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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Simnel cake is traditionally eaten at Easter. It is a light fruit cake with the added bonus of a layer of cooked marzipan in the middle that gives it a
Alston Wholefoods open for customers during the extreme weather
Thanks to the sterling work of our Co-op members, Tommy
If you eat this while it’s still warm, you’ll need a spoon to dish it out and the consistency will be more like a mousse than a
Snow is on the way. Time for luxuriously spiced hot chocolate.
We sell cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods and whole nutmeg. If you use our Montezuma
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.
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