Weekly Food Market
Independent Food & Craft Traders at our weekly market – Spotlight on Fritto Italian Street Food
Here at Liv Uni we love great quality food and supporting independent businesses. You can experience both if those every week at our Farmers Food & Craft Market. The market comes on to campus every Tuesday, opposite the Harold Cohen Library, outside the Victoria Gallery. It’s open from 10am to 3pm, offering Italian & Asian street food, honey, arts and crafts, cheese, fresh tea and doughnuts!
In our blog want to focus on the traders. This week it’s Fritto Italian Street Food.
Starting life at the Granby Four Streets Community Market in Toxteth, Fritto over the last 6 years has brought an authentic taste of Italy to mobile street food, catering, pop-up events and community markets around Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.
Fritto is also an award-winning social enterprise on the mission to use food to enrich peoples’ lives, while tackling social issues through cooking workshops and mentoring activities. Fritto’s story began at Granby Fourstreets Community Market in the summer of 2015, when the organisers invited Luca to sample his Italian street food menu on the local community… and they’ve never looked back. Granby Street was the perfect place to begin the Fritto story, combining Luca’s two passions: food and social change.
Just months after launching his social enterprise, Luca’s work was recognised at the 2016 Liverpool Youth Awards for ‘improving wellbeing and resilience of young people’. As part of its ethos, Fritto uses food to facilitate positive change in the lives of unemployed people, young offenders and other disadvantaged groups by offering volunteering opportunities and work experience, along with cookery workshops and mentoring.
“I believe in the joy and excitement that food can bring. With Fritto, I aim to improve people’s confidence and self-esteem through cooking, sharing and eating together. Food is a universal language and has the power to make a real difference in people’s lives, be it socially, in terms of skills and employment or improving health and wellbeing. Food breaks down boundaries and brings people together, so it provides the ideal platform for initiating positive change, within an individual or a whole community.” Luca Sanvittore
Visit the Famers Food & Craft Market every Tuesday on campus to sample Fritto and many others.
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