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The York Pie Company joins Shambles Market to bring artisan pies to the new street food court

Pastry lovers can enjoy delicious hot and cold pies at Shambles Market, including gluten free and vegetarian choices, as The York Pie Company becomes the latest local business to join York’s city centre food court.

The York Pie Company’s flavoursome pies, which are packed full of fantastic locally-sourced and Red Tractor quality assured ingredients, are handmade at a bakery in Poppleton and will be delivered fresh to Shambles Market every day.

Seasonal delights, including Christmas pies and turkey pies, will be available during December, alongside traditional favourites, such as sausage rolls, open and closed pork pies, pasties, vegetable pies and pies suitable for a gluten-free diet.

The York Pie Company, which will be housed in one of Shambles Market’s shiny new street food kiosks introduced earlier this year following a £1.6m renovation, will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Darren Wiseman of York Pies says: “We’re really excited about joining Shambles Market and bringing our pies to York city centre. We already supply to a range of York city centre companies, such as local pubs and cafés, and lots of people have contacted us on Facebook to ask where they can buy pies for themselves. We think the new street food court at Shambles Market has got great potential and we’re looking forward to joining up with other fantastic food traders there.”

Chris Price, City Centre and Markets Manager, Make It York, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The York Pie Company to Shambles Market with its delicious artisan pies and pastries that are sure to go down a storm both with shoppers and other market traders too. We now have five food kiosks serving hot, fresh tasty food seven days a week, all year round at Shambles Market, including North African & Levantine cuisine, Turkish-inspired wraps, traditional English tea and homemade Yorkshire scones, all offering a great variety of street food.”

Other traders housed in the Shambles Market food kiosks include Los Moros (specialising in North African and Middle Eastern food), Flax & Twine (serving cakes and cream teas), Café M (jacket potatoes, ice creams, Turkish teas and coffees) and Tantuni (wraps). Full details of all of the Shambles Market stalls and traders are available at


Notes to Editor:

Shambles Market is situated by The Shambles thoroughfare, an ancient narrow cobbled street of 15th century timbered buildings – York’s oldest street and the oldest shopping street in Europe. The Farmers Market showcases the best produce from local producers and is held on the last Friday of every month between 9am and 4pm under gazebos in Shambles Market.

10 brilliant reasons to shop at Shambles Market and Your Local Market

1 You’re supporting local Yorkshire businesses
By shopping at Shambles Market/your local market, you will be investing in independent regional businesses

2 It’s ethical
By shopping at Shambles Market/your local market, you can learn where products and produce have come from and how they were made. Many products have a short field-to-fork journey, so there is less packaging to recycle and less transportation - reducing the environmental impact of your shop in York.

3 You get great customer service
Market traders are passionate local business owners, who are proud of their craft and produce and value your business. You’ll enjoy personal help and advice when choosing what to buy.

4 You save money
Buying local cuts the cost of the middleman and pricey shipping, so you get more value for your pence. Fresh local produce, including fish, meat, fruit vegetables, can have lower prices than at the supermarket and you’ll also find clothing, shoes and household goods at discounted prices. Add value to your purchase by stocking up on fresh seasonal food and freezing it to eat out of season.

5 There’s fresh, organic produce
Food on offer is as fresh as you can get it outside of growing or making it yourself, including fish and freshly-baked bread made from organic grain flour. Many farmers at the Farmers Markets – the last Friday of every month in York - use organic methods to grow their produce with less water and less energy, and offer pesticide-free options with no preservatives.

6 It’s a great meeting point
With plenty of outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi and fantastic food kiosks the Shambles Food Courtyard in York is the perfect place for families and friends to socialise, relax and have a chat.

7 Meet bakers and artists offering quality designs & crafts
From specialist pastry chefs, local painters and craftsmen producing garden decorations from recycled materials, a trip to your local market is a wonderful opportunity to discover local artists and designers, food producers and growers.

8 You’ll find unique presents
Markets offer local goods or quirky one-off gifts which aren't available elsewhere; in York you’ll find one-off handbags made with Yorkshire wool direct from the weavers and rustic outdoor furniture made from sustainable woodland trusts.

9 Discover new flavours
There are five street food kiosks in York, open daily, with ever-changing menus, with North African & Levantine delights, Turkish-inspired wraps and homemade cakes. Regular food stalls offer seasonal breads, Yorkshire Tea loaves, handmade fudges in over a dozen flavours, plus ciders and ales from small microbreweries and vineyards of Yorkshire.

10 Entertainment
Shambles Market York offers a free performance venue every day for local performers, including singers, art tours and acoustic musicians to provide family fun and entertainment.

Make It York (York’s Destination Organisation) has an overarching remit to market the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally - as an exciting place to live, study, visit and do business. The remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.


Claire, Pick & Mix Marketing Solutions
Tel: 01904 863511

Kay Hyde, Head of PR & Corporate Communications, Make It York
Tel: 01904 554451