Marple Indian restaurant, Chaat Cart, is to close in February, following an announcement that the South Indian street food brand wants to focus on food hall offerings, including at Stockport’s Produce Hall.
The business begin as a street food stall in 2012, before opening on Derby Street, Marple in 2017, with acclaim for the restaurant from the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards and Good Food Guide.
While the Marple restaurant will close, Chaat Cart’s South Indian street food is available from three food halls, The Produce Hall in Stockport, The Mad Giant in Didsbury, and Kommune in Sheffield, and will continue to trade.
In an announcement on the Chaat Cart Facebook page, owner Aarti Ormsby wrote:
We have had a wonderful couple of years and are very proud of what we’ve achieved with our Chaat Cart restaurant in Marple. From having paper straws before it was fashionable, to community events, hosting freelancer and vegan nights to the numerous gin tastings! We’ve since opened three new sites, been in the papers, nominated for awards and recently we achieved a listing in the 2020 UK Good Food Guide as a local gem.
“We have achieved everything we want to achieve and there are new opportunities that we are hoping to explore this year. We will be focussing on our foodhall sites in The Produce Hall in Stockport, Kommune in Sheffield and The Mad Giant in Didsbury which will be open as usual. We will still be around, cooking delicious South Indian food for you with a couple of new projects in 2020; which we’ll share with you soon.
“Saturday 1st February is our last day cooking in our Marple restaurant where all of us have made so many beautiful memories. Please come along in the next couple of weeks and say goodbye. Come eat us out of house and home and send us off in style, we’d love to see you.”
Read the full announcement on Chaat Cart’s Facebook page.