New Year food on the cheap!

The coming of the New Year shouldn’t stop us eating out, even though pockets may be a little emptier, there’s still great food to be eaten and enjoyed at a reasonable price. At this time of year, that’s music to my ears, yours too?

Around about the same time last year, I wrote a similar post including some favourites which have now sadly closed (I write with a tear in my eye), including Thai Aroy Dee and El Topo…sad face!

Of course, there are chain restaurants which have menus that can offer choice in terms of price, but Leeds is lucky enough to have many fantastic independents that also feel our pain in terms of having lighter pockets, but also the need for tasty food.

So, where can we get a great feed on a budget?

Nom Deli – great Banh Mi and summer rolls.

Fuji Hiro – Japanese staples, like gyoza, ramen and soba and udon noodles.

Humpit – hummus, falafel and freshly made lemonade.

The Grub and Grog Shop at Northern Monk Refectory – gorgeous breakfast baps, crumpets, homely sandwiches and stews.

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen – Dough Boys pizza, Patty Smith’s burgers and fries! Dirty burger, dirty burger!!!

Cafe Moor – go here for Shawarma, Borek, Tagines and more.

My Thai – Thai food served by a lovable team!

Bird & Beast – delicious rotisserie chicken with 50% off food (January).

Trinity Kitchen – this month you’ll find street food traders Busan BBQ, Nelly’s Barn, Mama’s Jerk Station, You Doughnut and The Real Junk Food Project.

Shears Yard – fancy a treat for dinner? Well it’s cheaper at half the price this month, as they’ve brought back their 50% off January offer.

I’m sure there are plenty more fantastic Leeds independents which could join the list. If I’ve missed any off, let me know and I’ll add them on!

Fancy combining a tasty feed with other great things to do in Leeds. If so, you should read Amy Elizabeth’s post on Cheap & Free Things to Do in Leeds for loads of ideas. 

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4 thoughts on “New Year food on the cheap!”

  1. Has thai aroy de definitely closed down then? I was so hoping it had to be temporarily closed while they were renovating that area and/or had moved somewhere else. It was the perfect thai place!!!

    1. I’ve been hoping as much as you that its just a temporary thing, but there doesn’t seem to be much news about them opening. Initally there was talk of them opening in the Grand Arcade, but I don’t know if that was actually going to happen or not. I have heard talk about them doing a pop up with Grub and Grog at Northern Monk Refectory. Have my fingers crossed this is true!!

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