The Yorkshire city’s in a foodie spin already as the first ever Leeds Indie Food Festival has begun.

The month of May, between 7-24th, will involve more than a hundred local businesses show off their wares to our region’s foodies, with events from and real-ale nights to gin-tastings and screenings of the best food-related films.

Try something new

The idea of the festival is to encourage people to try something new – whether it’s tasting Polish street food or learning how to cook with one of the many masterclasses.

Events will be held all around the city, in the many restaurants, bars and pubs who are taking part, as well as featuring collaborations between local businesses.

The festival will end with ‘Leeds Feast’ on the 22nd and 23rd of May, which will be held at the renovated The Tetley and will feature more than 30 independent street food traders, the best craft beer from the region, a host of panels and Q&As, music, supper clubs, tasting rooms and much more.

Once the Leeds Indie Food Festival has ended it will be immediately followed by the Leeds Food and Drink Festival, from 22nd May until the 7th June.

It really is all going on!

For a list of all the events taking place during the festival, visit:

VENDORS LIST: Leeds Indie Food A-Z

The Arch Cafe
Art’s Cafe
Awesome Merchandise
Beacons Metro
Beat Food
Belgrave Feast
Belgrave Music Hall
Black Swan
Bompas and Parr
Brandon Street Night Market
Bánh mì Booth
Café 164
Canal Mills
Cannon and Cannon
Colours May Vary
Courtyard Dairy
The Cross Keys
Dough Boys
Friends of Ham
Further North
The Gallery at Munro House
George and Joseph
Greedy Pig
The Grub and Grog Shop
Headrow House
Holbeck Urban Village
The Hungry Bear
Hungry Sandwich Club
Hyde Park Picture House
I Like Press
Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom
Lamberts Yard
Latitude Wine
Laynes Espresso
Lazy Lounge
Le Creuset
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Bread Co-op
Leeds Craft Beer Crawl
Leeds Feast
Leeds Juicery
Leeds Libraries
Leeds Markets
Leeds Trinity University
LS6 Beer Festival
Mama’s Girls
Manjit’s Kitchen
Mrs Athas
Noisette Bakehouse
Noonshine Cafe
North Bar
North Bar Social
North Star Coffee
Northern Bloc
Northern Monk Brew Co
Northern Monk Refectory
Northern StrEats
Oakwood Farmers Market
Opposite Chapel Allerton
Patty Smith’s
Pinche Pinche
Pure Design Consultancy
Roots and Fruits
School Diner
Sela Bar
Street Fodder
Shears Yard
Super Star DJ
Swillington Farm
Tall Boys Beer Market
Tattooed Bakers
That Old Chestnut
The City Talking
The Maven
The Pizza Bus
The Reliance
The Swine That Dines
University of Leeds
Veg Out
Viva Cuba
Wax Bar
Whip Until Fluffy
The Writing Squad
Yorkshire Wine School