruit & veg, the quality meat and the sweet treats to see if something piques your interest. Chat to the stall holders, discovering their passion and how they make their produce. Grab a real beefburger or a cup of locally roasted coffee – it’s all heaven!

Malton Monthly Food Market takes place on the second Saturday of the month in Malton from 9am to 3pm.

Little Bird Artisan Markets

Little Bird Markets

Little Bird Artisan Markets have no fixed abode. Instead, their markets travel around Yorkshire, with regular dates in lovely settings. They showcase local artists, indie makers and small batch creators with a focus on quality and diversity. You can discover people making everything from honey wax melts, nature-inspired art and hand-carved signs to pet accessories, metal artwork for your garden and organic skincare. They have food, drink and booze on offer too, all made by the talented artisans themselves.

Little Bird Artisan Markets take place on regular dates across Yorkshire.

Leeds Kirkgate Vegan Market

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Four Saturdays a year, Leeds Kirkgate Market Kitchen gets taken over by a whole host of vegan vendors. You can find plant-based sandwiches and baked goods, handmade cheeze, luxury vegan soaps, local artists selling their wares, charities to support and more. There’s over 40 stalls to browse. Want something hot? Grab something from one of the Market Kitchen residents – Fat Annie’s New York-style hot dogs are fully vegan and fully tasty, and Manjit’s Kitchen has loads of plant-based curries to try.

Leeds Kirkgate Vegan Market is held from 10am to 4pm on four Saturdays a year at Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Skirlington Market and Car Boot Sale

Skirlington has one of Yorkshire’s best Sunday markets. It’s been around for over 30 years, so it’s got to be good, right? It’s massive, for starters. There are over 200 stalls to take in, split over indoor and outdoor areas and even a car boot section. It’s perfect for hunting out a bargain, whether you’re looking for something to read, something for your home or something to cook for tea. There are food and drink vans, a couple of cafes and you can even grab a roast to mull over the day’s purchases. A perfect Sunday!

Skirlington Market takes place every Sunday (except January) at Skirlington Leisure Park from 9am to 4pm (3pm in winter). Car boot starts at 6am to 1pm.

Peddler Night Market

Peddler Street Food Market

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Not a morning person? One of the best street food markets in Yorkshire (some say the country), starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. It’s the Peddler Night Market in Sheffield and they get some incredible street food vendors. We’re talking cheese burgers piled high with delicious goodness, vegan donuts as big as your head and crispy chicken stuffed in bao. It’s more than just a street food market though, with artwork, jewellery and homeware on offer, local live music to enjoy and even family-friendly workshops to take part in.

Peddler Night Market takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of the month at Peddler Warehouse from 5pm on Fridays and 2pm on Saturdays, both until 11pm.