Stuff we want you to know about - from upcoming events to mental health musings

Guys! We've bought a house, we're legally Leeds locals, and now we're opening a permanent city centre site serving up aaaall the food and vibes you've come to love.

Coming to central Leeds this autumn, Assembly Underground (Insta @AssemblyUnderground / Twitter @AssemblyUG / Facebook @AssemblyUnderground) is currently in its chrysalis state as a building site, but it'll shortly be blossoming into a beautiful butterfly of a venue made up of street food units, Vocation Brewery's 50-tap beer bar and a sexy speakeasy.

Stay tuned to our @slapandpickles social channels, sign up to our mailing list or message us your details for latest news, opening offers and exclusive invites.

Now it's back to work...

  • James & Zoë

We know you lovely lot in Leeds have missed us, and we've missed you, too. More than you know.


*Or rather, team S&P is back - but this time, we're exchanging our Hawaiian shirts for something a bit more blinging as we debut our brand-new brand, The Luxury Diner.

Fear not; we'll still be servicing you with familiar favourites like loaded fries and those hotdogs you loved so much, but we're also branching out with burgers and more besides - giving you more ways to treat yo'self seven days a week.

It's all a bit tongue-in-cheek - we love a spot of faking it til you make it, and believe that everyone deserves to eat food that makes them feel money, honey.

So if you're on board with the bootleg luxury vibe, come see us at Trinity Kitchen - there won't be flamingos, this time but there will be top bants, a fair few diamantes, and one heck of a lot of ritzy fast food - whether you're vegan, veggie or omni.

Also, we bought a 1980s Cadillac. But more on that later...

  • James & Zoë

It's hard to believe we spent the last almost-four months working seven days a week selling our hotdogs and loaded fries to punters in Leeds' much-loved Trinity Kitchen.

But we did it - and what's more, we did it without sustaining severe injuries, turning to alcoholism, or splitting up. And, most importantly, we built Slap & Pickle a lovely and loyal fanbase (aka the Little Pickles) into the bargain.

There was laughter, there were tears, there was a lot of gin consumed (courtesy of the brilliant boys at Liquor Lab). We sold a ****load of hotdogs and fries, made friends for life, and decided that Leeds might just be the place for us to treat our Little Pickles to a regular fix of the naughty-but-very-nice omni diner food they've come to love.

So watch this space because we've got plans... big plans.

In the meantime, we're taking a misty-eyed look back at some very happy memories.

The happiest workplace in Trinity Kitchen
Precision food styling (with tiny man in background)
The end of a looooong shift (and boy does it show)
Begged, borrowed or stolen, our flamingos became the most covetable items in Trinity Kitchen
Drinking on the job with Louisianna's bars' Lee 'Bad Influence' Cowell
Taking it all far too seriously as usual
And it's goodbye from us... for now...