The Leeds Food Tour that uncovers all of the city’s best hidden gems

The app we never knew we needed.

For foodies that feel like they’ve seen it all in the city; newcomers looking to explore the local cuisine or just if you fancy doing something a little different in town this week – Leeds Food Tour is offering you the chance to see Leeds in a whole new light.

There’s currently two different food tours you can choose from to explore the city with, but we opted for the Hidden Gems tour.

We’re always on the lookout for more under-the-radar places to check out so we headed out to explore six of Leeds’ best hidden gems using the Leeds Food Tour app.

Easy-to-navigate and full of fun features, facts about the businesses and those all-important directions, the app was the perfect companion for the trip.

Sweet Saeeda

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Hidden just around the corner from the main food hall, you’ll find a handful of chairs and a carefully considered menu that truly brings the best of Tunisian cuisine to Leeds.⁠

Since 2015 Sweet Saeeda has been a popular lunchtime option for many, the fresh flavours and friendly service being just two reasons.⁠ Choose your base, including the likes of paprika chicken, Merguez sausage, falafel and halloumi before watching your sarnie or bowl prepared in front of your eyes from the grains and sauces on the counter – there’s endless combos to keep us returning here after Leeds Food Tour.

Delhi Wala Food

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Delhi Wala can be found under the arches of the train station, and as well as having one of the best-value meal deals in town, the small plates and curries on offer are light, and packed with flavour.

On the tour, you’re offered three different plates of butter chicken, onion bhajis and samosa chaat: these were by far the most filling of our tour, but probably because we just couldn’t get enough of that yoghurt-based dip and kept going back for more.


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Sqew is quickly becoming something of a cult favourite in Leeds, for those that are in the know that is. Mitch and the team serve up authentic lamb, chicken and doner shawarmas as wraps, salad bowls and platters, each piled high with fresh salad and sauces.

The Cheesy Living Co.

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Located inside Leeds Corn Exchange, The Cheesy Living Co. serves up cheese and charcuterie aplenty, as well as stocking fancy deli items and everything you’d want from ‘a modern kind of off licence’. Leeds Food Tour offers the perfect opportunity to taste-test some of the store’s bestsellers and new additions with a cheese board to share.

Eat Your Greens

This organic restaurant is serving up no fuss farm to fork goodness and using the best local produce possible to feed us lot with a weekly changing seasonal menu that wows every single time.

Leeds Food Tours offers the chance to sample some risotto, a fish finger butty or another of the smaller plates on the menu whilst you browse through the ‘Greens Grocers’, stocking up specialist products from tinned fish and chilli oil to fresh bread and organic groceries.


Of course what’s a meal out without grabbing some pudding on the way out? Kult Gelato is just opposite Leeds Kirkgate Market and remains one of the only places in Leeds you’ll find ube-flavoured ice cream that adds that satisfying purple stripe to the dish.

To find out how you can head out on your very own Leeds Food Tours, visit the website here.

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