Where to get the best vegetarian food in Leeds

Where to get the best vegetarian food in Leeds

Eating out as a vegetarian can be a bit tricky sometimes. But in the city of Leeds, you’ll be pretty well covered with a variety of different cuisines! In celebration of National Vegetarian Week, we’ve put together of where you can get the best vegetarian food in Leeds.

Roots and Fruits (Grand Arcade) – one of the most long running and well known vegetarian and vegan cafes in Leeds, serving a delicious array of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and burgers, as well as tempting desserts.

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Hyde Park Book Club (Headingley Lane) – an intimate setting, often playing host to unique events, with a fully vegetarian menu, famed for using the Vegetarian Butcher in many of their dishes.

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Bundobust (Mill Hill) – a local favourite known for their vegetarian Indian street food and craft beers, Bundobust have quickly risen to be one of the top vegetarian choices in Leeds.

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Global Tribe Cafe (Swan Street) – tucked away down Swan Street and above their crystal and gift shop, the cafe has an excellent vegetarian and vegan menu, with their homemade soups being a popular choice.

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Black Swan (Call Lane) – whilst they don’t serve a fully vegetarian menu, Black Swan have have introduced ‘Meat Free Mondays’ where they serve a different, 100% vegetarian 4-course tasting menu every week for just £18.95.

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The Grub & Grog (Sheaf Street) – a vegetarian and vegan friendly cafe serving breakfast and lunch using ethically sourced and organic ingredients to create a wonderful menu that caters for everyone.

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Hansa’s (North Street) – offering award-winning vegetarian Indian cuisine that is often cited as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Leeds, with the owner Hansa having her own cookery school and cookbook.

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Nichols Vegetarian Delicatessen (Harrogate Road) – venture out of the city centre up to Chapel Allerton where this small cosy cafe serves a range of sandwiches, salads and light lunches, all vegetarian of course.

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Anand Sweets (Harehills Road) – another out of town restaurant but not one to be overlooked, they have a huge range of traditional Indian sweets, as well as curries, chaats and savoury snacks.

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Humpit (Corn Exchange) – a vegetarian classic, head to Humpit for authentic and great tasting vegan food, focusing (obviously) on hummus and pita, and serving delicious freshly made juices.

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Filmore & Union (Harrogate Road) situated up in Moortown, this intimate cafe and deli is vegetarian and vegan friendly, with a focus on healthy and nutritious food, without compromising on flavour. They’re dog friendly too!

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Inkwell Cafe (Potternewton Lane) – a creative art space for positive mental health in Chapel Allerton, Inkwell also have a vegetarian cafe on Saturdays, offering a menu filled with fresh, ethical and homemade breakfast and lunches.

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Cantina @ The Old Red Bus Station (Vicar Lane) – whilst they opened up over a year ago, the unique bar/arts and event space have just opened a 100% vegan canteen with an impressively varied menu.

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P.S. If you want to be within easy reach of all these amazing cafes and restaurants, check out these properties we currently have to rent in Leeds!

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Towns & cities you MUST visit in Yorkshire

Towns & cities you MUST visit in Yorkshire

In this two part blog series celebrating the best place in Yorkshire for English Tourism Week, were looking at the best town and cities you need to visit!

Leeds

Quickly becoming one of the most popular cities in England, Leeds has something for everyone. You have amazing new shopping centres such as Trinity Centre and Victoria Gate, alongside traditional places including Kirkgate Market and Corn Exchange. The city has a fantastic range of restaurants and bars, in the centre as well as in the suburbs, which have  just as much to offer. As well as the glitz and glam, you have many beautiful parks and green spaces in the suburbs such as Horsforth Hall Park, Otley Chevin Park, Rodley Nature Reserve and so much more. Leeds also offers a unique and diverse range of events throughout the year including live music festivals, food shows, independent film screenings and many more special events.

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York

Known for its rich history and culture, York is definitely one of the top picks for a day out or weekend away. It not only has a fantastic selection of independent eateries, bars and shops, but there’s so much to see such as York Minster, the City Walls, Monkgate Bar and The Shambles. There is also a whole host of museums and galleries to explore including York Castle Museum and Gardens, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the York City Art Gallery. Whether your going as a couple, a group of friends or a family, there’s plenty to do for everyone!

