New Postcard for Alston Wholefoods

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 in News
New Postcard for Alston Wholefoods

LOOK! Our new Postcard for the shop! If you’d like some to distribute, let us know and we’ll get them to you. Or drop in to collect some. pic.twitter.com/aqXVC6r5Ft — Alston Wholefoods (@AlstonWholefood) March 29, 2017 On the back of our new A6 postcard we feature our wonderful local cheeses and a summary of what […]


Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 in News, Recipes
Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

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 lovely moist chewy texture. This recipe is based on Elizabeth Ayrton’s in her Penguin Handbook, The Cookery of England. All the ingredients are available from […]


New Gluten & Dairy-Free Bread and Cakes

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in News
New Gluten & Dairy-Free Bread and Cakes

The Incredible Bakery Company We recently had some samples of bread loaves in our shop from the the Incredible Bakery Company. Customers’ commented on their excellent quality and taste. Therefore now we intend to place a regular order with the Incredible Bakery for their gluten-free bread and cakes, according to demand. So please let us […]


Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in News, Recipes
Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

I’ve had this many times and this is delicious any time of year, not just pancake day. This is a Delia Smith recipe. We sell everything you need, including the gorgeous Demeter Natural Cool frozen leaf spinach. Our nutmegs come from Indonesia and are wonderfully fragrant. You can choose from a range of our good cheddars; Barber’s […]


Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in News
Valentine’s Day

Share the Love. As an ethical grocer and delicatessen, we are dedicated to supplying carefully sourced, quality products at reasonable prices. Our aims are to support local producers, encourage organic farming, reduce food miles and promote fair trade. So when you shop with us for your Valentine’s Day treats and gifts you can rest assured that you’ll […]


Enjoy Hygge

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 in News, Recipes
Enjoy Hygge

This winter we are indulging in hygge with recipes (see below) and our new window display. Hygge is Danish word, pronounced “heurgha”, that defies literal translation (though it may be a distant etymological cousin of the English word “hug”). It describes the feeling of pleasure one gets from cosy, gentle, soothing things: a log fire, […]


Christmas treats are here!

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in News
Christmas treats are here!

New Christmas stock is arriving daily. Here’s a selection. We’re open 7 days a week. Come and have a browse.    


Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in News
Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Delicious smoked salmon and other fine quality smoked fish, meats and pates from Inverawe. A family owned traditional oak smokery based in Argyll, Scotland. View the price list.


Give a Hamper for Christmas

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 in News
Give a Hamper for Christmas

Giving a hamper is a double delight. You have the pleasure of browsing our well-stocked shop and the recipient enjoys what you have chosen for them. We stock hundreds of foods, some of which you wont find outside a big city, and some things you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat, such as sox, soaps and candles. […]


Apple and Almond Pudding

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in News, Recipes
Apple and Almond Pudding

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 qualities here.   This is a Delia Smith recipe.  It tastes delicious and is very easy to make. Serves 4-6 people. You will need a buttered pie dish approximately 1 ½ pint […]