Stories

5 places to go in Leeds for a proper good laugh

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

With these January blues in full swing, it’s fair to say we could all do with a little pick me…

Hello Otley!

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

Illustrations: Emma Saynor (@emma_illustrates)   Ahh Otley – you inspire us with your traditional pubs, nifty little bakeries and your…

Taste Hunter: Bringing it all back Home

Categories: Food & Drink

Illustration: Laura Crompton __________________________________________________________________________________________ Our resident Taste Hunter Marko Husak returns to the Leeds side streets to search out hidden eateries…

5 things to do for your New Years Resolution

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife

There is a negative stigma attached to New Years resolutions, but there needn’t be. There seems to be a lot…

3 things you need to do before Christmas Day

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink

The big day is around the corner, but unlike a checklist of intense and/or boring things (like prepping your turkey…

Tall Tails – A love for Cocktails

Categories: Food & Drink

Words: Josh @porco_rosso_bar Photography: Harvey – Josh, bartender at Harrogate’s Italian booze masters Porco Rosso, talks us through the history of cocktails,…

8 independent shops to get your Christmas gifts

Categories: Shopping & Lifestyle

With Christmas just around the corner (ahhhh!) it is time to get your socks on and sort out what you’re…

Cooking Up Christmas

Categories: Food & Drink

Words: Charlotte Pacey As the days grow shorter, the nights colder, and our stomachs hungrier, the festive period has left…

Cornucopia

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

There are certain visuals that become ingrained in a city’s psyche, so much part of its essence that they are just there, without thought of what, why, or how they became…

It’s a kind of magic….

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

Roundhay Park is an absolute dream during the day and we are very lucky to be exposed to the landscapes…

Game On by Luke Jackson (Illustration Joel Burden)

Game On

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

The Board Game Guy – AKA Luke Jackson – is on a quest to remind us that games used to be fun, social activities…

5 places in Leeds to get your dessert fix

Categories: Food & Drink

Winter has arrived! The time of year to wear oversized jumpers, snuggle up and most importantly – eat whatever the…

How whiskey can help The Domino get from Leeds to New York…

Categories: Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife

Jo Last of The Domino Club Leeds is somewhat of a cocktail connoisseur, which she has proven by reaching the…

The Love Food, Give Food initiative in Leeds: Independent Leeds and Action Against Hunger

Categories: Food & Drink

We at Independent Leeds have teamed up with Action Against Hunger to showcase their “Love Food, Give Food” initiative, an…

With These Hands (the bakery edition)

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink

Photos: Sian Chapman (@sianchpmn) Our feature entitled “With These Hands” focuses on individuals in Leeds who use their hands to…

The Edible Streets

Categories: Food & Drink

In we recent years, we have watched with eager eyes as Leeds has cultivated its thriving street food scene, offering an eclectic mix with a little something for everyone. Whether it’s a mouthful of spice or a bite of Yorkshire goodness, there seems to be no end to the assortment of street food vans out there, and more and more are hopping on the bandwagon.

Issue 11 – Eat, Drink and Be Merry

It’s that time of year again: clocks have gone backwards as winter moves forwards; as sunshine draws inwards, stomachs grow outwards. For in these dark days and darker nights, we can always comfort ourselves with food glorious food and celebrate together with drink wondrous drink.

The Queens of Industry at Leeds Industrial Museum

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

Today, we are used to seeing strong females – since the rise of girl power and an undying amount of…