Places of Worship Host Pop-up Food Events

Places of worship across Bradford and Leeds will be opening their doors during this year’s festival, and inviting people to share a meal. Watch out for our pop-up Faith in Food events at churches, mosques, temples and synagogues across Bradford and Leeds this September.

Food is traditionally used by all cultures and religions as a way of bringing people together, and that’s why we’re working with faith organisations to bring you a unique series of community focused events. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience new foods, as well as learn about the important role food plays in religious festivities.

While each pop-up will have its own identity, the overall aim is for people from different communities to meet, eat and have fun – after all, the World Curry Festival is all about bringing people together in celebration of their love of food, culture and entertainment.

What’s happening in Bradford?

  • Friday 16 September

Bradford Reform Synagogue

7 Bowland St, Bradford BD1 3BW

Enjoy authentic Israeli cuisine and share conversation in the surrounds of Yorkshire’s oldest purpose-built shul or synagogue.


  • fruits et lgumes fraisSaturday 17 September

Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara

Gobind Marg, Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9JN

Enjoy authentic Punjabi vegetarian cuisine and share conversation in the surrounds of Bradford’s first ever Gurdwara or Sikh temple.


  • indian gujrati or maharahashtrian or south indian sweet dish lapsi broken wheat sweet pudding payasam pongal or daliya sheera, famous sweet food in india, also known as halwaSunday 18 September

Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple,

341 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9LS

Enjoy authentic Gujarati cuisine and share conversation in the surrounds of the largest Hindu temple in the North of England.

  •  Monday 19 September Bradford mosque – details to be confirmed


  • Cookies on old book with fresh meadow flowers, selective focusTuesday 20th September

St Paul’s Church

Church Street, Manningham BD8 7LS

Enjoy scones and samosas and share conversation in the surrounds of this early-English Gothic style church dating back to 1846.

Bookings open soon

Tickets for these unique events are priced at £10 and spaces will be limited. Sign up to the World Curry Festival newsletter to be the first to hear when bookings open, and for details of further Faith in Food events in Leeds.

Our Faith in Food events are kindly being sponsored by Bradford Council and Leeds Council.