Sunday, 9 February 2014


Yesterday the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds played host to the second Belgrave Street Feast. A delectable affair offering some of the finest independent street food vendors on offer.

Current foodie residents, including Dough Boys Pizza, Patty Smith's, Fu-Schnickens and Laynes Espresso were joined by outsiders Noisette Bakehouse, Bundobust and Fish& for the delicious street feast that lay ahead.

Joining my friend Sarah who runs her own bakery business Noisette Bakehouse (you may have also seen her in her lovely van Madeleine Express), I went down to help out on their stall for the day and to get stuck in to all the great food on offer.

Noisette Bakehouse provided a generous selection of freshly baked cakes, tarts, brownies and preserves which indeed got the crowds eyes oggling and mouths watering. Situated next to Laynes Espresso, who couldn't resist a cup of fine coffee with a delicious slice of cake?

With salted caramel brownies flying out left right and centre, there was also high demand for their decadent peanut butter chocolate cake and rhubarb and quince tart.

A vendor I was particularly excited to try was the long-anticipated Bundobust. A collaboration between highly famed Prashad restaurant and The Sparrow Bier Cafe in Bradford.

Having missed them at previous street food pop up events I was eager to try some of their vegetarian Indian street food after being teased with pictures of it all over my Twitter feed.

I went for the Pav Bhaji which came in at £6 for a generous sized portion. An original Mumbai street food, it consists of mashed veg, tomatoes and butter seasoned with spices and served with bread. It was truly delicious and warming with a great spicy kick. It was just what I needed to cut through the stinking cold that I currently have.

Bundobust will be opening a craft beer bar serving Indian street food on Mill Hill in Leeds City Centre very soon so watch this space.

Next up we have Fish&! Leeds street food favourites returned to the Belgrave after their residency here last Autumn. Serving up with their usual Fish& twist I just could not resist trying out the Brooklyn Brewery Lager Steamed Mussels on offer.

Served in a bread bowl, the mussels were steamed in Brooklyn Brewery Lager and finished with a chilli and parsley garnish. At £4 this was bargainous. I shared this with a few friends and we were all super impressed. Juicy mussels with lots of flavour and a bread bowl drenched in sweet beer and chilli was a fantastic moppable treat.

Belly bursting at this point I was sadly unable to try out all the food vendors yesterday!

Patty Smith's burgers were rolling out and so was the Taiwanese street food from Fu-Schnickens.
With a permanent queue, Fu-Schnickens were in high demand yesterday and sold out before close.

Serving up Taiwanese favourites Guo Bao, everyone was intrigued to sample something a little different. With three flavours on offer, steamed buns were filled with braised belly pork, crispy panko chilli chicken and a vegetarian option of glazed portabello mushroom and a tasty selection of toppings and garnishes.

But as the street feaat ended and Noisette Bakehouse had a near-sell out success we settled down to a pint of Saltaire Blonde and a slice of what's nice with a serving of the vegetarian pizza Paul and Linda from Dough Boys Pizza. With it being half price for a slice (totalling £1.40!) before 7pm it would have been rude not to. 

A great day of creative foodie talent in a fabulous setting.
I cannot wait for the next one on March 8th were I shall indeed be returning with Noisette Bakehouse!


  1. Oh man I reallly, really want to check out the next one. I keep on missing these when I'm away.

    1. The next one is March 8th! Come along and say hi.