Healthy kebabs, heaving breakfasts and stacked burgers, go on, get stuck in!
Feeling peckish? When the pangs of hunger strike, consider one of these almighty feasts. There are kebabs that bulge at the seams, indulgent takes on a Maccie’s breakfast and platters piled high with Lebanese treats, but that’s just the start. You can feast on something truly spectacular if you know where to look, so get right to it.
Jerk and Palm at Knave’s Kitchen
Knave’s Kitchen is no stranger to creating ambitious vegan grub, so it’ll come as no surprise that their Jerk and Palm is one of the city’s stand-out veggie dishes. It’s a warming bowl of creamy Jamaican curry, served on a bed of aromatic coconut rice, but the jerked jackfruit is the star here. It’s deliciously tangy but surprisingly meaty, adding an extra pop of flavour into each mouthful. To top it off, they add a little sweetness with a sticky plantain skewer on the side.
Knave’s Kitchen, 33 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT. The Jerk and Palm is £6.
Maccie’s Breakfast at Yard and Coop
A towering all-day breakfast stack, the Maccie’s Breakfast at Yard and Coop is a force to be reckoned with. Two English muffins sandwich the whole thing together and they’re stuffed with a belly-bursting combination of breakfast food. Crispy bacon? Check. Sausage patty? Check. Golden hash browns, American cheese, a runny fried egg and two buttermilk fried chicken thighs? Check and double check. Add a side of golden tatties and you’re all set for the ultimate breakfast feed.
Yard and Coop, 6-8 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ. The Maccie’s Breakfast is £15.
Avocado Burger at Wolfox
This perfectly-formed burger at Wolfox switches your usual bread bun for two bright green slices of avocado. Despite being a healthier take on a classic, you’re still guaranteed an almighty feed, because it’s rammed-full of delicious fillings. They slather on hummus, then load in slices of tomato and mushroom. Craving more fillings? Halloumi and salmon gravlax are all in there to create a healthy lunch unlike any other.
Wolfox, 66 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE. The Avocado Burger is £7.
Berlin Döner at I am Döner
A great big döner that’s bursting at the seams? Count us in! I am Döner make their Berlin Döners using freshly-made flatbread, before piling on the fillings. Whether you go for their vegan voner meat or their succulent chicken, you can expect the highest quality cuts with lashings of chilli and garlic sauce. The remainder of the wrap is stuffed with a colourful array of tomato, feta, onion, carrot, coriander, pickled pink cabbage and roast mediterranean veg to make something utterly spectacular.
I am Döner, 14a Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP. Berlin Döners start from £5.50.
Mezze Platter at Comptoir Libanais
A medley of Lebanese goodness, the Mezze Platter at Comptoir Libanais is the best way to sample this Middle Eastern cuisine in all its glory. You’ll get a platter filled with cooling dips like natural labné, hummus and baba ghanuj, alongside fresh flatbread and traditional grains. The quinoa is sweet and the tabbouleh provides a parsley-based freshness. Throw in falafel, pickles and cheese samboussek to complete this smorgasbord of delicious eats.
Comptoir Libanais, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AY. The Mezze Platter is £9.95 for one person or £19.95 for two people.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2020 by Emma Cooke