A popular street food trader is to open its first fixed café in York.

Once Across The Garden was one of the first traders to move into Spark:York, and is a popular fixture on Shambles Market.


And now it has cheered its many fans by taking on the former Wok & Go café on Church Street.

Plans are in with City of York Council to install the business’s distinctive carrot logo on the shop front, which will also boast the motto: ‘Vegan kitchen – street food and treats’.

Listed building

The cafe will open in this Church Street premises
Number 10 Church Street is a Grade II listed building.

The proposed new sign will add white lettering and logo to the already black frontage. In their plans, Once Across The Garden say: “The proposed signage will not cause any degradation to the character or setting of a listed building.

“The proposal will not look out of place or represent an inappropriate addition. The proposal is, therefore, acceptable in heritage terms.”

How the new sign will look

Once Across The Garden is known for both delicious street food and amazing cakes.

This ranges from veggie burgers and vegan sausage rolls to strawberry and rose oatcake and chocolate truffle torte.

As the owners put it:

  • We offer big flavours and delicious dishes, so whether you follow a vegan diet or not, we promise great, home made food, inspired by our favourite flavours from across the world.

There is no definite opening date to the new café as yet.

It means Church Street is becoming a haven for vegans. Humpit Hummus and Pita Bar arrived on the street last year.