While in York

The City of York has a dynamic range of independent local businesses offering unique places to eat, drink and shop within the ancient city walls. Pick up bespoke gifts and local produce and experience the vibrant café culture of York. Look out for the following places displaying the Badge of ASFF in their windows.


Food and Drink

1331 Bar & Restaurant

9 – 13 Grape Ln, York YO1 7HU

1331 is our Official Festival Bar. Located on York’s vibrant Grape Lane, their ASFF inspired cocktails are perfect for pairing with one of our late-night parties or a screening or three.

Alligator Wholefoods

104 Fishergate, YO10 4BB

An organic and eco-friendly health food shop established in 1972. Stocking fresh fruit, vegetables, and wholefood groceries. The ideal place to stock up during your stay, or to grab a healthy snack between screenings.

Ambiente

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ

The Ambiente is a stylish tapas house with an industrial feel to its interior. Ambiente, a Spanish word translating to “atmosphere,” lets this restaurant live to its name as groups may share Pan, cheese boards and Morcilla.

Ambiente

31 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA

The Ambiente is a stylish tapas house with an industrial feel to its interior. This is Ambiente’s second location in York and is popular with groups who want an “atmosphere” – the restaurant’s Spanish translation.

Angel on The Green

2-4 Bishopthorpe Rd, YO23 1JJ

With a large range of food, Angel on The Green can appeal to any foodie. Coffees and a full bar are opened for guests to settle in as or quickly pop in for something to drink in-between films from this year’s festival.

Bakeshop

Museum St, YO1 7DT

Within yards of its older sibling, Bakeshop is a modern and stylish café, with an emphasis on food to go. Offering speciality coffee and freshly home-made bakes, pop in for a quick bite in between films.

Barbakan

58 Walmgate, YO1 9TL

A homely and welcoming bistro, Barbakan offers hearty Eastern European cuisine, alongside an array of hot and cold drinks. Enjoy dinner after a long day of screenings in this rustic restaurant.

Bean & Gone

Bootham Bar, YO1 7HD

Set directly in the beautiful historic bar walls, Bean & Gone is an ideal location for coffee lovers looking to relax between films. They offer a wide range of fresh sandwiches, hot ciabattas, soups and cakes.

Brew & Brownie

5 Museum St, YO1 7DT

The team at Brew & Brownie is inspired by the seasons, the countryside and their favourite flavours. Customers can relax, eat and drink in the stylish interiors, or grab a sandwich made with artisan bread.

Brew York

Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, YO1 9TT

With an easily accessible tap room, allowing customers the freshest brew, Brew York is located within the city walls. Along with a wide range of drinks they also offer guided tours through their warehouse.

BrewDog

130-134 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

BrewDog runs on the ethos of making others as passionate about great craft beers as the founders are. With a collection of 14 brews, this is an ideal place to stop off for a drink between screenings.

Brigantes Bar & Brasserie

114 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

Specialising in craft ales and comfort food, Brigantes offers a warm welcome to all. There is a superbly kept range of 10 hand-pulled ales, showcasing many Yorkshire breweries. Perfect for a taste of the north.

Bruks

1 Peter Ln, YO1 8SW

Bruks is a friendly and welcoming cafe that offers a great selection of hot and cold lunch options, made fresh to order. Relax and enjoy a meal between screenings or sample one of their many homemade cakes.

Cafe Burr

5 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

Burr is an independent cafe food and bar. Located near York station, it’s the perfect place for a homemade breakfast and much-needed coffee before you start another busy day of screenings.

Cave du Cochon

19 Walmgate, YO1 9TX

Stocked from completely independent small-scale artisan growers, The Cave du Cochon is a wine bar that values quality over quantity. Guests can enjoy an evening of film discussion over a glass of natural wine.

Circles

Lendal Bridge, YO1 7DP

A quirky venue offering a range of platters, light bites, artisan coffees, local gins, crafted beers & signature cocktails. An ideal location for friends to meet, in a relaxed and friendly environment, overlooking the river.

Coffee Culture

 41 Goodramgate, YO1 7LS

A quirky little coffee shop nestled away only two minutes away from the Minster, Coffee Culture offers cosy seating as guests experience full English breakfasts or cakes. Perfect for those coming from further afield.

