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Cambridge Street Collective set to launch with a massive party

Cllr Ben Miskell, Matt Bigland and Cllr Tom Hunt stand on the first floor of Cambridge Street Collective food hall.

Cambridge Street Collective (CSC), Europe's biggest purpose-built food hall is set to open this May with a big bang VIP launch event on Wednesday 22nd May.

The launch event will be a celebration of Cambridge Street Collective – the best in up-and-coming food and drink talent, hand-chosen by Blend Family to bring inspiring world food under one roof and promising an evening brimming with global cultural entertainment and flavour.

There will be free drinks, tutored tastings, and live cultural performances including a lion dance, Bollywood and African dances, traditional Japanese Maiko performances, Guzheng musical instrument show, and live art exhibitions.

CSC will house 20 independent food partners, BBQ and Sushi dining space, four vibrant bars including a Japanese-focused bar, AR Darts, kid’s play area, outdoor seating, rooftop terraces, an impressive stage on top of the bar, weekly kids and family events, live music, monthly indie markets and home to Blend Culinary Foundation community kitchen. 

Cambridge Street Collective’s exciting line-up of world kitchens includes: 

  • Tang offers tantalising fusion cuisine with a famous numbing hot soup that originates from Sichuan China
  • Asia Thai Street Food offers flavours of Southern Thailand 
  • El Chappo bringing authentic tastes of Mexico to Sheffield
  • Homeland Delicacy serving up West African classics
  • Vnam bringing authentic Vietnamese food and family recipes passed down through generations to Sheffield
  • Baity brings authentic flavours, passion and rich heritage of Palestine
  • Unit Burger offering halal and gourmet burgers
  • Gyros Express bringing authentic Greek cuisine
  • Zaika E Pakistan is a contemporary Pakistani street food kitchen
  • Send Noods specialises in Hong Kongese staples all made fresh from scratch by hand
  • House of Habesha Crowned ‘Best Food Trader 2022’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards will be bringing the incredible flavours of Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine
  • Egg & Co where you can indulge in egg-ceptional breakfast egg sandwiches. 
  • Michies is a Detroit-style pizza-inspired pizzeria. Think cheesy crusts and wild flavours.
  • Kyoyu Grill & Sushi Bar where the essence of Japanese cuisine meets a modern twist of innovation
  • Tiny Shop is Sheffield’s local favourite bubble tea spot, offers premium teas and fresh fruit infusions
  • Little Penang offering flavours of authentic Malaysian street food to Sheffield
  • Locale Coffee will serve some of the world’s finest coffees, brewed without compromise, served without complication
  • Frerot is a modern British dining on-the-counter experience from the brothers Luke & Joe. Take a seat at the counter and enjoy a sense of belonging and community.
  • Hungry Buddha offers healthy home-cooked food with authentic flavours from the mountain peaks of Nepal.
  • Kumo is an Asian-focused bar serving premium cocktails and specialising in Japanese whisky and highballs.

Cllr Ben Miskell, chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee at Sheffield City Council, said “The opening of Cambridge Street Collective marks a major milestone in the transformation of our city centre. Cambridge Street Collective will offer people a real flavour of different cuisines from right across the world together with the Blend community kitchen, bringing them under one roof. The unique building features along with the food offerings mean Cambridge Street will be an essential cultural destination and is already a landmark in Sheffield. 

“Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City development is transforming the area around Cambridge Street with the addition of retail outlets, market leading office space and the already popular Pounds Park with Leah’s Yard also due to complete this summer. Our city centre is on the up”

CSC will be open to the public from 23rd May. Recognising Sheffield’s popularity for family fun, CSC offers something for the whole family including weekly kids’ activations and kids eat free offers every school holiday. 

Matt Bigland, Founder and CEO at Blend Family, said: “Sheffield is our home and bringing Europe's biggest purpose-built food hall to our city is exciting! Our goal is to bring together a community of talented food entrepreneurs representing the diverse melting pot of Sheffield, providing high-profile opportunities for the food talents in our city and offering guests a trip around the globe here in Sheffield a taste of our amazing city’s diverse DNA.” 

As well as family events and deals, guests can enjoy lunch deals, workspace, bottomless batch brew coffee and tea from Monday to Friday and happy hour deals. CSC will also be hosting monthly indie markets, live music, cultural events, wellness, art and craft workshops and many more. 

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