Koben Smokehouse to launch new sandwich brand in Leeds at The Junction

There’s an exciting new food addition to Leeds in the shape of The Junc Shed.

Based at The Junction, the big new addition will feature a rotation of food traders in Leeds’ high-top viaduct garden. Nestled in the heart of Whitehall, on Monk Bridge Viaduct, The Junc Shed is a kiosk which aims to welcome local hospitality businesses and offer something new.

Kicking off this venture is the award-winning Koben Smokehouse with their new concept, Alfonso's Cuban Shack. It will see Alfonso's featuring a breakfast menu and a lunchtime coffee and sandwich grab.

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Koben Smokehouse, the sister brand of Thiccc Sauce, is based just around the corner from the Junction. Known for their award-winning, TV-featured sauces, Thiccc Sauce was established during lockdown and progressed into pop ups and a food brand.

Discussing the Junc Shed, Johnathan Lloyd, general manager at the Junction, stated “We’re really excited to bring the first of many exciting businesses to the Junction. The Junc Shed is the first space to open here but we’ve been having great conversations with a number of local indie operators about joining our neighbourhood by the water. We’re looking forward to Alfonso’s Cuban Shack bringing massive flavours to the Junc Shed and delivering something unique for both our residents and our neighbours here in Leeds.”

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