Where to buy food, clothes and equipment
Leeds offers a large range of food from all over the world, and has a great choice of shops for food, bedding, kitchen equipment, electrical items, cleaning and bathroom products.
Although the city centre is only a short walk from campus, the students union building has a range of shops where you can buy all your essential items. Theres also an optician, hairdresser and beauty salon, plus a variety of places to eat and drink.
Across the road from campus, on Woodhouse Lane, there are a number of other shops, banks and cafés. Other shops can be found in the city centre, Headingley and surrounding areas:
Morrisons is a large supermarket and a 10-minute walk from the University on Woodhouse Lane. This store sells a wide range of food and household items.
Sainsburys have supermarkets in the city centre and Headingley and sell most items. There is a smaller store on Woodhouse Lane and a larger store on The Headrow.
Tesco Express is next to Central Village accommodation, just on the edge of campus. This store sells a selection of food and is open until 11pm every day.
Wilko can be found on Woodhouse Lane, and sells most household items. A larger store with a bigger selection of household items is on Albion Street.
Kirkgate Market is located near the city bus station and is one of the largest undercover markets in Europe. It sells groceries and other items on market stalls and many are very good value for money.
Argos Extra is a store where you choose household and electrical items from a catalogue or online. To collect items, visit the city centre store on The Headrow.
Love Leeds Free Shop in the students union has free bedding, cookware and other essentials you need to get started in your new home. The free shop is open on 15 September 2015 from 11am to 4pm in the Riley Smith Hall in Leeds University Union. If you miss the free shop you can still pick up bedding and other items from the Love Leeds Charity Shop, downstairs in the students union. Find out more on the Leave Leeds Tidy website.
Specialist international, halal and kosher food shops
You can buy a very wide variety of international food ingredients in Leeds. Here are just some of them:
34 George Street
Sells a wide range of British and international foods including fish, meat, fruit and vegetables
Hang Sing Hong
117 Vicar Lane
Sells food from South East Asia
Various Thai and Chinese supermarkets
China Town area, from Vicar Lane to Templar Lane
Mahmood Halal Butchers
23 Alexandra Road, Hyde Park
Abu Bakar International Supermarket
37 Queens Road, Hyde Park
Sells good quality fruit and vegetables and Halal food
Harehills area including Roundhay Road and Harehills Road
Has many small shops that sell Halal food
Myers Famous Kosherie
410 Harrogate Road (Bus Number: 36 from the Bus Station 2, 3, 3A, 7A, 7S from Vicar Lane, Leeds city centre)
Sells Kosher food
199 Chapeltown Road (Bus Number: 2, 3, 3A, 48 from Vicar Lane, Leeds city centre)
Chapeltown Road area
(Bus Number: 2, 3, 3A from Vicar Lane, Leeds city centre)
Many shops specialising in Afro-Caribbean food
Safa Continental Store
Opposite engineering buildings below Eldon Court accommodation.
Small grocery store providing essential groceries and halal meat
Hyde Park Road, opposite Leeds Grand Mosque
Grocery and continental store with a halal butchers next door