Called Feast at The Mills, it will open on the 17-acre Eckersley Mills site from 20 October.
The first four vendors have already been confirmed at the venue - Hastie’s Crispy Chicken (pictured), Christakis, Dough So Good, and The Old Bank.
Hastie’s Crispy Chicken will serve its 24-hour brined chicken as well as a menu of wings, burgers and unique sides, while Liverpool-based Christakis will offer Greek street food classics with salads, halloumi fries and wraps.
Dough So Good, which is currently operating pop ups at markets across Wigan, will be bringing its Neapolitan wood-smoked pizzas to the market and The Old Bank its coffee, teas and cakes.
“Being Wigan born and bred, Feast at The Mills is a brilliant opportunity to get on board with an exciting development on the local food scene, and when I heard about it, I knew Hastie’s had to be part of it,” says Owen James of Hastie’s.
“We can’t wait to get going later this month and bring our famous chicken to my hometown.”
The outdoor and indoor street food market is the first of its kind for Wigan and will also have a dedicated performance space for local bands, artists and DJs and two bars.
It represents the first stage of Wigan-based Heaton Group’s plans to redevelop the whole Eckersley Mills site, acting as an incubator for the permanent food hall, currently under development in the neighbouring Mill One building.
“We are excited to share the news that these four fantastic food vendors will be part of Feast at The Mills – they each bring something different and will provide real quality to the overall experience every weekend,” says Alex McCulloch, development manager at Heaton Group.
“We’ve said all along that we intend to position Feast at The Mills as Wigan’s Weekend Destination and having these pop-up vendors on board cements that sentiment.”
Feast at The Mills will open every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all day from later this month until the end of the year.