Buying food and essentials
Find out where to pick up essential items while living in Portsmouth
Settling into life in Portsmouth includes knowing where to pick up groceries and other essential items.
Portsmouth has large supermarkets for your big shop and smaller stores close to campus. If you're looking for international ingredients, explore our international stores across the city and discover where to get household essentials for your new home.
Food and drink
As well as food, you'll probably want to purchase other items for your home, like furniture, decor, cookware and medicine. Here are some suggestions for finding what you need.
Get to know Portsmouth
Shopping in Portsmouth
We're home to great independent businesses, so shopping in the city is a real treat.
Places to eat in Portsmouth
Hungry for adventure? Here's a taster of the great food and drink you can savour in the city.
Beaches, piers and parks
Portsmouth is a bustling city with the sea on our doorstep and green spaces all around.