For many people the most stressful part of their day is their commute when they drive to and from work. Busy traffic, road works, and road rage will start and end your day on a negative note. If you’re fed up with all the hassle of driving to your destination, you should give bus travel a go! 


Traveling by bus will not only reduce the stress you experience commuting to your destination but will also save you some money! With buses every 30 minutes you can spend less on fuel and hop on the bus more! When you’re traveling around by bus, make sure you hop off and check out these amazing businesses where you can check off your errands…

Go for some breakfast


Start off your morning right and treat yourself to a tasty breakfast! If you find yourself in York around breakfast time head on over to Brew & Brownie. Here you can enjoy dishes made by quality seasonal and local ingredients. Their menu is subject to change but a few tasty things you can expect to find include Haxby Bakehouse’s amazing bread and loose leaf tea from Brew Tea Co. Gluten free and vegan options are available where possible meaning the menu can often cater to everyone! Make sure you stop by for some tasty sweet and savoury grub. 

Milchig is a great place to visit for breakfast if you’re in Hull. Milchig is a cakery, soft serve, cookies and milk bar with plenty of delicious options on their menu. Many items range from espresso hazelnut cookies to lemon curd sundaes to a soft serve sarnie. If you love starting off your day with something sweet this is the spot for you!


Do some shopping


If retail therapy is your kinda thing, or you need to pick up a couple must-have items, you can make your shopping experience even better and less stressful by traveling by bus. Hares and Graces in Hull is a great place to visit if you’re hunting for a perfect gift! You can find almost everything here. From jellycat plushies and occasion gifts, to baby items and home fragrance, the options are endless! 

Aura in Beverly is another must-visit shop if you’re looking to update your wardrobe. The fashion and lifestyle boutique stocks the latest styles and wardrobe essentials. Brands stocked here include American Vintage, Mos Mosh, Primrose Park and much more. So next time you’re out looking for a new outfit, make sure you pop in to browse the racks. 


Get your groceries or ingredients


Shopping to restock your cupboards at big, busy chain supermarkets can often end up as stressful as driving to run errands. There are many independent businesses along your bus routes that offer a more relaxed shopping experience. 

I Love Zero  is a zero waste vegan health food shop located in Pocklington. Here you can find eco-friendly home products, cupboard fillers, pet products and more. This is the perfect place to pick up your groceries next time a restock is needed if you are trying to make more eco-friendly choices. It’s also a great place to shop for gifts and self-care products. If you’re picking up groceries in York you should hear over to Sheila’s Greengrocers. At this family-ran greengrocer you can find fresh produce, dairy products and bakery goodies. With a lot of the products made or grown  locally, you can support multiple local businesses by buying your groceries here.  

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