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    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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Chocolate Chestnut Cake/Pudding

Chocolate Chestnut Cake/Pudding

Jan 10, 2019 | No Comments

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 …

Mr Vikkis Pasta

Mr Vikkis Pasta

Jan 8, 2019 | No Comments

This recipe from Mr Vikkis is classic British fusion cooking, full of flavour and very satifying. Fast and delicious.

We sell absolutely everything …

Turn up the heat: Curry feature

Turn up the heat: Curry feature

Jan 4, 2019 | No Comments

If you enjoy eating curry, you will be glad to know that we stock the ingredients you need, from fresh chillis, spices and ghee to …

Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Dec 18, 2018 | No Comments

Cumberland Honey Mustards have been lovingly produced in Alston by Geoff Cole and Marilyn Avens since 1983, …

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