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Bigger and Better! Bitten Street market at Oxford Castle returns

By Sarah Edwards

Bitten Street, twice named one of the country’s best street food markets, finished last September as Oxford Castle Quarter was taken over by Landsec, owners of the new Westgate. Luckily for us, they recognised a good thing when they saw it and have offered us the chance to return with an even bigger and better event.
We are hugely excited to announce the return of the Bitten Street Market, kicking off on Saturday 5th May from 10am to 4pm, then monthly on a permanent basis throughout the year.

We’ll be doing the same awesome street food and entertainment that we’re known for, but expanding to include brilliant local crafts and produce. There will also be a free community stall at each event to support local charities and community events.
The Bitten Bar will be returning too, stocked full of local craft beers including Loose Cannon and Tap Social, plus soft drinks and our ever growing ‘gin garden’.
We want people to come, eat great food, pick up wonderful local produce, find locally made products for themselves or their friends, and enjoy the beautiful, historic surroundings.

The expanded market will feature:

Our usual mix of the best local and visiting street food, music and Bitten Bar

The addition of local produce, crafts and art

Extended trading hours of 10am to 4pm

Expansion around the rear of Oxford Castle Quarter to include Market Square, Service Yard and Exercise Yard

More events, running 1st Saturday monthly throughout the year (June and August will be second Saturdays, due to pre-existing events, there will be no event in January)

A new, free, community stall at each event

If you’ve been to one of our events, you’ll know our standards are high and we’ll be maintaining them for new traders. The coming months promise tacos, fish & chips, BBQ, South African street food, churros, cupcakes, big bake cakes, pimped up hot dogs, chicken wings, grilled cheese sandwiches, homewares, art, bhajis, bagels, cured meats, jewellery, and LOTS, lots more!

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Photo Credits: Bernard Galewski