Tasting the best street food from around the world is usually reserved for food fanatics, but today in Leeds an entire street of edible delights is waiting to be explored.
Leeds Trinity is launching its new Trinity Kitchen, which will host the best street food from the UK in an innovative new take on eating out.
A procession of food vans, trucks, tuk tuks, and campervans and even garden sheds will be lifted up two floors into a one-of-a-kind indoor food market at the shopping centre every month to give shoppers a taste of the world.
Working with food journalist and the brains behind the British Street Food Awards, Richard Johnson, Trinity Kitchen will select five new street food vendors to replace the existing line-up every month.
Paul Smith, marketing manager for Trinity Leeds said: “Trinity Kitchen promises to give shoppers more than simply a place to refuel.
“With everything from live entertainment until late into the evening, to cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions and of course, tastes of street food from around the globe, Trinity Kitchen will be a buzzing social hub for shoppers and visitors to Leeds. It’s incredibly exciting for the British Street Food movement and the vendors involved to be able to serve up their food to a whole new audience.
“We can’t wait.”
The first vendors that are moving in today for one month will include Leeds-based company The Marvellous Tea Dance, London’s most renowned hot dog trader, Big Apple Hotdogs, as well as traditional Italian three-wheel Piaggio van Gurmetti, award-winning Indian snack stall Manjit’s Kitchen and overall winners of the British Street Food Awards 2013, Katie & Kim’s Kitchen.
The launch at 11am today will also feature the UK’s first rickshaw service, called Tweet to Ride.
Shoppers will be able to take rickshaw rides across Leeds, the only payment needed is to tweet about it using the hashtag #TrinityKitchen during the ride. The rickshaw service will be ferrying office workers and shoppers to Leeds Trinity in a traditional Bangkok style to give the full visitors a unique experience.
The Tweet to Ride service will be available from 11am this morning until Saturday October 19.
The ever-changing food vendors will join the seven permanent food and drink eateries, Pho Cafe, Chicago Rib Shack, 360 Champagne & Cocktails, PizzaLuxe, Tortilla, Chip + Fish and Notes Cafe.
For more information visit the website at: http://trinityleeds.com/news-events/what-trinity-kitchen