Beverley's Wednesday Market will be adding some international flavours from this month.
Next Wednesday (15 March) sees the start of Street Food @ Beverley Wednesday Market, a new initiative bringing new stallholders to the town selling tasty street food from across the world as well as locally sourced products.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which runs the market, is aiming to attract new and exciting food businesses from the local area and from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to set up their stalls, serving freshly made food cooked on site to residents and visitors throughout the day.
Traders already booked to come initially include those selling pizzas, hog roast and American barbecue, an artisan bakery and locally sourced burgers and sausages, as well as fruit and vegetables.
The council hopes to increase the number of stalls, mixing both traditional and street food, and build on the success of the outdoor cafe culture that already exists in the Wednesday Market area.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism, said: "We really want to develop the mid-week market and bring the street food experience to Beverley. "Street food stalls will be something different for the town and we really hope residents and visitors will look around all the stalls, have a bite to eat, and then carry on their shopping in the town, or just visit in their lunch hour. "We are working with local shops and restaurants because we want to make Wednesday Market a bigger attraction to benefit everyone."
Both Wednesday and Saturday markets in Beverley date back to the 13th century, and traders are still governed and guided by a royal charter.
The council took over the running of the Wednesday market in December 2015.
Anyone interested in applying for a stall on the market can visit the council's website www.eastriding.gov.uk and search for 'markets'.
Residents are being encouraged to have their say about Beverley's Wednesday Market and Pocklington's Tuesday Market in a survey.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to hear people's views on both markets and is asking people to take part in the short survey.
The survey can be found at: www.eastriding.gov.uk/corp-survey/snapform/P01715/marketsurvey.htm or search for 'Find a consultation' on the eastriding.gov.uk website.