The eight Leeds summer food pop-ups you need to try

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With plenty of deliciously tempting venues popping up in Leeds this summer, it’s the perfect time to experiment and break the old routine - even if only for a while.

Big Grillie Style

Bringing a taste of the US to Yorkshire, Big Grillie Style has pitched up at Trinity Kitchen, armed with a mouth-watering menu of grilled sandwiches, juicy burgers and fries.

Perfect for a satisfying lunch, their wonderfully cheesy grilled sandwiches are packed full of flavour.

For something a little more filling, a loaded burger will definitely hit the spot.

Visit: Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5ER –

Hidden Harewood

Set up by the Harewood Food and Drink Project, this immersive dining experience offers the chance to discover some of Harewood’s hidden corners while tucking into an exciting tasting menu, created by acclaimed chef, Josh Whitehead.

The menu will showcase the best of Yorkshire produce and will take a minimum of three hours to enjoy at secret locations around the beautiful Harewood Estates.

The next sittings will take place at 6pm and 7pm on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September.

Sandy Gate, Harewood, LS17 9LG –

Thai Khrim

After proving to be such a hit on their first visit to the city, Thai Khrim has returned with its tasty ice cream for another stint at Trinity Kitchen.

Hand-crafted on a cold plate in front of you, there are a wealth of tempting flavours to choose from, including eton mess, jaffa, toffee and cheesecake, and a mountain of toppings to finish things off.

Visit: Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5ER –

Cheese and Beer Supper Club

To mark the start of Leeds Beer Week, Super Dates and chef, Josh Whitehead, are collaborating for a pop up supper club at George & Joseph Cheesemongers in Chapel Allerton.

Featuring a creative menu to try (and plenty of beer and cheese) this will be a relaxed and intimate pop-up kitchen to be enjoyed for one night only on August 24 from 7.30pm.

Visit: George and Joseph Cheesemongers, 1c Regent Street, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4PE –

What The Truck

Serving a delectable menu of American classics - including 10-hour cooked beef quesadillas, truffled fries, mac and cheese, and their legendary Philly cheese steak sandwiches - this tasty eatery is the ideal venue to ditch the diet and indulge.

Popping up at both Trinity Kitchen and Eat North on Saturday 26 August, you’ll want to pay What The Truck a visit before everything goes.

Be sure to try their Bee Stings – crispy Jalapeno poppers, stuffed with ricotta, lime and pine nuts.

Visit: Eat North, North Brewing Co., Taverners Walk Industrial Estate, Sheepscar Grove, LS7 1AH – / Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5ER –

King Street Social

Having no fixed abode, this mysterious food and drinks club is one you’ll have to keep a close eye on so you don’t miss out.

The exclusive, members only club hosts unique dining experiences, private pop up restaurants, and theatre events, which you’ll only find out about if you sign up.

Their first event featured a menu from acclaimed chef, Anton Piotrowski, so you can expect similarly great culinary delights at their next instalment. Keep an eye out for the announcement.


Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Here for the Bank Holiday weekend special at Eat North, all of your sweet tooth cravings will be taken care of at this pop up ice cream van, loaded with sinfully good desserts.

Described as an ice cream van for grown-ups, there is an almost overwhelming variety of flavours to try at Ginger’s, including baked apple sorbet, orange and cinnamon, Cloudwater Brewery’s chocolate stout, black treacle and parkin, and many more.

Visit: Eat North, North Brewing Co., Taverners Walk Industrial Estate, Sheepscar Grove, LS7 1AH –

The Noise of Strangers

The food-loving folk at The Noise of Strangers have held many a successful pop-up event around Leeds over the past few years, and September will bring three more exciting installments for locals to enjoy.

Masterchef the Professionals semi-finalist, Andi Walker, will be cooking up a five course menu at a secret location in the city, on September 14, 15 and 16.