Part of the remit of the York Fair Trade Forum is to support our local Fair Trade businesses & those local businesses who are proud to stock Fair Trade products. This special feature lists some of them. Do contact us if you would like to nominate others.
Do also check out our full list of Fair Trade businesses on this website.
Fairer World, 84 Gillygate
This tardis like shop looks small on the outside but is crammed to the rafters with fair trade products of every description. A marvellous opportunity to admire the vast range of fair trade products including handicrafts, fashionable clothing, stylish jewellery as well as a full range of foodstuffs. Not to be missed.
The shop is open 11.00am to 5.00pm, 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday.
tel 07877 947793 or 07455 219859
Shared Earth, Minster Gates
This shop is an absolute treat. It specialises in quality fairly traded crafts, ideal for gifts or a great way to decorate your home. They also stock an impressive range of fairly traded recycled goods – ethical, inventive & also great fun.
Deli’s and Food Shops
Alligator, 104 Fishergate
This wholefood shop is a great York institution. It stocks a fabulous range of organic & Fair Trade foodstuffs. Well worth the short walk to fashionable Fishergate. Essential for all those interested in ethical & healthy eating.
The Good Food Shop, 20 Bishopthorpe Road
For those who haven’t been to the Bishopthorpe Road shops recently you’re in for a big surprise, it’s a vibrant shopping area & the jewel in the crown is the Good Food Shop. A great range of healthy foods & the owner is proud to stock a range of Fairtrade products.
Hairy Fig Deli, Fossgate
A gem of a little shop crammed with all manner of tasty treats.
Henshelwoods, 10 Newgate, next to the market
Another great deli with a lovely selection of fresh produce. As well as selling some Fairtrade products they also do takeaway Fairtrade tea & coffee.
Cafes and Restaurants
Aroma Coffee Shop 30 The Village, Haxby
Aroma serves Fairtrade tea, coffee & drinks and where possible Fairtrade ingredients are used to make homemade produce. A range of Fairtrade gifts are also available.
Aroma is a great place to relax and meet friends.
Opening Hours: Open 9am-5pm from Monday to Saturday.
Bar Convent Cafe, Blossom Street
An excellent spot to relax with a Fairtrade tea or coffee. Although Blossom Street is abuzz with noise, it seems a million miles away in the calm ambience of the Convent; sure to help you unwind.
Blue Fly Cafe Bar, 10A New Street
A fabulously trendy place to hang out with a Fairtrade coffee. Calm & sophisticated by day, somewhat swinging in the evening.
Cafe 68, Gillygate
A lovely place with a relaxed atmosphere on York’s trendy Gillygate.
Cafe Central, Church Street
Cosy and delightful, serving Fairtrade coffee.
Chocolate Story, Kings Square
This museum tells the story of York’s history of chocolate production. There is also a cafe and a shop where you can purchase delicious Fairtrade chocolate
Circles Cafe, Lendal Bridge
Literally perched on the bridge, this is a bijoux gem of a place that will serve you a great Fairtrade coffee.
City Screen Cafe Bar, 13 – 17 Coney Street
A long standing supporter of Fairtrade. They have a great range of coffees that are all Fairtrade. The cafe itself is a lovely place to sit & relax & enjoy the panoramic views of the riverside.
In the basement of the cinema complex you will find the Gateway Internet Cafe, where you can enjoy a Fairtrade drink & tap away to your heart’s content.
Dickinson’s, Clifford Street
A lovely cafe serving Fairtrade drinks. Delicious snacks available. Excellent location close to Clifford’s Tower and the Castle Museum.
Jorvik Viking Centre Cafe, Coppergate
Enjoy a Fairtrade coffee at the award winning visitor attraction.
Tea on the Green, Acomb Green
An exciting new addition to Acomb’s cafe scene. Enjoy Fairtrade drinks and snacks and take in the views of the traditional village green.
Theatre Royal Cafe Bar, Exhibition Square
A great place to hang out with a Fairtrade drink & watch the world go passed the vast panoramic windows. Excellent food available.
Other York Fair Trade Businesses
A popular regular stall at York Market, Black Yak is a Fair Trade supplier of high quality, stylish clothing, crafts & accessories from the Himalyas & Nepal.
Check out their website https://www.blackyak.co.uk