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Merguez Sausage Hash at Laynes, £9 | New Station St, LS1 5DL

Laynes has long been a favourite coffee spot, but have you tried their breakfast hash? Hold on to your hats, folks, this one is a belter. Merguez sausage, potatoes, onions, spinach, tomato relish, fried egg, creme fraiche and watercress, served with sourdough toast. Available with veggie sausage. A breakfast like that with the best coffee in Leeds – is there a better way to start your day?

#LIF19 Event at Laynes Espresso. Photo by Ben Bentley.

Grand Slam at Fat Annie’s, £7.95 | Kirkgate Market, 28-34 George St, LS2 7HY

Did you know that Fat Annie’s have been fully plant based since November 2021? They made some wholesale changes after lockdown 2020 and have never looked back. Their menu includes a range of breakfasts, burgers and banging sides, but our current favourite is their ultimate breakfast burger, the Grand Slam. Two sausage patties, tofu egg, cheez slice, hash brown, crsispy maple b’con, grilled tomato and their secret sauce. 

Brie & Hot Honey Parmo  at Parmogeddon, £10 | Chow Down,  Temple Arches, LS11 5QG

WTF is a parmo? The dish, also known as Teesside Parmesan, is basically one of the best things you’ll ever eat; it’s a culinary delight, it’s food of the gods. This parmo is fried chicken goodness, covered in a rich, creamy béchamel, topped with a serious helping of brie and shoved under the grill until melted and gooey before adding house hot honey. Served with house pickled slaw and homemade, triple cooked and seasoned chips. Parmogeddon pride themselves on using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Everything is made from scratch, from their chips to their condiments. They have something for everyone with a cauliflower steak for the veggie option.

Parmogeddon’s Classic Parmo at Chow Down.

Ravioli at Stuzzi | 7 Merrion St, LS1 6PQ

Stuzzi has seasonal fresh ingredients imported from Italy & local suppliers each week, meaning that their menu of Sicillian small plates is always changing. Our top dish to try this week is one of their pasta dishes. Squid ink & seaweed ravioli stuffed with sea trout & dill mouse. Served with cucumber & seaweed, and a lemon emulsion topped sea trout caviar. A perfect summer dish. Enjoy with their dangerously tasty Cocchi Rosa Spritz. 

Stuzzi Tuscan Dinner. Photo by Lisa Portinari.

House of Fu Pickles, £3.50 |  15-19 The Headrow, LS1 6PU 

A special mention has to go to the pickles at House of Fu. We have returned time and time again for these – they are ridiculously good and, of course, go with everything. Shiitake mushrooms, daikon two ways and cucumber. You should probably order a couple of portions.                                                             

Little Bao Boy Crispy Chilli Oil

Drumroll please…. now available to enjoy at home! At long last, after months of trialling and testing Little Bao Boy has finally done it. Vegan, garlicy, crispy and delicious. Put it on rice, bao, noodles, pasta, soup, sandwiches, the list goes on. This chilli oil makes everything better. Order online and thank us later.

Little Bao Boy.

Tikka Tacos at Rola Wala | Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion St, LS1 5ER

Alongside their existing range of epic Naan Rolls and Spice Bowls, Rola Wala have launched some new additions to the menu: the all-new Tikka Tacos, prawn patia curry, and garlic Naan Rolls! You’ll also find a brand new range of sides that will transport you straight to the streets of Delhi, including masala fries, spicy grilled corn, paneer chips, onion bhaji, and so much more. Every Friday in July they are giving away FREE sides with any full price main meal purchased. Download your voucher from their website here

Rola Wala New Menu. Photo by Lisa Portinari.

15 hour chips at Don’t Feed The Dog, £3.50 | Roland’s, 39 Call Lane, LS1 7BT 

We’ve heard of twice, even thrice cooked chips, but have you ever tried fifteen hour chips? Move over, Heston Blumenthal. The big dog is in town. Don’t Feed The Dog is Roland’s new food offering, serving up a tasty selection of subs and sides. Vegan options are available. Their 15 hrs chip is wafer thin layers of potato pressed with butter before being cut into fat chips of deliciousness.  Get stuck in.