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Chow Down: A new monthly food festival hits Halifax’s Piece Hall

Chow Down: A new monthly food festival hits Halifax’s Piece Hall

Chow Down at The Piece Hall in Halifax has now ended and will be returning summer 2019. Click HERE to view other upcoming events across the Yorkshire region. 

This summer, a monthly market of independent food pop-ups, ale, cocktails, live music and DJs will hit Halifax’s Grade I listed Piece Hall. Built for trading pieces of cloth in 1779, this grand Georgian building is set on an awesome, and commanding, scale. The place has always combined commerce and culture, and that is just what Chow Down brings to the fore.

Curated by the ever-popular Leeds Indie Food festival, Chow Down will bring a dozen of the very best street food pop-ups in Yorkshire to this Halifax hub for summer weekends of foodie fun through June, July, August and September. With a quarter of the stalls showcasing veggie or vegan options, there will be something in the diverse line-up of foodie favourites for everyone. Known for the diversity of their events, the independent retailers highlighted by Leeds Indie Food are bound to get your taste buds tingling and mouthwatering.

Chow Down Piece Hall Halifax

What to expect from Chow Down?

Expect tens of amazing independent street food traders, including everything from Wagyu Beef to wood-fired pizza and much more, an array of local keg ales on tap, a converted ice cream van serving refreshing cocktails, a 1960’s prosecco truck and craft stalls curated by the superb collective & Or Emporium – all in the scenic surroundings of one of, if not, the nicest landmark in Yorkshire!


Froconut – Dessert (Froconut – soft serve dairy-free ice-cream/doughnuts)
Proove Pizza – Wood Fired Pizza
Food 4 Festivals – Greek food
The Biking Baker – Cakes and Cookie Dough
Sabrosa Street – Mexican Street Food
Golden Balls – Vegetarian Arancini balls
Meat Stack – Proper Burgers
Rocking Budda – Vegan Chinese
Yorkshire Dama Cheese
The Cure – Charcuterie
WagYU Lookin’ At
Go Get Stuffed
Diamond Dogs
Spud Gun Loaded Fries
Each month Chow Down will take you on a food journey around the world and will be booking some of the very best street food in the North. Coming up over the next months will be Holy Crab (oysters and soft shell crab), Mama Sue’s (deep south veggie food) to Manzoku (Katsu curry). Cuisines coming include West African, Kenyan BBQ, Asian food and also a good old Texan BBQ. Each month they plan on having 25% veggie/vegan food too and a very good pizza, burger offer to complement the food from around the world.

Leeds Indie Food founder, Simon Fogal said: “We visited the site late in 2017 and was blown away with the scale and ambition of the whole site. It will be an honour to bring an exciting food event to The Piece Hall, in what could be the biggest food event in the North. We will have loads of announcements in the next few weeks.”

The Piece Hall is one of the most interesting and eye-catching venues we’ve seen, and we think it’ll be the perfect setting for a summer market of street food from around the UK, real ales, cocktails and music.”

As well as stalls, Chow Down will feature:

  • A Yorkshire Farmers and Produce Market
  • &/Or Emporium -curated arts, crafts, print and plant stalls
  • Craft Beer and Ale Tent – showcasing the best and most exciting local and national breweries
  • Cocktail, prosecco and wine bar
  • DJs and live bands covering the genres – everything from brass bands to acoustic sessions
  • Communal outside dining space


June 29th-July 1st 2018
July 20th- July 22nd 2018
August 31st –September 2nd 2018
September 28th – September 30th 2018


Friday 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday 11:00 – 19:00


The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE – 01422 525222


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Written by

Jonathan Harris


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