Andrew invited us to come down and learn about BangIn Belper, which has been a bit misunderstood since it opened on 14th September.
BangIn Belper is not “another cafe”. So what is BangIn Belper?
Andrew told us, “after 22 years in a career, I decided to make a change and do something different.” And different it certainly is.
BangIn Belper offers artisan street food, a unique addition to Belper’s food culture. The homemade street food comes from a diverse range of cultures, to eat in or takeaway, catering for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike.
Hot and cold food is available, including some dishes which contain both hot and cold. The dishes all have what Andrew describes as “strange names”, to show that the food is unique, and give it a personality. They also offer coffee, sandwiches and cake. They have a specials board for daily difference.
Most of the vegetarian options are also vegan. All of the food is homemade, with the exception of baked goods.
All ingredients are sourced locally except baked goods, which hasn’t been locally sourced yet. Veg comes from Gummers, and meat from the local butcher. All food is completely homemade and prepared.
There are 10 seats for those who want to eat in, but the business is very much aimed at the takeaway market too. They are looking at delivery for businesses, and are available to cater events.
Takeaway packaging is cardboard and contains no plastic, making them perfectly suited to fulfil the intention to be involved in Belper’s plentiful festivals.
They are open from 9am until 4pm every day except Tuesday. They are also now open on Sundays from 10am to 2.30pm, offering hot roast cobs and giant Yorkshire pudding wraps. Their busiest time is the lunch period from 11.30am-2.30pm, having already started building a repeat customer base of local workers. Andrew is considering the idea of breakfast opening as they do offer some breakfast food. But there has not been much call for it from public yet, so this is an idea for the future.
As a new business there is no online ordering yet. People can phone in to order food to takeaway – 01773 459362
Their Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Artisanfoodbar/