America celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, and although we don’t tend to pay attention to the Stateside freedom party over on our side of the pond, any excuse for a junk food feast will do.
You don’t need to care about colonial history to enjoy these mouth-watering Yankee dishes, plus you can claim that you joined in with the celebrations: it’s a win win.
Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse
The tantalising taste of Texas comes to Headingley, in the form of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, which serves only the best British beef for its American cuisine. Have the ribs.
11 – 13 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HG – more info
If you’re madly in love with steak (who isn’t?), then Cattle Grid will definitely be able to temp you into letting go of your summer bod.
Waterloo House, Assembly Street, Leeds, LS2 7DE – more info
Because every city needs a place where you can order a bucket of chicken wings and syrup soaked fries, and also take a masterclass in cocktail making, doesn’t it?
23 – 25 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3AL – more info
Need something warm inside ya ? Country fried steak is the way forward pic.twitter.com/wS9JZe4TkH
— Huckleberrys diner (@HuckleberrysR) November 21, 2015
All the way out in Yeadon, Huckleberry’s Diner caters for all of your foodie fascinations. With everything from breakfast pancakes to buttermilk buffalo shrimp on the menu, it’ll definitely be worth the drive.
3 – 5 High Street, Yeadon, Leeds. LS19 7ZX – more info
You’ll get all the usual ‘burgers’ and ‘wings’ at The Pit, but they’ll also rustle you up a few more exotic dishes if you ask nicely – try the South American fish cakes, and thank us later.
9 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS1 6PQ – more info
The Pour House
The Pour House’s massive menu is only topped by the gorgeous scenic views you’ll get from one of their Granary Wharf, window seats.
Canal Wharf, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5PS – more info
Primo’s Hot Dogs
Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwich pic.twitter.com/PcSxXSBwSL
— Primo's (@gourmethotdogs) June 29, 2016
You could probably guess by their name that Primo’s is the flashest hot dog place in Leeds, but fear not, there are plenty of foodstuffs available for folks not interested in their ‘Super Dogs’.
Corn Exchange, Leeds, LS1 7BR – more info
Chicago Rib Shack
Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen spoils foodies rotten with the choices on offer, but if you’re known for tackling whole racks of pork ribs on your own then these guys are quite the experts.
Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, LS1 5AT – more info
Supposedly the ultimate America burger place, Five Guys has you make up your own meal, so although definitely not a very extravagant choice, you know what you’re getting here.
Cardigan Fields, Leeds, LS4 2DG – more info
Smoke Barbecue’s bbq sauce is so popular that you can actually take a bottle home for a small price – that’s if you’ve not already smeared the entire thing over your rack of ribs, of course.
The Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8BT – more info
Main image: Huckleberry’s Diner