Hungry visitors to the city will be tucking into local and international delights as a huge food and drink feast continues over the weekend.
The Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Festival returned yesterday with over 100 stalls showcasing their finest wares.
As city workers made their way home they couldn’t help but be tempted to stop off in Millennium Square and get a flavour of what was on offer.
There are some familiar faces with cocktails from Revolucion de Cuba, Be At One and the Beetle Juice mobile bar while craft beer lovers queued at the bars for Leeds Brewery and Kirkstall Brewery ales.
Smells of Asian, Indian and Greek food followed the route through the stalls, some of which are regulars at the event and for others are brand new.
And for the sweet toothed food fans, local businesses, Tarte and Berry and Brown and Blond are tempting visitors with their artisan goods.
Jen Hall sold her estate agent business last year to start ‘The Cocktail Pickers Club’, creating and selling bottled cocktails.
She said: “It is great to get to Leeds, it is the first time I have done a festival here. I am a Yorkshire lass and it is a lovely city, everyone is really friendly and in good spirits, even if the weather is not but we will have a great day today.”
Crowds yesterday also gathered at the Cookery School centre stage where Yorkshire consultant chef Steph Moon is hosting a menu of foodie chats, demonstrations and hands on cook-offs where the public can get involved.
Highlights today include Ye Old Sun Inn cooking up a three course classic pub meal and things are set to hot up tomorrow with Frank Jay’s famous chilli eating competition.
Admission to the festival is free and today and tomorrow it is open at 10am.