Pride in Yorkshire’s fantastic range of regional ingredients forms the backbone of Leeds’ culinary offerings, with locally produced meats, seafood, vegetables, cheeses, baked goods and other crafted foods celebrated throughout the city’s eateries. Local producers offer their own veg box schemes, there are regular farmers’ markets held throughout the city and Leeds’ central market continues to thrive.
The price of a round of drinks is another serious upside. Real ales and craft beers, made in abundance in the region, are enormously popular and available in a huge number of gently boisterous pubs and bars. Great gin selections and fantastic happy hour cocktails are also a feature.
Although Leeds has recently gained an elusive Michelin star, relaxed, informal dining is most popular in the city, with big flavours, reasonable prices, hearty portions and friendly service its defining qualities. Recent years have seen a huge surge in independent cafés, bars and restaurants popping up all over the city and the choice and variety has never been better. While chains are represented in the city, it’s the extensive number of passionate individuals, crafting food they truly love, that makes the city such a great place to eat, drink and live in.