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

  • 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 and sugar free. 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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Excellent Value Turmeric

Excellent Value Turmeric

Feb 25, 2017 | No Comments

Lots of people have been coming in to the shop to buy turmeric recently. When we read this article the BBC news magazine, we understoood why: Bold health …

New Gluten & Dairy-Free Bread and Cakes

New Gluten & Dairy-Free Bread and Cakes

Feb 25, 2017 | No Comments

The Incredible Bakery Company

We recently had some samples of bread loaves in our shop from the the Incredible …

Making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

Making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

Feb 25, 2017 | No Comments

We have everything you need for making and filling your pancakes!

For the Pancakes

Local free-range eggs, butter and oils, fresh …

Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

Feb 24, 2017 | No Comments

I’ve had this many times and this is delicious any time of year, not just pancake day. This is a Delia Smith …

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