10 of the most mouth-watering Leeds eateries for your street food fix

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 12:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st May 2018, 1:38 pm

Street food has become the new foodie favourite in the UK, with casual dining now the new gourmet.

And with a huge array of pop-ups stalls and bustling street food-inspired eateries, Leeds is at the forefront of the street food revolution, offering diners plenty of options to sink their teeth into exotic new flavours.

Here are 10 of the most mouth-watering joints every foodie fan needs to visit.

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Bundobust

It may have started life as a pop-up, but it didn't take long for the unique pairing of award-winning Indian street food and craft beer to win over hungry diners and the now permanent Leeds resident remains one of the city's best loved food spots.

The menu is inspired by the street food of India, which have been given a flavoursome modern twist - and it's all vegetarian-friendly too.

Visit: 6 Mill Hill, LS1 5DQ - bundobust.com

POCO Sicilian Street Food

It's the city's first Sicilian street food eatery, bringing a delicious slice of Italy in the form of pizzas, pasta, rotisserie chicken and arancini, with wonderfully sweet cannoli for dessert.

Visit: 360 Kirkstall Road, LS4 2HQ - facebook.com/pocosicilian

Trinity Kitchen

Rotating five new food vendors every six weeks, Trinity Kitchen is the go-to place for variety and choice.

Alongside its temporary kitchen guests, which always include a range of different cuisines, there are also the permanent outfits to enjoy, including the popular Rola Wala, Tortilla, Pho and Absurd Bird, so there's always a feast of street food to enjoy.

Visit: 27 Albion Street, LS1 5ER - trinityleeds.com

Zaap Thai boats a menu with more than 80 tasty dishes (Photo: Simon Hulme)

Zaap Thai

This vibrant restaurant offers an exciting dining environment, intended to mimic the hustle and bustle of a Bangkok street vendor.

Diners can enjoy food in a tuk tuk for a truly authentic Thai experience and with a menu which boasts more than 80 dishes, including hot pots, curries, noodles and soups, it's a great place to experiment with new tastes.

Visit: 22 Grand Arcade, LS1 6PG - zaapthai.co.uk

The Yorkshire Wrap Company

Proudly serving proper Yorkshire wholesome food served in a crispy Yorkshire Pudding wrap, this eatery is perfect if you're a fan of traditional British cuisine.

The slow roasted beef wrap, served with red cabbage, fried onion and homemade gravy, is a must-try, or there's a hearty breakfast option if you need an early morning pick-me-up.

Visit: Cafe B, Kirkgate Market Food Hall, 34 George Street, LS2 7HY - yorkshirewrapcompany.co.uk

Manjit's Kitchen

Specialising in Indian vegetarian street food and snacks, there are a host of exciting dishes and flavours to try at Manjit's Kitchen, from flavoursome curries to thin rolled naan wraps loaded with mixed veg.

Visit: 37 New York Street, LS2 7DF - manjitskitchen.com

Fat Annie's

Street food doesn't come much simpler than the humble hot dog and Fat Annie's prime cuts of quality pork and beef, served in fresh artisan bread and loaded with toppings, are some of the best you'll taste - and they're gluten free too.

For something a little different try the El Toro, a spicy Spanish style chorizo sausage that packs a real punch.

Visit: 28-34 George Street, LS2 7HY - fatannies.co.uk

The Cat's Pyjamas celebrates the vibrancy of the Indian street food culture (Photo: James Hardisty)

Cafe Moor

Ideal for foodies looking to try new exotic flavours, Cafe Moor dishes up a fine array of North African and Middle Eastern street food dishes, including meat filled boureks, falafel, sandwiches and soup, making it a great spot to enjoy a hearty lunchtime snack.

Visit: B 1904, Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, LS2 7HY - cafemoor.co.uk

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen

Home to two tasty street food eateries, diners can toy between the juicy gourmet burgers at Patty Smiths, or the cheesy pizza goodness at Dough Boys - or opt for both if you're feeling peckish.

Patty Smiths Dirty Burger is a standout menu item - a medium rare patty, served with cheddar, chipotle mayo, American mustard, dill pickles, lettuce and tomato in a brioche bun - while Dough Boys always have at least six varieties of pizza to choose from, including vegan options.

Visit: 1-1A Cross Belgrave Stret, LS2 8JP - belgravemusichall.com

The Cat's Pyjamas

The Cat's Pyjamas celebrates the vibrancy of the Indian street food culture, bringing some of the traditional dishes from the food carts and street-side vendors to both Headingley and Leeds.

The menu here is crafted by Alfred Prasad (the youngest Indian chef to receive a Michelin star) and is infused with traditional flavours and aromas.

Visit: 53 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3AB / 9 Eastgate, LS2 7LY - thecatspjs.co.uk