Taiwanese dessert chain gets ready to meet Leeds with latest venue

Meet Fresh, the Taiwanese dessert chain, has chosen the Merrion Centre in the heart of the thriving Arena Quarter to open its first venue in Leeds.

Meet Fresh Leeds will be the third outlet for the brand as part of its continued growth ambitions.

The directors of Meet Fresh Leeds, Mr and Mrs Cheung, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the authentic flavours of Taiwan to Yorkshire. At Meet Fresh, we aim to offer a true taste of Taiwan, where food and tradition come together in the most delightful way. We can’t wait to share our love for these wonderful desserts with the people of Leeds.”

Charles Newman, associate director for Town Centre Securities, owners of the Merrion Centre, said: “We are delighted to welcome Meet Fresh to the Merrion Centre family. The brand’s unique concept and delectable offerings will undoubtedly further enhance the diverse mix of culinary experiences available across the Arena Quarter.

“Dessert shops were relatively unknown on the UK high street up until about a decade ago and since then we have witnessed a boom, as the culture of consuming desserts at any time of day continues to evolve. Sweet tooth or not, the UK is a nation of dessert lovers and this is the perfect destination to indulge.

“Situated in a prime location in the heart of the city, amidst universities and an abundance of accommodation, their fresh, new store is set to be the perfect addition to our dynamic and ever expanding community.”

This marks a significant expansion for the Meet Fresh brand, which is already has sites in Glasgow and London, with new locations planned for Birmingham and Edinburgh in November.

The official opening date of Meet Fresh Leeds is still to be announced.