GRUB named as Third Best Food Market in the UK by National Geographic

The foodie market overtook Broadway Market in London and Edinburgh’s Stockbridge Market.

By Emma Davidson | 14 July 2022

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If anyone has ever made the trip to Red Bank’s street food paradise, GRUB you’ll totally understand what the hype is about. 

And, so does National Geographic apparently, as the leading geographical and travel magazine has named the market as the third best in the UK

Talking about the venue, the magazine said: “Housed in a former textile warehouse, Grub is home to a craft beer bar, an independent cinema and an event space. 

“At weekends, some of the city’s best street traders – including Oh Mei Dumpling and What’s Your Beef – serve up an incredible array of dishes in the beer garden. Don’t miss Plant Powered Sundays, a weekly event with delicious vegan eats from the likes of Seitan’s Kebab and Bee Kind Bakery.”

The market overtook London’s coveted Broadway Market, which came third, and even the likes of Bristol’s St Nicholas Market, which is housed in a Georgian arcade offering a mix of independent stalls, tiny shops and food.

Praised for its independent traders and Chapeltown Picture House Cinema, GRUB really is a one-of-a-kind destination within the city that offers two floors of seating, as well as a huge secret summer beer garden that’s an excellent retreat for alfresco dining and escaping city life. 

The space has a weekly rotating line-up of street food traders offering everything from woodfired pizza, to plant-based African dishes and traditional Korean flavours all just a short 5 minute jaunt out of the city centre. 

The market was pipped to the post by Newcastle’s glorious Sunday Quayside Market, which sees the city’s picturesque quayside complete with food traders, print stalls, artisan bakers and everything in between, and, taking the top spot was Maltby Street Market in London. 

Known for being a magnet for some serious foodies, the market reigned supreme because of its “smorgasbord of global flavours” from the likes of Bangers’ sausage sarnies, Gyoza Guys dumplings and Venezuelan arepas (cornmeal cakes) from La Pepiá.