From tasty tapas to gooey cheese toasties, these delectable eats never disappoint.
A veggie burger that tastes like the real deal? Check. A curry full of South American flavours? Check. A steak and ale pie oozing with rich gravy? Check and double check. Leeds is chock-full of amazing culinary creations and these five are seriously scrumptious. The only question is – which will you try first?
The Veg Butcher Burger at Hyde Park Book Club
Hyde Park Book Club’s burger is so deliciously juicy and tender, you won’t believe it’s vegetarian. The Veg Butcher patty is served in a toasted brioche bun with salad leaves, tomato and caramelised onions, then finished with lashings of their secret sauce. Double up your patty and add a slice of soft cheddar for a mammoth stack that’ll cure all your burger cravings.
Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1BL.
The Plantain Curry at Kanassa
Kanassa’s plantain curry is a warming bowl packed full of enticing South American flavours. Slices of plantain are simmered in a fragrant coconut and smoked paprika sauce to create the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It’s served on a heap of white rice and topped with pickled red cabbage, coconut shavings, lime and fresh coriander for an extra hit of flavour.
Kanassa, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
The Queso De Cabra e Hinojo at Ambiente
The Queso De Cabra e Hinojo is a real treat for cheese lovers. It’s a lightly battered ball of mild goats cheese drizzled with honey to add a touch of sweetness. As you cut into it’s crispy shell, the warm, runny cheese will ooze straight out. Coupled with crunchy beetroot and fennel crisps, it’s a flavour explosion you’ll want to eat again and again.
Ambiente, 36-38 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EW.
The Steak and Ale Pie at The Hop
In the mood for belly-filling comfort food? You can tuck into a proper steak and ale pie at The Hop. The soft golden pastry is filled to bursting with tender chunks of beef, slow cooked in Osset Brewery beer. Get their bargain £6 pie deal and you can pair it with a pint, creamy mash, peas, and bucketloads of meaty gravy for a hearty feed that won’t break the bank.
The Hop, Granary Wharf Dark, Neville Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.
The Grilled Cheese Sandwich at The Social
The folk at The Social make a mean grilled cheese sandwich. An Italian take on the classic, it combines stringy mozzarella, green pesto, fresh tomato and spinach. You can enjoy it on its own for £4 or with a beer for just £6.50, making this seriously tasty and irresistibly cheap. Vegan? They’ll swap the mozzarella for vegan cheese for no extra charge.
The Social, 21 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8GJ.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2019 by Max Wailes