I love eating and drinking, I mean who doesn’t, so when I found out that the Leeds Indie Food Festival was on I felt very happy. If you don’t know then its when Leeds celebrates the independent food and drink companies with a huuuuuuge festival. The festival is running from the 10th May to the 28th May, which means it ends on a Bank Holiday weekend, so an extra day dedicated to sitting in the sun (hopefully) with good food and drink! Although you don’t have to wait that long as there are lots of events on throughout the 19 days for you to try.
I have managed to get hold of a festival passport which is a good idea if you are going to attend a few different events. With the passport you have access to exclusive events, you might get a few freebies and some additional discounts for passport holders. A worthwhile investment if you plan on spending a lot of time in Leeds over the next few weeks, although you do not have a passport to enjoy the festival. To help you decide what to attend and book on to there is a programme here which has all of the prices, dates and times of the events.
Here are some of the events that have caught my eye:
I love brunch and ice cream so imagine how excited I am about putting the two together. Fettle is not too far from where I work so I imagine a slight detour can easily be made on my way to the office! This is available every day throughout the festival and passport holders receive 10% off the brunch ice collaboration.
Tapped are known for their amazing pizzas in Leeds so what better way to try them out as part of the festival. I have not been here before so quite excited to see what pizzas they will create when they collaborate with other businesses, including the return of Bundobust’s much-loved onion-bhaji pizza. Again this is an event you can go to at any time the festival is on.
After work on the 24th May I am going to have a mooch round this one as it sounds fab. There will be lots of different stalls to browse, grab a prosecco (need I say more….), listen to music and have a chilled out evening. This a free event to attend.
On the 26th May East North will have their weekly street food fair with plenty of street food traders to choose from! This is a free event to attend and I am sure it will not be my last visit as the fair runs throughout summer!
Like I said before there are plenty of other events to see and I would recommend having a look at the programme as some things are already getting fully booked. If you want to stay up to date then keep checking out the website or follow #LIF18 on social. Let me know what yo go to.
I was given the festival passport in exchange for this post however all opinions and words are my own.