Foodie Things to Do in Leeds This August Bank Holiday

Leeds Food Tours loves August bank holiday, mainly because there are always plenty of street food events and beer festivals to choose from!

Here's a quick round up of some foodie things to do in Leeds this August bank holiday, along with a rare discount on food tours of Leeds.

Join a Food Tour of Leeds

Obviously, we'll start with this one. After several weeks of sold out tours, there's actually loads of space this Saturday.

Join Ellen for a foodie tour of six independent venues, with food at every at stop. You'll hear the stories behind the businesses, learn foodie facts to impress your friends with, and eat loads of delicious food.

Think fish finger sandwiches, the best tacos in town, Indian street food, dessert and more. Discover places you've not been before, but will hopefully return to again in the future.

Leeds Food Tours Things to Do August Bank Holiday in Leeds. A group of 12 people stood in front of Leeds market on a food tour
If you'd like to book a guided tour, you can use code AUGBANKHOL10 for 10% off (this weekend only).

Book your place at here and use the discount code at checkout.

Tours starts at 11.45am, take around 4 hours, and is £65pp inclusive of food at six stops.

Sunday Roast at Empire Cafe

Gutted I already have plans, because Empire Cafe are doing Sunday roast. They're usually closed on Sundays, but for the bank holiday are doing "fire licked meats and rich gravies".

Empire Cafe specialise in open fire cooking, including their rotisserie chicken with schmaltz potatoes, out-of-this-world steak & chips, and innovative small plates.

Their roast dinner will certainly be spectacular, but make sure you book a table.

Eat Jerk Chicken at Leeds West Indian Carnival

Head to Potternewton Park for a fabulous parade of colourful costumes, (very loud!) music and pure joy.

This event is a lot of fun, and from a foodie point of view, an opportunity to seek out wonderful Caribbean food. The smell of Jerk chicken floating through the streets can't be beaten.

You can find out everything you need to know about carnival here.

Streat North

North Brewing Co are hosting a mini street food festival at their Springwell site. This is part of an ogoing summer celebration of street food, but will be ramped up over the bank holiday weekend.

Expect food from Little Bao Boy as always, alongside special guests Dijon Boys (huge fan here). DJs will be on all weekend too.


Head to The Kirkstall Bridge Inn for live music, street food (including Doner Summer, The Aire Fryer, Holy Mountain Kitchen, Koben and more) and outside bars with guest beers and special Kirkstall releases.

This is always a lot of fun, and can be nicely paired with a canal walk beforehand.

Remember, if you'd like to come on a food tour this weekend, make sure to use discount AUGBANKHOL10 for 10% off (this Saturday only).

Book a food tour!

Whatever you get up to this weekend, have a lovely one!

Leeds Food Tours xx

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