• Christmas Hampers made to order
  • Order your smoked fish, meats, pates, terrines, by Monday 10th December for delivery on 20th

  • View of Alston: Copyright Peter Elliott

    We are open 7 days a week. We accept credit and debit cards. We are a workers' co-operative.

  • Cumberland Honey Mustards

    We are proud to offer an enormous range of locally produced food. Find out more.

  • More than 40 kinds of cheese, many of them made locally.

  • We stock special dietry foods, including gluten, dairy, sugar free and vegan. Read about the full range.

  • We offer a range of eco-friendly everyday household cleaning materials, toiletries and herbal remedies.

Alston Wholefoods, in the centre of the town, is a general grocer and delicatessen, which prides itself upon offering a wide range of local, regional, organic, fairtrade and special dietary foods. It is renowned especially for its stock of cheeses. Established in 1998, it is a workers' co-operative.

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Give a Hamper for Christmas

Give a Hamper for Christmas

Dec 8, 2018 | No Comments

Giving a hamper is a double delight. You have the pleasure of browsing our well-stocked shop and the recipient enjoys what you have chosen for …

Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Nov 20, 2018 | No Comments

Each year, in the run up to Christmas, we buy in a wonderfully huge and heavy solid block of glorious Lübecker marzipan. Which means that you can buy just …

Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Nov 14, 2018 | No Comments

Delicious smoked salmon and other fine quality smoked fish, meats and pates from Inverawe. A family …

Apple and Almond Pudding

Apple and Almond Pudding

Sep 15, 2018 | No Comments

It’s apple season and we have some fine varieties of northern apples for sale in the shop, both cookers and eaters. Read more about their special …

What our customers say

Have to say that @AlstonWholefood is one of the most fantastic food shops I've ever visited – it would make Nigella weep with joy.
@Lindabell15 in Glasgow

@AlstonWholefood What a wonderful store! You make it easy and delicious to shop local.
Keith ‏@Garrigill2040
This shop is an absolute treasure – so much to choose from – excellent cheeses. I particularly love it when you look at an 'exotic' recipe and you think "oh yes, I'll make that today", knowing you can get all that you require to do so here in Alston.
Pat in Alston
In my experience, no shop has rivalled Alston Wholefoods for its range of organic, fair-trade and locally produced food, whist never forgetting that meals should be enjoyable too.
Martin in Whitfield
Alston Wholefoods is a fantastic grocer and deli.
Sunday Times, 2017