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    We are a workers' co-operative. We prefer cash. We also accept credit and debit cards.

  • 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.

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. With the exception of Wednesday, when we open at 10am. Usually closed Sunday. We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays: 9am to 5pm

Alston Wholefoods, in the centre of the town, is an ethical grocer and delicatessen offering a wide range of local, regional, organic, fairtrade and eco-friendly foods, toiletries and household goods. It is renowned especially for its stock of cheeses. The shop also offers organic wines and local beers and spirits. Established in 1998, it is a workers' co-operative.

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Celebrating 25 years of pioneering Alston Moor wholefoods enterprise

Celebrating 25 years of pioneering Alston Moor wholefoods enterprise

Aug 11, 2023 | No Comments

A lovely article in the Cumberland and Westmorland  Herald. Click on the article to view a …

25th Anniversary Open Day

25th Anniversary Open Day

Jul 5, 2023 | No Comments

Saturday 19th August from 10am to 4pm

Come celebrate with us and enjoy a fun-filled day of food, music, and community. We’ll be offering food …

Baking with Marzipan

Baking with Marzipan

May 2, 2023 | No Comments

Lübecker MARZIPAN is back! You can it by weight to use in these delicious recipes or just to eat neat. …

Pasta in more than 15 different shapes & 11 types of noodle

Pasta in more than 15 different shapes & 11 types of noodle

Jul 19, 2022 | No Comments

Come and browse our extensive range of noodles and pasta, many made from traditional durum wheat, …

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

Alston Wholefoods is a fantastic grocer and deli.
Sunday Times, 2017
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
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