|Tues - Fri||10am - 3pm|
|Sat||10am - 4pm|
Scratch the surface of Newport's hopscotch skyline, brutalist concrete infrastructure and jumbled post-war civic planning and you'll find an incongruous gem of an indoor market. Under-the-radar, resolutely cast-iron and decked out in beautiful barrelled glass, this Victorian sanctuary is well worth checking out for its grassroots indie traders and munch-worthy possibilities as much as its time-tested period design (reminiscent of Cardiff's Indoor Market or Bristol's St Nick's).
Come for a mosey and it won't be long before you find yourself drawn to "Sicily to Seattle", a vibrant vegan street food pop-up loved by the locals and run with boundless enthusiasm by Rama and Karl - your resident foodie renegades in this part of town. Shimmying into the queue in front of S2S's reed-clad kitchenette you'll witness stacked vegan "Bad Hombre" burgers rattled out to peckish students and macho-meat-eater builders having lunchtime epiphanies in the adjacent low-and-slow sofa area as they tackle a "Legendary Fuzz Lord" (an all-out veggie rock star of a thing). When it comes to your turn, we don't envy the dirty-vegan choice you'll have to make: Corn Dog or Calzone? Sassy wasabi bap or portion of fresh arancini? Decisions, decisions.
As is refreshingly par-for-the course with meat-free joints these days, there's a firm ethos on hand-made produce local sourcing where possible (most of their veg is picked up from other stalls in the same market before opening). What sets Sicily to Seattle apart, though, is their commitment to maintaining affordability for their customers, their devotion to creating naughty vegan food (delicious but without any pretence) and their honest everyman appeal (honed, no doubt, from their time at food festivals across the UK).