Veg Out at Peddler

Veg Out at Peddler

I’m a big lover of street food. Going to street food markets is a great way to try something new, there’s usually at least one dish I’ve never come across before. I’ve written about Peddler Night Market in Sheffield before, it’s a monthly street food market. Whenever I’ve been before it’s been raining, this time was no exception! I’m determined to go one time and not be wearing loads of layers hiding in a corner trying to keep my food from getting rained on! Aside from the wintery weather I had a great time.

This month it was a veggie special called Veg Out, as the name suggests, all the food on offer from the traders was vegetarian or vegan. Safe to say I was spoiled for choice!

There were some familiar street food traders and some I’d not seen before. Firstly we had a wander around the craft stalls and I bought a beautiful whale t-shirt! Now to the food, time to check out all the menus before making a snap decision!

After debating between bratwurst, Thai food, dim sum, mac and cheese, pizza and loads of other choices, we finally opted for Latin American food from Yakumama. The BBQ oyster mushroom arepa – homemade Colombian maize bread grilled and stuffed with BBQ oyster mushrooms, avocado, homemade vegan aioli, homemade habanero and pink peppercorn sauce, lettuce and coriander. It was unlike anything I’d had before. Crispy maize bread which was soft and warm on the inside and the fillings were a great combination. I loved the habanero and pink peppercorn sauce. It was some of the best street food I’ve had. Something new and exciting. It’s definitely inspired me to check out some Latin American recipes. I have to have figure out how to make that sauce too, better stock up on chillies and pink peppercorns!

Time for a beer, it was clearly marked which beers were vegan, I decided on Juice Springsteen, a tropical IPA which was deliciously fruity, I imagine it’d be a good summertime drink. Whilst we had a beer in the chilly weather, we bought some battered pickles from the Hip Hop Chip Shop. A perfect snack to have with a beer. We were planning on getting brownies but we were too full!

The market was on from 12 and we arrived not long after that, it was already bustling with people. Every time I visit Peddler early I expect it to be quiet and I’m always proved wrong! It’s so great to see Sheffield get behind the market. Particularly this time with it being an all veggie and vegan event. I really hope there’s another Veg Out later this year, go on Peddler, please!

 

Outside Peddler Night Market

Braving the Cold – Peddler Night Market

Last night was a particularly freezing one in Sheffield, it had been snowing most of the day and we spent the afternoon debating whether we’d be able to make it out to Peddler, a street food market. By the time I’d finished working the snow had cleared from the roads so we decided to go for it. I’m so glad we put our layers on and braved the weather!

I’ve been to Peddler before but not since it moved down to 92 Burton Rd. It’s the perfect venue for it. The market started at 5pm, we got down there at about half six and it was already quite busy. I was worried about the weather keeping people away and because it’s not in the city centre I thought it might put people off. I was happy I was wrong, it was great to see so many people there, by the time we left it was heaving!

Outside the main entrance to the warehouse were a few food trucks, we had a quick look at these then headed in, first stop naturally being the bar! Under a swath of fairy lights, listening to the DJ, armed with an ice cold pint, yes not the most appropriate choice for a freezing night, we decided to scout out what food options were on offer. There was a variety of cuisines on offer, not masses of veggie options this time but still enough to keep me from going hungry.

We spotted a mac and cheese truck, Mac Daddies, I couldn’t pass it by. I’ve not been eating cheese much lately, it turned out to be a rather cheese filled evening! Mac and cheese is one of my favourites, I’ll save my gushing stories of my love of it for another time though. So we were stood in the courtyard in the rain with our beer and mac and cheese next to a fire. It was pretty good. Creamy, cheesy, just what you want on a cold night.

After another wander round and a warm by the fires we opted to get pizza from Nether Edge Pizza, we had them cater our wedding so we knew we were in for some delicious wood fired pizza. We had to wait half an hour but when we sat to eat it we weren’t disappointed, definitely worth the wait and it was as amazing as we remembered from last time.

Then we bought brownies from Depot Bakery and headed home to enjoy them in the warmth with a whisky!

It was a brilliant night, can’t wait for the next one we can make it to, really worth braving the cold.

 

Park Hill Presents Peddler

Park Hill

This weekend was a typically British weekend. The weather had been glorious all week, it came to Saturday morning, I opened my curtains and saw the grey and rainy skies. So the weather was typical, but my plans weren’t. I spent the evening with my husband (still feels a bit weird saying husband, only been married for three weeks!) and our friend, at Peddler Night Market. We were looking forward to a snoop around the newly developed flats and keen to try some different food.

It was an evening of firsts for me. It was the first time I’d ventured up to Park Hill, which was much nicer than my expectations of it were. Also, my first time going to Peddler, I’ve always been busy in the past when it’s been on so it was nice to finally go and check it out, even if it was in a different location to usual. It was up at Park Hill as part of Sheffield Design Week, it was great to see some designers promoting and selling their stuff in one of the shops under the flats, and was great to go up to the “streets in the sky” and have a look around one of the new flats.

So all this was great, but I was there for the food, it was brilliant! At first glance on arrival, it didn’t look like there were too many things to choose from but on closer inspection there was plenty. The food trucks and stalls had been split into two areas, there was a couple of bars and seating areas too, which were covered, though thankfully, the rain had stopped when we arrived!

I decided to have little things then I could try more rather than filling up on one thing! After checking out everything on offer we all headed to Melt Works, a stall selling grilled cheese sandwiches, sure you can imagine they weren’t your run of the mill sandwiches though. The guys opted for sandwiches. I decided to try something I never had, I’d never even heard of them before, chickpea fries. They were billed as a “healthier fry”, gluten free, vegan and infused with rosemary and chilli. They were delicious, especially with the red pepper and garlic aioli to dip them in. They were crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, just what you want from fries, I’m on the hunt to find out how to make them at home!

After our nosey into the flats we were ready to try some more food. They guys decided to try things they never had before, my husband opted for Gumbo and my friend went for dim sum. As a vegetarian I was spoiled for choice, which is great, there was frizza (fried pizza!), pie and dim sum. I headed over to Wallace and Sons for some tofu gyozas. Again, a delicious choice! They came served with some pickled cucumber and mushrooms, spring onion and black sesame seeds, not forgetting the pot of sriracha to dip them in.

The guys managed deserts from Depot Bakery, raspberry cheesecake brownies and chilli chocolate donuts, I decided to have an espresso martini from Tamper. A great way to finish off our time at the market.

Inspired again by street food I’m definitely going to be attempting to make some of the things at home, I’ll also be headed to the market again and telling anyone who’ll listen about how great it was.

Melt Works Chickpea Fries  Wallace and Sons Tofu Gyozas  Tamper Espresso Martini