Eat North kick start their summer festival of food and drink this weekend

By Thomas Manley

This Saturday, Eat North returns for another summer of food, drink and fun at the North Brewing headquarters.

Popular food festival, Leeds Indie Food, and Yorkshire brewery,North Brewing Co., have joined forces once again by giving the public the second ever Eat North festival.

Eat North entered the food festival scene in the summer of 2017, where it became the first weekly street food event that the city of Leeds has hosted. This event turned out to be a massive success, over 9,000 visitors across the 12 weeks attended the festival.

Photo Courtesy of Simon Fogal.

Lat years event started on the 17th of June, however this years starts 28th of April. This is down to it running alongside the fourth-annual Leeds Indie Food. This year features a brand new event, #LIF18, on the final Saturday which will include more traders than any of the festivals before.

From April 28th to August 25th, every Saturday will feature a new line-up of traders. The location of the brewery is not far from local music halls but the return of Eat North will put Leeds on the street food map.

Photo courtesy by Simon Fogal.

The line-up for the first five weeks has already been confirmed, with over thirty different options from Latin American Arepas to Kenyan barbecue served by the food traders.

The first line-up for Saturdays event include Parm Star, Yakumama, Ball Box, Tikks Thai, Baking Bike and Rabbit Hole Coffee. This event will be held at the North Brewing Co headquarters in Sheepscar, Leeds and will include food, drink and live entertainment.

Photo courtesy of Simon Fogal.

In addition to this event is Veg North which sees a vegetarian option serving a meat free menu accompanied by vegan alcohol such as beer and wine.

Photo courtesy of Simon Fogal.

Although the festival is free, there is an option to buy a festival passport that are available for a low price of £11 which includes priority access in to the event, cheaper ticket prices and special discounts.

Director of North Brewing Co., Christian Townsley, has stated: “We were blown away by the response to Eat North last summer and can’t wait to team up with Leeds Indie Food.”

He then goes on to say: “The quality and variety of the food lined up is ace and we’re really excited to showcase a range of North Brewing Co beers at the tap. We’ve been plotting monthly specials and are going to be brewing collabs with some of our favourite breweries which will be available at Eat North.”

Eat North is set to continue off where they left last year with this one planned to be bigger than ever.




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