Four new food stalls open on Norwich’s historic market
- Credit: Geraldine Scott
Foodie fanatics will find new places to grab a bite on Norwich market, as stallholders opened up their new ventures over the last month.
A survey carried out by Norwich City Council while it shaped its 10-year market strategy found that, as with the national surveys, customers wanted to see more varied food - both hot and cold - on the market.
And four new stalls have now taken pride of place in the historic market, offering something for lovers of both savoury and sweet treats.
Tori Fama opened her stall, And Eat It, two weeks ago after working from home for five years.
The 39-year-old is selling cakes, baked goods and sausage rolls, as well as coffee. She also takes orders for occasion cakes and has been keeping city coffee shops stocked with cakes for a few years.
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'I've been stuck at home for years so it's great to be out, I've had quite a few regular customers so far.'
Around the corner Keith Li has opened Falafel and Friends, where he wants to offer something different to what he said were plain falafel.
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Mr Li, who just returned to Norwich from living in Australia, said: 'I wanted to be on the market because it's the biggest centre of food, the biggest collection of food places.'
The 42-year-old said feedback had already been positive.
One stall which is set to attract a very specific customer base is Lasagneria, which opened on Saturday.
Each day there will be a lasagne made with bolognese and another vegetarian made in the authentic Italian way.
Paolo Grazzini, the owner and former head frier at Grosvenor Fish Bar, said: 'I moved to Norwich from Italy in 2013 to learn English and after working at the fish bar for three years I was looking for a way to open my own place.
'Norwich is a lovely city with many people interested in trying good food so I'm looking forward to bringing something very special.'
And adding to the international feel of the market, which is now almost a millennium old, Leyla Edmond has opened Puff and Bean selling filled eclairs, made to an Asian recipe.
She said this meant they were lighter, and crunchy.
She also has an area where she is selling souvenirs and gifts, and hopes to feature local artists.
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