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

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

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

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

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    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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Linguine with Mushrooms, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

Linguine with Mushrooms, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

This recipe is one of Nigella Lawson’s favourites. It is very quick and easy to make. The mushrooms also make a …

International Hummus Day: Recipe

International Hummus Day: Recipe

May 10, 2016 | No Comments

On the 13th May millions around the world will be celebrating their love for hummus because it is International Hummus Day!

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Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter

May 1, 2016 | No Comments

We’ve recently started using Twitter to let people know about new items in stock, cheese-tastings in the shop, local events in and around Alston and …

eNewsletter launched: Your chance to win gift vouchers

eNewsletter launched: Your chance to win gift vouchers

Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

This spring, we are starting a monthly e-newsletter to keep our customers up to date with news …

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