FOOD & DRINK
The Patisserie Malton
Owner of The Patisserie, Andrew Walker began his venture into the catering industry after he left school and attended York catering college; after finishing college he later began working at various pubs, cafes and restaurants before taking the plunge and opening a business of his own. His first business venture was a sandwich shop in Newbiggin, and although the sandwich shop was a big hit, his aspirations were set even higher as Andrew always hope to one day own his own patisserie. And so, at the top of Saville Street now sits The Patisserie Malton, a dream come true for Andrew and evidently so in its carefully considered decoration, produce, and service. The café proves to be an integral part of the Malton community, for people to meet up with friends and loved ones and catch up over delicious lunch options and home-made bakes.
The foundations of YO Bakehouse were built with the help of co-owner Chris Welford’s Mum, Von, who at the time was making delicious baked goods from home for her own bakery named ‘The Little Duck Cake Co.’ YO Bakehouse was then formed in 2015 by owners Chris and his partner David; and in 2016, YO Bakehouse and The Little Duck Cake Co. merged when the pair seized the opportunity to create an even bigger future for YO Bakehouse. And so, Yo Bakehouse opened up shop on Market Street later in 2016, and over the years, YO Bakehouse has gone from strength to strength in their successful combination of coffee shop, artisan bakery and wholesalers.
The Purple Carrot
The Purple Carrot is a vegan and vegetarian deli which formerly began as a market stall in Malton named ‘Mind for Cooking’, but after much success, often completely selling out of produce at the monthly markets, husband and wife team Rafal and Kate Zaleska decided it was time to plant the roots of their deli in Malton. The Purple Carrot was opened on Market Street in 2018, and has stayed true to its original ethos: making delicious food using honest ingredients with passion and flavour, and perhaps most importantly, respecting the planet. Their menu comprises many delicious worldly dishes, such as vegan spring rolls and samosas, eggplant schnitzel, vegan brotwursts and aubergine involtini.
Hidden Monkey Café
Owned by Helen Knapp, the Hidden Monkey café is Set in Malton’s infamous Market Square; similarly to their neighbour The Patisserie Malton, this café has also become a go-to for locals and tourists alike to stop off for a homemade sweet treat and a cup of tea served the proper way, from china tea sets. They also serve a whole array of breakfast and lunch options made using locally-sourced ingredients, including sandwiches, filled jacket potatoes, hearty soups, cottage and mushroom pies, omelettes and salad. And for those with a sweet tooth, the Hidden Monkey café also serves up delicious home-made puddings, including apple pies, sticky toffee pudding and seasonal crumbles.
The New Malton
Sitting on the corner of Market Square at the top of Market Street, it’s difficult not to notice the warm and buzzing atmosphere which beams out of the New Malton’s large windows, yet it’s easy to see how this has become a go-to spot in Malton. Owners Anthony and Gemma have cleverly refurbished the grade II listed building, which has been completed with an open fire, hardwood floor and rustic décor. While Gemma takes care of front of house duties, Anthony is busy in the kitchen, where he uses locally sourced ingredients to create an ever-changing seasonal menu designed to appeal to everyone.
Mason Du Vin
Maison Du Vin was established as a result of years of passion for food and drink; owner, Matt Beavers founded his successful combination of wine bar and café lounge with the intention of creating a stylish and comfortable space to celebrate all things food and drink without being pretentious. Matt worked in hospitality for over twenty years before opening Maison Du Vin, and it was created by Matt as a way of showcasing his love for top quality food and drink. Here, you’ll find a plethora of speciality wines, spirits and other beverages to either take home or enjoy there and then.
SHOPPING & LIFESTYLE
Northern Ride joined Malton’s vibrant independent scene in 2013 by a family of bike enthusiasts. Run by Kevin, Ash, and another Ash, together, they have well and truly established Northern Ride to be what is now considered one of the best cycling shops in Yorkshire. They combine their knowledge and years of experience working with bikes to hand pick some of the best brands and accessories to ensure they deliver their ethos of helping their customers go from “entry level to elite”.
Hare & Wilde
Established by husband and wife team Laura and Will, Hare and Wilde interior design shop joined Market Street in 2016; the charming shop displays a carefully selected yet eclectic range of Scandinavian style products of muted colours and simple functionality. Together, they have developed a continuous style for the shop which replicates that of their own. Putting an emphasis on working with smaller brands, the pieces in their collection are big on quality and craftsmanship.
McMillans of Malton
McMillans of Malton is a merchant of fine wine, beer and spirits which was brought to Market Street in 2016; owned and run by father and son due Jim and James McMillan, the shop was once a pipedream for the pair. Now, McMillans of Malton offers one of the most truly unique shopping experiences to be had in Malton due to the pair’s passion for the poison. Jim is infamous for his larger than life gin selection and his encyclopaedic knowledge of whiskey, and when you’re struggling to choose between the two, he’s always on hand with a taster or two to ensure you make the right decision.
Bowley & Jackson
One of Market Streets independent old timers is Bowley & Jackson; joining the street in 2001, the home and garden-wear store has remained a firm favourite for many Malton locals. Owned and run by husband and wife team Dan and Alex Curtis, Bowley & Jackson has evolved over the years to offer a broad range of products which are not only stylish, but practical in both the home and garden. The majority of pieces from their range are sourced from smaller suppliers so as to offer something entirely different to the what may be found on the high street.
Liz Kemp was brought up alongside her parents running a small village shop, and it’s from that experience that she has mastered the intricate care and attention to detail needed to form a successful independent business. Before founding her own store in 2017, Liz was previously in the events industry working on high profile events for international clients. Although, in the end Liz yearned to return to her childhood roots and to take on a fresh and exciting challenge. And so, she decided to open her very own ‘general store’, filled with things you may not always need but most certainly want, such as quirky coffee table books, prints, ceramics, greetings cards and plenty more.