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Freshers Go Fresh

Explore the market and discover local, sustainable food for a discounted price with Freshers Go Fresh.


Freshers Go Fresh is the perfect opportunity to explore Leeds' Kirkgate Market with other students and discover wonderful local food for a discounted price!

Whether you're enjoying a wander and a coffee or you're picking up fresh and sustainable grocery ingredients for your weekly shop, Freshers Go Fresh is a great reason to make the most of our local market.

Why the market?

It’s a beautiful historic venue with cafes and eateries at one end and food stalls and haberdasheries at the other. There’s lots of life and activity there. There’s more colour, more vibrancy and more events (for example, most Saturdays the market hosts fairs)!

But more than that, there’s a real argument for using markets as a more sustainable source of shopping than supermarkets. The food on sale is local, it’s fresh, is more affordable and it comes without all the plastic packaging.

The variety on the market beats supermarkets hands down in terms of more exotic food stuffs. You’ll often find ingredients on the market you can’t find anywhere else.

While the food is more affordable than the supermarkets, the quality of the fish, bread, cheese, meat and vegetables is often beyond what you can find anywhere else. You’ll often see award-winning chefs amongst the faces buying food for their restaurants for diners that evening.  

The traders are very engaging people, very receptive and very keen to engage with you. Again from a sustainability perspective, they are local people with local businesses to run and some are entrepreneurial former students from Leeds Becket University!

The food court at the lower end of the market offers cuisines from around the world. So grab a coffee, go shopping and then eat lunch from one of the traders there!

Freshers Go Fresh discount

On many of the stalls pictured you’ll see a Freshers Go Fresh logo. All these traders with a FGF logo have agreed to offer 10% discount on their wares to Leeds Beckett students. All these stalls have been tried and tested and represent the best of the market.

We hope to get more on board with this scheme soon and please keep visiting this page for updates about special deals and home delivery schemes.