There's no doubt your lunch hour is the best part of the working day, let's be honest! Leeds city centre is a haven for foodies looking for a quick bite and will leave you feeling spoilt for choice. Whether you are in the mood for pizza, Japanese, or Indian curry - there’s something for everyone.
We have tracked down some of the best lunch spots in Leeds for you that won’t stretch your budget and you’ll be back to the office in time for that afternoon meeting!
22 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG
With a fun and lively vibe - Zaap Thai is a perfect place to grab a meal after-work and especially during lunch breaks. The authentic decor and creative colour schemes along with their open plan kitchen creates a bustling Bangkok food market feel- right in the centre of Leeds!
If you’re at Zaap Thai, and not having Beef Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao, you’re missing out. Their Chicken Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry are a must try too.
6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ
Working in Leeds and not visiting Bundobust is basically a crime! Tucked away on a side street, Bundobust offers delicious original Indian street food along with craft beer. It’s one of the more low-key places to eat in Leeds but the food is outstanding – crispy okra fries, delicately-spiced paneer curry and the ever-popular tarka dhal lentil curry are favourites. Indian-oriented decor with long benches, old doors panelling the walls, and seat cushions made from hemp rice sacks makes the overall vibe of this place very comforting.
LITTLE BAO BOY
3, Sovereign Square, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign St, Leeds LS1 4BA
Little Bao Boy is an independent eatery located right in the heart of Sovereign Square. Whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan - this place caters for every kind of foodie. If you love traditional Asian food with a well-blended touch of spice and a western contemporary twist, Little Bao Boy is your go-to place. Whether you’ve popped down for a mid-week working lunch or a late-night snack, their small team is always ready to serve you with the best of everything. Their Panko Aubergine, made from a vegan buttermilk mix with sesame crumbs, sriracha sauce, iceberg lettuce and spring onion is the real game changer for your taste buds. Traditional Chinese food such as Congi, and soup noodles are a must to try. But if you want to explore the real taste of Asian cuisine, you must try their soft, fluffy bao buns filled with all kinds of deliciousness!
27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5ER
Trinity Kitchen is the hub for authentic street food in Leeds. This place is bursting with lively, colourful, and delicious street food restaurants and pop-up carts. Trinity Kitchen rotates six street food vans every eight weeks and offers visitors the chance to experience various flavours and cuisines under one roof. From Italian, German, Portuguese grilled chicken, creative cocktails, delicious coffee, it's a hub of delicious eateries where you simply won't run out of options.
SHEAF STREET CANTINA
3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD
A hidden gem in the Southbank of Leeds - Sheaf Street Cantina is the perfect place to dance, drink and relax. Enjoy live DJ sets, a variety of events, delicious fresh food, and much more. Their vegan milkshakes and desserts are a treat for everyone. Not only this, Cantina has put its own spin on classics like mac n cheese so that even meat-eaters will feel right at home in this vegan restaurant. Sheaf Street also hosts regular craft fairs and workshops, so it’s definitely one to visit on the weekend too!