Five festive street food venues to enjoy this Christmas
2nd December 2019
Inspired by the vibrant and varied street foods of India and their spiritual home of Gujurat, Leeds independent Bundobust serves authentic vegetarian and vegan dishes with a modern twist, alongside a variety of exciting craft beers from near and far. Originally a street food and pop-up, Bundobust has featured in Time Out’s top 10 UK Indian Restaurants amongst other accolades. Be sure to check out their new Christmas Specials: Sprout Bhajis and Festive Curry are making a return and, for the first time ever, they have created a Christmas Sandwich; a Sprout Bhaji Butty, and the sale of each one raises £1 for local good causes!
Where street food meets market; Kirkgate Market’s foodie offering is a firm favourite with Leeds locals. Offering dishes from across the world, try Vietnamese at Bánh & Mee, delicious baked goods at Istanbul bakery, vegetarian food with a Colombian kick at Kanassa and delightful Indian dishes at Manjit’s Kitchen. Or, for something a little closer to home, a Yorkshire pudding wrap!
Looking for a buzzing Bangkok market atmosphere, with real Thai street food then head down to Zaap Thai in Leeds Grand Arcade. Step inside for the hustle and bustle, funky tuk tuks, bright market stalls and the most amazing Thai street food you will ever taste. With over 80 freshly made authentic Thai street food dishes on offer you’re transported to the street food capital of the world, Thailand.
Looking to refuel during your Christmas shopping spree? Trinity Kitchen at Trinity Leeds changes its street food line-up every 6 to 8 weeks, meaning there’s always something new to try. This December, Trinity Kitchen has welcomed brand new vendors Let’s Go Dogs, Kara’s Kitchen, CrockPot Passion to its line-up – along with returning favourites BangWok and Nelly’s Barn Ltd – just in time for the festive season. Taking residency for the next eight weeks, the latest arrivals will serve up unique dishes to fuel busy shoppers and partygoers in the lead up to Christmas, alongside Trinity Kitchen’s two new 16-foot shuffleboard tables from SHUFL and the self-serve beer wall from Beer Hawk.
For classic Chinese food with a new age twist, this hip restaurant and bar at West Point is inspired by the streets of Hong Kong. Man’s idea was born in a small fishing village in Hong Kong and developed over many years spent learning the art of cooking Chinese cuisine. Enjoy a Box and a Beer, or build your own Dim Sum Chinese tapas platter to share from over 50 items on offer. Choose from Man’s signature cocktails, a selection of wines or a bottle of Tsing Tao our partner Chinese beer.
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