Cosy Time

23 Fossgate, YO1 9TA

The purple walls and Chinese décor in Cosy Time create a memorable atmosphere for those looking for not just their normal English brews. Bubble teas and fine Chinese teas complement barista style coffees.

Crumbs Cupcakery

10 College Street, YO1 7JF

Enjoy freshly baked cupcakes with a variety of different flavours to suit everyone’s tastes. With views of York Minster, this is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat and take in some of York’s historic scenery.

Cycle Heaven

31 Hospital Fields Rd, YO10 4FS

In a striking Victorian military warehouse, Cycle Haven is a hub of activity, hosting everything from workshops to live theatre. Their café boasts a varied menu with lots of vegan and gluten-free options.

Drift-In York

28-29 Nessgate, YO1 8RZ

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the high street and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Drift-In York. Serving fresh food, smoothies and an array of cakes, it’s the perfect meeting place for new friends.

Dyls

Skeldergate Bridge, YO1 9WJ

A quaint cafe/bar offering a range of brunch dishes, teas, locally roasted coffee & homemade cakes. By night, they serve nibbles and a variety of artisan gins & bespoke cocktails which you can enjoy looking over the river.

Fancy Hank’s

39 Goodramgate, YO1 7LS

Just minutes from York Minster, Fancy Hank’s offers a menu of contemporary British dishes. Rustic wooden benches and industrial-chic detailing create a cosy environment – perfect for a spot of lunch or evening dinner & drinks.

FortyFive Vinyl Cafe

29 Micklegate, YO1 6JH

Filled to the brim with records, old and new, FortyFive is York’s first vinyl café that takes attendees on a journey across the ages of music. Listen to iconic songs with locally roasted coffee in a friendly atmosphere.

Gulp and Graze

110 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

With plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, Gulp and Graze has an eclectic menu packed with flavour. Their minimalist décor gives them a bright and modern feel, with a relaxed atmosphere.

Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP

The Guy Fawkes Inn is a medieval inn in York that stands in the shadow of York Minster. The very birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes, it provides regional real ales and classic British food.

Harlequin / The Attic

2 Kings Square, YO1 8BH

Two quirky venues located behind one door. Harlequin coffee house offers an extraordinary selection of coffees and appetizing food menu. On the next floor, The Attic offers craft beers from around the world.

Henshelwoods Delicatessen

10 Newgate, YO1 7LA

From Henshelwoods’ vantage point overlooking the daily market, they source the finest and freshest local and seasonal produce to go into their daily specialities. 50 sandwich fillings and salads available.

Hilda & Jane’s

74 Micklegate, YO1 6LF

Hilda & Jane’s is an independent coffee shop that offer a wide variety of freshly baked goods, including delicious indulgent brownies, gluten free Tunisian orange cake and Hilda’s secret recipe lemon drizzle cake.

House of Trembling Madness

14 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

The House of Trembling Madness offers 22 kegs and 3 casks of craft beers alongside a variety of snacks and larger dishes. They also have a shop with a great selection of craft beers, ales & spirits.

Il Paradiso Del Cibo

40 Walmgate, YO1 9TJ

Il Paradiso Del Cibo offers a range of classic and authentic Italian dishes, using seasonal ingredients. Relax in the friendly and ambient restaurant with brightly coloured décor and ceramics on the walls.

Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant

1 Little Stonegate, YO1 8AX

Kennedy’s Bar offers two floors of stylish and modern seating with a beautiful roof top terrace overlooking the city. A traditional bar with a contemporary feel, it has a wide selection of cocktails.

Krusties

2 Patrick Pool,  YO1 8BB

Located in the centre of York, Krusties is perfect for a quick snack on the go. Offering hearty home cooked foods at an affordable price, it’s the ideal place to stop into between screenings and grab a bite to eat.

Lamb & Lion Inn

2-4 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH

The Lamb & Lion Inn is an old English inn in York that adjoins Bootham Bar, one of four primary, ancient Roman gateways to the City-Centre and York’s Walls. Head to the beer garden for a glorious view of York Minster.

Los Moros

15-17 Grape Ln & Shambles Market

A middle eastern restaurant offering North African and Levantine cuisines with a modern twist. They also have a Street Food Stall – an informal space for meeting and eating with friends, or to grab some food on-the-go.

