Belgrave Street Feast @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds

The Belgrave Street Feast was held at one of my current favourite haunts Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen on Saturday. I was gutted to miss the first event last year so was glad to see a second and was definitely going to be seeing what foodie goodness would be on offer!!

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A number of well known, local street food heroes were selling their wares and showcasing great flavours from different cuisines.

Fish& – Andrew worked his magic selling out with his fantastic mussels dish! Freshly steamed Scottish mussels, cooked with the Fish& twist of chilli, parsley and Brooklyn Brewery lager. Simply yummy, you can’t go wrong with delicate mussels, rich flavours and a fresh bread bowl making the perfect vehicle for soaking up the cooking liquor! There was also a fantastic looking Chilli corn chowder which went down well too!

Mussels cooked in a Brooklyn Beer Broth
Mussels cooked in a Brooklyn Beer Broth

Dough Boys Pizza – regular twitter and blog followers may know what an ardent fan I am of Ben, his team and their consistently yummy pizza!! My friend and his daughter feasted on three ‘slices’ (quarter of a pizza each): Sausage fest, Screaming goat and Into the Woods – all for less than £4!!! You’d be foolish not to get a half price slice 12-7pm, seven days a week!!!

Dough Boys Pizza, half priced slices!
Dough Boys Pizza, half priced slices!

Fu-Schnikens – Ben from Dough Boys makes these wonderful Taiwanese Bao called Gua Bao. These little gems have already found fame and love in London, courtesy of Bao London and Yum Bun, so Ben has brought his take to Leeds. They are steamed buns filled with hoisin, crushed cashew nuts, sesame seed, palm sugar, picked carrot and mooli, then topped with either:

  • braised pork belly
  • glazed portobello mushroom
  • crispy panko breadcrumb chicken

My name was all over the MEAT being the hungry carnivore I am. You must know by now how much I LOVE juicy pork belly with a passion, and katsu chicken – chicken deep fried in honeyed Japanese panko breadcrumbs. OH MY!!!!!! It’s a good thing I don’t know how to make the buns, because I’d be making these all the time!!! The  additional condiments are JUST RIGHT (ahhh Goldilocks strikes again!), with crunch, sweet, sour and fluffy buns. Writing about them doesn’t do it justice, you just got to eat one, or two in my case!

Ben at the Fu-Schickens street food stand serving Taiwanese Guo Bao!!
Ben at the Fu-Schnikens street food stand serving Taiwanese Gua Bao!!

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Bundobust – a collaboration between much-loved Prashad, the Indian vegetarian restaurant now based in Drighlington and The Sparrow pub from Bradford, serving fantastic Indian street food.

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Pav Bhaji - an original Mumbai street food dish
Pav Bhaji – an original Mumbai street food dish

I sampled the Pav Bhaji which was really tasty, with a good kick of heat from the spicing and lovely fresh flavours from the herbs, red onion and tomato. They are soon to open Bundobust on Mill Hill, in Leeds city centre, I’m sure they will make a great addition to the Leeds food scene!

Patty Smiths Burgers:  They like to support local businesses and source all of our ingredients locally, with that in mind they suppliers include Sykes Farm from Wetherby, Leeds based RK Harris & Sons and finally Fosters Bakery from Barnsley. I didn’t eat one on Saturday, but I did a few days earlier and I have to say it’s a great burger!!! The beef patty was cooked just pink in the middle and has a cheese sauce which was inspired! I hate it when you have cheese that’s still solid on the sides, a cracking Chipotle mayo and lovely fresh pickle, lettuce and tomato to go with it!! A soft brioche bun to hold it all together too, a WIN WIN I say!!

Patty Smith's burgers - The 'Dirty burger'
Patty Smith’s burgers – The ‘Dirty burger’

Last but buy no means least, I couldn’t come to the Street Feast without having something from Noisette BakehouseI hope you can tell from my photos that every single thing she bakes looks soooo delicious, and it tastes just as good, if not better!!

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I had my slice of baked heaven with an espresso from Laynes, who were on hand to provide people with great coffee. What a perfect way to end my afternoon at Belgrave Street Feast!!!

Espresso with rhubarb and quince tart.
Espresso with rhubarb and quince tart.

Here’s to the next instalment!

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
1-1a Cross Belgrave Street
Leeds
LS2 8JP
0113 2346160
http://www.belgravemusichall.com
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2 thoughts on “Belgrave Street Feast @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds”

    1. Hi, I tried and probably would have, but had planned to go to Prashad that evening. Managed to get through some pizza, 2 bao, cake and a taster of both the bundobust and the mussels. All fantastic!

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