From chef’s demonstrations to hot dogs and churros, this year’s instalment of the North Leeds Food Festival promises to be an absolute cracker.
Thousands of foodies will flock to Roundhay Park this month as North Leeds Food Festival returns for its fourth year. They’ve got a stellar line of street food vendors for you to try, alongside an artisan market, a medley of bars and their all-new cooking demonstrations. So round up the kids, get the pooch in the car and prepare for a wonderful weekend of food from Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June 2019.
First and foremost, this is a street food festival, so you can expect a tantalising array of food. In fact, they have over 30 street food vendors for you to choose from and there’s something for just about everyone. You can scoff souvlaki at MorMor, feast on heaving hot dogs at Sausagebox or snaffle tasty bowls of Pad Thai from Sri Non Kitchen. And veggies needn’t worry either, as Vegan Junk Food have everything from loaded fries to mac ’n’ cheese.
Fancy something sweet? Newbies The English Chocolate Fountain Company will dish out pots of fruit to dip in melted chocolate, while Little Bubble Box serve up insta-worthy waffles. Senor Churro are bringing their scrumptious Spanish donuts to the party too – coat it in chocolate, cinnamon or sugar, the choice is yours.
This year, they’ve doubled the size of the Soldiers Ale House, which means more booze, with smaller queues. It’s stocked with all your favourites, so whether you fancy a pint of Ilkley Brewery’s finest or a fruit cocktail, you won’t be disappointed. Alternatively, you can get Italian wine at Cantine De Palma or a speciality brew at Arctic Iced Coffee.
This year, they’ve introduced a new attraction – the Chef’s Demo Stage. They’ve teamed up with Leeds Cookery school to bring the city’s best chefs to Roundhay Park to show you how to make their best recipes. You can see Matt Healy from The Foundry and Luke Downing from Vice and Virtue, alongside the team behind The Harewood Food & Drink Project.
And that’s not the only entertainment. They have a constant flow of live music courtesy of 100-piece The Rock Choir, alt-indie rockers DopeSickFly and saxophonist Will Forrester, among many others. Bringing the kids? Don’t miss the magicians show, as two of the city’s finest bring out their best tricks.
Before you go, be sure to stop by the artisan’s market. It’s back for 2019, bigger and better than ever, with 18 all-new stalls selling Yorkshire’s tastiest homemade goods. From The Unusual Chutney Company, known for their gin and lime spreads to Blacks Cheese where you can pick up charcoal cheddar, you’ll find all sorts of unusual treats here.
The North Leeds Food Festival comes to Roundhay on Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June 2019. Opening times are between 10am and 8pm on both days. Dogs are welcome.