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Trinity Kitchen Street Food Vendors - June

18 June 2015
Trinity Kitchen Street Food Vendors - June
Trinity Kitchen has quickly become a Leeds favourite, offering an alternative to the usual tired approach to shopping centre food halls. On the 14th June they welcomed a multitude of new street food vendors who will continue to cook up some exciting new nosh over the next six weeks. In the line up this summer is Manchester’s Northern Quarter favourite Fat Annie’s who are bringing hot dogs with a twist on their heavy duty grill cart, Tarte and Berry in their very own on site bakery baking a whole host of mouth-watering goods, We are Glory who are taking local produce and transforming it into a range of culinary escapades, as well as Leeds’ pick Café Moor whose guarantee of tasty Middle Eastern food is already drawing crowds.

Tarte & Berry

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Baking power duo Jane and Lucy Batham are currently whisking up a baked slice storm in their pop up bakery in the corner of Trinity Kitchen. The sisters Jane, a Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef, and Lucy, a PR and Marketing specialist, make up the artisan baking business dream team. Checking out their range of treats it’s obvious that the stall is going to be another Trinity Kitchen success story as each hand crafted bake proves to be equally as delicious and moist as the next. The sisters offer a whole host of sugary sweet goods including Raspberry and Almond Bakewells and Salted Caramel Millionaires but admit their brownies are their biggest hit with their award winning gluten free Salted Caramel slice topping the list.

Lucy and Jane are thrilled about their next six weeks in Trinity, admitting that the ‘younger crowd in Leeds love our stuff’. Though they are currently home based in York, having started up their bake business only in September, they have experienced a baking boom and there are already plans to expand into their own bakehouse. These ladies will have you licking the last crumbs off your fingers - check them out on Twitter and Instagram at @tarteandberry.

Fat Annie’s

Promising a ‘hot dog but not as you know it’, Manchester based Fat Annie’s is striving to provide their customers with that ‘perfect snap’ that comes with a quality, meaty sausage. With the smell of frying onions drawing me in I was lucky enough to sample the dogs, which provide a moreish texture and taste nicely sandwiched between pickles, onions and that fluffy brioche bun. Not to be missed is ’The Green One’ a tastier take on the veggie sausage (suitable for vegans too) which had me chowing on some serious herby goodness topped with crispy onions and ‘secret sauce’ to boot.

Speaking to James, the brains behind this sausage venture, his passion for locally sourced, quality produce shone through with everything from the meat in the sausages to the ice cream in his floats being sourced from local traders. Fat Annie’s has some new exclusives on the menu for their stint in the Trinity Kitchen including a host of sides and ice cream floats, a perfect partner for ‘The Big Melt’ (cheese fans eat your hearts out) or a more traditional ‘The Big Smoke’. Pick up a juicy dog and a Northern brewed beer from Fat Annie’s this summer and you won’t be disappointed. Find them at @fat_annie’s on Instagram or give them a follow on Facebook.

Café Moor

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Walking into Trinity Kitchen it’s clear that Café Moor’s reputation for top Middle Eastern treats goes before them by the huge queue and buzz around their stall. Their team has gone all out creating their own Arabian abode complete with an array of vibrant wall hangings and bowls stacked high with traditional Arabian produce. Part of the success of Café Moor spurs from the ethos of the business which ensures every element of their food is made from scratch from grinding their own spices to marinating every piece of meat in their own sauces to ensure maximum flavour - while maintaining their policy of sourcing everything from the Leeds market or as locally as possible.

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Kada, the owner of Café Moor, is a street food veteran having been taking his food to festivals all over the country for the last 13 years. He believes ‘Leeds is ready for street food’ after seeing the growing attention in the city over the last few years. Café Moor is a long standing favourite in Leeds Market having won various awards, including making it into the Guardian’s Top 10 Street Eats and their arrival at Trinity is sure to attract those after a ���Shawafel’ (mix of chicken and falafel) sandwich or a Lebanese Chicken Kebab complete with babaganouche and Harissa. Their success has lead to various ventures and in the last six months their Caravanserai restaurant has opened its doors in the Corn Exchange to crowds of Arabian feast seekers. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to indulge in their Arabian delicacies within a new bustling surrounding over this next six weeks in Trinity

We Are Glory – Food with Purpose

Social Enterprise We Are Glory has hit Trinity with a burger bang, offering their customers weird but wonderful fast food combos. ‘The original Glory’ pays homage to ‘a burger how it should be’ but for those more adventurous ‘The one with Marshmallows’ and ‘The one which will burn your face off’ offer a curious alternative. Or perhaps ‘Glory’s Famous Frosted Fries’ will take those sweet-toothed fries lovers to another level with skins on fries accompanied by a dollop of cupcake frosting.

Danny Martin started out in the street food trade with an ice cream van but came up with the idea for Glory when he decided to make the move to something less seasonal. His eccentric cooking is a sure winner with the ever-growing flocks of Leeds burger fanatics - follow them on twitter to keep updated with their on-going foodie madness.

All the vendors will be at Trinity Kitchen until the 26th July, giving you plenty of time to try out all the great grub on offer.

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Becky Peartree is our resident food writer and is in her final year at Leeds University where she studies English Literature.