International street market returns to Sheffield city centre

Market Place Europe returned to Sheffield this bank holiday weekend to help celebrate the World Snooker final at the Crucible.

A vibrant five-day international market took over the city centre from Thursday 27 April.

There were an array of different food and drink stalls ranging from Spanish Churros to Japanese noodle dishes to traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. 

As well as food stalls, there were a range of alternative stands selling various goods whether that be Viking horns, Dutch plants and gardening tools or hand-knitted hats and accessories.

A Ukrainian stall was also present which was selling Pysankys (authentic Ukranian wicker baskets) as well as several clothes with the Ukraine flag on.

The stall was fundraising money to donate towards the Ukraine War Crisis appeal.

Laura Powell, 32, from Hillsborough, said: “It’s a great cause and it’s good to see Sheffield doing their bit to help such crises. I hope other cities are also contributing to the appeal.”

Taylor Jones, 19, a student at the University of Sheffield said: “I have really enjoyed myself at the market today. It’s great to see so many different nationalities and cultures coming together in one place.

“The cherry beer I bought from the bar was unique, I wouldn’t say it was my favourite drink but it was fun trying it and was refreshing to have in this nice weather”

Derek Poole, 63, from Northampton, said: “I’ve come to Sheffield for the day to go to the Masters final and I wasn’t so sure what to do in the city but this Market was a pleasant surprise.

“I enjoyed some delicious Spanish Paella and bought my daughter a few souvenirs from the stalls here.”

The masters final took place on Monday 1st May as the Belgian Luca Brecel defeated Mark Selby, wrapping up another year of The Snooker Championships at the Crucible. 

However, there are many other market and food events coming up in Sheffield.

A bank-holiday street food and craft drink bonanza is taking place at Peddler Market on the 5th and 6th of May.

Sheffield Food Festival is also returning on the 26th of may until the 29th.

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