Be it meat, vegetables or even alcohol, this is where you need to go if you’re looking for the best organic food and drink in Leeds.
Want to eat organic, but not sure where to go? Leeds has a medley of shops, restaurants and cafes for you to choose from. They have the best organic and pesticide-free fare in the city, making it that little bit easier to do your weekly shop, pick up lunch on the go or sit down to a delicious meal.
Places to eat organic in Leeds
If you’re looking for restaurants and cafes that use organic ingredients, these are the ones to go to.
Roots and Fruits
Roots and Fruits has been delighting patrons ever since with its relaxed atmosphere and quality vegetarian food since 1989. Alongside their daily specials, the café’s menu takes advantage of the locally-sourced, organic vegetables, pulses and flours. Tuck into the likes of the rainbow salad featuring a delicious mix of courgette, shredded carrot, sweet red peppers, slivers of red cabbage and emerald green edamame beans.
Roots and Fruits, 10 Grand Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG
The Grub and Grog Shop
The boys at The Grub and Grog Shop source local, organic produce wherever possible. You can find their wares in two venues. There’s the main kitchen at Sheaf Street Cafeteria where you can tuck into everything from mixed grain porridge to organic meat hash for breakfast with sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch. Their other venue is The Noonshine Cafe at Tall Boys Beer Market where you’ll find cereals and toast for breakfast alongside soup, sandwiches, stew and pizza for lunch, with vegan and gluten-free cakes to boot.
The Grub and Grog Shop at Sheaf Street Cafeteria, Duke Studios, 3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HD; The Noonshine Cafe at Tall Boys Beer Market, 17 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6YJ.
Millie’s does it all – it’s a shop, a deli and a beauty salon. You can grab your organic lunch on the go thanks to a deli that’s chock full of pies, salads, soups and sandwiches. And if you need to stock up your cupboards at home, they also have locally-sourced meat, bread, fruit and vegetables alongside beauty products and vitamins.
Millie’s, 109 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PJ
In the heart of Chapel Allerton is Nichols Delicatessen, a vegetarian cafe that uses organic and locally sourced produce wherever possible. You can sit in the cafe, and tuck into dishes like the cheddar and red onion chutney sandwich or red pepper hummus, roast veg and sweet potato pie. Alternatively, grab something to takeaway, with a fantastic range of sandwiches and salad boxes on offer.
Nichols Vegetarian Delicatessen, 86A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4LZ.
Global Tribe Café
Tucked away just off Briggate, it’s easy to miss Global Tribe Cafe, but if you’re looking for organic food, it’s a must. They have a menu of vegetarian, vegan and raw food, and use organic produce wherever they can. So you can tuck into everything from organic breads to porridge oats, coconuts waters and vegetables. Pick up a roast veg and hummus sandwich or try the som tum papaya salad for a feel-good meal.
Global Tribal Café, 18 Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LG.
Take a trip to Headingley for a super cool cafe, with an ethical approach to food and drink. Cafe Lento is blessed with a great atmosphere, that’s made better by its menu. Treat yourself to a cup of organic Lavazza coffee, before tucking into one of their organic dishes, like the Greek salad or hummus with roasted red peppers. Top it off with organic cakes courtesy of That Old Chestnut.
Cafe Lento, 21a North Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HW.
Haley and Clifford
You’ll find Haley and Clifford in Moortown, where they serve up a delicious array of organic food. The delicatessen is renowned for its local produce, which ranges from organic cheeses to jam and wine – take a pew in the cafe and tuck into sandwiches made using organic bread from Dumouchel and Leeds Bread Co-op, or fresh soups and salads made from organic vegetables.
Haley and Clifford, 43 Street Lane, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1AP
Organic Shops in Leeds
These Leeds stores all go the extra mile to offer the best organic foods they can get their hands on.
Out of This World
Out of This World is one of the leading names in quality, ethical and organic produce in the city. 80% of the food and drink products they stock are certified organic, whether that’s the fruit and vegetables, or everyday items like milk, eggs, bread and cheese. They also have luxuries you might not be able to find elsewhere, like chocolate, ice cream and coffee. Hell, they even have a range of local beers, wines and ciders.
Out of This World, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DG
Natural Food Store
You don’t have to nip into the city centre for your organic grub, as Headingley is home to the Natural Food Store. A community cooperative, it’s packed with local, organic produce. Treat yourself to organic teas from Dragonfly, vinegars and oils from Aspall’s and ice cream from O’Galloway. But that’s not all, because they have everything from fruit and veg to cereal, jam, sauces and pies.
The Natural Food Store, 23 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HW
Swillington Organic Farm
Fifty years in the making, this working farm east of Leeds has been providing families and businesses with meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables for three generations. Swillington Farm went organic in 2001 and has never looked back. Specialising in meatboxes, you can order a parcel of seasonal meat to be delivered to your house. The Leeds organic shop also runs the Garden Growers scheme, so veggies can get in on the action too. You can order online or have a day out at Swillington Farm, and see what all the fuss is about.
Swillington Organic Farm Ltd, Garden Cottage, Coach Road, Swillington, West Yorkshire, LS26 8QA
The Organic Pantry
Want organic, local produce delivered to your door? That’s exactly what The Organic Pantry does. They deliver food all across Yorkshire, stopping in Leeds on Thursdays and Fridays. You can order everything from organic lamb, pork and chicken to milk, eggs and breads. And it’s not just food, they also offer organic home and beauty products.
The Organic Pantry, St. Helen’s Farm, Newton Kyme, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9LY
Vinceremos Wines are a little bit different. They’re entirely focussed on drinks, with a range of organic, Fair Trade and biodynamic tipples for you to choose from. You can get wine, spirits, cider and beer, all delivered to your door – and they don’t cost the earth either, with prices for a bottle of red sitting at about £7.
Vinceremos, Royal House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BJ
Goosemoor Organics have been growing and delivering organic produce across Leeds and Yorkshire for over 28 years. They offer a range of homegrown vegetables, salads and herbs, alongside organic local and imported produce. You can pick up everything from fruit juices to cashews, cheese and flour, alongside fruit and veg boxes.
Goosemoor Organics, Warfield Lane, Cowthorpe, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EU.