Startisans are the newest generation of food startups and artisans

The team behind the award winning Partridges grocery stores and Shepherds Markets have created a physical and virtual platform for start-ups to realise their ideas and share them with the public, giving them the opportunity for invaluable face to face customer feedback and the chance to “test the market”.

Through our Stall to Store Scheme, we offer traders the opportunity to:

* Trade at over 20 food markets across central London through Shepherds Markets

* Supply our grocery stores including our award winning Partridges of Sloane Square

* Gain essential business and food safety mentoring

In 2014 we launched our indoor Startisans Market. Set in the heart of London, with Covent Garden to the west and The City to the east, this site is the perfect launchpad for startups and budding entrepreneurs.

Our Covent Garden site (77 Shelton Street, WC2H 9QW) reflects the rich diversity of London’s growing food scene. Customers will delight in lunch and food gift options as well as regular events inviting foodies to join in the celebration of London's emerging food entrée-preneurs!

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1. A Streetisan is our take on street food – a food stall that has brought a novel idea such as haggis toastie or a revival on an old classic – fins and trotters, which have again fulfilled the criteria set out by Shepherds markets

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1. A Startisan is an individual or group of individuals that have created a start up business specialising in artisan food.