Leeds recommends: Best place for a pork pie

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Where (and why) is the best place for a pork pie in Leeds? The #leedsrecommends community tells Andrew Hutchinson.

Responses via Twitter include:

Neil Walshaw @CllrWalshaw. @AndyHutchYPN The Artisan Bakery in #Headingley - pork & Yorkshire blue cheese & their pork & chilli jam pies - AWESOMENESS!!!!

Andy @yorkshiregunner. @AndyHutchYPN Michael’s Bakery in Harehills - Slap bang next door to Burton’s factory. Proper old fashioned baker. Such a great bloke too.

Keith Hill @keo42. @AndyHutchYPN Best ones are from @WilsonsButchers decent crisp pastry, the pork & seasoning is spot on & they have a number of varieties.

Andrew Langridge @ALangridge55. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsUnited_MAD Howgate and Farrar in Woodlesford especially when the jelly is still warm.

Phil Kirby @phil_kirby. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews Bentley’s in Pudsey.

Jordan Talbot @TalbotJordan. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews Stephenson’s Wortley!!

Jillian Work @jillywork1234. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews try Starkey’s in Sherburn-in-Elmet, amazing pies, great traditional family run butchers.

Lucy Callaghan @lucy_callag. @AndyHutchYPN you can’t beat a Wilsons pie! They’re a shop in Armley/Cross Gates but think they are stocked in @CallsLanding & others.

Martin Walker @MartinWalker666. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews if you EVER need the pork pies testing - following the #leedsrecommends, I’ll willingly take one for the team!

Responses via facebook include:

Steven Skinner. Wilsons, Cross Gates, no contest.

Glen Walker. Wilsons, Cross Gates. Nothing else comes close.

Cherril Cliff. Whiteleys Bakery, Woodhouse Street, Leeds. They 
are fabulous and made on the premises.

Tony Oconnor. Carol’s bakery Bramley. Fresh, tasty, great quality, award-winning pies.

Joanne Butcher. Stevenson’s butchers, Wortley.

Karen Daykin. J B Meays & Son in Yeadon definitely.

Neil Beaumont. Pooky and Grumps in Horsforth.

Richard Cummings. What’s with the Crossgates massive and the Wilsons love-in. Go see Brian and Stuart at Meays on the Yeadon/Rawdon border.

Barbara Burnell. Howgate and Farrar, Woodlesford. Simply the best.

Cheryl Day Dockerty. Oxleys butchers in Middleton.

Diane Campey. If you go to the Gaping Goose in Garforth, not only do you get a great pint you can also purchase a Wilsons pork pie. Best of both worlds I would say,

Valerie Richardson. Growlers at Pudsey. Crust is perfect, crispier without being too hard, just the right amount of jelly and very tasty meat.

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