Love Cheese

16 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Love Cheese is a specialist shop offering the finest range of over 100 Yorkshire, British and world cheeses, as well as local breads, chutneys, wines and crackers. The café is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Micklegate Social

148 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

Trendy and modern, with a luxurious feel, the Micklegate Social has an impressive array of craft beers and ales, as well as a menu stocked with fresh food, including vegan and gluten free dishes.

Middle Feast

23 Lendal, YO1 8AQ

Lebanese & Middle Eastern cuisine, including chicken & lamb Shawarma – marinated in a blend of over 10 spices, halloumi fries, wraps and fresh falafel. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free available.

Mooboo

21-23 Walmgate, YO1 9TX

Passionate about brewing with heart, Moo Boo serves a wide variety of bubble teas, milk teas, fruit teas, savoury teas & smoothies whilst offering a unique place to sit enjoy a drink with friends.

Mumbai Lounge

47 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF

Enjoy some of the best Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in York. Mumbai Lounge can be found on Fossgate – one of York’s hidden gems. Relax with new friends courtesy of fast and friendly service.

My Bureau @ Cafe 42

42 Micklegate, YO1 6LF

The Internet Café Reinvented. Cafe 42 is an artisan coffee shop, serving locally sourced coffee and quality food. With flexible workspaces and meeting rooms, it is ideal for those who need to work between events.

Osborne’s @68

68 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Just a five-minute walk from the Minster, Osborne’s @68 offers a hearty menu of wholesome foods with both vegan and gluten free options available. All dogs and their humans are welcome!

Pairings Wine Bar

28 Castlegate, YO1 9RP

An independent family run bar with a luxurious feel, Pairings Wine Bar has a wide variety of fine wines, whiskeys and local craft beers accompanied by a rich menu of quality dishes. Perfect for post-screening meals.

Partisan

112 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

Furnished with beautiful rustic pieces from The French House, Partisan has a uniquely artisan décor. This vibrant restaurant has an eclectic menu that offers a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Pitcher & Piano

Ebor House, Coney St, York YO1 9QL

Pitcher & Piano is a modern chain bar overlooking the River Ouse. Sit by the river with one of their grazing plates or pub classics once your screening has ended. Head next door to continue the fun at City Screen.

Plonkers Wine Bar

5 Cumberland St, York YO1 9SW

Plonkers is a friendly, family run wine bar and bistro. This wine bar is great for a quiet drink to round off your festival day. Or if you’re lucky, you’ll stumble upon on one of their famed live music evenings.

Rae & Webb

74 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Run by a family of bakers, Rae & Webb have a selection of baked goods and coffee. They offer gluten-free and vegan options on their breakfast and brunch menu – ideal for a bite to eat in between screenings.

Random Encounter

9 Gillygate, YO31 7EA

A quirky café with a difference, Random Encounter is a pop-culture haven filled with board games, comics and more. Close to York St John, this family friendly venue is an ideal spot to discover a new passion.

Sandwitches

12 Newgate, YO1 7LA

Located in York’s busy shopping district, Newgate Market, Sandwitches offers a huge variety of sandwiches and freshly ground coffee made exactly to your liking. You can choose from a selection of breads and fillings.

Shambles Kitchen

28 Shambles, York YO1 7LX

Set on the Shambles, York’s most famous street, Shambles Kitchen is a glorified sandwich shop. They are most famous for their pulled pork sandwich with homemade sauce in a sour dough bun.

Skosh

98 Micklegate, YO1 6JX

A contemporary dining experience, Skosh’s open plan kitchen/dining room gives the restaurant a unique aesthetic. Close to Everyman cinema, they have a menu of simple refined dishes that changes weekly.

Source

1 Castlegate, YO1 9RN

Source is an innovative fresh food restaurant, located on Castlegate. Specialising in slow cooked meats, super foods and vegetarian and vegan cuisine, they have something for everyone.

Spark

17 – 21 Piccadilly, YO1 9PB

Spark is a community of independent shops, restaurants & cafes situated in up-cycled shipping containers. It is a great location to grab a drink with friends or enjoy street-style food in a variety of different cuisines.

Spring Espresso

45 Fossgate & 21 Lendal

With two locations in the city centre, Spring Espresso is the ideal space to chill out between screenings or grab a coffee-to-go in between venues. The menu has a selection of coffees, sandwiches and cakes to choose from.