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Hull

Named as the UK City of Culture 2017, Hull is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Yorkshire. With a jam-packed events schedule for the whole year, you’ll find plenty of reasons to go and visit, from dance performances to real ale festivals, live music to cultural celebrations, and everything in between. As well as a range of events, there’s loads of famous attractions including the Humber Bridge, The Deep, the Maritime Museum and Victoria Dock. And with ferries over to the Netherlands and Belgium, its the perfect stop off point!

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Sheffield

The infamous Steel City may be small but its definitely mighty! Being close to the Peak District and named the Outdoor City, Sheffield has plenty to do for the sport and nature lovers, whilst also having so much more to offer. Known for its great live music scene, it is home to the notorious Tramlines festival and many legendary venues including Leadmill, Corporation, The Harley and West Street Live. For more peace and quiet, there’s many lovely green spaces such as the Botanical Gardens, Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, as well as Weston Park, Ponderosa and Norfolk Heritage Park. For culture and history you have the Lyceum and Crucible theatres, Kelham Island Museum and the Millennium Gallery.

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Harrogate

Although not quite a city, the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate is filled with charm and elegance. Known for its quaint town centre with a selection of unique shops, cafes and restaurants, Harrogate is the perfect destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life whilst still having plenty to do and see. Must visits include the Valley Gardens, the RHS Garden Harlow Car and the Great Yorkshire Showground, host to many major events throughout the year. And continuously voted the best place to live in Britain, its definitely worth a visit to see what all the fuss is about!

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Ilkley 

A perfect base for exploring the Dales, the traditional spa town of Ilkley has the finest tea rooms and breath-taking countryside, as well as being home to the Cow and Calf Rocks. This town is a must visit if you love all things outdoors, as there’s plenty of walking and hiking to do in the Ilkley Moor and further afield in the Dales. Whilst its the perfect town for activities, it also ideal for relaxing with White Wells Spa Cottage, Ilkley Lido and many traditional hotels and pubs.

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Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

With the big day only one month away, we’re kicking off our Christmas blog series with some present ideas! It’s hard every year to think of something original to buy your family and friends, but our list of local shops in Yorkshire will provide those special and unique gifts that you can guarantee nobody else will have!

Leeds

  • Great Yorkshire Shop, Corn Exchange: Support Yorkshire producers by purchasing your Christmas presents here! They sell Henderson’s Relish, leaf tea from Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company, and natural skincare products from Whitby’s Sweet Cecily’s
  • The Traditional Shaving Company, Grand Arcade: For all your bearded friends, pick up an old school wet shave kit or some top-notch products to keep their beard in place
  • Chirpy, Chapel Allerton: a creative design store and workshop where you can find some unique home accessories and even take part in some workshops to learn how to do it yourself!

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  • Little Leeds Beer House, Corn Exchange: A haven for craft beers with an extensive selection of the finest beers from Yorkshire and beyond!
  • On The Wall, Boar Lane: You can find everything here from classic film posters to artsy prints, trendy t-shirts to incredible canvases
  • OK Comics, Briggate: Know a comic fanatic? Get yourself to OK Comics where they offer an impression selection of classic comics and graphic novels
  • Armadillo Toys, Chapel Allerton and Horsforth: The best independent toyshop in Leeds and a child’s dream! You’ll find a vast range of old school and modern toys to keep children entertained over Christmas
  • Yellow Sunrise, Corn Exchange: When you step into this magical shop you’ll want to buy every single one of its Japanese and Moroccan goodies!

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York

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate: A hipster’s paradise with old-school vibes, filled with vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street: A shabby chic boutique providing the perfect unique gifts for Christmas including furniture, jewellery and vintage prints
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles: Your chocolate-loving friends and family will appreciate the delicious handmade chocolates from one of the most well-establish chocolatiers in the city

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  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate: Your foodie friends will love anything you buy them from here! A family run businesses with a tantalising selection of spices and ingredients to make authentic Indian dishes
  • Snowhome, Gillygate: You can be sure nobody will have whatever gifts you buy from here, with stunning homewares from small manufacturers and emerging designers
  • Burgin’s Perfumery, Coney Street: Step into the past in this traditional perfumery offering 2000 makes from designer brands to independent businesses
  • The Yorkshire Soap Company, Blake Street: Give someone the gift of relaxation with handmade soaps and bath salts in an array of sumptuous scents
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street: Next to the YSC you’ll find a store full of bizarre and fascinating trinkets you can guarantee nobody else will have!

