After an attendance of 2000 people over the course of one day, the street food festival has become a monthly event for Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen. On Saturday 12th April the Belgrave will be inviting the finest street food vendors of the North to share their signature foods. The free and open invitation covers three floors of food, music and art, including a kids cinema room.
There is a host of global cuisine provided by; Manjit’s Kitchen, Arepa! Arepa! Aprea!, Street Fodder, Tasty Thai Deli, Diamond Dogs, Hepworth’s Kitchen, Fu Schnikens, Fish&, Noisette Bakes and Patty Smith’s to name a few. The majority of these independent food vendors will also be found at Beacons Festivals this August, launching new dishes and dicing with originality. From the garden roof terrace to the ground floor restored benches, Belgrave have merged two sacred things and created the ultimate indoor festival picnic.
In keeping with this theme every month the brand new in house ‘Street Food Lab’ introduces a new dish from around the world, an opportunity to try something new and let your tastebuds become a culinary compass. April’s spotlight will be on Fish Taco’s brought to you by ‘The Taco Wall’. So whether you crave a traditional Dough Boys margarita or want to branch out and experience a Columbian Arepa, all bases will be covered.
However refreshments grind to a holt, especially in Yorkshire, with the lack of a good brew and a bun. With tearooms now synonymous with the retro revival, Nosiette bakes will be serving a slice of culture in the arts market; a rare opportunity to consume a raspberry macaroon amongst screen prints and vinyl record pop up shops. “Sarah who creates and bakes everything never fails to surprise me with her imagination and creativity. The takeaway treats got demolished in minutes!” (Diane Wong, Leeds).
As a perfect accompaniment to sweet treats, Laynes will be serving their signature coffee. For an alternative kind of livener, a proper brew can also be had in the form of traditional and locally certified ale provided by Ilkley Brewery, Kirkstall Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing and London award winning Five Point Brewing Company.
To round off a bill of culture, cuisine, music and booze the evenings entertainment will begin with Forest Swords and Sun Wolf, continuing with a DJ set until 3am. The festival has attracted some of the best food journalist from around the UK with scrumptious reviews, with the bar now raised, Belgrave Music Hall can surely go above and beyond.
Belgrave Street Feast IV
Saturday 12th April 2014
Venue – Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
11am – 8pm // Free Entry