The Spring Continental Market returns to Belfast City Hall this Bank Holiday Weekend with an array of delicious food from across the globe.
We took a wander round the market to bring you some of our favourites…
Kicking off from Friday morning, as part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food celebrations the Spring Continental Market is offering an outstanding selection of tasty local products to choose from and enjoy.
It also has tastes from around the world. Whether you fancy traditional meat skewers, dips and Greek origin cheeses, enjoy bratwurst and currywurst sausages fresh from the traditional German schwenkegrille or want to indulge in some Dutch pancakes and delicious pastries from the French patisserie – you definitely won’t be disappointed with this year’s selection.
1. Lavery’s Beer Tent
Lavery’s Beer Tent was getting ready from first thing this morning for what’s sure to be a jam-packed tent this weekend. We’re already looking forward to going back to this one!
2. Meats Of The World
The famous Meats of the World stall aptly deliver burgers with a difference! This is your chance to try something a bit outside the norm, with burger options including Kangaroo; Venison; Ostrich or Wild Boar!
But don’t worry, if you’re not feeling too adventurous (and we don’t blame you if you’re kick-starting a night out!) you’ll definitely still enjoy the mouth-watering 6oz Steak Burger – the perfect way to line your stomach before the beer tent!
3. The Polish Beer Garden
The Polish Beer Garden is looking particularly attractive…
4. Island Spice Grill
The Taste of Jamaica
Offering a little slice of foodie heaven to your day, we definitely recommend giving Island Spice Grill a try!
Friendly stall owner Carl will talk you through his amazing array of mouth-watering Jamaican street food, which includes Sizzling Jerk Chicken Quarters, Spicy Veggie Wraps, Super Curry Goat and Scrumptious Jamaican Rice and Peas! We tried the wonderfully tender, slow cooked Jerk Chicken – ten out of ten!
5. The Beer Garden
Beer, beer, and more beer!
The Beer Market is one of the stand-out favourites of the popular attractions of the market. And it’s no wonder why… There’s nothing quite like a stein of Paulaner to kick off the night in style!
6. Windy City Baking Company
The authentic Windy City Baking Company creates both innovative and traditional American treats for the people of Northern Ireland. The perfect sugar fix – especially for anyone with kids in tow!
7. Pure Italian Passion
Possibly one of the biggest stalls at this year’s market, you’ll need serious will-power to pass this deli stand which boasts authentic Italian pastries; chocolate; cheese and chocolate.
With Nutella, Sugar or Syrup
With churros lathered in chocolate and sugar, no wonder there was already a queue when we left the market at 10.30 this morning…
9. Gingerbread House Confections
Sweets, buns and cakes
If you have a sugar tooth, make the Gingerbread House your first and only port of call! Check out those Party Muffins…
10. Jimmy Bean
Featuring their famous flavoured coffee beans and loose leaf teas – the overwhelmingly delicious scent of coffee at this stall says it all!
Authentic Spanish Cuisine
Delicious authentic cuisine, choose from the likes of mouth-watering Fried Calamari, Cod Fritters or delicious Sweet Potato Fries – the ideal lunchtime treat!
Freshly made authentic French crepes will make you feel like you’re on holiday!
13. Polish Hot Dogs
Add bread, onions and sauce to delicious authentic Polish hot dogs! Sure to fill you up before a night on the sauce…
14. Melting Pot
Local handmade fudge that tastes so good, it’s just been called up to the famous Tesco Artisan range!
15. Wine Bar
Last but not least – this is quite possibly our favourite stall of all time…