Tank and Paddle

Merchant Exchange, YO1 6DD

Over-looking the river, this vintage style bar offers a range of trendy craft beers, cask ales and regional gins as well as a selection of food, including tapas, sourdough pizzas and homemade burgers.

Teajuanas

4 Skeldergate, YO1 6DG

Teajuanas specialises in teas, coffees & food from around the world, including British classics, Spanish dishes, Japanese cakes and Brazilian coffee. The menu is so varied, there is something to suit all tastes.

The Artful Dodger

47 Micklegate, YO1 6LJ

Enjoy a selection of cask ales, traditional ciders and cocktails served in a traditional British pub, just a short walk from the Everyman Cinema – the perfect stop off point between film screenings.

The Blue Bell

53 Fossgate, YO1 9TF

One of York’s grade ll listed Public Houses, The Blue Bell first opened in 1798. Beautifully wood-panelled with original Edwardian décor, this tiny pub has a remarkably traditional feel, serving cask ales and meat pies.

The Cosy Club

19-22 Fossgate, YO1 9TA

With its lavish design and grand architecture, The Cosy Club has a rich and classy aesthetic. With a great central location on the Fossgate, The Cosy Club is the ideal environment to relax in after a long day of screenings.

The Fossgate Social 

25 Fossgate, YO1 9TA

The Fossgate Social is a fully-licensed café located close to the riverside. By day it’s a comfy place to rejuvenate, boasting a range of coffees, teas and an expanding food menu. Cocktails are available on evenings.

The Habit

40 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF

Formerly owned by the Minster as priests’ living and working quarters, the Habit is famous for those ‘nooks and crannies’ you associate with old buildings. They support local artists and host live music weekly.

The Lowther

8 Cumberland St, York YO1 9SW

The Lowther is one of York’s most versatile pubs. Find a riverside table during the day or party till late by night. The stunning riverside location makes for a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere.

The Micklegate at 127

127 Micklegate, YO1 6LB

A member of the Amber Tavern’s family, The Micklegate at 127 is a vibrant and lively venue that regularly holds live music and sporting events. Just a short walk from the Everyman Cinema. Stop in for a drink.

The Nags Head

56 Heworth Rd, York YO31 0AD

Home of the cheapest pint in York. The Nag’s Head is a classic British pub, ideal for a quick stop after a late-night screening before heading home for the night. Come for the cheap drinks and stay for the cosy atmosphere.

The Nook

3A Castlegate, YO1 9RN

10% off with an ASFF Pass.
The Nook is a relaxed hideaway perfect for a freshly roasted coffee or a sample of the homemade menu. By night they are a quirky bar, playing host to a lively open mic night.

The Olive Tree

10 Tower St, YO1 9SA

A Mediterranean restaurant, serving a variety of cuisines from France, Spain & Italy. The menu includes both classic Mediterranean dishes and English interpretations, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The Pig and Pastry

35 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1NA

A neighbourhood cafe on Bishopthorpe Road in York since 2008, The Pig and Pastry has stayed true to its roots of serving good food at a good price. They are famous for their varied brunch and delicious cakes.

The Press Kitchen

59 – 63 Walmgate, YO1 9TY

The Press Kitchen offers modern British cuisine with a continental touch and a carefully curated wine list. With six different dining areas, the restaurant retains an intimate & cosy feel, with an area to suit all occasions.

The Raj

Bootham, YO30 7BW

Indian cuisine cooked to order with fresh ingredients, by a team of specialist chefs. Diners can choose from standard curries through to a selection of Chefs Specials and Balti dishes.

The Rattle Owl

104 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

The Rattle Owl is an independent, casual-dining restaurant housed in a restored Grade II listed building. The menu proudly represents Yorkshire’s abundance of produce and is firmly established in The Good Food Guide.

The Vintage Rose

11 College St, York YO1 7JF

The Vintage Rose is a vintage shop & cafe in York. Their specialities include St Eval candles, French soaps, and vintage & brocante delights. Head here for afternoon tea with a spectacular view of York Minster.

Trinacria

27 Bishopthorpe Rd, YO23 1NA

A family-run café bar selling homemade, traditional Sicilian food and drink, Trinacia is perfect for a leisurely lunch or a delicious bowl of gelato which comes in a wide selection of flavours.

