The city of Leeds and the surrounding area is home to some of the UK’s finest and most delicious food. Here, you will find plenty of traditional Yorkshire dishes made up of locally sourced ingredients, while also discovering some innovative street foods taking inspiration from all corners of the globe.
Lucky for you, Clayton Hotel Leeds is the perfect base for you to go out and experience these tasty dishes. Below we have gathered some of the best food trails for you to enjoy on your next visit.
1. Leeds Food Tours – Street Food Tour
5-minutes’ drive from hotel
This guided street food tour is the perfect way to experience the amazing street food scene of Leeds. On the tour you will taste delicious street food from all around the world, ranging from Bao buns to burgers and falafel to curry. There is 6 stops in total along the tour, two being visits to two street food ‘hubs’ for multiple tastings. You will receive two alcoholic drinks throughout, which includes a ‘pour your own’ local beer stop. As well as getting to enjoy some delicious street food you will also get to hear the highly interesting history of some of the dishes while also gaining an insight into the venues, their stories and values.
The tour departs at The Queens, City Square just 5-minutes from Clayton Hotel Leeds, and takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Tickets can be bought on here.
2. Leeds Food Tours – Local Leeds Tour
5-minutes’ drive from hotel
You are guaranteed to go home with full bellies after this delicious local food tour of Leeds city centre. Here, you will get to visit some of the best independent pubs and restaurants Leeds has to offer, all serving tasty local food with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. There are 6 stops along the way with 3 alcoholic drinks included to wash down the scrumptious dishes. Along the way expect to experience cosy pubs, locally brewed beers, plenty of cheeses and of course the famous Yorkshire puddings. Sounds like fun? Well then book here.
Like the above street food tour, this tour departs at The Queens, City Square just 5-minutes from Clayton Hotel Leeds, and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
3. Harrogate Food Tour
40-minutes’ drive from hotel
Situated a short 40-minute drive away from Clayton Hotel Leeds is the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. The Harrogate Food Tour gives visitors the chance to explore the cultural and historical history of Harrogate while enjoying many of the town’s most popular local eateries. The tour has various stops depending on the day. Highlights include a visit to Hales Bar, a gas lit pub and the oldest pub in Harrogate, delicious modern Yorkshire dishes at Yorkshire Tapas and a trip to Farrah’s to taste the famous Yorkshire toffee.
Tickets can be found here and tours take a total of 3 hours to complete. A vegan food tour of Harrogate is also available to book, giving you the chance to explore dishes from Harrogate’s vegan hotspots.
4. York Food Tour
45-minutes’ drive from hotel
Located 45-minutes away from Clayton Hotel Leeds is the historic, walled city of York. Get ready to eat your way around the centre of York with the delicious York Food Tour. The tour includes 5 tastings at some of the city’s finest local independent eateries, all serving amazing food, taking influences from all over the world. The city of York has an abundance of history, all which can be heard throughout the tour.
The tour begins at the stunning York Art Gallery and take 2.5 hours to complete. Book your tickets here.
Clayton Hotel Leeds
Don’t feel like leaving the comforts of our fabulous 4-star hotel? Not to worry! You can have a scrumptious bite to eat in our peaceful Inkwell bar, before heading off for a well-earned night’s sleep in our comfortable rooms.