Local market with global flavour at food festival

Visitors to Briggate this weekend are being invited to take their taste buds on an international tour.

Between 10am and 4pm food lovers can indulge themselves with a culinary expedition that will take them from Spain to South Africa, on to Germany and the Caribbean and through South America, Turkey, Italy, Asia and Mexico before returning to Yorkshire by sampling the many cuisines on offer.

To mark the first anniversary of the popular World Feast monthly event, there will be guest street food traders from Trinity Kitchen, the concept street food hub within Trinity Leeds, who will be joining the regular World Feast traders for the day.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for development and economy, said:

“This is why we love our local markets; they bring us the best of produce from local suppliers and they help us celebrate the diversity of cultures and cuisines found in Leeds.

“If you’re hungry for a new taste sensation, then there is plenty to whet your appetite, not just at the World Feast but six days a week in Kirkgate Market.”

Paul Smith, marketing manager, Trinity Leeds, said:

“The current Leeds street food scene is the best it’s ever been. We particularly love the diversity across the city and for traders from Trinity Kitchen to be sitting alongside those from Kirkgate Market it goes a long way to demonstrate the collaborative approach that everyone is embracing.”

The Leeds Food and Drink Festival runs from Friday 23 May to Sunday 8 June.

The regular World Feast takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month on Briggate.

Hay Latin America, Catering Yorkshire, Mama’s Jerk Station and La Petite Bretonne will be adding their unique flavours to the World Feast on Sunday 25 May before taking up their residency at Trinity Kitchen until Sunday 30 June.


For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk