Start-Up Your Summer With This Tasty Opportunity at the English Market, Cork

Cork’s English Market is giving budding food entrepreneurs the opportunity to trade in Ireland’s most iconic food market. This unique opportunity is available to innovative food producers and local start-ups whose offering will compliment the existing products available in the market.


Although the English Market is renowned for and takes great pride in its traditional offering, it’s also home to contemporary and unique food offerings which can be built on by the new start-up stall. By introducing a new generation of food business, successful start-ups will be ideally placed if a stall becomes available in the market on a permanent basis in the future – a tasty thought!


The successful applicant will not only gain valuable experience of trading in the English Market but will also avail of a fully fitted-out unit that has been designed to the highest standard, avoiding expensive capital investment. By trading in the market, you will be able to trial products, assess demand and receive valuable feedback from customers, all while making valuable connections and learning from other traders, producers and suppliers in the market.


The English Market invites applicants from start-ups that are in operation for less than five years to take on this rare opportunity, if they can commit to being present at their stall demonstrating a passion for their products and engaging directly with their customers. Those who can demonstrate a commitment to sustainable food practices, from low ‘food miles’ to compostable packaging will be in strong contention. Joint applications are welcome, as are seasonal, one-off ventures.


All cooking and 90% of processing / production must be carried out off-site and the Start-up Stall is not kitted out for hot food vendors, cafes or delis. If you are interested in finding out more about this rare opportunity, please get in touch at or you can also find more detailed information by visiting


The English Market is open 8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays & Bank Holidays). For more information and to keep up to date with the latest news, visit The English Market social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or visit

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