Food & Drink

In Conversation With Mina Kashmir

Back in July 2020, we spoke with Mina Kashmir, three months into setting up her food business in the midst of a global pandemic. Almost a year later we caught up again to see how she is getting on. We talked about the challenges, achievements and what’s next in the world of Cinnabon (delicious sweet […] Leeds Living …


The Beehive, Thorner – Buzzing Again

Whether you’re a casual drinker or a serious diner, the new Chef and team at The Beehive is ready to welcome you through its doors once again. A new creative direction is being spearheaded by Alex Farolfi, the new Chef, who is enthusiastic about sourcing ingredients locally and around Yorkshire, including foraged food. His enthusiasm […] Leeds Living …


North Brewing Co – Overcoming The Challenges

It was very much a case of hope springs eternal when North Brewing Company moved into their new home last November, with no idea when they could welcome thirsty punters. Just a week before the country was first locked down in March last year, the lease had been signed for the thriving multi award-winning company […] Leeds Living …


BOX – Opening in Chapel Allerton on 17 May

If you’re a fan of live music, sport and bottomless brunch, then you’ll welcome BOX bringing its electric atmosphere to Chapel Allerton just ahead of the Euros, with 14 ultra HD screens. In extensively transformed premises once occupied by the PIT, you can watch any major sports action – and the newly refurbished outdoor terrace […] Leeds Living …


crEATe at Chow Down on 26 May

From working variously in hospitality, music and design, Rob Hallas happily fell victim to his greatest passion – cooking. With influences such as Dali and Blumenthal, he intends to deliver five hours of ‘creative wonderfulness’ during an evening at Chow Down which celebrates fresh local talent. A collection of creatives will be working alongside one […] Leeds Living …




The Savvy Baker – Going Places!

Savannah Roqaa took up a hobby during the first lockdown – she launched an online bakery, selling brownies. Now she’s working all hours in order to meet the demand for her yummy bakes. At 24, Savannah began baking in her Roundhay apartment’s small kitchen just to while away some time. Her online business now employs […] Leeds Living …


JAMROCK – brighten up winter with a taste of the Caribbean

When it’s cold and dark it’s good to be reminded of sunshine. It is no coincidence that the BBC schedules Death in Paradise, set on a Caribbean island, for January. It was a similar mindset that drew me to the pink neon of JAMROCK, the new Caribbean restaurant and bar on Calls Lane.  On entering, I imagined friends sipping rum cocktails at […] Leeds Living …


Sela Bar at Home

With restaurants in Leeds closed to eat-in diners owing to COVID restrictions, many have continued to offer takeaway meals. Some have also started offering DIY restaurant kits, providing a fun date night idea or a great way to celebrate at home. I have enjoyed a few takeaways over the last few months, but I hadn’t […] Leeds Living …