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Shrewsbury Market Hall has undergone a transformation, fuelled by exciting street food venues, local quality fresh produce, artisan producers and unique independent retailers including on-trend home interior stalls, arts and crafts.
Last year it gained national recognition when it won the national title “Britain’s Favourite Market 2018’.
The market was shortlisted for the award again this year as well as for the Farm Shop and Deli Awards in the category of ‘Foodhall of the Year 2019’. It also won an accolade for ‘Best Market in the Midlands’.
Shrewsbury Market Hall’s food offering is a beguiling mix of raved about eateries and diverse food sellers who are passionate about authenticity, taste, growing local and offering a high degree of specialist knowledge.
Diners can enjoy Beijing dumplings in a Chinese teahouse, champagne and oysters at a continental-style seafood bar, Spanish tapas, Thai or Indian street food, South American and South East Asian dishes as well as tasty vegan eat-in or take-away lunches.
Six times a year the market, in Claremont Street, opens its doors for popular Saturday late nights when its eateries, artisan gin bar, pop-ups and a selection of retail stalls stay open until 10pm. Dates this year include May 4, July 6, September 7, November 2 and December 7.
All the food one could need to fill the home larder can be found in the market – from quality meat, game and fish and locally-grown seasonal fruit and vegetables and local eggs to artisan cheeses, cured meats, bread, a vast selection of wholefoods, grains and oils, specialist teas and coffee and even handmade gourmet spice blends and organic wines made by small producers.
The market is also a go-to destination for home interiors and accessories, art-inspired gifts, vintage finds, pre-loved books, unique handcrafts and more including popular independent vinyl record shop White Rabbit Records, national award-winning yarn shop Ewe & Ply, traditional barbershop Risdon’s and various artist and designer studios.fact filewww.markethallshrewsbury.co.uk
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