FROOTERIA: A taste of America from the heart of Leeds
Do you want to sample some classic American dishes but can’t afford the airfare to get to New York for a quick snack?
Perhaps you want to revisit your youth and order up a classic Slush Puppie or Snow Cone?
Well now, thanks to one quick visit to Hyde Park’s Frooteria, you can have all of this and more.
Launched earlier this month, the modern eatery is the perfect place to pick up a heavenly bagel, packed full of locally sourced ingredients, bought fresh every day.
With a shake on the side, or perhaps an exotic bubble tea, the menu is a unique one for this area of Leeds as Frooteria manager, Mohsin Hameed explains.
“We have tried to bring a new concept to Hyde Park with Frooteria and the menu has been received really well so far,” he said.
“I actually went to New York last year to research markets and menus over there and the things I learned I have tried to share with customers right here in Leeds.
“We have a scrumptious selection of bagels on offer, from American-inspired concoctions, to veggie creations.
“The smoothies have also started to earn a reputation of their own. Packed with fresh fruit and 100 per cent natural ingredients, the refreshing drink is the perfect pick-up during a busy day.”
As well as a delectable menu, all of which is HMC-approved, Frooteria’s interior transports you to NYC’s Times Square thanks to a huge wall mural of the vibrant city where bagels were first made famous.
“The whole idea of opening Frooteria is to freshen up the Hyde Park food scene with some funky new ideas,” Mohsin added.
“Our bubble tea is only available in a handful of establishments across the whole city, with our suppliers only stocking the most reputable bars and cafes.
“Slush Puppies were huge in the 90’s, yet they disappeared as cheaper alternatives hit the market. We have brought them back in a number of flavours, not only for their taste but also for a touch of nostalgia for our customers.”
With the customer always in mind and just a walk away from Headingley’s rugby and cricket grounds as well as being a student haven, Frooteria is bound to be a hit in Leeds.
92 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JB
Monday to Saturday 11am-7pm
Telephone: 0113 2755111
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