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17 Things From Leeds That Will Make You Say "Fuck, Why Don't We Have That?"

Green pancakes and weirdly fancy buses.

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1. Indian street food sent straight from heaven at Rola Wala.

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A stand-out at Trinity Kitchen, the food is fresh, fast and utterly mouthwatering.

3. Make-your-own-charcuterie-boards at Friends of Ham.

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*Bonus* Being on New Station Street, you could pretty much roll onto the train home after you've had your fill.

4. The swankiest buses in the country.

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The 36 bus has swanky red leather seats, fold-out tables, WIFI and USB ports.


5. Vegan Eton mess pud with coconut yoghurt and cinder toffee.

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Roots and Fruits in the Grand Arcade is one of our finest vegetarian eateries.

6. The Tarte and Berry Bicycle

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Every type of brownie (shout out to the Salted Caramel one), made by sisters Joan and Lucy, all aboard their roaming bicycle.

7. A secret jungle.

Has one of your neighbours built a multi-level jungle with an aerial walkway and ponds in their back garden? Didn't think so.

8. Green pancakes. Yep... green.

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Courtesy of Zaap Thai, with its tuk-tuks for seating booths and open gallery kitchen.


10. Gaming + beer + burgers.

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Endless* use of old-school Nintendo N64s in Nation of Shopkeepers. Their burgers are pretty epic too. *Not actually endless. It's good to share, kids.

11. Belgrave Feast.

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Twice a month there's street food, music, and an art market spread over three floors. Did I mention that Belgrave Music Hall has one of the best rooftop bars in Leeds? WIN.

12. Ragdoll Nails.

Ragdoll Nails is located in the awesome Corn Exchange, and they create new designs like *these* stunners every few months.


13. Khao Gang from Sukhothai.

Their lunchtime Bento-style boxes are ideal if you can't decide on just one item on the menu. Which is inevitable.

14. Duke Studios.

Self-employment and freelance life never looked so idyllic thanks to Duke Studios. Plus, desk and office hirers have unlimited access to Yorkshire Tea, AKA, the fuel of Loiners.

15. Leeds Art Hostel.

There's a room with pink candy striped walls and a fluffy neon pink ceiling.

16. Korean table BBQs at Bulgogi.

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Ideal when your at-home BBQ is rained off (again), and an impressive first-date spot.

17. The l-e-g-e-n-d-a-r-y Otley Run.

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Part pub-crawl, part stuff of legends – you'll look weirder out of fancy dress than in it.