Delis, butcher’s, cheese shops

Alligator Wholefoods

104 Fishergate York YO10 4BB. +44 (0)1904 654525

A little out of town, however, Alligator Wholefoods is a fabulous organic wholesaler, selling a range of goods from York producers. Fruit and vegetables are sold loose and not shrink wrapped, you can pick up a terrific selection of vegan ingredients as well as fermented products.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09:00 – 18:00


19 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, +44 (0)1904 621392

Best known for their delicious pork pies, Appleton’s has been in business since 1867 and sells fresh pork, cured meats, sausages, scotch eggs and yummy pies. A great place to buy goodies for a picnic at the museum gardens just opposite.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 08:00 – 17:00, Sat 08:00 – 16:00 (closed Sun)

Hairy Fig

39 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, +44 (0)1904 677074

A speciality food shop selling locally sourced and international fine fodder from Spain, Italy, France and Mexico. They have aged balsamic vinegars, truffles, pates, cheeses, chocolate, and much more to savour. The Hairy Fig also sells bespoke hampers, ideal for either a gourmet picnic or a gift.

Opening hours: Mon 09:00 – 16:30, Tues – Sat 09:00 – 17:15 (closed Sun)

Little Italy

12 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, +44 (0)1904 623539

Little Italy is both a restaurant and deli. They sell home-made pasta, cheeses, breads and Italian pastries. We love their ciabatta rolls, perfect filled with some delicious Italian cheese and parma ham. There’s other delights such as olives, semi dried tomatoes, chargrilled vegetables, all so good for a picnic or dinner back in your self-catered property.

Love Cheese

16 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, +44 (0)1904 622967

All things cheese…wonderful selection of British and international cheeses, wines, artisan bread from Haxby Bakery, hampers, a cafe serving cheese platters, cheese wedding cakes, the list goes on but it’s all delicious. Spend a little time trying a few cheeses before you buy.

Opening hours: Tues – Thurs 09:30 – 17:00, Fri & Sat 09:30 – 20:00, Sun 11:00 – 16:00 (closed Mon)

Source Deli

7 Jubbergate, York YO1 8RT

Opened in Summer 2018, Source Deli is located on the edge of the Shambles Market and offers really tasty meat and non-meat sandwiches, smoothies, juices and cakes. You can select which type of bread you prefer for their wonderful selection of sandwiches celebrating the best of Yorkshire and British produce. Staff are super friendly and professional. There’s a couple of bar stools to perch yourself on, otherwise head outside to the open seating area in the Shambles Market.

The Good Food Shop

20 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1JJ, +44  (0)1904 637445

Located on “Bishy” Rd, winner of the best British high street and just south of the ancient city walls, The Good Food Shop is an amazing deli, filled with all those ingredients you can’t always find at your local supermarket. They make  delicious filled pitta breads at lunch, sell artisan breads and croissants from Haxby and Bluebird  Bakery, and a selection of cakes and desserts to tempt you and all served with a big smile.

Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 09:00 – 17:30, Fri 09:00 – 18:30, Sat 09:00 – 17:30 (closed Sun)

Ye Olde Pie and Sausage Shop 

45 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX , +44 (0)7752 606050

Located on the famous Shambles, we also regularly pop in and buy some pies and cornish pasties from Ye Olde Pie and Sausage Shop. Traditional to the heart, you just have to try one of these. Great value..much better than the larger chains…..

Opening hours: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 16:00