Zaap Thai Street Food
Chinese and East Asian
Zaap hit the Leeds streetfood scene in May 2015. Since then, its impact has been nothing short of amazing, resulting in the restaurant winning the Best Street Food Award 2016 in the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Oliver Awards, and being named the best restaurant in Leeds in the Lifestyle Awards. Zaap brings a small corner of Bangkok to the Grand Arcade in the heart of Leeds’ bustling city centre. This area of the famous Yorkshire city has undergone a recent renaissance thanks to the arrival of Leeds Arena.
Zaap is like no other restaurant – if you are lucky enough to have visited Thailand, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d left Leeds and landed in the middle of a Bangkok streetfood market. It instantly grabs your attention with its neon lights, authentic hanging signs, real tuk tuks (in which guests can dine) and the wonderful Thai vibe it oozes. The menu is as authentic as you would find on Khaosan or Yaowarat Road in Bangkok, and features around 80 dishes. It showcases popular Thai starters, soups, salads and dim sum-style dishes, as well as mouth-watering grilled and roasted meats, and spicy curries alongside many more choices. If you’re in Leeds and looking for authentic Thai street food, or are perhaps trying to recreate memories of a trip to Bangkok, a visit to Zaap should be at the top of your list.