May 24, 2019

Leeds Indie Food Festival kicks off its FIFTH year

Leeds Indie Food Festival kicks off this week, bringing an abundance of unique events, experiences and collaborations to the city for its fifth year. Whilst a host of events have already sold out, there’s still plenty of opportunities to get a slice of the action from family-friendly events to foodie film experiences and vegan dinners.

(Photo credit: Ben Bentley)

Leeds Indie Food 2019 will see a whole host of intriguing and ambitious events hitting the city, from the Chefs’ Hands Project, showcasing an amazing gallery of chefs’ hands, through to the launch of new beers (Little Bao Boy’s first beer with North Brew Co.), and Plant Styles launching their new night.

Experts of beer and wine will meet at Bundobust, while Liz at Porthouse Cake Co will also be launching her bakery on the opening Friday night of the festival.

#EatNorth will be getting nautical during the festival with a sea-themed and vegan version of the popular event and Taco Tuesday returns to Laynes. Perhaps the most intriguing event is Hands On Sensuality, which lets attendees explore a ten-course tasting menu served on their hands.

Free to attend events include School Diner, the Pizza and Prosecco Festival, Waterlane Boathouse Feast and The Northern Food Fight at Northern Monk. Bloody Big Brunch will see the city help to try and address period poverty, a brunch where entry is pay for by providing period products.

A number of bars will be participating in Leeds Cocktail Hours by offering £5 cocktails from Sunday to Thursday (5pm-7pm) during the festival. Bars featuring include Poison Cocktail Lounge, Hedonist, The Wardrobe, Brotherhood, cuckoo, Call Lane Social, Tiki Hideaway and Neon Cactus.

Newcomers to the festival include Vice And Virtue, Moortown Kitchen, Janes Lawson, Spice and Green, Kachumber Kitchen, Copper Spoon Cakery and more.