Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli and hot food bars, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, and much more. Previously at 69-75 Brewer Street, Soho, London. Open daily. more-less
20 Glasshouse Street (Piccadilly Circus)
London, England W1B 5AR
+44-02074063100
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First Review by Jemima
sglcklch
sglcklch
  • vegan
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+774

All about the location

3
Posted on 03 / 24 / 2015

This Whole Foods is right behind the hotel I stayed at, so it was really convenient. Selection did seem limited compared to a regular Whole Foods in the US, but I do think this store is geared more towards tourists and people that work in the area. That wouldn't be a fair comparison. I came here just to pick up some soy yogurt and chocolate and was perfectly happy with what I got. It's definitely not the right place for grocery shopping... or the salad bar for that matter. Nothing for vegans that looked remotely appetizing. Plus, who comes to London to eat Whole Foods??

Pros: central location
Cons: selection
annaegel
annaegel
  • vegan
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+42

not the Whole Foods I know in the USA

3
Posted on 07 / 05 / 2014

We actually went to the Whole Foods on Kingsington Rd. We bought food from the salad bar. The vegan options were limited. They don't carry the same items in England than what we get in the USA. We bought the worst vegan yogurt we have ever tasted. Ended up throughing it away, it was that gross. We bought instant oat meal or porridge. That too was not that good either.

We went upstairs to eat our food, only to discover we could have bought vegan food, like a veggie burger.

I did not see an elevator to go upstairs. I don't know how people with disabilities would be able to get up there.


Cons: limited vegan options, some prepared foods were gross, no lift/elevators to eat upstairs.
bencamps
bencamps
  • vegan
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+425

McDonalds of the Healthfood Shop World

1
Posted on 05 / 20 / 2014

Don't support this American chain. Support your local health food shop before 'Wholefoods' puts it out of business.



xdanix
xdanix
  • vegetarian
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+39

Expensive

3
Posted on 03 / 18 / 2014

Very expensive, although it's a good place to go if you need to buy some specific brands and frozen vegan goods (the only place in London where you can buy Tofurky, even if it costs £30).
They have a good selection of milk alternatives, but coffee is not good, and more than once they prepared the wrong drink, or delivered it almost cold.
It would be better if they had vegan pastries.

Pros: Variety, Milk alternatives for coffee
Cons: Expensive, Coffee not so good
Nikki1801
Nikki1801
  • vegan
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+497

It's got the basics

4
Posted on 01 / 19 / 2013

This is the smallest wholefoods I've been to (alongside Camden's store) If you're looking for their main selection, make the effort to go to the HUGE one in Kensington instead. But this one covers the basics, I thought they had a nice selection of vegan cheese and tofu/tempeh. Certainly good enough to do your weekly shop in! =)


MehganChristine
MehganChristine
  • vegan
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+17

Lacking vegan options

3
Posted on 03 / 10 / 2010

A decent grocery store but this particular Whole Foods didn't offer any vegan pastries or muffins. They had a vegan rice ball that looked like something I would put out in the yard for the birds but that was the only vegan choice. In the US all Whole Foods offer many vegan options.

Pros: Fresh Fruit
Cons: No Vegan Pastries/Bakery Items
  • Vegan-Globetrotter Vegan-Globetrotter

    I haven't been to the one in Soho but I've seen it from the outside and it looks very small - it's not a good reflection of Whole Foods Markets in the UK. The one you want to check out is Whole Foods Market on Kensington High Street - it's AMAZING. They have heaps of vegan bakery products upstairs, cakes and cupcakes etc, plus fresh sandwiches - not to mention all of the vegan grocery downstairs. And above the market itself they have a food court, including Saf (a vegean raw foods restuarant). Hope this helps.

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Serval
Serval
  • vegan
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+73

A beautiful, lascivious tofu cheese cake

4
Posted on 01 / 06 / 2010

A great place for vegan people in the heart of Soho, very near to Piccadilly Circus. actually the store is not totally vegetarian ( and neither completely organic), but it's possible to find a large variety of vegan options ( salads, tofu salads, calzone, rice salads, fresh cakes) to eat at the tables outsid or inside, or to take away in recycled plastic boxes; of course a very good choice of vegan food to cook too. Good choice of vegan, cruelty free and high quality cosmetics ( Faith in Nature, Jason...); there are also some vegan vitamins ( especially from Solgar).
Maybe the best food here: a lasciv tofu cheesecake made by Laura's idea, which should make people understand how useful tofu can be and how, actually, heavy and perverse cow milk is.


Jemima
Jemima
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+350

Super grocery store with cafe

4
Posted on 05 / 10 / 2008

Located on a busy street in Soho.

Grocery store with a salad counter, self service salad bar and a cafe on the ground floor. There are a few small tables inside and on the pavement outside. A security guard stands at the door.

Super versions of food and cleaning products from your regular suburban supermarket available. There are some great finds such as wasabi peanuts and flourless absinthe chocolate cake. There is also meat there. Upstairs also has vitamins, homeopathy products, sports medicine products, quite a wide range of skincare and a small book/ DVD section.

I thought it was very reasonably priced so got a shock when the salad I packed came to nine pounds 48 pence. Salad item prices are labelled so you can do the maths.

Pros: Decent range of groceries, Lots of ready meals for one inc sld bar, poss chill here for a bit
Cons: Salad bar a little expensive

 

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