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Local, Fairtrade and Homemade Food

Local Suppliers

Great Food at Leeds Deli(very) takes great pride in sourcing local suppliers and follow a strict food policy which ensures ethical, sustainable procurement of all food.

One such supplier is Hebden & Poole…

Martin Hebden - one of our suppliers

Martin Hebden – one of our local suppliers

Hebden and Poole started out in 1981 by a young Martin Hebden on Stutton road Tadcaster.

He started out selling fruit and vegetables from his shop to the local community and soon expanded the business by supplying all types of fruit and vegetables to local pubs and hotels.

This proved very successful and as the order book grew so did the areas he delivered to. In 1994 Gary Poole joined the company allowing for not only a more rapid expansion but also diversifying into dairy products and fine foods.

In 2005 the business had outgrown the Stutton road premises so Martin and Gary moved to premises based on Thorp Arch Trading estate where they were able to further increase their customer base, supplying schools, universities and care homes as well as their previous clients now using a fleet of vans to distribute fresh produce throughout the Yorkshire region.

Martin and Gary still maintain personal links with local growers taking time to visit them on their farms to check produce, which allows Hebden and Poole to guarantee quality and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Great Food at Leeds know that buying local produce means that we can cut down our food miles whilst bringing our customers fresher food that tastes better and is more nutritious.


The University of Leeds is a Fairtrade University and as such we always strive to use Fairtrade products where possible. All of our Juice, Tea and Coffee is Fairtrade.

Homemade Food

Much of the food from Deli(very) is homemade and prepared by our team of chefs fresh every day! All our fork buffets, canapés, sweet treats and some of the items on our sharing platters are homemade, as well as the deluxe continental sandwiches.

Just look out for the (H) symbol on our products.

Great Food at Leeds

Great Food at Leeds is the new name for Catering services at the University of Leeds.  In addition to providing a delivered catering service we have 13 cafés across campus and an award winning Refectory.

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