Leicester’s award winning continental market set for a busy weekend


Jacob Jarvis and Josiah Holloway

Shoppers can treat themselves to a number of international products this weekend at Leicester’s continental market.

Stalls from all over the world set up in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate on Wednesday, October 15 and will be there until Sunday, October 19.

Mark Lee, who runs The Cheese Board stall selling a wide range of cheese, said: “Business has been steady so far but we come to Leicester three times a year and it always gets really busy at the weekend.”

A number of different hot and cold food products are on sale, including hog roasts, oriental cuisine, mead, Greek souvlaki, Belgium crepes, hot Moroccan meals and Dutch cheese.

Lorraine Almengo, who runs the Caramelo stall selling a range of chocolates and baked goods, said: “We come to Leicester a few times a year. It’s a nice city, we like it here.”

For those feeling adventurous, The Meats of the World Stall is selling kangaroo, ostrich, venison, wild boar and crocodile in the form of burgers, steaks and sausages.

However food is not the only thing on offer, a wide range of jewellery, clothes and carved ornaments can also be purchased.

Market Place operations manager, Chris Hulley, announced to council representatives: “Our traders shall be presenting Leicester with a great experience and an exciting selection of flavours from all across the globe offering something for the whole family.”

The continental market is open from 9am to 5.30pm every day until Saturday, and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

More information can be found on Leicester Council’s website news.leicester.gov.uk.