Jesmond Food Market

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Jesmond Food Market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am-3pm, on Armstrong Bridge overlooking Jesmond Dene. The launch last month was a huge success, with many stalls selling out very quickly. I was busy that day but pencilled 16th May in my diary immediately, to make sure I didn’t miss out this time around.

The monthly food market is being run by Anna Hedworth (who I’ve talked about on my blog a few times. Here and here), Food Newcastle and Jesmond Residents Association. I went along with two friends today, we got there at around 11 and it was already bustling! It was also pretty blustery and looked like it might rain. It did rain. We got soaked but took shelter under some trees for a few minutes until it slowed. While we were at one of the stalls we overheard someone saying they thought today, like last month, was going to be a sell-out too. The people of Newcastle LOVE a food market, clearly!

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We’d already decided to head for lunch after the market, otherwise I would have had a pizza from Pizzette, a crêpe from my faves (La Petite Crêperie) or some delicious barbecued meat in a bun from Longhorns. Papa Ganoush were also there, whose food I LOVE, but I had chicken shawarma in flatbread from them last week (delicious)! Coffee from my favourite coffee place in town, Ouseburn Coffee Company, was a must. I managed to convert two more coffee drinkers (well, I bought them a cup of coffee and that was that). After having a good nose around and taking photos, I ended up buying some cheese from Northumberland Cheese Company, a French boule from Olivia’s Artisan Bakery and a pack of sausages from The Northumberland Sausage Company. On the way out we stopped at Di Meo’s for an ice cream, even though we hadn’t eaten lunch (or breakfast).

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Elodie's Crêpes
Elodie’s Crêpes

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Jesmond Dene
Jesmond Dene

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Americano. Latte. Flat White.
Americano. Latte. Flat White.

Right before the rain
Right before the rain

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The Northumberland Sausage Companu
The Northumberland Sausage Company

Charlotte's Butchery
Charlotte’s Butchery

Best coffee in the toon
Best coffee in the toon

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Hello

salted caramel ice cream in an oreo cone!
Salted caramel ice cream in an oreo cone!

chocolate ice cream in a salted popcorn cone
Chocolate ice cream in a salted popcorn cone

Overall I loved the variety of things to choose from, there were a lot of bread stalls (all of which were busy!), I would have liked to have seen more veggies/flowers but they’re the only things I can think of. I was meant to write this on my feedback form but it started raining and we ran away to get shelter.

It feels like this has been long overdue, I’m so glad it’s here now! Thank you organisers, I’ll definitely be back regularly and recommend it if you’re in the area. The next one is Saturday 20th June! 

Were you there last month or today? Let me know what you thought!

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  1. OMG I cannot imagine how delicious your salted caramel ice cream must have tasted! This looks like the best way to spend a Saturday I think x

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    1. I had the chocolate ice cream in the salted popcorn cone Sam! It was delicious. My friends both had the salted caramel and loved it too. Really recommend a visit 🙂 x

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  2. Oh no, I forgot this was on, looks brilliant, especially that ice cream, oh my word i would love that right now!!

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    1. It was delicious Rachel! Di Meo’s in Whitley Bay is one of my favourite places to go, their ferrero rocher ice cream is unreal! Next food market is 20th June, really happy this is happening now 🙂 x

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  3. Salted Caramel in an Oreo cone?!?! You could have described my dream iice cream better! This looks like a fab market, I love Jesmond dene #nebloggers

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  4. Oh my days Salted Caramel in an Oreo cone?!?! You could have described my dream ice cream better! This looks like a fab market, I love Jesmond dene #nebloggers

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    1. The market is such a good idea, love Armstrong Bridge too, the view over jesmond dene is beautiful. Really excited to see how this evolves! X

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  5. oooh I didn’t know about this, will have to look out for it next month. That ice cream looks amazing

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  6. I wanted to go but was at a wedding, must go next time! Great photos, the Dene looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Rachael! Definitely worth a visit, I can’t make next month but will be there in July! Such a gorgeous view over the Dene 🙂 x

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  7. This market looks great! I love food markets! 🙂 I think it is finding lots of new food and local companies to buy from! 🙂

    xox

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  8. Kayleigh says:

    Love this! I love a good food market, will definitely have to visit one weekend sounds great! Mmm crepes!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello! Definitely worth a visit Kayleigh 🙂 I always get an LPC nutella crêpe but didn’t this time, opting for an ice cream instead! I’m super excited to see how this market evolves! x x

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