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5 Leeds Indie Food Events That Are Absolutely Going to Sell Out

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

From Indian pop-ups to one-off wine fairs, get in quick with these Leeds Indie Food events.


Want to make the most of this year’s Leeds Indie Food? Don’t hang around, because these give events are definitely going to sell out.

Leeds Indie Food festival is back for its third year and they have some amazing events lined up for us from Thursday 11th to Sunday 28th May 2017. In fact, they’re so good that they’ve already started selling out, so before you miss out the best the festival has to offer, we’ve picked out five quality events that you can still bag tickets for. From craft beer bus tours to chocolate making nights – get in there while you still can.

Manjit’s Kitchen & Everybody Love Love Jhal Muri Express Supper Club

Manjit's Kitchen, Trinity Kitchen

Two Indian street food favourites are taking over Sheaf Street Cafeteria for Leeds Indie Food. Manjit’s Kitchen will be serving their Punjabi treats while London’s Everybody Love Love Jhal Muri Express head up North with their Bengali dishes. Expect classics like chaat, jhal muri and shahi paneer, as well as a few surprises as they make this an evening to remember for Indian food fans. Tickets are £23.50 and include a free drink.

Manjit’s Kitchen meets the Everybody Love Love Jhal Muri Express is at Sheaf Street Cafeteria on Friday 12th May 2017.

The North Bar Magical Mystery Tour

North Bar Magical Mystery Tour

The North Bar Magical Mystery Tour returns this year, but you’re going to be quick if you want to be on it. Last year’s event sold out in record time, and it’s likely to do the same this year. Starting at The Cross Keys for a drink, you’ll then board a bus that takes you through North Bar’s seven venues in Leeds, Otley, Meanwood, Harrogate, Chapel Allerton and Oakwood. There will be a drink at each stop with snacks to keep you going, before you finish up at the original North Bar in the city centre. Tickets are £38.50, but you certainly get a lot for your money.

The North Bar Magical Mystery Tour starts at The Cross Keys on Friday 12th and Friday 19th May 2017.

Norse Presents: The Spa Exchange


Credit: Nick Porter

Norse’s Scandi-inspired fine dining returns to Leeds Indie Food with an inventive tasting menu. Book yourself in on Friday evening or all day Saturday for a chance to tuck into creative dishes like duck with fermented plum, sprouting broccoli and carrot or kohlrabi on the coals with mushroom caramel, kale and Jack by the hedge. Wash it down with something from the 25-strong wine list or their range of Bad Co. beers. If you fancy a drink before or after your meal, you can pop into Whittaker’s Gins or The Champagne Concept – and there will be all manner of Scandinavian stalls for you to browse while you’re there.

Norse Presents: The Spa Exchange is at Leeds Corn Exchange on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May 2017.

Intro to Making Chocolates with Tyto Leodis

Chocolate workshops

Tyto Leodis are a brand new high-end chocolatiers based in Leeds and they’re going to show you how it’s done this May. Their Intro to Making Chocolates is an intimate class that will see you tasting the merchandise before you learn the science of how they do what they do. You’ll then get hands on making two types of your chocolate, learning how to balance flavour and texture, before taking your creations home with you. Tickets are £40, but places are very limited.

Intro to Making Chocolates with Tyto Leodis is at 200 Degrees on Sunday 14th,Tuesday 16th and Thursday 20th May 2017.

Meet the Merchants Wine Fair

Sales shopping in Leeds

Love wine? Then this is the Leeds Indie Food event for you, because the Meet the Merchants Wine Fair comes to Leeds Corn Exchange this May. Your £20 ticket lets you taste the wines from some of the region’s best independent traders, and there’s no limit to how much you can drink. The likes of Latitude Wine, Ham & Friends, Wino, Alpine Wines and Martinez will all be there to help you find your new favourite tipple, while Joseph Bullion Chocolate and George and Joseph will provide nibbles.

Meet the Merchants Wine Fair is at Leeds Corn Exchange on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Feature image copyright Nick Porter.