Fortune Cookie & Sweet Fortune – Yorkshires ‘best’ halal Chinese eatery arrives in Bradford
A journey that started in 2000, one of Yorkshire’s most popular Chinese halal food venues, Fortune Cookie and Sweet Fortune has opened its latest branch in Bradford.
As we met at the new branch, it was difficult to get through the entrance as hungry customers were queuing up to order from the diverse menu. One dish in particular that has proven popular in their other branches in Leeds and Dewsbury are the spicy wings, which have in time become the signature dish of Fortune Cookie.
As the owner takes a short break to talk to us, we ask him how Fortune Cookie came about at a time when Chinese halal food was not seen as appetising option fifteen years ago to south Asian households. He tells us, “We opened in Leeds in 2000. At that time, we were the very first halal Chinese venue in Yorkshire. After looking at the food market, we realised that there was a need for halal Chinese food because as we personally enjoyed the food, we found it frustrating that we could not eat the meat dishes as they were not halal.”
As the Bradford branch is based in the heart of a vibrant student population, Fortune Cookie is hoping for a diverse customer base as their other popular branches attract customers from all over Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Their Chinese chefs are second to none as they produce a standard of food that cannot be matched by any other Chinese takeaway.
Asked about what their future plans hold, “Our success has meant that have now opened in Bradford and we will be working hard to offer the highest quality of food and service. We offer a wide range of desserts and milk shakes. The seating is very comfortable so that families can come out and enjoy the food in the comfort of a friendly environment,” the owner concludes.
Fortune Cookie is a trendsetter and it was their realisation and dream of introducing Chinese food to the south Asian communities fifteen years ago that have undoubtedly made them the leading Chinese halal brand in Yorkshire today.
To visit Cookies Fortune, their branches are located at:
Bradford Branch – 1 Grover Terrace, Bradford, BD1, Tel: 01274 370388 / 01274 370367
Leeds Branch – 81 Raglan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, LS2 9DZ, Tel: 0113 244 2228
Dewsbury branch – 50 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DU, Tel: 01924 458800