Leeds Food and Drink Festival is an annual event, celebrating it’s 10th year early in May!
The event is a month long festival celebrating every type of food that Leeds has to offer, from street food to fine dining. The festival takes the city by storm every year since it started, and this year should be no different!
To start things off this year, Leeds Indie Food Festival is bringing us the impressive independent food and drink scene with featured events in multiple restaurants around the city ranging from North Bar, Canal Mills to The Hungry Bear. Each restaurant is offering something different from the last.
If your poison is ale, then The Hungry Bear is the place to be. They are offering a 3 course meal and matching them with the ales that they have brewed on site, alongside the brewers who are going to be giving tips on what makes the pairings so great. The event is appropriately named The Hungry Bear Feast-of-Ale, not something to miss!
North Bar is holding a Magical Mystery Tour of all six of their venues. One bus, all six North Bars, six iconic north beers, food and plenty of surprises. This event is more for the beer lovers in Leeds, if you’re passionate about your lager - this is something you won’t want to skip!
Canal Mills is offering you the chance to eat, drink and be merry at the Brandon Street Night Market. Dance the night away to DJs, experience some flavourful street food, craft beer, cocktails, and live art for no entry fee! What a way to start the weekend and carry on with the festivities that the Leeds Food and Drink Festival has to offer!
Leeds Indie Food Festival runs from the May 7th until May 24th, but that’s not the end of the Leeds Food and Drink Fest, which runs until June 7th, celebrating everything culinary!
Ipsum Vinoteca and Chaophraya will be hosting special events before the closing party, the Yorkshire Post Food and Drink show held at Millennium Square on the 5th-7th June. The closing party will be showcasing the regions best food and drink. There will be live cooking demonstrations from local chefs, artisan food specialists exhibiting delicious produce, traditional real ales, Pimms and cocktail bars. If you happen to miss the entire festival, which personally I don’t think anyone will, this is the event that you need to attend if you want to stimulate your senses and give your stomach some pleasure!
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