A hive of healthy foods for Leeds workers

HIVE:  A venture to create a healthy work/life balance.
HIVE: A venture to create a healthy work/life balance.
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It can be hard work trying to find healthy food during what for many workers is becoming as elusive lunch hour.

However, Andrea Bethell and Roddy Dilasser have joined forces to create a business for the businesses in the office district on Whitehall Road.

Along with chef and high street food retailer Ian Kendrew, HIVE, has been launched on the ground floor of the Whitehall Riverside building.

The idea behind the independently owned venture is to give city centre workers an option for a fast but nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch or snack with even a twist on the traditional English not causing calorie chaos.

The menu has been developed in conjunction with Roz Witney, a food industry nutritionist with the emphasis being on tasty, natural, unadulterated wholefoods that are naturally low in fat and sugar.

Superfood salads, smoothies and soups will power you through the working day.

Andrea and Roddy said: “As working mums, we truly understand the juggling act that everyone faces on a daily basis to meet deadlines while caring for families and indeed themselves; all whilst striving to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet.

“HIVE channels our shared passion for food that’s good for you but also tastes great, and is convenient for when you’re on the go.

“Leeds has a thriving independent food scene that we’re really excited to be a part of as a brand new business, and we’re looking forward to welcoming all of our guests in for food, drink and a chat.”

The eaterie is also prime for a post work spot of relaxation as it is fully licensed to serve alcohol and has an outside terrace overlooking the River Aire.