Pinstone Street, the home of Sheffield’s independent fast food

The one good thing to come out of the Sevenstone delay?

Fanoush Falafel and the Street Food Chef

Fanoush Falafel and the Street Food Chef

As we wait to find out what the latest talks between the council and Hammerson mean for Sheffield’s Sevenstone retail quarter, an independent food revolution is quietly happening in town.

Pinstone Street is one of the key roads on the edge of the proposed development. In anticipation of demolition and construction work beginning many of the old shops closed down or moved to alternative locations, leaving a depressing row of empty units.

Not for long though. The good news is that a growing number of tasty food outlets have moved in and are breathing life into the vacant shops on Pinstone Street.

The award-winning Street Food Chef arrived first, serving up Mexican street food from tacos, burritos to empanadas. Their breakfast burritos are delicious.

Flurt frozen yoghurt in Sheffield

Flurt frozen yoghurt on PInstone Street

Then Flurt opened a few doors up, offering fat-free frozen yoghurt. A perfect pudding if you’ve got room after your lunchtime burrito.

And this morning Claire from Feast and Glory revealed that Fanoush Falafel is opening next door to the Street Food Chef. Fanoush already have a shop on London Road so it is great to see them opening in town.

What all three of these outlets have in common is that they are independent businesses, offering an alternative to the food chains that you can find in any city. The food is fast, tasty and relatively healthy. They’re definitely worth supporting.

It’s ironic that without Sevenstone these great food outlets may not have opened at all on Pinstone Street. Perhaps the growth of these businesses points to the approach we should take for a city centre retail quarter: if you create favourable terms for people to take on shops in good locations then local, independent businesses can flourish, even alongside the big chains. The city centre needs both.

Make the most of these foodie gems while you can, as a green light for Sevenstone could mean the end of these independent food outlets in prime city centre locations.


Eat Sheffield 2011 award winners

This year’s results

Last night the 2011 Eat Sheffield awards took place in the Winter garden and St Paul’s Mercure hotel. The winners were:

The Eat Sheffield Restaurant of the Year
The Devonshire Arms

Green and sustainable award

The Wig and Pen

Our Cow Molly milk bottle

Our Cow Molly milk

Sheffield food hero
Ed Andrews from Our Cow Molly

Food outlet
Street Food Chef

Family outing
Endcliffe park cafe

Traditional pub
The York

Gasto pub
The Devonshire Arms

Hui Wei



La Mama



What do you think, are these winners deserving of their awards? Or was your favourite restaurant, pub or cafe overlooked?

There’s more about the Eat Sheffield awards in this news release from Sheffield Hallam university and you can see some more pictures from last night on the @eatSheffield Twitter feed.

Eat Sheffield awards 2011

Eat Sheffield awards 2011

Sheffield on Twitter – July 2010 update

New this month

Here are this month’s additions to the list of Sheffield people and organisations of interest on Twitter – nearly 80 accounts are listed below. The full directory can be found on the Sheffield Twitter users page.

We’re now into our second Twitter list of people and organisations in Sheffield in Twitter. There is also the first Sheffield Twitter list, which contains the first 500 accounts.

Photo Sheffield – Sheffield photography community

Made by jonty – Sharrow vale road cafe

Beanies – retailer of all things good and wholesome

Rony Robinson – BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

CHEFFIELD – food festival

Brendan Moffat, Director of strategic marketing at Creative Sheffield

La squadra cycle squad

Sean Bloodworth photographer

Mixed in Sheffield

Simon Leake – Police inspector for Burngreave, Firth park and Shiregreen

Tramlines music festival

Martyn Ware – Heaven 17

Designed in Sheffield

Busk Sheffield fundraising event on 31 July 2010

Sheffield open doors – young people’s outreach health service

The riverside bar

Your nuts health stores

Aalto moderna – Oakbrook road antique shop

Love Sheffield blog

The hair band – Eccy road hair salon

Statement images – photojournalist collective

PCL air technology

Shef flex – podcast

New start design – Social enterprise specialising in design and ethically sourced print

Barkers furniture

Group on – stuff to do in Sheffield

Output records

World goal ball championships (at Ponds forge in June 2010)

Golf lesson search

Carney academy arts school at the Lantern theatre

Charity unleashed Sheffield

Nest online design store

Neil Smith personal trainer

Rebecca Wainwright designer and dressmaker

Sheffield university student’s union building news

Green news

Grievous angel producer and DJ

Space cabaret club night

Silent Sheffield

Tie machine – writer

Timberplay play equipment

Street food chef Mexican street food

Chrysalis photography

Sheffield wire – automated newspaper-style Sheffield news service

Cross scythes Totley pub

Screaming maldini – band

Infinite training

Sorby house office accommodation

Opportunity Sheffield – supporting Sheffield’s employers

World development movement Sheffield

Ponsford furniture

Glue creative

Beauty business news

Tuxtel telephone, ISPs, hosting

Feedback – Corporation club night


Webber klein agency

The stitch factory

MADE entrepreneurs festival

Dale Smith – a woman with Asperger syndrome updating you with news, events information for people on the autism spectrum to participate in Sheffield and the UK

Science cafe at the Showroom

The strange things – band

Shaun Galleon – Everly pregnant brothers singer

Clare MacKenzie – freelance journalist

Buzzy work – beekeeping services arm of the Sheffield honey company

Sheffield university big band

The student magazine

New channels digital TV specialist

Leftfield podcast


Activity Sheffield council activity initiative

South Yorkshire funding advice bureau

Everly pregnant brothers – another account for the ukelele group featuring @PeteMcKee and @TobyFoster

17 Broomgrove – development in S10

The bakery store – independent clothing store

Trak robotic eye in Access space

Benjamin Harris – DJ

Theo Simpson – photographer

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