Tullivers Herbs and Wholefoods

1-2 Colliergate, YO1 8BP

Independently owned since 1983, Tullivers is in the heart of Historical York. Supporting 40 other local businesses and going off a green model, they stock herbs and whole foods perfect for healthy snacks.

Vaqueiros

1 Micklegate, YO1 6JG

A traditional Brazilian steakhouse, offering the finest cuts of meat, skewered and slowly cooked over open flames and served Rodizio style – carved at the table. Seafood, fish and vegetarian options also available.

York Cocoa Works

10 Castlegate, YO1 9RG

York Chocolate Works is a destination for any true chocolate enthusiast. You can learn about the history of York’s chocolate industry whilst enjoying a menu of sweet treats and interesting, innovative chocolate-y combinations.

Shops and Boutiques

Angela Bare

6 Clifford St, YO1 9RD

Angela Bare is an eclectic fashion shop with products that look like they’ve popped out of Wonderland. This small shop is perfect for those interested in vintage fashion, stop in and soak up York’s hive of culture.

Bish Bash Pot

64 Walmgate, YO1 9PU

Bish Bash Pot is a Pottery Cafe in the heart of the city, ideal for those who like to get creative with clay, paint and glass. A great crafting place to drop in for a pottery painting session and create a personalised gift or souvenir.

Blossom Street Gallery

2 Blossom Street, YO24 1AE

An approachable, affordable art gallery on Blossom Street, promoting the work of local and regional artists and makers. They showcase a wide range of locally created ceramics, prints and a bespoke framing service.

Blue Tree Gallery

23 Bootham, YO30 7BW

The gallery’s artist-in-residence is Tuscany-born Giuliana Lazzerini, who moved to Yorkshire in 1987. It offers a selection of contemporary fine Art, including paintings, prints, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture.

Botanic

27 Walmgate, YO1 9TX

Botanic is York’s go-to place for and unusual house plants, including cacti and succulents and also offers a range of gifts, books and artwork. Step into the urban jungle for a unique and pleasurable shopping experience.

Demijohn

11 Museum St, YO1 7DT

10% off with ASFF Pass
European-style liquid deli, Demijohn has a stunning array of unusual spirits, liqueurs, whiskies, oils and vinegars, available in personalised glass bottles, for the perfect gift.

Dog & Bone Vintage

28 Castlegate, YO1 9RP

Dog & Bone is the shop for all things retro. With an eye for design-led products from mid-century-inspired gifts to classic prints, they offer an eclectic collection of classic and on-trend vintage clothing.

Duttons for Buttons

32 Coppergate, YO1 9NR

With a stock of over 12,000 button designs, Duttons for Buttons has the largest selection in the UK and an international reputation held in great affection by button enthusiasts, stitchers and needle-crafters.

Earworm Records

1 Powells Yard, YO1 7LS

An independent shop offering a variety of new and second hand vinyl and cd’s – house, techno, disco, hip hop, indie, soul,reggae, jazz, rock, pop and more. Call in between film screenings to browse the collection.

Expressions

12 Walmgate, YO1 9TJ

10% off with an ASFF Pass.
A family-run vintage and retro clothing store, Expressions has an impressive range of styles and sizes in stock. Pop in for a unique and colourful shopping experience.

Fossgate Books

36 Fossgate, YO1 9TF

The perfect location for any literary fan. The shop has two floors packed floor to ceiling with rare and second-hand books on every conceivable subject. Pop in for a browse – you never know what you might find.

Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop

Bishopthorpe Rd, YO23 1NA

An emporium of kitchen delights, Frankie and Johnny’s Cookshop, located on Bishopthorpe Road, hosts a wide selection of cookware, tableware, bakeware as well as gifts and greetings cards.

Gillygate Framing

30-32 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Gillygate Framing is a family run picture framers, just down the road from the Festival Hub. As well as bespoke framing, they also sell a fantastic range of unique homewares, stationery, cards and gifts.

Give The Dog A Bone

17 Fossgate, YO1 9TA

Not your usual gift shop, Give the Dog a Bone is a treasure trove of unique items and special interest products. You’ll find something for everyone amongst their expansive selection of memorabilia.

Heima

34 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

Heima is a modern take on traditional hardware and homeware with a design-led and eco-friendly ethos. A mix of practical and stylish products for the everyday, Heima is the place to hunt down gifts to take back home.

