Find a health food shop near you

If your appetite for healthy living is waining as February approaches, get re-inspired at your local health food shop.

Our Local editors have highlighted some of their favourites, which cater for those with dietary requirements as well as stocking lots of specialist and unusual ingredients to make tasty and healthy new meals.


The Midlands




Pride of StaffordshirePride of Staffordshire Bakery Staffordshire

This bakery specialises in sugar-free and reduced sugar cakes, without artificial sweeteners, and other baked goods for those on special diets, including gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free.


Elf FoodsElf Foods Leicestershire

Elf Foods stocks a wide range of organic and special dietary foods; gluten-free, dairy-free and seasonal products, including chilled and frozen. There is also a therapy suite offering natural treatments.



East Anglia




Lathcoats signLathcoats Farm Shop Chelmsford

Although not strictly a health food shop, Lathcoats works with local producers and stocks fruit grown on its own site. It also serves as a Pick Your Own during growing season and there's a small farm to keep the kids amused.


Butterworth's staffButterworth's Suffolk

Butterworth's Healthfoods & Herbs in Bury St Edmonds is an award winning local company offering wine and beer-making kits, along with health foods, dietary supplements and herbal remedies.



North East



Heart of fruit and vegetablesNewcastle Health Food and Organic Store Newcastle

Everything is vegan in this Newcastle shop, which also boasts an extensive range of health foods, whole foods, and dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, organic and vegetarian products, including shoes.  Appointments can be booked for dietary information and help.


Bowls of ingredientsThe Green Shop Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Green Shop stocks everything you would expect from a health food shop, along with some more niche products such as honey and beeswax-based toiletries, candles, and even organic haggis.  Fresh artisan breads are available from 9am, but these sell out fast - orders can be placed until close of business on Tuesday.



North West




Healthy SpiritHealthy Spirit Manchester

Healthy Spirit is a holistic healing centre, with a range of different treatments to heal body, mind and spirit. Allergy testing is also available.






hamperBwyd y Byd Pembrokeshire

Bwyd y Byd is one of Wales' longest established health food shops, stocking a wide selection of natural whole foods and fair-trade products. A dairy range includes local cheeses, while fresh fruit and veg is available and the staff are bilingual to boot.







fruitClementine of Broughty Ferry Dundee and Angus

Clementine is a new, but old-fashioned, award-winning fruit and veg shop where you can buy local produce as well as ingredients you might not be able to find elsewhere. The shop was founded by two local mums who enjoy cooking from scratch and were keen to find the best possible ingredients to feed their own families.







Healthy SpiritHealthright Buckinghamshire

Chesham's independent specialist health store Healthright is owned by Tessa and Roger Oliver. It has now been supplying Chesham with whole foods and natural health products for 27 years.


Herbaceous Kent

shop front

Herbaceous is a friendly and independent herbs and whole foods shop in Whitstable. They have a resident herbalist available for consultations or over-the-counter advice.







food farmacyFood Farmacy Bournemouth

Food Farmacy has been created to offer and provide a quick, fresh and healthy alternative to fast food. All their food is locally sourced where possible, and menus are deveoped with nutritional advisers.






Authentic Roots staffAuthentic Roots Croydon

Authentic Roots started life as an independent health food shop on Croydon High Street, and now focuses on consultation, cookery classes and workshops.


RevitalRevital Richmond

At Revital, fresh juices and smoothies from the in-store juice bar tempt crowds waiting at the bus stop outside, and the friendly store team can add a shot or two of a liquid nutrient.


Baldwin'sBaldwin's Southwark

Baldwin's is London's oldest herbalist. Now located on the Walworth Road, its store still captures the nostalgic atmosphere of the original apothecary – wooden floors, high old-fashioned counters and shelves stacked with herbs, oils and ointments.



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