Stomach rumbling after a hard day in the office? Or simply need a break from all that shopping – you, my friend, need a good hearty lunch in Leeds. And the city has a ton of options. We’ve sifted through them all to find the very best, whether dining on a budget or looking for the very best Yorkshire has to offer. Here are our top spots for lunch in Leeds.
Here are our picks
Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion St, Leeds, LS1 5ER - Visit now
Trinity Kitchen is the much-loved food hall of the Trinity Shopping Centre, except unlike the usual food hall you’ll find a bright buzzing atmosphere with bespoke and special food places like Tortilla, Chip + Fish, and Tikki’s Thai Kitchen.
Hepworth’s Deli, 21, Thorntons Arcade, Lands Ln, Leeds, LS1 6LQ - Visit now
Based in the beautiful Victorian-era Thornton’s Arcade, complete with glass roof, this is a smart modern deli with a great range of lunch offers. We heartily recommend the sharing platters, but the sandwiches are delicious also.
Olive & Rye, Queens Arcade, 18-20 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LF - Visit now
The humble sandwich is a lunchtime staple but forget about those boring meal deals, for the true sandwich experience head to Olive & Rye in the stunning Queen’s Arcade. And if you want to make your own at home, this superb deli is packed with meats, cheeses and chutneys.
Hive, HIVE, 1 Whitehall, Riverside,, Leeds, LS1 4BN - Visit now
Hive offer up some of the better healthy lunch options in the city, with salads and soups dominating the menu. No limp lettuce or dreary minestrone here, however, think Indian spiced cauliflower soup and Vietnamese pulled chicken salad.