Janette Ray

8 Bootham, YO30 7BL

Just five minutes from the iconic Minster, Janet Ray specialises in rare and out of print books. With a stock that includes a range of topics such as architecture, photography, landscape and design.

Ken Spelman Rare Books

70 Micklegate, YO1 6LF

York’s renowned treasure trove of literature and one of the UK’s best rare bookshops, the shelves of this proudly independent retailer are home to 40,000 books, manuscripts and documents. Perfect for book-lovers.

Little Apple Bookshop

13 High Petergate, YO1 7EN

A short walk from the York Minster, The Little Apple Bookshop is a warm and welcoming independent book seller with an impressive selection of signed collectibles and new releases. The perfect indie bookshop.

Lucius Books

144 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

Lucius Books is a rare book store. They have a specialist emphasis on first editions, signed or inscribed copies and manuscripts. Head for a browse while between screenings and you might find a few gems.

MOR Music

8 Franklins Yard, Fossgate. YO1 9TN

Whether an aspiring or professional musician, the experts at MOR Music have everything needed for your next performance. Guitars, basses, amps, drums and effects from wide-ranging brands available.

Noun

45 Bishopthorpe Rd, YO23 1NX

A independently run store stocking a wide range of Presents, Cards & Homewares, ethically sourced from around the world. Offering a unique selection of products that have been hand selected for the whole family.

Oxfam Books Micklegate

46 Micklegate, YO1 6LF

Specialising in antiquarian and collectible books of all descriptions, visit Oxfam Books Micklegate after screenings at Everyman. It’s a treasure trove of literature, from classics to first editions.

Palenque

60 Low Petergate, YO1 7HZ

Visit this vibrant jewellery shop located in the centre. Selling a mixture of unique and contemporary sterling silver pieces. Their collections include Flinder Opal Jewellery and Copper & Tumbaga.

Priestley’s Vintage Clothing

11 Grape Lane, YO1 7HU

This high-end vintage boutique offers a curated but eclectic range of clothing and accessories dating from the 1920s onwards. The rails are filled with everything from cocktail dresses to costume jewellery.

Rafi’s Spicebox

17 Goodramgate, YO1 7LW

Rafi’s is a family run delicatessen that specialises in Indian and Malaysian cooking. Their most popular product is the famous ‘Rafi’s Curry Pack’ which includes spices, ingredients and the recipe to make their signature dish.

Rise & Shine Living

4 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF

Rise and Shine Living is an independent and family-run contemporary homeware business. They offer Yorkshire-made, sustainable products that are cruelty-free and made with 100% natural ingredients.

Shop That Must Not Be Named

30 Shambles, YO1 7LX

Take a walk down the iconic Shambles and step into a world of wizarding magic. The Shop That Must Not Be Named is an independent shop, specialising in officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise & collectibles.

Snowhome

42 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

Sourcing much of their unique products with smaller manufacturers and emerging designers, Snowhome provides products with character and unique designs. You can be sure to find the most unique items.

Sore Thumb Retro Games

7 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA

Sore Thumb Retro Games is a living museum of retro games and toys for sale. Stop by if you want a taste of nostalgia for retro games and limited edition titles – there’s nothing modern stocked here.

The Cat Gallery

45 Low Petergate, YO1 7HT

The place to go for quality cat themed collectables and gifts. The shop marks the start of the York Cat Trail – a self-guided tour round the sites of York, looking for the iconic cat statues that play a part in the city’s history.

Travelling Man

74 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF

Travelling Man is passionate about comic books, boardgames and RPGs. Their goal is to bring contemporary comics from subcultures to the mainstream, and let people know that comics aren’t just for kids.

Village Gallery

14 Colliergate, YO1 8BP

Showcasing work of both traditional and contemporary artists, Village Gallery hosts art exhibitions by local creatives and sell a great selection of art, ceramics, glass & jewellery. Pop in for a browse between screenings.

Winston’s of York

28 Back Swinegate, YO1 8AD

Winston’s is a men’s clothing and accessories shop, specialising in high-end, quality fashion. Step away from the high street and enjoy a more personal and engaging experience in one of York’s independent stores.

York Gin

12 Pavement, YO1 9UP

York Gin celebrates the city’s medieval history. They have a range called ‘History in the Tasting’, made with Yorkshire ingredients, with names and flavours inspired by York’s most famous ghosts and villains.