FOOD fans are in for tasty treat with more than 80 event being served up over 19 days at the 2018 Leeds Indie Food Festival.
READ MORE: For full details, tickets and special festival 'passport' offer visit leedsindiefood.co.uk.
The fourth annual event - from May 10 to 28 - is a celebration of independent food and drink in the city.
It will showcase new faces and many firsts, including Leeds city centre’s first PAYF - pay as you feel - supermarket and Leeds’ first ever Too Many Critics event with Action Against Hunger.
Funded by Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID) and Leeds City Council, the food and drink festival highights the ever-growing community of independent businesses.
There will be three festival strands, Eat, Drink and Do.
Leeds institutions, such as Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, North Bar, Northern Monk, North Star Coffee Roasters, Noisette Bakehouse, Whitelock’s and Northern Bloc are involved again, including an exclusive collaboration between Bundobust, Ox Club and Prashad.
Other highlights include a Victorian banquet at Leeds’ oldest pub, Whitelock’s, a dessert tasting dinner with Noisette Bakehouse, plus the return of North Bar’s Magical Mystery Tour of all seven North Bar drinks venues.
Laynes Espresso will host pop-ups including a vegetarian taco night, cake paired with cocktails with Mary Jane’s Bakehouse and vegan junk food, boozy milkshakes and hip-hop music with The Jungle Kitchen and The Flying Food Circus.
There is a focus on the importance of sustainability and Leeds will host a pay-as-you- feel supermarket with the Real Junk Food Project. A Food Waste Exposed event will demonstrate the potential of using overlooked, undervalued and discarded produce.
A £11 Festival Passport will feature discounts, priority access, ‘passport holder only’ events and free merchandise, with a £1 donation to Action Against Hunger, helping to end end child malnutrition in over 49 countries.
Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive of LeedsBID, said: "Leeds Indie Food festival gets bigger and better each year, reflecting the innovation and ambition of the event but also the amazing, ever-increasing wealth of food and drink which is available in the city, with independent businesses providing a key ingredient in that culinary offer."
* For passports and tickets visit leedsindiefood.co.uk.