On Saturday we paid a visit to the Leeds Loves Food festival in Millennium Square. Unfortunately we didn't make it to Cornucopia at the Corn Exchange but next year we will be more organised! Fortunately, however, there was more than enough going on in Millennium Square to keep us occupied and well fed for hours!
Paul jumped immediately on the kebabs as soon as we got in, but I was so overwhelmed with choice that it took me a good hour to find exactly what I wanted to eat! I can only fit just so much in, and I wanted to save myself for the best stuff. There was so much choice; between us we had kebabs from Zouk, chicken satay and pork from Sukothai, chicken and lamb tacos from Pinche Pinche, a pork sandwich from York Hog Roast, scallops from Chino Latino, some gin slushies from Hendricks, cordials from Mr Fitzpatricks, brownies from Brown and Blond and some ale from Premium Drinks. And there were no complaints from any of us, everything was delicious!
If I hadn't been so full, I would have had about three different plates of paella - it smelled so gorgeous! Would have been interesting to try the zebra burgers from Ostrich Direct as well!
It was a little too hot for churros (all that melted chocolate!) but we got a cheeky (and delicious!) free sample from this guy:
We managed to have a look at all the stalls, and everything looked amazing (as you can see!) We almost killed Stu by getting him to try the hottest chilli from Hot Stuff Chilli Company so if you decide to give that a try then be warned!
I was very impressed by the 'Deliciously Yorkshire' section, a full row of vendors selling locally-produced foods. We bought some 'Bologna' and 'Bramley' sausages from JGRE Ltd and some Caramelised Onion Chutney and Strawberry and Vanilla jam from Catherine's Choice, all of which I'm excited to try out.
The whole day was glorious -there is nothing I love more than gorgeous food, delicious drinks and beautiful sunshine! It was super busy in Millennium Square, teeming with food fans soaking up the sun and sampling the delights of the Leeds food scene. I have only lived in Leeds for a year and so have not been able to sample as many of the restaurants as I would like so this was a great way to find some new ones to try out. There are so many places to eat out in the city, it's one of my favourite things about this city, and the range of stalls had something for everyone, and from what I've heard was better this year than last. I'll definitely be attending next year and could not recommend it more! A great day out, whatever your tastes!