Brighton is famed for its trendy street food and vintage hotspots, so we’re not going to lie – when we first heard about the NEW Brighton Laines Market, on Trafalgar Street, which mixes the two very Brighton things together (not literally mind!), our first thoughts were that it’s going to become a (not-so) secret mecca for foodies and vintage-lovers alike. We just HAD to get down there pronto!
This week, brownie and cake baker extraordinaire Rebecca from Honeycomb Cakes was the first to open her food hut, so what better excuse to pop along, have a nose at the vintage finds and natter (over a brownie or two) about her new stall and soon-to-be street food neighbours?
“I decided to set up a stall at the new market for a number of reasons: I’ve had my eye on that space for a couple of years,” Rebecca, who is a familiar face at local food markets; including Street Diner and Sussex Uni, tells us. “It’s the perfect place for street food and I’d been hoping someone could do something with it. Then along came Paul (the market’s owner) who has the same vision for it as me!”
“The question I’m asked the most at markets is whether I have a shop in Brighton. I love the atmosphere at markets but I’m keen to have a ‘base’ so this is a perfect combination of the two things!”
“For now, I have no plans to change any of my existing stalls, this is simply an extra opportunity to share cakey goodness!”
Over the coming weeks, Honeycomb Cakes will joined by some fellow street foodie faves – so leave those packed lunches at home, ladies:
“I’m being joined by Toston Tolon, Dina’s Kitchen (Portugese), TunTun (Bangladeshi), Los Taquitos, Steam Coffee Shop & Crocus making Greek food instead of paella! There’s also going to be Spanish, Jamaican & Arabic food stalls, a greengrocer and a florist!”
“Pop down to the market for a delicious lunch, relax with coffee and cake in our covered seating area then browse the vintage and handmade stalls inside!”
Rebecca and her bakes will be at the Market every day this week and then Weds – Fri, 12-4pm and 11-4pm on Saturday, with longer hours in the summer.
We know where we will be spending our lunchtimes…