17 Things You Need To Eat In Leeds Right Now

1. Cheese and charcuterie at Friends of Ham

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Cured meats galore, a huge selection of cheeses from the super-stinky stilton to creamy Wensleydale, served with fruit cake, since you’re in Yorkshire. Best of all, there’s more craft beers to wash it all down with than you could shake a hand-crafted artisan stick at in this cool, cosy bar.

2. Chilli-cheese dog at Dogtown

Dogtown started life at street food festivals in London and is now serving dogs up north at Leeds’s Trinity Kitchen. They claim their chilli-cheese dog, ‘pork or beef frank topped with our rare-breed beef and bone-marrow chilli. Served with sour-cream and coriander in a steamed, pillowy bun’, is a world-beater, and we wouldn’t argue with them.

3. The Yorkshire Blue at Kerb Edge Burgers

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Oozing local blue cheese and beef, what’s not to love? Regularly served up at Leeds’s Trinity Kitchen with Atom Beer on tap, and other spots around town that you can keep track of via Twitter.

4. Salted caramel chocolate brownies at the Madeleine Express

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The pop-up project of Young British Foodie finalist, Noisette Bakehouse, regularly serves up this rich treat at Trinity Kitchen and around Yorkshire. Find out when they’ll be on twitter.

5. Whole Yorkshire pigeon at The Reliance

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A real star of the rustic, meaty menu in a setting that’s laid back enough to let you pull off its legs and chew at the bones. If this gem is off the ever changing menu, you couldn’t do better than ordering a plate of their home-produced charcuterie.

6. £5 pie, peas and a pint at North Bar

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Sure, you’re there for North Bar’s phenomenal selection of craft beer, but you’ll need something to soak it up, so when in Rome…

7. A Dead Hippie at Meat Liquor Leeds

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The burger kings that started life in a Peckham food truck have taken their meat treats to Trinity Kitchen in Leeds so the good folk up north can enjoy them too. Everyone knows the Dead Hippie is their best burger, so get that and wash it down with a Yorkshire Tea cocktail. They tell us it’s strong.

8. Shawarma at Cafe Moor

Cafe Moor is an oasis of colourful salads, hummus and more in Leeds’s bustling Kirkgate Market and you can never lose with a classic like a shawarma.

9. Roast pork at Maxi’s Rotisserie

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One of those simple places that you could easily miss in the hubbub of Kirkgate Market, but it’s worth a visit for a huge portion of juicy roast pork, rice and house chilli sauce.

10. Brunch at Hepworth’s Deli

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You won’t regret eating Eggs Benedict, with ingredients from nearby Kirkgate market, at this cute spot.

11. A deli platter at Veritas Leeds

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The only pub in Leeds with its own proper deli, and what better to accompany your pint with than cold cuts, olives and other such fancy snacks?

12. Beef ribs at Crowder Barbecue

A couple of brothers serving up these big juicy beasts (and other treats including pulled pork) at Leeds’s best street food events. Keep track of where they’ll be here.

13. Pork pies and pickles from Kirkstall Deli Market

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You’ll feel extra northern chomping on a pork pie with a couple of pickled onions at this gorgeous market in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.

14. The triple nom at Almost Famous Leeds

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It’s a burger with a heap of pulled pork, melted cheese and coleslaw in it, need we say any more?

15. Monster Munch and emmental burger at Nation of Shopkeepers

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So wrong it’s right. A fine pre-gig feed at one of Leeds’s top music venues.

16. Veggie Indian street food at Bundobust

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Bhajis, puri and even mango flavoured ice cream on a stick. All served with craft beer, because 2014.

17. Home-cured gravlax at Kendalls Bistro

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Because if you want something light and elegant after all those burgers, the menu at this fancy French Bistro will be right up your street.

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