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

Foodies in Malton are celebrating the opening of a new eatery in one of the towns recently refurbished, Grade II Listed shops

The Purple Carrot, based at 10 Market Street will be serving up a variety of tasty vegan and vegetarian delicacies to eat in or takeaway.  Set over two floors, the new restaurant will feature a shop/deli counter and kitchen on the ground floor, and bistro style seating above.

Founded by Kate Zaleska, The Purple Carrot has evolved from Mind for Cooking, which was established in 2003 and which first came to Malton as a market stall selling at the monthly markets and the annual Harvest and Food Lovers’ Festivals.  It’s offerings were then 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, being run under Kate’s ethos of making delicious food using honest ingredients with passion and flavour while respecting the planet.

Tom Naylor-Leyland of the properties landlord, the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate said: “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”.