Food & Drink

Taste Hunter: Bringing it all back Home

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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

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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

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

Cooking Up Christmas

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

5 places in Leeds to get your dessert fix

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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…

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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

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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)

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

The Edible Streets

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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.

Love Food, Give Food: Action Against Hunger in Leeds

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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

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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..

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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?