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Deptford Bites

Launching 7th April

Every Saturday, 10am-3pm
Deptford Market Yard, SE8

Deptford Bites, South East London's new weekly Saturday market is starting on 7th April in Deptford Market Yard! We’ll be bringing together the best street food and produce traders that London has to offer, as well as a selection of craft stalls, with a focus on South East London makers & designers.

With live music every week it’s the perfect place to head down and grab a bite to eat or stock up your cupboards with fresh produce and speciality foods. April’s launch will feature a talks and debate tent curated by The Guardian's food critic Grace Dent and the market will also play host to special events throughout the year, including the popular We Love Cheese festival on Saturday 5th May.


Street food trader line-up

The line up for the 7th of April has been confirmed and it is looking spectacular. Deptford Bites will see some of London's best street food names and ones to watch for 2018 join us in the yard. For the launch you can expect to find:

Deptford Bites Live

Grace Dent will curate and host a series of talks which picks apart Deptford’s new status as ‘up and coming’? Who are the faces to watch? What are the dishes and drinks to try? Why Deptford and why now? And as this new chapter for SE8 begins… who gets to tell the story? Come for food, drinks and some lively chat, including…


‘We Come in Peace – anchoring the past’ 

Featuring Adrian Luckie from Mama’s Jerk and Saima Arshad from Deptford Esquire, chaired by Chris Waywell – Associate Editor of Time Out.  With Deptford Market Yard now 6 minutes by train from London Bridge, a new demographic and the food scene focused on Deptford, can SE8 ever be the same again? Food names and locals chat about the ups, downs and realities of regeneration. Can everyone play nicely together? 
Free to attend.

‘Deptford Ditches Dairy?’

As Deptford’s demographic shifts, so does the demand for vegan food. Is Deptford ready for a dairy-free, seitan-heavy, tofu-loving future? Vegan and non-vegan foodies, chefs and restauranteurs including Vegan ambassador Jay Brave gather to chat about whether Deptford is ready to go the same way as Hackney and be submerged with seitan. Or is veganism just another foodie fad? 
Free to attend with limited number of seated tickets available including food from Dirty Apron & beer from Hop Stuff Brewery

‘A new chapter. Who’s story is this anyway?’

As Deptford starts a new chapter, who gets to tell this story? Grace Dent, Zoe Adjonyoh and Mimi Aye discuss how at the highest levels of food and restaurant influence the power is still mainly in the hands of a very narrow group of people. A lively chat by people who have broken barriers about changing the face of food.
Limited number of seated tickets available including food from Mama’s Jerk & Costa del Deptford cocktail from Little Nan’s.


Getting there

Deptford Market Yard
Deptford, SE8 4BX

Tube: Deptford Bridge
Rail: Deptford or New Cross Station
Buses: 453, 177 and 188



Become an Deptford Bites trader

Applications for produce, craft and street food traders are open. So head over to our traders page to apply.



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