A Tasty Open-Air Food Festival Is Taking Over A Leeds Park This Summer

After being cancelled due to COVID last year, the North Leeds Food Festival is back and better than ever. Taking place at Roundhay Park this August and September over two weekends, the international food festival will see a whole host of exciting street food vendors and independent bars pop up in Leeds this summer.

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Voted the best non-music festival in the UK, this is a festival you won’t want to miss. The first weekend is August 7th-8th for the summer edition and then again on September 11th-12th in its autumn edition. Taking over Soldier’s Field in Roundhay, the North Leeds Food Festival is a family-friendly event even dogs are welcome.

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As well as the street food vendors and independent bars, there will be live chef demonstrations. You can get tips from Afsaneh’s Kitchen, run by Afsaneh Kaviani, Masterchef 2012 contestant; Matt Healy:

Masterchef: The Professionals finalist and Executive Chef of Gron Kafe; and Oliver Edwards: Italian restaurant Salvo’s, one of the oldest family-run restaurants in Leeds, has been open since 1976.

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There will also be an artisan food market where you can purchase local produce foods before heading over to the music and entertainment to listen to musicians playing throughout the day.

North Leeds Food Festival 2021
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Entertainment for the children can be expected as well, from inflatables, a funfair, Magic Matt the magician, as well as a free kids quiz and fact hunt all around the site.

North Leeds Food Festival 2021
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If you’re trying to beat the heat, then their alehouse and prosecco bars are the perfect places to pick up a drink before parking your bum in one of their deck chairs that will be scattered throughout the festival.

 If you’re looking for a ‘reyt good afternoon’, then get your tickets here for just £4.98 for adults for both days and £1.50 for children under 16 with under 5’s getting in free.

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