From Street to Shop – The Four Baltic Market Stalls About To Open Their Own Place
Big news for Liverpool’s food scene.
Baltic Market has quickly become a place for everyone. Before opening our doors, we could have never anticipated the amount of people to come down and enjoy our space. As well as being a place to catch-up, dance and take a bite out of Liverpool – at its heart, Baltic Market always wanted to be an incubator for the independent food scene in Liverpool.
With high risk and even higher rates – we wanted our little uniform stalls to be the bridge between a dream and a reality. And we’re delighted to announce that four of our traders have or are about to get their own place.
The Midnight Delivery
Practically Instagram-famous, The Midnight Delivery was born out of a desire to deliver quality desserts right to people’s front door late in to the night. Pretty genius, eh? The Midnight Delivery have been with us from the start and we are delighted to see them open their own desserts bar on Smithdown Road this month.
We caught up with Lloyd, the man behind the snacks:
“Since joining the Baltic Market we have seen tremendous demand for our desserts, something which has aligned us with our plan to go ahead with retail outlets. Our first store located on Smithdown Road will be open in just a few weeks offering the best in Shakes and Desserts with a ‘Click & Collect’ button soon to launch on our App, making it easier and faster for our customers to get there favourite treats. The Baltic market has been incredible for us as a business as its given us that interface between us and our customers something which we hadn’t had previously as we are a delivery based company. This is not only allowing us to see people’s wonderful reactions when we present our desserts to them, but also find out what people are looking for and experiment with different kinds of products. We have brought some amazing creations to the Baltic and will continue to be at the forefront of the desserts market bringing only the best to the wonderful people we serve”
SKAUS, the Nordic-inspired pop-up diner, was started by two best friends Dan and Josh. They took hungry patrons to some of Liverpool’s most loveliest spaces and wowed them with their interesting dishes. They did 3 months with us at the Baltic Market where their Scouse in a bread bowl became beloved. Despite being sad they’ve left they’re not moving far as they open a restaurant residency in Cains Village this March.
We caught up with them:
“We are excited to be able to announce that SKAUS will be opening up a long term restaurant residency within the Cains Brewery Village site in April 2018.
The venture will be within a brand new dining room space based above, and in collaboration with Dockleaf. We’ll be serving up a host of hyper-seasonal dishes inspired by the stunning flavours of the Nordic countries alongside the fantastic drinks selection already available at the venue. Our offerings will consist of a Scandinavian brunch, along with an evening menu, and a small selection of bar snacks for drinkers in Dockleaf’s downstairs bar area. The food will be similar to that which we have served up at our previous pop-up events. Opening hours will be confirmed very soon, and we’ll hopefully be able to start taking reservations from early March.
When we moved into Baltic Market in November 2017 our aim was to raise enough money to fund a restaurant project, and to gain more brand coverage across the city. We’re incredibly fortunate and grateful to say that we achieved our targets. Anybody looking to move into the market under their ‘incubator scheme’, I couldn’t recommend it more. We’ve loved serving our street food menu during our three months, and we’ve met some great colleagues and customers along the way. The market has a real community feel to it. Something we’ve particularly noticed during our stay is that there are so many young, like-minded people trying to make a way in the hospitality industry in Liverpool right now. Baltic Market is a place that gives such people the platform to get a head start with their businesses. Boss gaff – Forza the Baltic.”
When you think of Baltic Market you think of halloumi fries and that’s all down to Hafla Hafla. Thousands upon thousands have descended upon the market to try the golden, infamous and moan-out-loud-worthy fries. This summer they’re opening a place on Lark Lane, a stretch of road that needs no introduction, to continue the theme of quality independents.
We caught up with Beth, the hands behind the halloumi fries:
“Working at Hafla Hafla has been an adventure. We started small and spread ourselves thin, travelling all corners of the country to feed hungry mouths with our falafel and halloumi concoctions. Our stall was made of about 5 planks of wood and a make shift sign. Hafla Hafla has come so far since then giving us a lot more confidence in our cooking and what we have to offer. We began our time at the Baltic Market when the Market officially launched, a little nervous but mostly hungry for what was in store. Our journey since being in the Market has been incredible. We are now fairly well known for our halloumi fries and widely recognised around the city. The market has given us a platform to try out new ideas and explore our genre of food in time for our upcoming restaurant, which aims to be open in summer time. We are super excited to take our menu and love for food to the next level. We are so grateful to all our customers for giving us the opportunity to open a restaurant. The support since the market has been incredible and we hope this continues as we continue to grow.”
Little Furnace is a slice Liverpool’s street food scene everyone’s taken a bite out of. Bound together by a love of all things pizza, best friends and business partners Ryan and Peter have been on quite a journey over the years. They’ve gone from tiny events to a pizza residency at the Baltic Market as well as very recently opening the doors to their first restaurant on Smithdown Road last month. A place they both grew up.
Don’t be alarmed pizza fans, they’re going absolutely nowhere and will operate from both places.
We caught up with Ryan and Peter, long-term best friends and pizza lovers:
“Little Furnace Smithdown has now opened its doors. We aim to give you a Neapolitan Pizza experience here in our wonderful city. The Baltic Market has been a huge stepping stone for us. We’ve gained invaluable experience in perfecting our pizzas. You can now find us slinging out pizzas on Smithdown Road six days a week. We’ve got plates, seats and wine but the same tasty pizza you know us for. Huge thanks to all involved at Baltic Market for being boss. We love our Baltic Family.”