A new monthly food market in Low Fell, Gateshead launched today. Being Gateshead locals, we feel like it’s been a long time coming and couldn’t wait to visit.
Organised by the same team behind the Staiths Food Market (which for those wondering, will return next month on the 2nd Saturday of the month), Kells Lane Food Market is a brilliant addition to the local food scene. It’s found in the school yard of Kells Lane Primary School which we thought was brilliant. There was lots of space for all the vendors, places to picnic and room for children to run around and play. We went along with our little baby in the buggy and all of it was accessible.
It cost 50p for entry and under 14s are free.
There was a good mix of stallholders and lots we hadn’t seen before, and a great variety of produce on offer from brownies and honeys to meat and vegetables.
A few of our favourites were Urban Bakery (who have a fab shop just around the corner and who we’ve mentioned before on this blog) for chicken pies, Northumbrian Heritage Meats for some stroganoff burgers which we’ll have for dinner this evening, and The Lily Tree Bakery who have fab gluten-free products (I bought a cheese scone as a treat for my coealiac mum!).
There were also street food vendors serving up hot food and if I didn’t have to head back for my little girl’s naptime I would have happily ate my way through all the food on offer. Yes Cheese Sir were serving up gooey melted cheese deliciousness, The French Pop-Up had crepes down to a fine art, and there was always a long queue for coffee!
I thought it was wonderfully organised with a chilled vibe, where you could easily spend an afternoon (I was there for just over an hour). I’m so happy it’s going to be a regular feature and have already made plans to be at the next one!
For more details about the event, and to keep in the loop with what’s going on, head to the Kells Lane Food Market facebook page.