Last weekend was the first of the new year for Kirkstall Deli Market, I’d lived in Kirkstall a number of years ago in my 20’s and used to love spending many a sunny day exploring the Abbey and the grounds, but I’d never been to the Deli Market before so this was a first for me. Kirkstall Deli Market is held on the last weekend of the month from 12 noon to 3pm, with a large number of stalls offering great local produce. Here’s a run down of the stalls on show that day, I’ve included many but apologies to those I didn’t managed to visit:
Madeleine Express from Noisette Bakehouse with their delicious baked goods.
The Hop Box from Sheffield, with their mobile bar service serving craft beers from independent micro-breweries.
Cow boys based in Sheffield selling their handmade burgers.
Popular Leeds based Fish& with their well-known twist on fish and chips.
Nachos Amigos with their Tex Mex style Mexican street food.
The Cracked Pan originally served their classic, french style omelettes, inspired by the recipes in Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking using local ingredients. Now their original idea has developed into the ‘omelette sub’.
Market Delivered, originally based outside Todmorden they want to serve the wider community with local produce from local Markets. Sourcing originally from Todmorden Market, this has now branched into Halifax and Kirkgate Market too. A fantastic idea!
Well known artisan bakers Leeds Bread Co-op with a lovely selection of their breads, including a Wild garlic Foccacia which looked and smelled amazing.
A wide selection of bakers were on show at the Market, as well as Madeleine Express there was Oat Cuisine with a large range of speciality flapjacks and other treats based on the humble oat.
North Yorkshire based Brown & Blond with the delicious looking brownies, ones which looked particularly good were their Stem ginger Brownies.
Leeds favourite, Vegan Bakery That Old Chestnut were in attendance with their great produce as always, including their new creation Blueberry and Earl Grey cake.
Leeds based Salt’s Catering had a very tempting range of sweet and savoury goods on display.
The Seasonal Larder had their handmade preserves using local & seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs on display.
Leeds based Love 2 Spice with their range of spices and especially good Spicy granola which was had lots of different layers of heat.
Award-winning Flockton based honey producers Stickey’s.
For my first Kirkstall Deli Market, it was great!! It’s in a beautiful setting being in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, it won’t be my last as they’ve got so much eye candy on offer. Unfortunately, I didn’t get round to eating a single thing on this occasion, but I’ll be making room for some goodies next time!
If you can’t get to Kirkstall Deli Market, there are a number of local markets held throughout each month in many areas in and around Leeds, such as :
Briggate Farmers & Craft Market (1st & 3rd Sunday of every month),
Headingley Farmers Market (2nd Saturday of every month), 9am-12.30pm.
Chapel Allerton Farmers Market (Last Sunday of every month), 9am-1pm
Oakwood Farmers Market (3rd Saturday of every month), 9.30am-12.30pm .
Otley Farmers Market (Last Sunday of every month), 9am-1pm .
Horsforth Farmers Market (1st Saturday of every month), 9am-12:30pm.
Farsley Farmers Market (fourth Saturday every month) 9am-12:30pm.Kirkstall deli Market Kirkstall Abbey Leeds LS5 3EH 0113 2305492 http://www.kirkstalldelimarket.org.uk