Preview: Chow Down is back at The Piece Hall

The May Bank Holiday week-end is the first of three this summer for this biggest of northern food festivals.  Here’s the full list of vendors:

  • What’s Your Beef – finalists in the National Burger Awards and serving indulgence and deliciousness throughout the North.

  • Oh My Glaze – wraps, wings and other juicy things from this familiar face around the North West.

  • Blue Caribou – from My Million Pound Menu, this vendor offers authentic poutine the British way.

  • Churrasco Grill – a little trailer-load from Liverpool of sliders, steaks and mac n cheese.

  • Dapur Malaysia – the distinctive style and flavours of Malaysian cuisine are straight from mum’s kitchen.

  • Doh Hut – British St. Food Award Champions who prepare gourmet doughnuts – delightful.

  • The Sausage Box – adding exotic international flavours to quality local produce sure to please.

  • Tacoporium – soft shell tacos inspired by Mexico and beyond.  Always a crowd pleaser.

  • Caribbean Cafe – Fresh Caribbean flavours presented with vibrant colour.

  • Frizza – Leeds’ first and currently Leeds’ only frizza specialists serve up the street food of Naples.

  • Frankies Wood Fired Pizza – Wood-fired pizza is made to order.

  • Cargo Crepe – Drawing from skills acquired in Normandy to produce authentic, mouth-watering crepes.

  • Dim Sum Su – steamed buns, spring rolls and savoury dumplings – a Festival favourite.

  • Vaso Kitchen – Indian street food from Manchester.

  • Fiesta Catering –  from Friday The Mexican Soul Food Trailer, Mexican and Tex-Mex.

  • Laynes – known for delivering the finest coffee by the best baristas

Photograph by Stan Graham

Chow Down is a family-friendly event, with live music, independent food and drinks stalls and and family fun.  120,000 visitors experienced the atmosphere in 2018.  This year, the Festival will also be at Lincoln Castle from 28 – 30 June

Founder of Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food, Simon Fogal, said:

“We loved Chow Down last year, and by the looks of the footfall, so did all of our guests!  So we thought it was only right to bring it back for 2019.  We’re excited to be bringing new traders to the Piece Hall for the first time, including What’s Your Beef and Tacoporium.

We’ve got live music, DJs,workshops and more family activities alongside our amazing food traders and quality drinks.  We’ve got these summer weekends covered!”

Photograph provided by Chapter 81

Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust, is equally positive:

“We are really pleased that The Piece Hall will once again host the hugely successful food festival Chow Down following their debut here last year.  It was the place to be to soak up all that glorious sunshine, with amazing food and drink pop-ups from across the North, alongside great music and activities, attracting around 120,000 people over four weekends. Even if we don’t get that astounding weather again (though fingers are firmly crossed), there’s no doubt that this summer’s three festival weekenders will be packed with fabulous food and fun for all ages.”

If you want to know more, see here

Feature photograph from Chow Down 2018 provided by Chapter 81.

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