Leeds Indie Food reveals line up for 2022

Leeds’ celebration of independent food and drink is back for 2022 with a mission to promote the city as the “ultimate foodie destination”.

Leeds Indie Food (LIF) kicks off on May 19 and runs for 10 days.

Highlights Ox Club and Kirkstall Brewery, who are joining forces to lay on an exclusive tasting menu.

Rolling Social Events is also set to team up with Starward Whisky and The Tetley to put on a supper club experience, and again with Plantation Rum and Bastards Bistro for rum-based shenanigans at Grindhouse on Upper Briggate.

Handmade pasta specialists Sarto will team up with Latitude for an evening of food and drink. The evening, set to take place on 25th May, will include a five-course meal paired with aperitifs, wines and digestifs.

Other events during the week will see authentic Italian cuisine Stuzzi host an evening of ‘zero miles dining’. Celebrating a whole host of local independent suppliers who supply Stuzzi on a weekly basis, produce will be provided by Yorkshire farms, producers, foragers and farmers. And Bao fans will be treated to one of Little Bao Boy’s Laksa evenings.

Simon Fogal, founder Leeds Indie Food, said: “What can be said about the last couple of years that hasn’t already been said? Like all hospitality businesses we pivoted constantly as we went from our annual festival in May to signposting people to indies, creating supportive merch, hampers, magazines and more.

“We listened to businesses and helped initiate Chow Down at Temple Arches. The time has come to start back, telling our story and raising the profile of some of the smaller indies as well as the bigger boys, really trying to put Leeds on this map. The mini-festival is here but we are planning so much more, we have set ourselves some big goals and are planning a lot of initiatives too. We want to celebrate indie culture too, having a thriving indie food scene helps a city tell a story, so we want to strengthen this part. To get involved (everyone is welcome) just contact us via our website.”