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New vegan and vegetarian café expands from market stall to Market Street in Malton

Foodies in Malton are celebrating the opening of The Purple Carrot in a charming, recently refurbished, Grade II Listed shop at 10 Market Street.

Serving vegan and vegetarian delicacies to eat in or takeaway, The Purple Carrot is set over two floors, with a shop/deli counter and kitchen on the ground floor, and bistro style seating on the first floor.

The Purple Carrot has evolved from Mind for Cooking (est. c.2003), which first came to Malton as a market stall, often selling out at the monthly markets and annual Harvest and Food Lovers’ Festivals. They expanded to create menus and dishes for local yoga retreats (Little Yoga Company), business lunches and various other food markets across North Yorkshire and further afield.

All the while, founder Kate Zaleska’s ethos was maintained: making delicious food using honest ingredients with passion and flavour, and perhaps most importantly, respecting the planet.

On behalf of the Landlord (Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate), Tom Naylor-Leyland commented “With increasing demand for vegan and vegetarian food, and spurred on by their success at the food markets, it’s heart-warming to see Mind for Cooking putting down roots here in Yorkshire’s Food Capital and opening The Purple Carrot – Malton’s first solely vegan and vegetarian shop and deli”.


Notes to Editors

1. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate owns and manages a substantial portfolio of property in Malton. The estate was purchased as an investment in 1713 by forebears of the Naylor-Leyland family.

2. The Estate’s investment in Malton is aimed at helping the town centre compete in the 21st century. There have been numerous refurbishments and extensions of retail units and business premises. The most striking has been a £4m investment in the refurbishment of the Talbot Hotel which now provides high quality accommodation for Malton and the surrounding area.

3. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate provides property for businesses that have created 630 jobs and residential properties that are homes for 300 people.


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