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Welcome Oppo to the Food Exchange

OPPO Boys at Food Exchange New Covent Garden, Nine Elms, 14th/Fe

Published on
February 19, 2018


There’s a new food hub in London.

It’s a place that strings together the most food-obsessed businesses and individuals – a space for creators, makers, photographers, innovators and anyone working with food to come together. The Food Exchange provides workspaces, studios, kitchen spaces and a campus for the creative food industry. As the epicentre of the city’s culinary scene, New Covent Garden Market will continue to feed London and become the place for cooking, eating, and learning together.

Spanning 3 floors and 40,000 sq ft of lettable space, the Food Exchange is a first of its kind in the UK. The assortment of businesses and startups and entrepreneurs will be complemented by a programme of workshops, talks, tastings, exhibitions and drop-in classes. In stock, there will be the world’s largest recipe book library as well as an evolving food museum.

The Food Exchange will offer a full platter of foodstuff on its roofs: beehives, herb gardens, vegetable patches and a micro fish farm. There’ll also be a cafe and bar on the first floor for you to enjoy.

As of February 1st, private studios are ready for rental in all shapes and sizes. From PR agencies to food magazines, photographers to food stylists, this latest addition in Nine Elms offers all the handy perks you expect from a workplace: meeting rooms, bike rack, and showers. Neighbouring all this is New Covent Garden Market: the city’s iconic fruit & veg and flower market. New Covent Garden Market’s traders supply all 20 of London’s top restaurants, as well as cafés, schools and businesses. Its restaurant customers include Galvin Restaurants, Brunswick House, Rabbit and Lamberts as well as market stallholders, schools, hospitals, the Houses of Parliament and even London Zoo.

The first resident at the Food Exchange is Oppo: a brrrrrilliant ice cream brand that won The Guardian’s Start Up of the Year award in 2014. You can find this #GoodTemptation in Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett and Wholefoods Market. A sales increase of 300% each year means the team of 10 will have the space to grow at their head office in the Food Exchange.

With studios now ready for rent, you can book a viewing here. And for small and ambitious food businesses, Mission Kitchen will be the solution – a shared kitchen space at the Food Exchange. It’s an affordable option with all the tools and equipment for baking, brewing, simmering, pickling, and cooking. Mission Kitchen will open at the end of this year.

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