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TRINITY KITCHEN MAN VS FOOD LEEDS CITY MAGAZINE COLUMNIST KRISTIAN PURDY VISITS LEEDS’ TRINITY KITCHEN

                   Kristian Purdy

TRINITY KITCHEN MAN VS FOOD LEEDS CITY MAGAZINE COLUMNIST KRISTIAN PURDY VISITS LEEDS’ TRINITY KITCHEN TO TRY OUT SOME OF THE BEST FOOD THE CITY HAS TO OFFER

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Over the last couple of years Leeds has seen its fair share of pop-up and street food eateries, however nowhere has seen as much footfall as the infamous Trinity Kitchens due to its buzzing atmosphere and around the world food vendors.

One busy Wednesday evening saw myself and good friend Lewis set upon the well established Trinity Kitchens just above the Trinity shopping centre right in the heart of Leeds.

I asked my friend Lewis to tag along as he said he could out eat me… anyone that knows me knows that this is a bold statement and something I’d love to challenge.

We named this review the Man vs Food night even though it was the trinity’s “Supper club” evening, just to turn things up a gear or two.

We were met by the lovely Danielle, the accounts manager for trinity. Danielle explained the setup of the evening and our jaws were on the floor with what came next.

We were given a black card which meant we could sample any food we wanted. Being an avid foodie, we
sat back for a minute and decided to build a strategy, starters from a handful of food stalls then onto mains with a desert thrown in where possible.

So, off we went straight to Pho, they offer nutritious Pho noodle soups, delicious curries and spicy salads, you can grab a seat and wash it down with a fresh juice, wine or cold Vietnamese beer. With an impressive 15% discount if your a student.

I think this a real good example of clean eating at a reasonable price. We ordered baby squid and fresh meatballs. They were lush, a delight to eat and something you could eat over and over. I’d highly recommend.

Next was a walk over to the guys at Jah Jyot which is known historically for their high quality Punjabi street food sourced locally from their base in Surrey. Myself and Lewis were recommended the Tikka Wraps and Samosas in a light crispy batter. I love Indian food but it’s rare to get something oil free and totally fresh to the taste. Honestly if you like Indian food this has to be put on your bucket list.

Next we tackled the guys over at Eat like a Greek, they provided us with a sampler of locally sourced Lamb Gyros along with Tomato and Halloumi Flatbreads. I’m a sucker for Greek food visiting Greece on many
a holiday, it must be my favourite cuisine. Again it’s one I can’t speak highly enough of. Give them a try!

At this point myself and Lewis were slowing down ever so slightly… did we give in or continue our feast? We battled on.

I really wanted to save what I thought would be the best until last and it was just that, we weren’t disappointed when we met the guys atGondolaraclette. I have a serious cheese addiction and to see half a wheel of cheese under a grill set my knees knocking. We chose to have a the alpine hotdogs lathered in molten cheese! This is something of pure pleasure and had to be instagrammed to record the moment of salvating by two grown men. Cheese lovers you must try this, if you like an oven baked Camembert then this is one thing you have to experience.

Now walking round like two overweight men nursing food babies, we decided to give in and call it food 1 man 0.  A fantastic night and since this review I have been back multiple times because the food really is that good.

I wish to thank Danielle for looking after us and every food vendor that made us feel welcome. Trinity kitchen is the place to be this summer.

Give Trinity Kitchena try you won’t be disappointment!

Kristian

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