Food,  Leeds

The Sunshine Bakery Lights Up Leeds Kirkgate Market

The Sunshine Bakery has been featured every Friday for the last month at The Source‘s stall in Leeds Kirkgate Market. I saw a picture on Twitter of what was on offer and just couldn’t resist it, so nipped in on my lunch break.

I say ‘nipped’, but my knowledge of the roads south of Leeds is still a little hazy, so it took me a good while longer to get there than it should have, and the fractious journey was accompanied with lots of cursing! I then made the mistake of parking in the NCP car park right next to the markets. Don’t do it!! 2 hours minimum parking for a whopping £5.40. Being slightly roadragey and starving wasn’t a good combination for discovering this and I entered the markets with a distinct frown on my face.

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However, the radiance of the Sunshine Bakery stall and the beaming faces of the staff soon obliterated this. I was welcomed with enormous smiles, as well as samples of pork and black pudding sausage rolls (delicious) and chocolate brownies (devilishly delicious).

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The stall is laid out with the same charm and character as Sunshine Bakery’s cafe in Chapel Allerton. There is a parade of cakes and brownies, as well as savoury rolls, sandwiches etc. Such attention to detail in their creation makes the stall buzz with excitement, and I imagine that wherever these delights are created to be something like Charlie’s chocolate factory. They certainly create the same wonder and giddy excitement when you see them. Cake pops?! Brilliant!

I left with an enormous Yorkshire Cheddar, pickle and salad roll, a sausage roll, and 2 chocolate brownies, and proceeded to stuff the roll into my face. I then went to another stall and got some material to extend my childhood curtains for Bump’s nursery. The man there was really helpful, and I got what I needed for £3!

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I love the markets! I just hate the parking. The nearby council car park has a £1 hourly rate, but is often full. I will have to try there next time though, or just not go. I hate that such boring things can be so preventative, but £5.40 for 20 minutes parking is insane and added a 50% cost to my previously bargainous purchases.

If you haven’t been to The Sunshine Bakery in Chapel Allerton I highly recommend it, and hopefully it will return to The Source on a regular basis. Sign up for The Source’s newsletter so that you’re in the know!

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