If you didn’t know that Kirkgate Market has a new food hall and events space, we wouldn’t blame you. There hasn’t been much noise about it since it opened in June, and you have to sift through the news section of the Market’s website to see anything about it.
So let us be the first to tell you: Kirkgate Market has a new food hall and events space. The southeast corner has been completely refurbished to create a space for exhibitions, performances and a permanent home for food traders.
Among them is Manjit’s, a long-established Indian street food cart, whose food and friendly service are without equal. And because they’ve taken the time to stock an impressive selection of beers to quench the thirst of market shoppers, they rate a visit from us.
There are about ten bottles to choose from — a healthy dose of Yorkshire favourites such as Saltaire Blonde, Leeds Monsoon IPA, North’s Herzog and Ilkley Pale, plus some further-afield selections like Brooklyn Lager, Sierra Nevada and Brewdog Punk IPA. They’ll also serve you a Kingfisher if you prefer an Indian lager to wash down your chaat. With everything being under £4, our pockets stayed happy, too.
The space is quite open and friendly, with picnic tables dotted around that people share, no matter where they’ve decided to procure food from. And depending on what’s on, you might get treated to some live music or some other performance.
Manjit’s is open until 5pm Monday through Saturday. Nightspot it’s not, but if you’re looking for an affordable quick lunch and a cold beer while you catch your breath from a city centre shopping trip, there’s no better place.