Macknade creates spaces and experiences that bring communities together around a shared love of food & drink.
Encompassing retail, hospitality, events, food service and farming, the Macknade brand has been synonymous with quality and community since 1847. With strong roots here in the garden of England and the island of Ischia in Italy, Macknade is on a mission to bring producers, suppliers and consumers closer together in true community spirit.
The Kentish-Italian business has been in the same family for six generations and in 1979 they began retailing – opening Macknade Farm Shop, which later became Macknade’s award-winning Faversham Food Hall. What started life as a tent in a field on the family farm is now a 10,000sqft food hall, delicatessen, butcher, café & kitchen, well renowned locally for its quality and range of produce.
With influences from Italy, Kent and all over the world, Macknade is the place to be for specialist ingredients and everyday essentials. Located only a short walk from Faversham town centre, at the junction of Selling Road and the A2, it’s at the top of our list for any foodie visiting Kent!
No visit to Macknade is complete without paying a visit to our deli counter – housing one of the largest ranges of cheese and charcuterie available anywhere in the UK. A full-service butchery can also be found in-store, with a selection of top quality beef, lamb, pork, poultry & game.
Adjacent to our food hall is the Macknade Café, showcasing what can be done with the fantastic ingredients available in our shop. Our aim is simple… To serve good food and great drink from morning until evening. It’s a part of the Macknade experience that can’t be missed.
Travel the World with Macknade’s Food Village
If you’re bored of the same old takeaways, then get your family to Macknade to enjoy some really unusual tastes and experiences from its new Food Village in Faversham. From the 12th April come and experience the world through your tastebuds with a range of exciting dishes available to eat outside on the deck at Macknade Faversham. From authentic Italian pizza to homecooked Indian cuisine, you can be sure to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. All are welcome, including well behaved four-legged family members!
Macknade’s Food Village is open every day for authentic wood-fired pizza, light lunches and hot and cold drinks. New to the menu is a special sweet pizza topped with hazelnut spread, mascarpone and brownie crumbs, guaranteed to be a hit with children of all ages!
Every Thursday to Sunday, The Food Village is also home to Kent’s most vibrant independent traders, showcasing authentic, traditional dishes and modern, fusion delights including;
- Karara, a range of authentic and aromatic food, created by Kent’s much loved Indian chef Paul Babra. Even though Karara means spicy; there are dishes for all the family.
- Silver Birch Fine Foods is ready to stimulate the senses with their fusion menu taking inspiration from Jamaican and Japanese influences.
“Our ethos here at Macknade has always been to discover and embrace new foods, flavours and experiences, and we are thrilled to take this to the next level through our Food Village. We are also delighted to be supporting a talented group of local independent traders, creating a platform for them to share their passion with our customers.” comments Macknade’s Commercial Director, Shane Godwin.
The Food Village at Macknade Faversham will be open for outdoor dining and takeaway from 12th April, until then it is open for takeaway only. All independent traders are open from 11am until 4pm Thursday to Sunday, and late until 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday.
The full menu can be viewed online here.
Takeaway orders can be placed in person at the Food Village or by phone. Orders can be placed via WhatsApp or over the phone on 07825 513471.
The Macknade Cheese Experience Box
Do you brie-lieve in magic? Well, a monthly box of cheesy deliciousness delivered to your doorstep might just be better than magic! The Macknade Cheese Experience Subscription delivers the very best cheeses, handpicked by Macknade’s talented cheesemongers. Ideal as a gift for a true foodie or as a monthly treat to share with family and friends, the cheese experience subscription is the perfect opportunity to discover some new favourites.
The subscription box contains a minimum of four cheeses every month (min 600g total weight) featuring a selection of soft, hard and blue varieties, made from cow, goat, sheep and or buffalo milk alongside a selection of perfectly paired crackers and chutneys or pickles, plus informative tasting notes. Subscribers will also enjoy live online cheese tasting sessions on the first Friday of every month, featuring special guest appearances from the cheese producers throughout the year. The Cheese Experience Box will explore a different theme every month, covering regions, varieties and flavours, but the glorious contents will not be revealed until you unwrap your delivery.
The monthly box includes:
- Minimum of four cheeses of different variety (min 600g total weight)
- Pickles or chutney
- Tasting notes for each product
- Score Card (First box only)
- Live cheese tasting sessions online, first Friday of every month
- Free nationwide delivery
- Signature Macknade Cheese Subscription box with sustainable packaging
To subscribe, just sign up by the 28th of each month and your box will arrive by the first Friday of the following month. Prices start from £50, choose from a cheese only subscription or opt to include a bottle of wine for an additional £15 per month, perfectly matched to your cheese board. As a rolling subscription, you can choose to opt out at any time via a link which will be sent in your welcome e mail.
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Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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