The New Leaf Co-op, which is run as a workers' co-operative and has opened the back room and filled it with scoop-your-own wholefoods and spices, and expanded the range of cleaning and body-care refills. Also a vegetarian wholefood shop that offers competitive pricing, responsibly sourced ingredients and an alternative to over-packaged foods. more-less
23 Argyle Place, Marchmont (Melville Dr, the Meadows, UK)
Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 1JJ

Mon 12:30pm-7:00pm, Tue-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm



First Review by christopherjboyce
  • vegetarian

wonderful shop

Posted on 11 / 10 / 2014

popped into new leaf and was delighted to see it reasonably busy in the late morning. it wasn't hard to find as suma were delivering.
has a great selection, and that seems down to the people working there, every nook and cranny was filled with products and brands we all love. the back of the store has all the refill and scooping products, a mass of beans, pulses, cereals as well as cleaning products. environmentally aware you can bring your own bags/boxes to fill at good prices.
the front of the shop has great looking fruit and veg as well as ethically sourced breads. a mass of jars and tinned products there is very little you can't find here. there are two fridges full of soy and other products so you won't struggle to find sandwich fillers.
the staff were awesome, and as well as being helpful they were passionate about what they do.
a must for anyone living in edinburgh

Updated from previous review on Thursday February 20, 2014

Pros: staff, ethically sound, selection
  • vegan

A fantastic place for ethical groceries

Posted on 06 / 08 / 2014

I love The New Leaf Co-op! Unfortunately I don't pass by it very often or I would be in here more frequently. You can really tell that it's a grocery shop which is totally motivated by ethical and environmental concerns, with an excellent vegan range and minimal packaging, or even bring your own container. I haven't tried their nut butter machine yet, but it looks amazing.

Pros: Ethical and environmental, Great vegan range, Friendly, helpful
Cons: Not 100% vegan
  • vegan

Regular happy shopper at New Leaf

Posted on 11 / 05 / 2013

I enjoy shopping at New Leaf and since it is a small mostly vegan local cooperative there is nowhere in Edinburgh I'd rather spend my money for groceries. Well stocked shop with re-fill options and the possibility to bring your own bags for many goods. Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and personal. Sometimes there is a lack of fruit and veg but this is because most things are seasonal and locally sourced. They sell snack food and if I'm passing and have a small hunger brewing I'll take a pasty. If you bring your own jar they make peanut butter there and, although not organic, it does taste great. They also do almond and cashew butter on monday's and tuesdays - I think.

Pros: Make your own peanut butter, Friendly staff


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