Manjit’s Kitchen – Celebrating Ten Years

Leeds’ street food pioneers Manjit’s Kitchen will be celebrating their tenth birthday in the coming months, not stopping at just one event.

Run by Manjit Kaur and Michael Jameson, Manjit’s began life in a home kitchen with a Twitter account and has now taken over two sites in Leeds alongside winning food awards.

What started with a single Tweet: “Who would like home cooked Punjabi food delivered to their door?” – developed into a street food pop up, travelling horsebox food van, then a permanent market site and eventually brick and mortar restaurant, picking up awards, acclaim, tens of thousands of online followers and a dedicated base of loyal customers along the way. Highly regarded  for their high quality, good value and delicious vegetarian, Punjabi street food, the Leeds based duo are also known for their crucial work in the establishment of Leeds’ renowned street food scene, as the founders of early street food events and one of the first traders to set up in both Trinity Kitchen and Kirkgate Market food hall.

Manjit Kaur – Manjit’s Kitchen“To be 10 years into Manjit’s Kitchen honestly just feels amazing. I’m so proud of what we’ve built up together over the years! To look back now at what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve been through, the people we’ve employed and brought into our lives is a really incredible thing. We’re really lucky to have this big group of people who have stuck with us through thick and thin and so we’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone over the next little while! We’re working hard on bringing some great people into the kitchen, our friends at Horsforth Brewery have created an amazing Manjit’s 10 beer – just doing what we’ve always done really, working hard with good people to create something we’re proud of.”

September and October will see a number of collaborations, takeovers and special items, celebrating their birthday in a style that matches the way their company has grown and is run – rooted in grassroots collaboration with other members of Leeds’ outstanding food and drink scene, including Horsforth Brewery and The Real Junk Food Project. Some of Leeds most exciting indies will take over Manjit’s Kitchen in Kirkstall Road, and there’ll be numerous tap takeovers with local breweries.
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Adam Kershaw

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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