POCO Sicilian street food is opening a second Leeds restaurant

Leeds first Sicilian street food eatery is about to open a second site

Kirkstall road favourite POCO has revealed plans to open a second site in Leeds and we’re very excited about it.

First opened in 2018 by the team behind popular Italian kitchen Culto in Meanwood, it’s developed a big following for its different flavoured arancini, as well as dishes like focaccine, fried Sicilian calzone and Pizza Al Taglio.

icilian street food treats on display in the window at POCO's original store on Kirkstall Road
Sicilian street food treats on display in the window at POCO’s original store on Kirkstall Road / Image: POCO

But that’s not all they do – not by a long way. As well as a host of gorgeous savoury treats, they’ve also developed quite the reputation for their sweets, which range from classic cannolis and warm brioche filled with gelatp, to sweet arancini balls and oven-baked bombolones.

Honestly, every single thing they create here looks incredible. So we can understand why there’s a lot of demand in Leeds for a second POCO opening.

A selection of sweet Sicilian treats including bombolone donuts – filled with Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistachio, Nutella cream and even with Whiskey and Bailey’s sometimes / Image: POCO

The POCO team announced their big news this week, encouraging their followers to guess where the new site will be in order to win a yummy prize.

Sharing the news on Instagram on Monday 9 August, they said: “Poco Number 2 is coming to Leeds!”

“Yes guys, this is happening.

“After over three years since opening our first shop on Kirkstall Road, we are finally ready to expand and bring Poco to a new location in Leeds.

Sweet Sicilian arancini balls with pistachio, almond and Nutella / Image: POCO

“We’ve got the keys now and can’t wait to transform this beautiful space into your favourite Sicilian street food destination 😉 Fingers crossed, we’ll be open in a month or so.

“Also, the first person to guess right where Poco Nr. 2 will be located will get a yummy prize from us

Guesses in the comments so far are limited to Headingley, but there are no obvious congratulations in POCO’s reply so we’re guessing it’s not going to be there.

A special birthday request: POCO’s moist Italian sponge with vanilla cream loaded with fresh seasonal berries and homemade profiteroles filled with cream / Image: POCO

It shouldn’t be too long to wait now until the location is revealed, though.

TO keep up to date with the new opening, make sure to follow POCO on Instagram if you don’t already.

Feature image – POCO.

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