LEEDS Indie Food Festival (LIF) makes a welcome return this summer following last year's inaugural event which saw thousands of foodies attend over 100 food and booze events across the city.

The independent scene in Leeds is thriving and food and drink is at the heart of it

This year's festival will run from 12-30 May and feature events ranging from food markets to edible art exhibitions, craft beer and wine festivals to a wild food cookery course.

There's even a 50 course tasting menu...


The festival will culminate in the Northern Quarter with the Leeds Feast event, which last year saw over 5000 people pack into The Tetley.

The festival will once again offer punters the chance to purchase a Festival Passport (£10), offering special deals, freebies and priority access to events.

Or you can come and go as you like, up to you.

Leeds Indie Food: Leeds Feast from Little Less Known on Vimeo.

Matt Dix, Leeds Indie Food said: “This year’s Leeds Indie Food is looking full to the brim.

"We’ve taken the best bits of last year’s festival and mixed them up with new ideas and new participants, and all the businesses involved are raring to go.

"We’ve got a great mix of events, from fine dining to food culture, so everyone should find something to love. We think we’re doing something truly unique – no other city celebrates its independents in this way, and our aim is to help businesses collaborate and to shout about the amazing things they’re doing.”

This year’s festival is in partnership with Leeds City Council, who are backing the festival in support of the city's thriving independent business community and it’s expanding food and drink scene. Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, said:

“The independent scene in Leeds is thriving and food and drink is at the heart of it; the Leeds Indie Food Fest really celebrates that offer and brings everyone together. This year’s festival looks set to be even bigger than last year, and we’re thrilled to give our support."

You can pick-up tickets to the festival hereMore info @leedsindiefood and on Facebook

(main image courtesy of independentleeds.co.uk)