Agriculture and Food

Stroud’s new food hall offer gets tastier and tastier

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 15 October 2020 8:31

We thought we would do a quick round-up of the latest additions to the menu of artisan offersings at Stroud’s fast-filling food hall at Five Valleys shopping centre. 

Dransfield, the owners have been drip-feeding the new arrivals over the last few weeks and we have been putting them to one side. 

The latest arrival in the former Merrywalks Shopping centre, which the Sheffield-headquartered firm bought back in July 2018 promising £12m of investment – with £1 million loan and a £3 million grant coming from GFirst LEP.

So, the latest food business to install itself at the Stroud town centre location is chocolatier and cake company Xocolatl, run by Painswick couple Aaron and Clare Grant along with their son Daniel. 

The family run business has been making and selling delicious cakes and chocolates wholesale for the last five years.  

It also boasts coffee from Ethical Addictions based in Gloucester proper hot chocolate”, speciality teas, frappes and milkshakes along with a breakfast and light lunch menu – and homemade gelato ice cream will also feature on the menu.  

Xocolatl can be found next to Ori Hellerstein’s The Artisan Baker, which opened in September, Waghorne's Butchers and Armadeli delicatessen. 

Food to go traders at the market include Falafel Mama, Pieminister, Thai 2 Go and Non-Solo Italia.