Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 16.20.05A BRAND new artisan street food market is coming to town bringing influences from around the world to the heart of Middlesbrough.

Orange Pip Market – at the heart of the town’s bustling Baker Street – will feature around 25 independent food vendors as well as arts, culture and entertainment.

Market organisers have cherry-picked the best in farmer’s markets, continental markets and street food festivals, alongside live music from up-and-coming artists, pop-up arts workshops and street theatre.

Treats in store for hungry shoppers include vintage style tea and cakes from Lotti’s Voluptuous Delights, artisan scotch eggs from The Clucking Pig and Elodie Raclette serving up the traditional melted cheese and potato dish from the Savoie region of the Alps.

Orange Pip launches on Saturday, May 28, and will run on the last Saturday of every month from noon to 7pm,

Influences on the development of the new arrival include Maltby Street, Broadway and Borough Markets in London as well as overseas attractions such as Brooklyn Flea in New York, Marché Raspail in Paris and Berlin’s Street Food Thursdays.

Business Development Manager Nicky Peacock said: “The plan for Orange Pip Market was forged in late 2014 and we have carried out research into what makes for a great experience – we are pretty sure we have the balance right and look forward to seeing how Orange Pip evolves.

“The market name was taken from a Sherlock Holmes short story, The Tale of the Five Orange Pips by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – it fits with the age of the turn of the century buildings on the street and along with bars, Sherlock’s and The Twisted Lip – we think it gives the venture a bit of extra personality.”

Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “Baker Street and Bedford Street are really leading the way in bringing a new energy and vibrancy to the town centre.

“They’re demonstrating that given the right environment and support, independent businesses can thrive in even the toughest economic climate.

“Orange Pip Market is a fantastic addition to the mix which will complement existing businesses, further animating the town centre and offering something for everyone.”

The market will also feature a comfortable seating area for visitors to hang out, eat their purchases and take in the atmosphere.

Long term plans see the market widening out to neighbouring Bedford Street which is buzzing with new food and beverage businesses preparing to spring to life over the coming month.

For more information on Orange Pip Market email Nicky Peacock at nicky_peacock@middlesbrough.gov.uk, call 01642 729264, Tweet Orange Pip: @OrangePipMarket or visit look for Orange Pip Market on Facebook.