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Sheffield

  • Collard Mason, Devonshire Street: A dark and moody boutique selling clothes, jewellery and homewares from independent designers
  • Sheffield Antiques Centre, Broadfield Road: A truly traditional antique shop with an awesome range from trinkets to furniture, all at great prices
  • Starmore Boss, Sharrow Vale: For the one who loves a tipple, you’ll find an amazing selection of wines, beers, whiskeys and South Yorkshire’s largest range of tequilas
  • MoonKo, Division Street: A bright and quirky independent shop where can find the perfect gifts from home to fashion pieces

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  • The Record Collector, Fulwood Road: A true institution in Sheffield, pop in for new and second-hand CDs and vinyls, and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their signings!
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop, Ecclesall Road: Celebrating everything that it great about Sheffield, with stunning metalwork pieces, and shop owner Paul who has an impressive knowledge of all things Sheffield
  • Hilary & Flo, Ecclesall Road: Venture into the jungle that is Hilary & Flo for quirky interior design pieces from all over the world. Even make a gift yourself in one of their DIY workshops
  • Sheffield Skincare Co, Crookes Road: Treat family and friends to some of the incredible skincare products homemade from natural ingredients by founder Megan

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Embrace city centre living in Leeds!

Embrace city centre living in Leeds!

Have you always dreamed of living in a stylish city centre apartment? Do you want to have easy access to everything the amazing city of Leeds has to offer? Then you don’t want to miss out on this stunning one bedroom apartment just 10 minutes walk from Leeds city centre!

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The stylish one bedroom apartment comprises of a spacious lounge, which features a set of French doors that lead out onto a private balcony and create a bright and airy living space. Against the rear wall of the space is the contemporary kitchen which is fitted with sleek black units and complete with integrated white goods including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient space. There is also a cupboard located in the hallway providing extra storage space. The two area are separated by carpet in the lounge area and laminate flooring in the kitchen.

The double bedroom has fitted carpet and a large window, letting in plenty of light, and offers plenty of space for storage. The bedroom also benefits from BT and TV points. The beautifully finished, modern bathroom is fitted with sleek grey tiles and a white three-piece including shower over bath, as well as large mirror and electric shaver point. The apartment also features a secure telephone entry system and gas central heating with combi-boiler.

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Location

This apartment in the modern Cypress Point development is ideally located just 10 minutes walk from Leeds city centre, ideal for young professionals living in the city or those seeking to embrace the excitement of urban living. This property is just across the road from Lovell Park, and has many great eateries and shops on the door step. The apartment is close enough to the centre to easily access everything it has to offer, but is just far enough from the hustle and bustle. Leeds city centre has many great shopping venues including the new Trinity centre, as well as a thriving restaurant and bar scene, great entertainment and live music venues, with the First Direct Arena and Belgrave Music Hall both being just a few minutes walk from the apartment.

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Highlights

  • Lovell Park
  • First Direct Arena, Belgrave Music Hall and O2 Academy
  • The Grand Theatre & Opera House and West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Jar Mills Studios, The Dance Studio Leeds and Temple of Boom
  • The Brunswick, The Reliance and The Greedy Pig
  • MOJO, Manahatta, Bar Soba and Verve
  • Grand Arcade – The Pit, Roots & Fruits, The Traditional Shaving Company and Lord’s Barbering
  • Shopping and restaurants on Briggate, The Headrow and Trinity Centre
  • Leeds Kirkgate Market and Corn Exchange
  • Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Art Gallery and The Henry Moore Institute
  • Restaurants, bars and cinema in The Light and Merrion Centre

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City Centre Living in Leeds

City Centre Living in Leeds

A fantastic one-bedroom apartment situated in the Iceworks development at the heart of Leeds city centre, just around the corner from the Corn Exchange, perfect for those who love city living. 8FrontView2

