Annabel Mulliner, part of the WILD Mag social media team runs through WILD Magazines zero waste tour held in University of York’s Give It A Go Week.
As part of Give It A Go Week at the University of York, we held a zero-waste tour of York’s finest zero/minimal waste stores.
The first stop of the day was The Hairy Fig deli on Fossgate. Not only do they have deli and speciality foods on offer, but also stock exclusive flavoured balsamic vinegars, olive oils and spirits ‘on tap’. So, you can bring along your glass containers and stock up your pantry, completely plastic-free. And if you’re feeling peckish, The Hairy Fig doubles up as a cosy café, serving up fresh and local produce.
Next up was Rise and Shine Living, also on Fossgate, selling homeware and gifts. Most of their products are British-made, meaning they have a low transport mileage and support local businesses at the same time. If you aren’t local to York, you can also shop online on their website.
Moving along to Colliergate, we stopped by at Tullivers, a vegan food and health shop. Though it’s not a zero-waste option, their array of vegan chocolate is a highlight. Running low on spices? Tullivers stock a variety of herbs and spices sold by weight, so you can buy exactly the amount you need.
It’s nearly impossible to pass along Goodramgate without stopping at The Block York for pizza. They’re very committed to being plastic free, and their pizza is both incredibly tasty and cheap. Whether your vegan, veggie, or a meat eater, The Block always has delicious options on offer, for around £3 per slice.