Preview: Leeds Indie Food Festival 2019

The Festival, now in its 5th year, will take place from 9 – 27 May and will include more than 75 events across the City, involving 150 collaborations.

Variety and quality are key to Leeds Indie Food, so a wide range of collaborations is on offer.  Exclusive supper clubs, workshops, and one-off events showcasing the flair, fine food and flavours from Leeds indies all help to make up a diverse scene which reflects Leeds’ own.  Favourites will return, including North Bar’s Magical Mystery Tour, and new events are added.  Watch out for Bank Holiday Specials.

Whitelock’s Candlelit Victorian Banquet LIFF 2018

Eat North, a weekly food event, is a big part of the Festival and will again include Vegan North.

One new event is ‘Tea Under The Trees’, when Bake My Day provides afternoon tea outdoors with This Green Moon at Swillington Organic Farm.

Others are ‘Secret Muggle Supper’ and ‘Hands on Sensuality’ which promises to be a “heightened, sensory, pleasure-inducing night”.  Fine for those who want the experience of having 10 tasting courses served to the back of their hands.

For family-friendliness, there is Feast & Fiesta at Kirkstall Abbey, and at Grumpy’s Bar + Pizza with Scrap Leeds, building a family den.

Seeds Supper LIFF 2018

With sustainability very much to the fore, Citu & The Honest Edibles will host a Sustainable Supper.  Rainbow Junktion and The Real Junk Food Project will deliver a series entitled Food for Thought – meals without waste combined with discussions on ethical ingredients, food poverty and waste.

Eat and watch screenings will include Pulp Fiction, The Grand Budapest and Harry Potter.  There are brunches with cycles,  Chef’s Hands exhibitions, spice blending workshops, whittling, foraging, fermenting, biscuit making and cake decorating.

Chef’s Table LIFF 2018

Venues across the City include Vice & Virtue Group, Bundobust, Belgrave Music Hall, Below Stairs, Yard & Coop, Outlaws Yacht Club and House of Koko.

Tickets and much more information can be found here.

All photographs provided by Chapter 81.

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.

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