When it comes to delicious grub, these dishes should be top of your list…
Life’s too short to settle for dull food, which is why we’ve scoured the city looking for the most interesting, flavourful and downright delicious grub in Leeds. We’re talking big Venezuelan BBQs, fresh prawn summer rolls and even an Italian charcuterie feast, all waiting to be devoured. No matter your palate, these 5 simply have to be tried…
Wapentake – Full Yorkshire Breakfast
A Full English is one of the finest feeds around, but Wapentake take it to new heights with their Full Yorkshire Breakfast, by sourcing all the ingredients locally from nearby Kirkgate Market. The sausage, bacon and black pudding come from Malcolm Michaels, while the mushrooms and tomatoes are from Neil’s Fruit and Veg. Add two poached eggs, homemade baked beans and two doorstop slices of their freshly baked bread, thickly buttered and toasted, for a monster fry-up that will keep you full all day long.
Wapentake, 92 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ.
BunMese – Rice Paper Rolls
If you’re after a heathy meal with more flavour than you can shake a stick at, there’s nothing better than the Rice Paper Rolls at BunMese. These delicate parcels are packed to bursting. There are seven different flavours to choose from, including prawns, sautéed beef and pork, so you may as well mix and match. Each is rolled up with fresh salad like red cabbage and avocado to create a dainty little roll that looks too good to eat. They do an array of Vietnamese dips, including sweet chilli and fish sauce.
BunMese, 77A Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.
Caracas Grill – Mixed Parillas
Saddle up for Caracas Grill’s Mixed Parilla. This massive dish is just the ticket for a filling meat feast, with a heaped portion of barbecued steak, tender strips of chicken and plenty of pork sausage, all served on a bed of chips. Caracas cook all their meat Venezuelan BBQ-style, which means it’s seared on a huge flat grill and served with their traditional tangy green pepper and coriander sauce on the side. Whether you eat in or get it to go, bring a hearty appetite – you’re going to need it.
Caracas Grill, Britannia House, 16 York Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EU.
The Oxford Place – Goats Cheese Tart
For an amazing feed, look no further than The Oxford Place’s Goats Cheese Tart. A huge slice of the soft, creamy cheese is balanced on top of a flakey pastry tart, filled with fig jam and garnished with walnuts, baby beetroot and watercress. Served warm, it’s a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds, as the rich goats cheese pairs with the tangy jam and the golden pastry’s savoury base. You’d never guess it was gluten-free!
The Oxford Place, 2 Oxford Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AX.
Viva – Antipasto Selection
Layers of wafer-thin Parma ham and Napoli and Milano salami, topped with a handful of leafy salad. Piled high with mixed olives, sun-dried tomatoes and, finally, the pièce de résistance – a huge ball of fresh creamy mozzarella drizzled with a splash of balsamic vinegar. This feast of scrummy treats is Viva’s incredible Antipasto Selection. It’s labelled as a sharing platter, but it’s so tasty you might want it all to yourself.
Viva, 9-11 Bridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7HG.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2019 by Aimee Stevens