Fans of artisan food and quirky stationery are in for a treat as three new traders prepare to open up in Bishop’s Stortford over the next couple of months.
The two eateries and one store all promise to offer something a little different when they arrive on the high street this autumn.
Wattle and Co
Due to open: Later this month
Aiming to carve a niche in the breakfast and lunch market in particular, Wattle and Co’s offering will be heavily influenced by the culinary background of its chef, who hails from Western Australia.
Based in South Street, it will open every day specialising in vegan, gluten free, organic and vegetarian dishes, and promises to use “healthy, locally sourced, ethical and seasonal food”.
There will also be artisan coffee, loose-leaf teas and homemade cakes on offer.
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Due to open: September
This stationery chain started out in 2003 in Australia and since 2014 has been rapidly expanding across the UK.
The name comes from a combination of a smile and a giggle and the store offers “colourful, fashion-forward stationery”.
Smiggle is currently recruiting staff for its store, to be based in the Jackson Square shopping square.
Due to open: October
Already a popular feature in Walthamstow and Hackney, Eat 17 will bring a piece of East London to Bishop’s Stortford when it opens up in the former Store Twenty One premises, as we revealed earlier this year.
Based around a supermarket operated as a franchise with Spar, the store will mimic an indoor market with five food operators including an award-winning fishmonger and bakery, bar and florist.
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Source: Hertfordshire Live