The experience will take you to six different stops over 3-5 hours, including one of the oldest pubs in Leeds, the largest covered market in Europe, and a fabulous pub/cafe/bakery who pride themselves on providing a 'little piece of Yorkshire'. Between venues I'll point out some of the landmarks that are key to the heritage of food in Leeds and Yorkshire such as old market places and the birthplace of some Leeds' foodie inventions. You'll learn about foods that are traditional to Leeds and Yorkshire, the foods that were consumed in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and of course the venues that we visit. The tour focuses on independent eateries that use local ingredients and you'll leave with a full belly, a whole host of knowledge about the heritage of food in Yorkshire and a passion for eating, drinking and shopping local. Your ticket will include food at all six stops, an alcoholic or soft drink at three stops, and water throughout.
I'm a foodie who's lived in Leeds for nine years and in that time eaten at almost every independent pub and restaurant, built relationships with local suppliers and worked on promoting the local community through eating, drinking and shopping local and writing about Leeds on my food, travel and lifestyle blog. My knowledge of food in Leeds has been informed by speaking to those involved in the industry as well as plenty of first hand experience! I've built up historical food knowledge through hours in the library, and gained insight from others who have done research in the field.
You'll taste food from six different venues. Allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for as long as stated 48 hours…
At three out of the six venues that we visit you will taste a specially selected beer, wine or soft drink to compliment the…
Tickets can be bought for a food tour and include food at each stop, alcohol or soft drinks at some stops and a guided tour…
One of the oldest pubs in Leeds, dating back to 1715; A small restaurant inside Kirkgate Market, with just one table, who cook using ingredients from the market; One of the most established stalls in Kirkgate Market; A modern small plate restaurant; A cosy pub providing a 'little piece of Yorkshire'; A cheese and charcuterie restaurant who use only the best suppliers
The tour covers about a mile, with plenty of stops where you will be sat down. All locations have step-free access, but toilet facilities in some places may have steps. If you have any questions about accessibility please contact me. We can cater for vegetarians, gluten-free and food allergies.
Local Leeds Food Tour