Food & Drink

Love Food, Give Food: Action Against Hunger in Leeds

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink

In Leeds, we celebrate the growing community that we have and respect the support that we have for one another – whether it be a business, a movement in the community or even a charity. We join together and help each other out, which is something that makes our city so unique.

FINE at fettle: the café that changes from day to night

Categories: Food & Drink

If you don’t know about fettle, then you are missing out. The Scandinavian inspired café which is nestled on the beautiful Great George Street, is the love child of Kamil and Simon – who wanted to create a café that has an essence that completely reflects them. 

Holy Mountain! There’s a new Mexican in Leeds..

Categories: Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife

The Holy Mountain is a three-month residency taking place at Chida Cantina on Cross Belgrave Street. This is a place for coeliacs, carnivores and vegans to unite, as the menu showcases meat full, meat free and gluten free options – meaning you can bring any Tom, Dick and Harry for some good food and some good vibes. 

From Naples to Leeds: The Story of Frizza

Categories: Food & Drink

It is hard to resist pizza, whether it’s a guilty pleasure or a dedicated lifestyle choice – we love it. But the gang at Frizza have brought a pizza concept to Leeds that is sure to be like nothing you have tasted before, pizza in the form of deep fried dough…

7 Cheap Eats for Lunch in Leeds

Categories: Food & Drink

From Indian meals for a fiver to two courses at £6.95 in a Thai Restaurant, our city centre offers a wide range of reasonably priced options for midday dining and all under £10.

Hungry for More: Leeds Independent Food Scene (part 2)

Categories: Food & Drink

It goes without saying that nobody else knows the independent food and drink scene like those that run it, so we spoke to some of your favourite independents to hear straight from the horse’s mouth what they think about it…

Hungry for More: Leeds Independent Food Scene (part 1)

Categories: Food & Drink

When you think of Leeds, you find yourself immersed in a sea of different thoughts about what makes our city so brilliant. We are home to amazing culture, an ever-expanding sense of community and a great scene for independent businesses – especially when it comes to food and drink.

5 places in Leeds you can go to celebrate National Cheese Week

Categories: Food & Drink

We are now in the midst of national cheese week – a national week we can actually get on board with, as who doesn’t love cheese?

Cheers Leeds! – Leeds International Beer Festival 2017

Categories: Food & Drink

The talk of beer makes your mind wander onto the beauty of the drink scene in Leeds, and the iconic events that are held to rejoice in our love for all things beer! The weekend just gone marks the 6th annual Leeds International Beer Festival – which the thought of waiting another year is probably enough to bring a tear to the eyes of some people.

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Brunswick!

Categories: Food & Drink

The gang at The Brunswick are hosting a birthday bash on Saturday to celebrate two years since their doors first opened. 

There’s no place like Home

Categories: Food & Drink

For some people, when they think of fine dining they are often filled with dread at the thought of an intimidating atmosphere and a room full of swanky people – however, not at Home. The team have worked hard to make fine dining appear less pretentious and provide you with an environment that feels exactly like their name… like home.

Summer of Love for Iberica’s Paella

Categories: Food & Drink

Iberica once again brings us a flavour of traditional Spanish cuisine… but this time in the form of their new paella dishes, which showcase the true taste of Spain – or Valencia to be specific.

5 places to visit in Leeds this Yorkshire Day

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink

Ey up! Even though most of us celebrate being from the best county in the UK every day of the year, Tuesday the 1st August marks the official Yorkshire Day. To celebrate the day in proper Yorkshire style, we have rounded up some places in Leeds city with events to get you in the Yorkshire spirit!

Coffee at Sheaf Street Cafe

Coffee Shop Chatter: where to drink coffee in Leeds

Categories: Food & Drink, Coffee

The coffee scene in our city is definitely no joke, with plenty of shops all around to grab a decent cup. So join us here at Independent Leeds for some of our favourite coffee shops and see what the people of Leeds have to say.

LS6 Street treats

Categories: Food & Drink

Leeds artists have been brightening up their neighbourhood pavements. Just off Headingley centre and north of the cricket ground there are 20 Virgin Media Communication boxes, which the Ash Road Area Residents Association (ARARA) gained permission to paint and decorate, all with the aim of improving the look of the area. YEA!!!!

La Bodega at Iberica

Categories: Food & Drink

In 2007, a gust of Mediterranean flair and exuberant class blew in from the South-West and settled over London. Life-giving rain from the famously fertile Asturias region brought with it luscious flavour, which manifested itself as the very first Iberica restaurant.

Jenny's Jerk Chicken

Categories: Food & Drink

Jenny’s Jerk Chicken is fast becoming the favourite Caribbean food joint in Leeds. We caught up with the founder herself to chat to her about how her business has gone from strength to strength.

Take the long road and walk it

Categories: Food & Drink

John Barran takes you on a walk around our town to help you discover your independent treasures.