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The spacious, open-plan living area is the perfect place to eat and relax, with a large floor to ceiling sliding glass door that creates a bright, open space. The modern kitchen is fitted with white high gloss units, with plenty of cupboard space, as well as integrated oven and hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. This room and the hallway are fitted with original wooden flooring, creating a homely feel and also make for easy cleaning!23Kitchen1

The cosy, double bedroom is fully carpeted and features a large walk-in wardrobe, with a fitted clothes rail and sliding door. The clean-finished, tiled bathroom has a white three-piece suite with shower over the bath, as well as fitted mirrors and shelving above the sink. This city centre apartment has gas central heating, a secure door intercom system and communal satellite dish.

Location

This stylish apartment offers the best of city living in Leeds, located just off Kirkgate and around the corner from the Corn Exchange. You’ll be right in the heart of the action, with the Trinity Centre, shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues all within walking distance.

Delve into the delights that the Kirkgate Market has to offer such as fresh food, flowers and fabrics. You’ll have a multitude of restaurants at your doorstep such as Las Leeds02Iguanas, Zizzi, Red’s, Pizza Express and Shear’s Yard, as well as plenty of pubs and bars including Oporto, Chilli White, Smokestack, Fibre and Black Swan, amongst many more. This apartment is also conveniently located down the street from a Co-op, the post office, Leeds bus station and just round the corner from a gym, and a short walk to the train station.

You can shop to your heart’s content with the Trinity Centre on Briggate just a few minutes walk away, with all the shops you need! Leeds city centre also has some great entertainment venues within walking distance of Iceworks, including West Yorkshire Playhouse, O2 Academy, First Direct Arena, Belgrave Music Hall and The Key Club.

If you love Leeds city centre, and want to be in the middle of all the action with everything at your door step, than this apartment is ideal for you!

Bars and restaurants

You are spoilt for choice in Leeds with excellent eateries whatever your taste and budget. Here are some must-visit restaurants within walking distance of the apartment that won’t break the bank. Red’s True BBQ is a must visit for meat-lovers, and just round the corner from Iceworks! Tuck into juicy brisket, succulent ribs or smoked chicken, all drenched in their signature dirty sauce. For a cheap meal head round the corner to Primo’s in the Corn Exchange, serving gourmet American-inspired hot dogs, with a hot dog meal coming to just under £7!

Close to home is also Safran, a Persian restaurant which, despite its modest appearance, serves excellent quality, traditional dishes, and you can get two courses for two people for just £20. If you love Thai food, then My Thai is a must visit, serving South East Asian delights such as Bangkok pad Thai and green curry. Tuck into the best, but reasonably priced, veggie meals in Leeds at Roots and Fruits, or try the Sela Bar for deliciously cheap stone-baked pizzas with an array of toppings. An unexpected choice is that bar/music venue The Wardrobe, which surprisingly serves up some of the finest Caribbean food in the city, with their lunch menu starting from under a fiver.Leeds Guide Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

You’ll never get bored of the Leeds nightlife, and what’s even better is you won’t need a taxi home living at Iceworks! For cheaper drinks, go for the various happy hours such as Friday’s at Distrikt from 5-10pm where selected beers, wines and spirits are half price. Brooklyn offers drinks from £3 between 4-8pm, every day of the week, whilst Cabana has 2-4-1 cocktails from 12-7pm and 10pm to closing every day of the week! Head to the Bavarian basement bar Bierkeller from 4-7pm Monday to Friday for happy hour deals, or Rev de Cuba if you prefer cocktails, which are 2-4-1 from 5-9pm Monday to Friday. Instead of 2-4-1, The Liquorist serves their infamous cocktails for just a fiver each from 4-9pm every day!

Upcoming events

  • Great British Food festival – 28 to 20 May – Harewood House
  • Slam Dunk Festival – 28 May – Millennium Square
  • Love Leeds Cocktail Festival – 6 to 12 June – Leeds bars
  • Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival – 18 June – Leeds Town Hall
  • The Tetley Weekender – 25 to 26 June – The Tetley
  • Gin Festival – 1 July – Leeds town hall