With Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018 not scheduled until September, there’s plenty of time to head over the Pennines and check out Leeds’ effervescent coffee, street food and fine dining scene. Leeds Indie Food Festival is a brilliant opportunity to do just that, when it returns for a fourth outing in May. Bigger and better than in previous years, and stretching its waistband over a fortnight, #LIF18 kicks off on Thursday 10 May and runs through until Wednesday 30 May). With more than 80 events happening all around the city, there’s everything from an art show about beer at The Porch Gallery to a ‘pay-as-you-feel grocery store, the brainchild of the guys behind the Real Junk Food Project (tagline: feed bellies not bins). There’s coffee coming out of your ears, and the annual Grape Debate wine-tasting extravaganza. Food wise, think everything from a candlelit Victorian banquet at Whitelock’s to a chocolate-making workshop with Tyto Leodis. Veggies are catered for with some Bundobust Indian small plate specials (there’s an exclusive collaboration meal between Prashad, Bundobust and Ox Club – click here for more info) and a vegan Mexican street feast courtesy The Dilla Deli, or carnivores might like to sample charcuterie British style. Like the sound of this? Register now for your Leeds Indie Food passport here, and get a range of discounts, priority booking opportunities and more. The Festival organisers will make a donation to the Action Against Hunger charity for every one bought. For more food and drink news and events around the region, click here.

Thu 10 – Mon 28 May, various venues, Leeds, times and prices vary, leedsindiefood.co.uk

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Thu 10 May - Mon 28 May
Sarah-Clare Conlon
Published on:
Sat 19 May 2018