Craft beer, cocktails and street food add fresh offering to popular city location

Cocktails on tap, craft beers and Middle-Eastern street food will be on offer at a refurbished site in central Leeds from 18 February.

SALT is launching its sixth branded Tap with a Craft + Falafel concept at what was previously Craft Asylum on Granary Wharf.

This will be the second SALT Tap in Leeds following SALT Craft + Cocktails.

Having proved the success of pairing street food with craft beer through its 2 Craft + Pizza (London) and Craft + Bao (Sheffield) concepts, this latest SALT Tap explores the tastes of the Middle East by partnering with “Falafel Guys”.

Falafel Guys are already well known for their Middle-Eastern street food originating from their food van on Briggate.

Founder, Jamie Lawson, said: “We wanted to extend our presence in Leeds whilst still offering something different.

“We were blown away by the reception to SALT Leeds Craft + Cocktails and we wanted to offer a little bit of diversity in a fast-growing area of the city centre.

“SALT Craft + Falafel is inspired by our love for food and venues that offer something for everyone. Craft beer and street food is such a natural pairing and adds to our pursuit of ‘beer perfection.”

Falafel Guys co-owner, Abdalla Ramzy, said: “We are always actively looking to expand and when the opportunity with SALT came up we had to go for it.

“We are super excited to be opening another location and joining SALT. We’ve been planning our next move for some time now. As a company we believe that SALT is the right place for Falafel Guy’s next home.”

His fellow co-founder, Ahmed Ramzy, added, “SALT and the area is very lively and we’ve been doing our research into locations where there is a gap in the market for tasty fresh falafels.

“Middle Eastern food is extremely popular and what differs us from other places is that we use top quality fresh ingredients and everything on the menu is halal. We can’t wait to meet and welcome our new and regular customers.”