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York’s International Market

By Beth Grice

York’s International Market has once again returned to Parliament Street to bring culture and crafts to the streets of York featuring over 40 unique traders.

The market has taken over the whole of Parliament Street and is full of a wide variety of food, craft and cultural stalls. Some of the cuisines  include French, Spanish, Greek, German, British, Jamaican, Equador and American. There were also some sweeter treats on offer, with stalls featuring pick ‘n’ mix, fudge, sweets, crepes and waffles. The craft stalls includes homemade crafts such as jumpers, handmade home decorations, clothing from different cultures, handmade jewelry.

We spoke to some of the businesses to find out how the York International Market benefits them. One business owner said “it is a great opportunity for me to come here and represent my country, Spain and the main dish of Spain”. Another business woman also said “it means we can earn a living hopefully, we self employ so obviously we have to go round where we can and get a living”

We also spoke to visitor of the market who said there were “lots of nice smells, lots of food, different experiences from different countries, different nations”. He also went on to say that “he’ll have a proper look around it and be tempted by some of the stalls, some of the smells of food and the nice crafts and I bet there’s a few free samples on the go as well”.

The four day market is running from the 10th of May and finishes Sunday the 13th. The festival will run from nine to seven, apart from Sunday where it will be open nine till five.