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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 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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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 …

Slack’s bacon is back – and streaky too!

Slack’s bacon is back – and streaky too!

Sep 3, 2018 | No Comments

We are delighted to have the superb Slack’s bacon back in stock!

We take great care to …

What is Kombucha?

What is Kombucha?

Aug 19, 2018 | No Comments

One of our customers, Alix Martin, spotted bottles of Left Field Kombucha in our chiller cabinet and decided to gave it a try. She was so impressed …

Summer Drinks + Recipes

Summer Drinks + Recipes

Jul 9, 2018 | No Comments

We offer a wide range of drinks for summer, including ready-to-drink bottles of Fentimans (made in Hexham), pressés from Belvoir Fruit Farm, fruit and …

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