The Women’s Gala will have an exciting and diverse array of street food vendors from across the region. Inspired by Durham’s growing street food scene, we have old favourites and new vendors, all serving fresh food with locally-sourced ingredients. Our vendors cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free. There will truly be something for everyone.
Flip ’n’ Fast Crêpes
Based in Tyneside, Anna Hunter and her crêpe van travel across the country to events and food festivals. Her ‘crepe manifesto’ vows to work with fresh local, ethical and sustainably-sourced seasonal produce. With a signature batter free from dairy, gluten and eggs, she can cater for any dietary requirement, just let her know. You can read more about her menu here.
The Armenian Family Street Bar
This family-run food bar brings authentic Armenian and Georgian street food to the North East. They fill hand-made, hand-baked lavash flat breads with a range of fillings including chicken, halloumi and vegan-friendly marinated vegetables. Although they are based in County Durham, they are a stalwart of Tynemouth market and will soon open a café in Felling, Gateshead. Follow them on Facebook here.
Scream for Pizza
Trained at the celebrated La Notizia Pizzeria in Naples, Alex and Vicky are pros at making traditional Neapolitan pizza. The Newcastle-based duo tour the region in Goldie, a former French army ambulance, delivering their unique take on an old classic and fusing flavours from across the world. You can see their pizzas here.
Beedle’s Fish and Chip Van
Sometimes you just need chips. This van brings Bishop Auckland’s famous chippy to the streets with their full array of traditional deep-fried fare. After being recognised as the best chippy in the region and one of the top 10 in the country by the National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Awards, they have won numerous awards for service to their community. You can see their menu here.
Our fully-stocked bar will serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all afternoon. Using local producers from Durham Gin to Hill Island Brewery, you can find something to your taste. Hill Island are so excited about the Women’s Gala, they’re brewing a special one-off beer in our honour! We will operate a Challenge 24 policy, and no alcohol will be sold without valid ID.
Wharton Park Café will be open as normal selling coffee, cakes and sandwiches, with ice cream provided by Tony and his van.