Baltzersen’s Guide To LIF

(That’s Leed Indie Food. Specifically speaking, the glorious Leeds Indie Food Festival that is in swing this month.)

The event will be in various locations in Leeds City Centre throughout May

The event will be in various locations in Leeds City Centre throughout May

There is always so much going on in Leeds and this time they have really thrown it out of the park. Leeds is hosting a month-long food and drink extravaganza that is sure to inspire and satisfy the hungriest of brains and bellies. We have sifted through the wealth of events for you to have a closer look at. Hope to see you there!

The Deli Market at Friends Of Ham

9th May
10am-5pm
Friends Of Ham
Free
A Saturday food shop like no other. Take along your reusable bags or wicker baskets and explore the delights on offer at the Leeds-famous Friends of Ham.

The East Village Present: The Whisky Tasting Workshop

10th May
3pm-5pm
The East Village
£24
Sample some fine liquor whilst understanding the method behind the mouthful. Information on the history, traditions and processes within whisky culture.

Whitelock’s Candlelit Victorian Banquet

10th May
6pm-11pm
Whitelock’s
£35
Believed to have been founded in 1715, Whitelock’s are pulling us back to its historic roots by providing a banquet good enough for Georgian royalty.

Salvo’s Coeliac Dinner

14th and 15th May
7.30pm-10.30pm
Salvo’s
£25
Gluten free in all its glory, including those dishes you thought you had waved goodbye to.

Mama’s Girls Polish Milk Bar

16th May
2pm-7pm
Kirkgate Suite, Kirkgate Market
£25
The culinary prowesses of Leeds-based Mama’s Girls are taking on Poland, supper club style.

Salvo’s Regional Dinner: Calabria & Basilicata, A Taste Of The Undiscovered South

Saturdays throughout the festival
7.30pm-10.30pm
Salvo’s
£33.95
Experience Italy without the customs checks and sunburn. Salvo’s are offering an authentic 10 course tasting menu to whisk you to the soul of the Mediterranean.

Beer and Ice Cream Pop Up Party

17th May
12 Noon-6pm
Black Swan
Free
Forget wine and cheese, new on the block Northern Bloc are about to do the unthinkable: pair their new ice cream menu with local beer. This is what we have all been searching for.

Opposite Café Presents: Coffee and Cheese Pairing With George and Joseph

20th May
7pm
Opposite Chapel Allerton
£15
Love coffee? Love cheese? You’re welcome.

The East Village and The Tipple Taxi Present: Hollywood Movie Night

21st May
6pm
The East Village
Free
Send yourself back in time with a prohibition cocktail or two, enjoy the cinematic delight that is Bugsy Malone, party like it’s the 1920’s, and then remember the night with a snapshot from the retro photobooth!

Leeds Feast

22nd /23rd May
5-11.30pm/11am-11.30pm
The Tetley
Early Bird tickets £2
The grand finale of the whole festival, and what a finale it is shaping up to be. Our very own Murray Wilson will be preparing Scandinavian small plates at his stand in this unique venue. With a brand new menu and temporary super-urban location, this will be Norse like you have never seen it before. Make sure you pay us a visit!

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