If you’re keen to avoid supermarket chains then you’re likely to visit your local market or high street to complete your weekly food shop. From butchers to bakeries, there are numerous locations around the UK that have shops full of local produce, but where in the UK ranks the highest for access to fresh food? We’ve looked at the UK locations that have the highest number of butchers, bakeries, greengrocers, fishmongers, farmers markets and allotments to see which area is the best for fresh food per capita.
Use the buttons below to order the data high to low and by each individual category. Click on each location to see how they scored.
To establish the top locations for access to local food shops and allotments per capita, we analysed the most populated locations with 100,000 or more residents (according to World Population Review) and searched sources like Yell.com and Google to establish the number of butchers, bakeries, fishmongers, greengrocers and farmers markets in each location. We used Ordnance Survey for allotment data. These figures were then divided by each city’s population to generate a per capita figure which was allocated a score across each metric. The top 25 highest scoring cities were then selected to feature within this campaign. Research was conducted during August 2020. All data and sources available here.