Levy Market Festive Five: Food

If we’re all being honest, Christmas is all about one thing. Yes, there’s charity, giving gifts and enjoying the company of our loved ones. But, really, it’s all about enjoying the freedom to make an absolute disgrace of yourself, shovelling food into your face like an absolute hog in a way that would cause you deep and lasting for the preceding 11 months of the year.

Thankfully, Levy Market is here to help you indulge, safe in the knowledge that there can be a broader social good to chomping down on a great big chunk of carbs and sugar. 2020 has been a tough time for everyone involved in the food and drink industry, including market traders who, as small independent set-ups without a premises, have missed out on most of the funding available to other businesses. So believe us when we tell you that all of them would DEARLY LOVE it if you chose to go completely wild this Christmas by purchasing their incredible products.

Here are five options from our traders, all available for home delivery – a mere taster (literally) of what else you can find if you choose to shop local this festive season. Give it a go – the big supermarkets won’t mind.

1. Pastes & Sauces from Nila’s Burmese Kitchen

One of the great success stories of Levy Market, who began trading with us back in 2014 before going on to open he mighty Nila’s Burmese Kitchen over in Stretford. With the hospitality sector languishing under lockdown, Nila has produced a range of sauces and dips so customers can continue to enjoy a true taste of Burma. These sacues are are handmade in small batches with 100% fresh ingredients and no colourings.

2. Sardine Subscription from The Tinned Fish Market

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the difficult-to-buy-for person? How about a subscription to sardines? You read that right – three beautiful tins posted out each month. They might be time-tested bestsellers or new finds from The Tinned Fish Market – either way it will always be quality fish, tinned the traditional way by family producers.

3. Gift Box from Slab and Slice

One of our newer traders, Slab & Slice made a big impression with their gargantuan and impossibly loaded slabs of gooey, fudgey deliciousness. This festive gift box is definitely one to reward yourself with after a hard-going 2020, with six festive flavours to see you through the season.

4. Cheese from Winter Tarn

We know that for many of our customers, their weekly stop at Winter Tarn is Levenshulme Market. This year, while markets like ours have been required to periodically close, Winter Tarn have been continuing to ensure our customers are kept in supply of their incredible range of cheese, eggs and butter by delivering direct to their homes. If you’re not able to make it down to the market, you can still ensure your Christmas is as heavy on cheese as it should be by emailing orders@wintertarn.com.

5. A Festive Feast from The Ottomen

Here it is. The centrepiece of the season, a nutritious, delicious and wholly plant-based alternative to the traditional festive roast brought to you by one of the jewels in the northern street food crown. There are those who love The Ottomen‘s food and those yet to try it. And what better way to get onboard than with this easy to cook masterpiece. Just pop it in the oven. Just check out the menu to get those festive tastebuds salivating. Demerara and black pepper parsnips! Za’atar Roast Potatoes! Otto High Five Festive Nut Roast!

And remember, you can find a comprehensive list of those Levy Market traders continuing to sell their products here. You can also find regular recommendations on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts where you can keep abreast of all the latest Levy Market goings on.

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