In a glowing endorsement for Alston as a place to live and visit in The Sunday Times singled out Alston Wholefoods for praise:
Alston Wholefoods is a fantastic grocer and deli
Many thanks to Dymond Guides for bringing this to our attention.
— Dymond Guides (@DymondGuides) March 19, 2017
— Alston Youth Hostel (@YHAAlston) March 20, 2017