I make no secret of the fact that I love fast food. In fact, the faster it gets to me the better (cue canned laughter). This weekend me, Mr C and the girls made the trip over to Leeds city centre to get the full Trinity Kitchen experience.
Trinity Leeds is your normal big brand shopping centre, full of the usual retail outlets that you’d expect to see. What sets it apart is the food court on the top floor. Unlike other food courts I’ve been to, your culinary choices don’t revolve around the Colonel, the King, the Hut or the (scary) Clown.
Alongside permanent eateries, like Pho (Vietnamese cuisine), Chip + Fish and Chicago Rib Shack, Trinity Kitchen have opened up their doors to some of the best street food vendors the North has to offer and to keep it fresh they change up the selection every six weeks. At the moment, they have a selection of vendors serving cuisine from the Caribbean, Latin America, France, Japan and good ol’ Yorkshire , so if you’re a little piggy like me, you’ll definitely find something scrumptious to eat.
First stop was at La Petite Bretonne for a traditional French crepe. After spending a while perusing their extensive menu (who knew you could do so many things with crepes?), I chose a variant of the CaraBanana, with fresh banana, salted caramel and golden syrup.
It was truly amazing and the fresh fruit made it sweet without being sickly. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only fan and after guzzling their own crepes (with marshmallows, no less), my girls decided to help me out with mine. My fault for eating slowly, I guess. Anyway, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here’s a picture of my crepe, before it was
Go on, lick the screen. I know you wanna.
It’s not just their sweet crepes that are great. I have it on good authority from Mr C that their savoury ones are to die for also. He opted for the ‘Espagnole’ with brie, spinach and chorizo. Unfortunately, there are no pictures because he ate it before I could get the camera out.
Still feeling hungry, I wandered down to Pho for some traditional Vietnamese food. I ordered the Pho Xao Thit Ga, which is noodles with chicken and prawn to you and me. Not only was it delicious, but it was smothered in peanuts, which meant my peanut-allergic children couldn’t go near. What a shame.
Trinity Kitchen is a food lovers delight and you can easily circumnavigate the globe in one sitting! I wanted to go around try everything, but I consoled myself that I would definitely be coming back soon. In fact I’ve already planned my next menu: jerk chicken and bbq ribs followed by a banana and salted caramel crepe (yes, they were THAT good, I’m having another).
As far as food courts go, Trinity Kitchen has really set the bar high and I would definitely recommend you take a visit if you’re in the area.
Little tip: get there early, that way you can decide what you want and get your order in before the lunchtime rush.
Happy eating, people.
Disclosure: I have not been asked to write this post. As usual, all opinions are entirely my own.