Independent wholefoods shop & a cafe which sometimes has vegan options. Previously known as Alara Wholefoods Store. more-less
58-60 Marchmont Street (near Russel Square tube station)
London, England WC1N 1AB
020-78371172
Closed now

Mon-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-6:00pm

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First Review by Serval
Veganswife
Veganswife
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+160

Great vege and vegan buffetf

4
Posted on 09 / 02 / 2014

Tasty and varied hot and cold buffet lunch within this health store. Excellent range of vegan options plus a few vegetarian. It's mainly vegan though. Definitely not bland - careful use of herbs and spices ensures food is interesting and varied. Cost is assessed by weight of plate. Only drawback is that only outdoor seating is available, so in wet weather backpackers and other itinerants might be deterred from going there.

Pros: Wide range of jot and cold dishes, Tasty use of ingredients, Price according to weight
Cons: No indoor seating, only outdoor
hokusai77
hokusai77
  • vegan
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+2389

Delicious, yet inexpensive, buffet

4
Posted on 01 / 06 / 2014

In the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the oldest still running health stores in London. Offers a rich vegetarian and vegan buffet, mostly gluten-free, ranging from Mediterranean and Asian dishes to British reinterpretations. We had dolmades, falafel, hummmus and a delicious tofu and lentil stew.

Pros: delicious organic food, cheap
Cons: no seating inside
KatieBatty
KatieBatty
  • vegan
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+65

Some good vegan products and food

4
Posted on 08 / 23 / 2013

I bought some vegan products here - there is a pretty good range. They also have a few vegan options at the cafe and it is all clearly marked. The smoothies all contain dairy but you can get some juices.

Pros: Vegan options marked

Miggi
Miggi
  • vegan
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+526

Reasonable vegan selection

4
Posted on 04 / 30 / 2013

Was a bit worried by the description saying "sometimes has vegan options", but there was not need to be worried, over half the food was vegan.
Eating here the first time is a bit difficult as the meals are priced by the weight, so unless you are good at "guess the weight" competitions you haven't got much of a clue as to how much you will be charged when you get to the counter.
All the food tasted good though and I'd be happy to return again if I'm in the area.

Pros: vegan options, good flavours
Cons: food priced by weight
lysi
lysi
  • vegan
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+136

Broad selection of products

4
Posted on 06 / 29 / 2010

This health food store near the Brunswick Center and close to Russell Square underground (a bit further from Euston or Kings Cross stations) offers a wide selection of health foods as well as cosmetics etc. I was particularly impressed that they stock some of the products within the Vega range including the bars, smoothie and protein powders that I haven't been able to find elsewhere in London. They also have a wide range of organic and many raw snack bars and I like their muesli range that you can choose by nutritional benefit if you wish. They offer food from 11:30am (this was at least the case in June 2010 when I last visited). Opens at 8am on weekdays.

Pros: Good product range, Friendly Staff
Cons: Bit pricey
nspanee
nspanee
  • vegan
Contributions
+121

nice vegan sandwiches

4
Posted on 11 / 19 / 2009

went there to buy some simple vegan foods before leaving england. bought some sandwiches which were really nice. asked for the vegan fudge from redwood. they said they could easily order them for me if theyd new before. so very kind and helpful staff.

Pros: friendly staff, ready to eat stuff.....
Serval
Serval
  • vegan
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+73

Bloomsbury delicacies

4
Posted on 04 / 20 / 2009

This is a little-medium vegetarian shop, with good vegan choices: " Laura's ideas" fresh foods are mostly vegan, and absolutely great, like the Spanish bean salad, Deli Salad, Quinoa Salad, vegan " calzone" ( a type of italian pizza, which can be eaten also cold), the soya cheese cake, a good choice of wonderful fresh fruit juices named " Innocent". Actually I've never tried the food cooked at their desk. The staff is kind and helpful. There are also three little table outside where you can eat and drink. Mostly organic. A curiosity: it's near the gay bookshop named " Gay's the word" and in front of another indian vegetarian restaurant ( which I've never tried) " Vegetarian paradise". Russel Square tube is very near.



 

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Last updated: 2014/06/10

 

Added: 2007/08/01

 

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