Ad.Press Event. You know by now that I love a food tour, so when invited me to go to my favourite city (well UK at least!) to experience a taste of the med who was I to say no!? Leeds Food Tours have been running for a few years and it’s always been one of those ‘must do’s but never got round to’s’ and boy do I regret not doing it sooner now! and the team at Leeds Food Tours devised a special itinerary to take our taste buds around the med (with each stop being a destination !) whilst our feet took us around Leeds.

Now I know you’re wondering why!? Well what better way to tempt us into booking that next Flight, City Break or even Package Holiday than to give us a taste of what’s on offer (literally!) .Every one of the five stops is planned around a Jet2Holidays or destination flying out of Leeds Bradford Airport. You can see all the destinations featured from Leeds Bradford Airport and as I found out, it couldn’t be more convenient to get a flight straight out of LBA to any of these places!

Germany (Specifically Berlin)

The first destination was Berlin. Now I didn’t expect to be kicking off the tour with a kebab but let me tell you, this was the BEST kebab I’ve ever had. I Am Döner specialise in a customised kebab experience based on the infamous Berlin kebabs. It’s more than a night out ending, and I have to say I’ve been dreaming about them since. Luckily for me it’s not too far a walk away from our office so might have to stop by!
If you go: Have the kebab. You can customise and there’s a vegan option too- perfect!


Just a few weeks before I’d walked past here with the husband and said we MUST finally visit here one day. So I ended up here without him! Oooops. El Gato Negro is a Spanish tapas haunt and my, was it lush. You know I love me some tapas and everything we had was lovely. From my fave quince with manchego to crispy pan con tomate it was perfect. Food wise I think Spain is my favourite destination out of them all.
If you go: Have the Pan con Tomate it’s a classic!


Now for my favourite and most visited destination, Greece. I’ve left a piece of me on many a Greek Island, from Kefalonia to Kos and Crete to Corfu. So as we headed up toward the town hall, we were all guessing where was next. Then suddenly it dawned on me! Another place I had been itching to try. A friend said I should go a while back it’s always been fully booked when we’ve tried to visit. It’s a small family run taverna called Tavernaki Bistro and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular, the food was immaculate. My absolute must have Greek dish of Feta Saganáki (feta wrapped in filo pastry topped with sesame seeds and honey) was the star of the show. I first discovered it in Kefalonia and I’ve sought it out on every holiday since. It’s so good to know I can now feed those cravings in Leeds.
If you go: have the feta dish above and the Greek salad to start!


Then we went somewhere I’d been before but when it was a deli and cafe waaaay back when! Stuzzi is a vibe, when we got there I really started to realise that Leeds does have some distinct districts within it. Stuzzi is based up on Merrion Street alongside many indie music and rock bars and close to the live venue the Belgrave. With cooler than cool servers and a chilled vibe it felt like it fit well into this part of Leeds! We tried the Arancino a traditional Sicilian street food , (like Arancini which you will be familiar with.) Originally they were eaten like an apple on the go! Needless to say with the chilli and lemon melting butter centre I opted for the knife and fork. I don’t trust myself not to spill anything down me at the best of times.
If you go: dress cool and ask the servers for their recommendations of the day


Our final stop was to Kirkgate Market and Mr Mackerel. At this point I was stuffed like a vine leaf from Tavernaki Bistro. Plus I’m not a big mackerel fan so it was a pass from me. The sandwiches are lush and a firm fave at Leeds Food Tours so I missed out! Luckily I’m heading to Turkiye on my travels soon so I can experience the real deal too.

If you go: Actually try out the food! Kirkgate market has a tonne of food stalls so make it an aim to try them all!

With that my stomach was full, my heart happy and my taste buds were left wanting more. It certainly helped scratch the itch of wanting to take a flight to taste all the foods from around the Med. Who’d have thought all this was basically on the doorstep though!? Have you ever been on a food tour? If not I recommend booking one either on your next trip away, or, in your nearest city! And if that’s Leeds make sure to hit up the Leeds Food Tour gang! Thanks again to for the PR experience I had a fab time!

*Denotes a PR experience where I have not been paid to attend. As always thoughts and views are my own.