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Mammoth Food Challenges in Leeds

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

It’s time to put your appetite to the test!


There are loads of gut-busting, appetite-testing eating challenges for you to try in Leeds – but do you have what it takes to do them all?

Oh boy, these almighty food challenges will stretch you to the limit. From hotter-than-hell chicken wings to loaded burgers, heaving hot dogs and humoungous chippy teas, they’re not for the faint-hearted. But with bragging rights, free food and even cash up for grabs, they’re definitely worth putting your body on the line for. Which one will you do first?

Tapped Leeds’ Challenge Pizza Mk II

Tapped Leeds

You have just 30 minutes to tackle Tapped’s Challenge Pizza. They call it ‘a furious disc of agony’ and you’ll soon see why. The sauce contains a secret ingredient that measures over seven million units on the Scoville scale, then it’s topped with ‘nduja, jalapeños, Scotch bonnets and Naga chillies. The rules are simple – don’t leave your seat, don’t touch the cutlery or napkins and don’t drink the teasing glass of milk put in front of you until you’re done. If you eat the lot, you’ll get the £25 entry fee back, a t-shirt, a £25 gift voucher, a bottle of hot sauce and your name on the board of fame.

Tapped Leeds, 51 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EL.

The Greasy Pig’s Paralyser Full English

If you love a Full English, you have to give The Greasy Pig’s Paralyser a whirl. This Hyde Park cafe’s known for its hangover cures, but this is one breakfast you don’t want to take on the morning after the night before. You have to tackle four bacon rashers, four sausages, four eggs, four hash browns and four slices of toast, alongside mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding and baked beans on a plate that’s so full you won’t know where to put your fork. If you think you’ve got the stomach for it and can scoff the lot in under 12 minutes, you’ll get it for absolutely free.

Greasy Pig, 74 Victoria Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1DL.

The Chilli Shop’s Hot Ones Challenge Sauces

Chilli Shop

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The Chilli Shop is a one-stop-shop for heat-lovers and they have plenty of sauces for you to test your mettle with. They’re the only shop that sells the Hot Ones sauces as seen on the hit YouTube show. You can try the lot if you dare, including the feared Da Bomb. If you fancy trying tasters of their other sauces, they have a selection in the shop for you to try too. Want more? They team up with Mojo for the Hot Ones Wing Challenge on a regular basis, also based on the hit YouTube show.

The Chilli Shop, 70 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG.

MEATliquor’s Triple Chilli Challenge

MEATliqour’s Triple Chilli Challenge comes in two forms – their heaving meat feast or the stomach-busting plant-based version. For the former, you have to eat your way through a Green Chilli Cheeseburger, a Chilli Dog and a bowl of Chilli Cheese Fries. Going meat-free? Prepare to smash your way through a Burgaloo burger, a Plant-Based Chilli Dog and a loaded plate of Black Bean Chilli Fries. It’s £26.25 for the meat and £22.50 for the veggie one, but if you get through it all in under 10 minutes, you won’t pay a penny.

MEATliquor, Trinity Leeds, Bank Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT.

Mojo’s Mad Dog Challenge

Mojo Wings

Introducing the Mad Dog Challenge. This is the hottest of hot wing challenges – you only have to eat five of them, but they’ll blow your head off. Gnaw them down to the bone, without leaving the table, taking a drink or wiping your face to master the challenge. It’s just £5.95 to take part, but you’ll need to sign a disclaimer and you have to wear latex gloves throughout. Get your cocky friend, you know the hero who goes for ‘Extra Hot’ sauce at Nando’s, and see who will conquer.

Mojo, 18 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ.

Queen Street Fisheries’ Queeny Special

If you love fish and chips this is one of the best food challenges in Leeds. You’ll get a humongous tray with three portions of chips in the centre. Around that, you’ll have to work your way through two large battered fish, two scallops, a fish cake, a jumbo sausage, a battered sausage and a fish bap. You’ll get a choice of two sides and a bread cake to mop the tray up. And there’s even get dessert, in the form of two battered Mars bars. It’s £19.99, but if you eat the lot, you’ll get it for free and they’ll give you a crisp £20 note for your efforts.

Queen Street Fisheries, 80 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9BP.

The Flaming Grill’s Flaming Challenges

Flaming Grill's Defeat the Meat

There are two Flaming Grill pubs in Leeds where you can have a go at one of five different food challenges. You can work your way through 2-kilograms of Tabasco Wings, wrap your lips around the four-patty Big Daddy Burger or make your way through two loaded Hell Hound Hot Dogs. Like ribs? The Rib-A-Saurus Challenge will see you tackle a giant rack of smoked pork ribs with chips, corn, coleslaw and beans. Or you can tuck into a heaving plate of chicken in the Chick’n’Mix Challenge with strips, balls, wings, skewers and loads of sides. If you pull it off, you’ll get a certificate, and if you go on a Friday, it’s 25% off.

The Angel Inn, 55 Wakefield Road, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0SF and The Bridgewater Arms, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG.

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