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2019: A Taste of the New

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To kick off 2019, we wanted to showcase a selection of recent openings in Sheffield and mention others that are in the pipeline, so read on for inspiration.

Barrowboyopened in summer 2018 and it's the place to get your fix of steamed bao buns and watch the world go by. They started off at Peddler Market and now have their permanent home at 453 Abbeydale Road. Their menu offers enticing options including vegan fillings of jerk jackfruit, pork belly bao and Hiyoko chicken. They have regular live music nights and we've heard the cocktails are well worth a try too.

To get a taste of Sweden, check out Krydda. They are new to Abbeydale Road (opening date TBC) and will be a hangout where you can enjoy smorgasbord open sandwiches, homemade pastries and other Scandi-inspired dishes.

On the other side of the city centre, there's been a few new places opening in Crookes. The first to mention is Two Sheds on Crookes, a micropub with several keg and cask offerings, on top of a well-stocked beer fridge. Breweries featured so far have included Tiny Rebel, Thornbridge and By The Horns, to mention a few. You can drink in or takeaway, and treat yourself to a Waterall pork pie with your beer of choice.

Down the road from Two Sheds is The Whaletown Coffee Company, which opened in December, a coffee shop specialising in all types, from filter to espresso. You can tuck into baked treats from Sheffield's 4Eyes Patisserie too.

Heading down the hill to Broomhill you'll find Gingers, a cafe, deli and wine bar on Glossop Road. Using local and seasonal ingredients, they serve homemade sandwiches, colourful salads and comforting soups. You can take your dog along too and enjoy a cuppa and pastry for a pitstop on a walk.

Castle House at 121 Eyre Street in the city centre has been undergoing a transformation of late and part of the building is now home to the National Videogame Museum. Here you'll find exhibitions of games and hear the stories of the people who make them. You can also enjoy the food hall offerings, with coffee from Tamper, freshly-baked delights from Depot Bakery and veggie dishes from Pom Kitchen, along with others to be announced soon. The ambition is to build a creative hub for work, meet ups and socialising.

If you're looking for a dog-friendly place to eat and drink, check out Pour. This new craft beer house on London Road positively encourages four-legged friends and you can sit back and enjoy good ale alongside with vegan and veggie pizza. They have a bottle bar and eight keg lines, with a rotating range from independent breweries, and you can order pizza to takeaway.

Nearby you'll find the Bhaji Shack on Chesterfield Road, serving up their famous bhajis along with Indian-inspired veggie and vegan curries, salads and wraps. You can also find them in the Moor Market if you are looking for a tasty lunch option.

The Kollective cafe opened last September following Site Gallery's multi-million pound renovation. It's a beautiful space where you can enjoy well-presented and flavoursome cooking from the good people who previously worked at The Grind in Kelham Island. Dishes range from fragrant Persian lamb and chickpea stew to something sweet with a slice of apple, caramel and chai cake.

The Cutlery Works food hall on Neepsend Lane could warrant an article on its own right, as it is home to an eclectic mix of food and drink vendors. You can choose from Pie-Eyed, Shed for plant-based dishes, Vietnamese cuisine from Five Rivers, coffee from Forge Coffee Roasters and awarding-winning chocolate from Bullion Chocolate. It's open from 8am-11pm most days, so you can indulge in breakfast, dinner or drinks.

Vibes Food Co on 38 Garden Street opened in December and is a 100% vegan cafe based in the HeartCure Collective Social Centre. They're open for coffee, smoothies, fresh sub sandwiches and salads, with space for other pop-up vegan businesses to showcase their food.

We want to mention the wonderfully-named brewery Saint Mars Of the Desert, who are based on Stevenson Road in Attercliffe. The small family-owned brewery has a licensed tap room where you can buy beer to drink in or take home. Saint Mars are planning on brewing a range of beers, from light to dark using traditional methods, so we look forward to getting a taste of what's to come.

Finally, look out for Ambulo in early 2019. The team behind Public, Picture House Social and the Great Gatsby will be working with Museums Sheffield to run the cafe at Weston Park and develop a cafe and evening restaurant at Millennium Gallery. For more information follow them on Instagram.

Ros Ayres

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