An empty unit in the Victoria Centre has just been brought back to life by the new ‘Street Food Club’. An independent street food market that is bringing local businesses and traders to one venue.
Nottingham is known to have a vibrant independent sector. With new businesses popping up all the time, it’s claimed that there are more places to eat and drink per square mile than any other city in Europe.
The 150-seater venue features four hot food stalls that rotate weekly. It has already seen Suede Bar‘s stone baked ‘Death by Pizza‘, and Master chef 2015 competitor, Pete Hewitt’s Asian street food ‘Homeboys‘.
Owner, Simba Muganiri, a former Graphic Design artist said “We started this out in Sneinton Market, so this idea was already there. This is an opportunity to promote ourselves and our vendors”.
“We don’t forget where we have come from. It’s more about local people and bringing them in and helping them out”.
The industrial design, petrol drums and red telephone box give a quirky vibe to the venue. He added; “We didn’t want it to be in Hockley as its already established for being like this. We are trying to bring the Hockley vibe to the city and appeal to everyone”.
Street Food Club is the first of its kind in Nottingham. The idea of having it indoors allows it to be running all year round.
The venue only takes card or pay pal to make it simple and easy for all traders to come in.
The market is on a 12 month contract with the Victoria Centre as an experiment to see how it gets on before discussing renewal. At the moment it is open 12pm-10pm Friday- Sunday.