A family friendly community event Street food, craft ales & live music
At Stockport Market from 6-9pm on the last Friday of every month
- Friday 29 January
- Friday 26 February
- Friday 25 March
- Friday 29 April
- Friday 27 May
- Friday 24 June
- Friday 29 July
- Friday 26 August
- Friday 30 September
- Friday 28 October
- Friday 25 November
- Friday 16 December
Foodie Friday is Stockport’s hugely popular street food event taking place between 6pm and 9pm at Stockport Market Place on the last Friday of every month.
There’s a real buzz back in Stockport Market as hundreds of people come together for street food, craft ales and live entertainment from local talent in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Old Town.
Foodie Friday is a truly unique social event for Stockport town centre creating a continental-style, street-cafe culture that appeals to all ages & gives families a relaxed & enjoyable night out with their children.
Foodie Friday takes place in and around the iconic, Grade II listed, Victorian Market Hall dating back to 1861.
The covered market hall was originally an open-sided building with a glazed roof which is why it became known as ‘The Glass Umbrella’.
The indoor market traders are an important part of Foodie Friday offering good quality traditional home-cooked food, a wide range of craft ales, wines & spirits, speciality cheeses, sweets and ice cream.
The special atmosphere in the Market Hall is created by a wide variety of entertainment featuring acoustic singer-songwriters, bands, community singing groups including Foodie Friday favourites Stockport Ukelele Players as well as classic karaoke.
Foodie Friday visitors can also continue their evening’s entertainment in the popular food & drink venues located in the Market Square & surrounding area, all with their own individual atmosphere.
Sample the delights of The Baker’s Vaults, The Boar’s Head, Remedy Bar & Brewhouse, The Cocked Hat, The Arden Arms & Seven Miles Out who manage Foodie Friday & have live music performances throughout the evening.
Foodie Friday is a great opportunity to meet up with family & friends or wind down with work colleagues. Come and be part of our growing community in Stockport Old Town!
What’s Your Beef?
Big D’s BBQ
Tapas Y a la Carta
Choccy Churros, Crepes & Cupcakes
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The Foodie Friday Headline Sponsor is
Orbit Developments is the commercial division of The Emerson Group and was established in 1971 by Peter Emerson Jones.
Since then the company has grown to be one of the country’s largest private commercial property developers and investment management companies, operating in the North West and South East of England and the USA with an extensive portfolio of over 200 buildings and 2,000 tenants across 7.5 million sq ft.
As the town’s biggest commercial landlord, Orbit are committed to helping improve and enhance the image of Stockport town centre as a good commercial destination by lending their support to key community events throughout the year.
“We immediately recognised the importance of Foodie Friday both as a driver to the local economy and as the heart of a sociable community hub,” says Tony Jones, Managing Director of Orbit Developments.
Our sponsorship ensures that the ever-popular event is sustainable and commercially viable, securing its future as a community event for the benefit of Stockport Town Centre.
We hope that our sponsorship of Foodie Friday along with the Old Town Fringe Festival over the last two years will further strengthen the town’s position as a key destination to shop and socialise.
Orbit Developments Business of the Month
We are a specialist recruitment agency who source exceptional candidates for jobs around the UK. Our four core divisions include Commercial, Engineering, Technical and Senior Appointments, and cover Permanent, Temporary and Contractor vacancies.
F1rst Commercial Recruitment have recently moved into the multi-storey commercial office space at Regent House from Deansgate in central Manchester. The staffing specialists have taken an office on the 10th floor of the town centre building, which accommodates their staff as well as a separate meeting area for candidate interviews.
Sharon Seville, manager of F1rst Commercial Recruitment, explained the rationale behind the move: “Working in central Manchester was great, but after six years of commuting from Marple, it took its toll. I’m a working mum, and juggling the school run with the commute into the city was a bit of a challenge! I needed a much better work/life balance.”
The 10th floor of Regent House boasts excellent views across Stockport Town Centre, notably of the up and coming Redrock leisure development, which Sharon believes will bring a much needed buzz to the town centre.
“I’m amazed by how much the town is doing in terms of regeneration. It feels like a good time to be based in Stockport. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of what the town will become!”
As Stockport’s largest commercial landlord, Orbit Developments strives to go the extra mile and drive engagement among their occupiers. Its quarterly ‘Meet Your Neighbour’ events at Regent House give new customers the opportunity to get to know other businesses in the building.
“It gave us the chance to meet our neighbours and do a spot of networking, whilst receiving updates from the Orbit team about our building and the goings on in Stockport. I also learned about the SKone reward card – which is a great idea and an added perk of being in an Orbit property!”
F1rst Commercial Recruitment
Sharon Seville, Manager, F1rst Commercial Recruitment
Based in the heart of Stockport for almost two centuries, and owning 300 pubs, inns and hotels across the North West, Robinsons is one of oldest and most respected names in British brewing history.
A proud family of independent brewers, Robinsons is one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries in the UK, with a worldwide reputation for real ale. It’s also home to the largest hopnik in the world.
Combining original recipe heritage brews such as Old Tom (first brewed in 1899) and Unicorn (legendary since 1896) with innovative young ales such as Dizzy Blonde, Wizard and TROOPER (created with Iron Maiden) is what differentiates Robinsons… forward-thinking with the very best traditions. It’s an award winning formula which has earned Robinsons real ale recognition for almost 180 years.
Robinsons – brewing perfection since 1838.
Foodie Friday in the News
- SKrumptious Foodie Night - untraveled.co.uk
- Stockport's Foodie Friday really hits the spot - Manchester Evening News
- Have you discovered Foodie Friday in Stockport Market Place? - We Are Stockport
- MM's top five... food and drink festivals across Manchester - Mancunian Matters
- Foodie Friday attracts sponsor - Manchester Evening News