Chow down in Reading

Wed 29 April 2015, 3:56 pm

Economic development company, Reading UK CIC, is aiming for Reading to become a culinary hub, with the opening of a food market offering global cuisine in Reading’s Market Place.

Locals enjoying the Chow food market last week

The ‘Chow’ market was launched by Reading UK CIC and the Reading Business Improvement District on 24 April.

It will be operated by Southern Market Traders, and will run every Friday between 9am and 4pm.

Street food stalls include Mexican tacos, Caribbean jerk chicken, Greek wraps, Spanish paella and English pie and mash. Breads and cheeses, fresh fruit, fish and meat, vegetarian dishes and gluten-free produce will also be on sale.

Paul Lewis of Southern Market Traders, said: “Chow will be all about providing a great food choice for Reading, whether you are looking for something different for lunch on a Friday or for something tasty to take home for the weekend.” 

Details of this year’s Eat Reading festival were also announced. The food festival will take place in June and will feature events such as ‘The big lunch on Broad Street’, ‘The Street Eats Weekend’ and the ‘Reading Chilli Festival’.



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