Meanwood Valley Urban Farm – Fighting for Survival

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm was first established in the 80’s. The 24-acre city farm is in the heart of Meanwood. It is a working farm with animals, a market garden and an environmentally friendly visitors’ centre. Unfortunately, like so many other organisations, the farm was forced to closed in March when government lockdown was enforced. […]

Voujon Indian Restaurant – a Takeaway Treat

Despite living only a stone’s throw from Voujon’s Indian restaurant in Headingley, I had only eaten there once pre-lockdown. I’d enjoyed the meal, but like with so many things, life had intervened, and so I hadn’t been again. When the weather took a turn for the worse this weekend, and all I wanted to do […]

Online Yoga – During COVID and Beyond

With gyms and yoga studios closed, many of us have been turning to online platforms to get our yoga fix. Pre-COVID, Amy Manancourt of Hania Therapies, taught yoga across North and West Yorkshire. I spoke with Amy today about the recent launch of her virtual yoga studio, which she is currently running from her Holbeck […]

Growlers Socially Distant Club

Pre-COVID-19, Growlers was a buzzing craft beer hang out in the heart of Headingley, with an eclectic range of meal and snack options. Their waffles and pancakes were a big hit, but so too were their Tex-Mex classics like nachos and fajitas, which went really well with their range of local drinks. Then, with the […]

The Kirkgate Collective

These are tough times for everyone but for the food and drink sector, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown, could be disastrous and mark the end of eating out as we know it. A group of food traders in Leeds Market, including Bánh & Mee Vietnamese Street Kitchen, Fat Annie’s and Kanassa, amongst others, […]