Birthday time for tasty Leeds food destination

Tanja Quinn, of Pop a Ball at Trinity Kitchen.

Tanja Quinn, of Pop a Ball at Trinity Kitchen.

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IT’S party time at a popular food destination as it celebrates its first birthday.

Since opening in 2013, Trinity Kitchen at Trinity Leeds has welcomed 1.3million people through its doors.

Hungry visitors have munched their way through 300kg in rice, 50kg of Nutella and over 3,000 crepes in the past year.

The venue has so far played host to a total of 55 street food traders in the last 12 months, including two garden sheds, an Italian scooter, a horse box, two tuk-tuks, ice cream vans, a milk float, campervans and four ambulances.

Paul Smith, marketing manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “The past 12 months have been fantastic for Trinity Kitchen, offering food from across the world including Morocco, Japan, Caribbean, Vietnam, Spain, France and England.”

Mr Smith added: “Not only has Trinity Kitchen brought something completely different to the people and visitors of Leeds, but it has given some of the UK’s most talented street chefs the opportunity to showcase their cuisine.

“One of our trader’s stands was such a success in their four weeks of trading in Trinity Kitchen, it enabled them to open their own permanent restaurant as a result.

“We’re very proud to be able to be a part of this and look forward to what the next 12 months will bring.”

To celebrate its first birthday on October 17, another five street food traders are preparing to set up shop at the site.

Korean street food kitchen Yogiyo; Diamond Dogs, which uses Yorkshire pork;The Bournville Waffle Company; vegetarian and vegan company Fresh Rootz and Thai street food offering Buddha Belly will be arriving at Trinity Kitchen following an overnight change-over on Sunday, September 28.

The street food vendors are invited onto the same site as the permanent eateries, which include Pho, 360 Champagne and Cocktails and Tortilla.

For more information, visit www.trinityleeds.com

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