Van-tastic new arrival at Trinity Kitchen Leeds offers chance for budding chefs to showcase their food

A bespoke street food van – converted from an old Peugeot J7 – has pulled into Trinity Kitchen to join its permanent line-up.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:28 pm

The street food kitchen, in Trinity Leeds shopping centre, is inviting up-and-coming chefs to set up in the van and showcase their food.

The new van will be fitted out with a kitchen area and can be personalised with branded lightboxes, signage and menus for each new vendor.

Since its launch in 2013, Trinity Kitchen has hosted hundreds of food trucks, trains and vans from across the country – hoisting them up to its first floor location using a special hydraulic lift.

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The new van will be fitted out with a kitchen area and can be personalised

The van will be a permanent fixture of the food hall from the end of May, give budding street food businesses the chance to set up shop and showcase their talents without having a van of their own.

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Its first trader will be announced in the next few weeks.

Trinity Leeds food and beverage manager, Josie Towning, said: "Trinity Kitchen has transformed the idea of food courts, creating a completely unique concept and providing the perfect platform for independent street food traders.

The van will be a permanent fixture of the food hall from the end of May

"Now we’re going one step further and inviting up-and-coming cooks, chefs and foodies to showcase their talents without having to be an established brand with its own set up, as the new Trinity Kitchen van will provide all of that for you.

“It’s also a chance for any restaurants or food businesses who might have struggled during lockdown or who have had to close their doors to get back on the scene without having to fork out for any expensive overheads.”

The line-up for the Trinity Kitchen van will change every six to eight weeks in line with the changeover for other temporary street food vendors.

It will sit alongside permanent eateries including Archie’s, Pho, Rola Tala, Tortilla, Pizzaluxe, Absurd Bird and Doner Shack.

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