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  • Aisha Khan

Quayside Market – Sheffield's Hottest Event Basks in the Summer Sun for its Fourth Edition

The Victoria Quays-based monthly market arrived for its fourth event this past weekend, showcasing street food, craft stalls, refreshing drinks and live music. Initially launching in the Spring of 2022, the market has become an unmissable event taking place on the second Saturday of every month. Based at the heart of Sheffield’s canal-basin, market-goers can enjoy their refreshments while enjoying the beautiful view and weather in sunny Sheffield.

Running from 12pm to 9pm, the food and entertainment can be enjoyed all day, bringing attention to the underappreciated area of Victoria Quays and boosting Sheffield’s evening economy. One of the organisers, Bally Johal, who also owns the True Loves bar at Victoria Quays, told Exposed Magazine: “It’s a great spot for a market. I think the challenge here is just letting people know it’s actually here! There are still a lot of people in Sheffield who don’t know it exists, which is a travesty.” With its calming location, Johal hopes for the monthly market to put the city of Sheffield and the canal basin in the spotlight, while creating a sense of community.

Because of its success, Quayside Market looks to become a Sheffield staple, a busy and bustling event with a great turnout under the sun. With the perfect weather to draw out the people of Sheffield, local businesses brought a variety of food and drink options, with stalls to buy from.

There were multiple bars onsite, serving a selection of beer, cocktails, spirit and mixers, soft drinks, tea and coffee, offering options for everybody’s tastes. If that wasn’t enough, right at the heart of Victoria Quays is the Victoria Junction Café, which serves milkshakes, ice cream and cider as an addition to the cooling drinks at the market. To sate the hunger were several street food stalls, presenting a multitude of dietary choices. From global cuisines to vegan and gluten-free stalls, there was an option for everybody and anybody. With so much choice, there was hardly a person walking around without a drink or a bite to eat.

When done with food, there were plenty of independent businesses to support, selling a variety of items from plants to jewellery to antiques.

It truly was the perfect time for the market. The city enjoying the summer heat, feeling as if on holiday, with a friendly crowd, endless entertainment and a stunning view. As the saying goes, the sun does shine brighter in Sheffield.


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