Slaithwaite offers a wide range of village shopping including craft and gift shops, boutique and menswear clothing shops, hairdressers, antiques and interiors, motor parts, florists, hardware, charity shops, a newsagent, grocer, butcher, off-licence, general stores, washeteria, bookmakers and travel agent. Most of the shops in the centre are arranged along Carr Lane, Market Place and Britannia Road.
Slaithwaite has a Co-operative Food store and an Aldi supermarket.
Chemist shops are in Manchester Road and Carr Lane.
Slaithwaite Post Office is in Lewisham Road.
The village has a bank and building society in Carr Lane.
Around half a dozen pubs can be found close to the centre together with some cosier hostelies with good food in Slaithwaite's rural outskirts.
Slaithwaite has several cafes and restaurants offering cuisine including Mediterranean tapas, Asian pizzas and more traditional food.
The village has fish and chip shops, a sandwich shop, indian, asian and pizza takeaways.