Set within a 3,500sq ft space, The Food Pit has been designed to ‘showcase the best of the North East’s street food scene’.
The food hall will feature seven food and drink operators including the Durham Sausage Company; Mr Waffle; and Spread from the Med.
It will also include a gourmet burger concept; as well as individual Thai and fish and chips operators.
“The street food scene is increasingly popular in cities across the country, providing something for everyone and creating a vibrant hub,” says Nick Berry, a partner at Clearbell Capital, which owns The Riverwalk.
“The Food Pit has created this unique platform right in the heart of The Riverwalk, with a list of carefully curated operators that complement each other and give consumers a different experience on each visit.”
The opening marks yet another step in the food market movement, which continues to sweep through the UK at an extraordinary rate.
Notable regional markets include Altrincham Market House; Mackie Mayor in Manchester; and Liverpool’s Duke Street Market.
London, meanwhile, recently saw the opening of a third Market Halls location on Oxford Street, which, at 35,000sq ft is, according to the group, now the largest food hall in country.
Last week it was confirmed that Brighton would be getting its first food hall, which is set to open on the city’s seafront next summer and feature 10 independent traders.