Food News

KITOKITO (19 Trafalger Street, Brighton, BN1 4EQ)

The North Laine region is filled with diverse and different cuisines and options for a lunchtime bite to eat, and Kitokito is no except to the rule. Combining Japanese infusions with Hawaiian delights, the restaurant infuses the ingredients of traditions from Poke to Bao Buns. Run and owned by two Japanese friends, the doors opened around a month ago, with the intention of bringing unique, fresh delicacies to the streets of Brighton. The ‘Poke Don’ offers sushi rice topped with cubed tuna, salmon, avocado and the secret Kitokito original sauce. As well as the Asian classic ‘Bao Bun’, a steamed bun filled with meat or veggie delights. Located on the corner of Sydney Street and Trafalgar Street, it’s a definite hit with locals and newcomers of the city.


If you are a lover of pasta, get excited. Dedicated to producing the best possible pasta textures and flavours, Semola is a new pasta restaurant opened up in the heart of Hove. The philosophy behind their cuisine is “an art in balance between innovation and ancient Italian culinary tradition’. Bringing all the flavours from their home in Italy. Although the menu is on the slightly smaller side, what they do have and sell is utterly exception, melt-in-the-mouth pasta delights, with a range of vegetarian and vegan delights, like the classic ‘Carbonara’. Handcrafted pasta strips, black pepper, fresh eggs and original Grana Padano cheese, the classic is effortless. Any carb fans, head on over to Hove to indulge in the reasonably priced delights!

BISON BEER CRAFTHOUSE (57 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD)

Extending its shop to Hove, Bison Beer stocks a wide range of beers from all across the world. This local, independent business offers all things beer related, stocking some of your favourite beer and kits for your own home-brew. The philosophy of the business is to stock smaller breweries which value the quality rather than quantity of their products. Hove’s shop also is a licensed bar, enabling you to chill out with friends in a quirky atmosphere, trying beers from around the globe. You can also get beer delivered to your door, via deliveroo!

THE BRIGHTON & SUSSEX COOK BOOK (15 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JNP)

Ever wanted to know the recipe to your favourite restaurant dish in Brighton, or wanted to perfect the cake you regularly pick up at your favourite Brighton cafe? This cookbook offers you just that opportunity. Combining all your favourite mix of independent restaurants, cafes, local suppliers and regional produce. With foodie recipes from local favourites like, hiSbe and Pallant of Arundel, to cocktail recipes from BeFries, Bluebird Tea Co and gin distillery Stake Spirits. Offering where to head in and around Brighton and Sussex if you are ever stuck in where to head in the local area.


Back with another event at The Open Market but this time, it’s winter themed! If you are a fan of street food stalls, arts and crafts, and general gift goodies, this will be for you. With around 45 unique stallholders, as well as the local businesses in The Open Market, it gives you the opportunity to delve into the wondrous festive stalls. The market will be filled with Paper Daisy’s regular foodie traders. Aunty Bunny’s Hut offering Jerk Chicken and Paella, Rosina Marks with her vegan goodies, Mr Delicious Hog Roast for the meat enthusiasts, and Connie & Cooper with their homemade cakes and bakes.

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