New Trading Opportunities @ Kirkgate Market

Leeds’ much loved Kirkgate Market will soon show off the results of a multi-million pound refurb. Recently voted as Britain’s Favourite Market, part of its new development will include a fresh food hall where meat, fish, game and a whole host of other fresh produce will be available in one dedicated area. Its long-standing traders will still be in attendance selling their top quality produce, however there’s an opportunity for the regions speciality food producers to become part of the market and set up shop in one of the food halls spots. It could be an ideal chance for artisan producers to showcase their products to a wider audience, especially with fresh impetus from the much anticipated new opening, as well as the possibility of extra customers from the footfall that the Victoria Gate shopping centre may bring when it opens later this year. The hope is that these new traders will enhance what is already a list full of quality on the market’s roster. 

Leeds City Council is eager to introduce a diverse range of artisan and local businesses, here’s an example of the areas they are most interested in …..

Local organic or farm produce

World food; fresh, speciality, niche, supermarkets

Savouries – pies, homemade/handmade, hot and cold

Eggs, dairy, cheese


Artisan breads/bakery

Sweet things – patisserie, ice cream, handmade chocolates

Drinks – micro brewery, smoothies, shakes, bubble tea, coffee, wine

For any artisan producers/retailers interested in the possibility of being a part of Kirkgate Market, Leeds City Council are hosting two events for those who want to find out more this month:

Monday 15th February, 5.15pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 17th February, 7.15am – 9.00am

These places are limited so should book early, or you can find out more by contacting them by phone 0113 378 1950 or email


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