Grainger Market has been at the heart of Newcastle for over 180 years. This undercover market is a real bastion of the city and has been packed full of foodie traders since it first opened in 1835 with a great opening feast. Today, there is still always something going on. The market itself is permanent, staying open throughout the week, throughout the year. Various events pepper its calendar, from Victorian fairs to heritage open days.
The market is divided into alleys, all under one beautiful roof – the Grade I listed building contains over 100 independent small businesses. Forget the dull trip to the supermarket; markets like Grainger will fill you with the excitement of food shopping all over again as you discover a world of food stuffs and local crafts. It is easy to find your way around and perfect for picking up the freshest produce from the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking for specifics for the kitchen or simply having a wander, you’ll fall in love with Grainger Market.
Grab a fruit smoothie or a frappuccino from Pumphrey’s or tuck into steamed dumplings and a green tea from Nan Bei Dumplings and Tea Bar. It’s always difficult to walk past La Petite Crêperie without being tempted by the sweet smell of freshly whipped-up crêpes, and Sausology is known as one of the go-to places for all your sausage needs, from the bangers themselves to sausage-making equipment. That’s just a taste of what’s on offer so I suggest you seek out this market for yourself. The market is quite literally central, meaning that it’s conveniently placed for all transport links and close to inner city parking.