• Balance Wholefoods

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Vegan mini-supermarket selling a wide range of foods, including chilled and frozen, as well some toiletries and household items. Open Mon-Wed 09:30-17:30, Thu 09:30-19:00, Fri-Sat 09:30-17:30.

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12 Reviews

First Review by John.ellis vegan


Points +44

08 Feb 2023

100% vegan and best indie health food shop in the area

Sizeable shop with vast range of products and supplements that all are totally vegan. Amazing cakes, vegan sushis, fresh salads, smoothies and fantastic prices on organic fruit and veg better than supermarkets. Also have fresh sourdoughs on some days. A proper little trove of plant based goodness.

Nice location and easy to park free nearby so easy to swing into for a few bits here and there.

Staff are sound and helpful. All are proper vegan and have been for decades so know their onions.

All in all best independent (and non indie) wholefood shop in the area and well worth supporting as it's 100% unapolegetically vegan.

Pros: Large range, All vegan, Fairly priced

Cons: -, -, -



Points +42

11 Jan 2023

Poor experience, counteracted the few good ones

I did not purchase anything on my visit before Christmas.
I went in to see if they had a specific Vegan Yorkshire pudding mix, which is vegan as sold because it dies not require any substitutions to the mix.

When I could not find it I asked the member of staff if they stocked it as the one they were selling was advertised as "vegetarian" on the packet.

The staff member who was behind the till on the opposite side of the shop rudely replied with a patronising tone that the product they had was vegan because it is a vegan shop.
She did not look up or even come over, she apparently didn't feel the need to as calling across the shop with other customers in seemed more appropriate.

The product she was referring to was infact vegetarian and is only vegan if you purchase an egg replacer or use aquafaba. Whilst it may come across as being picky pointing this fact out, the fact that she stated ALL products where vegan would imply that they are automatically vegan and not with additional products needing to be purchased to make them so.

I rarely purchase from here anyway as alot of their products are overpriced, and some supermarkets have most of the products sold or alternatives, usually their own brands which are vegan and less expensive.

There are also health food shops in Crosby selling a good range of products that cannot be purchased in supermarkets.

Overall,I would have to say that on the occasions that I have been into the store it has purely been for convenience due to working in the area.

However, I think I would rather travel than be spoken to patronising rude.


Cons: Some products are vegetarian


09 Feb 2023

We apologise for your experience. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, helpful community shop. We can assure everyone that everything in our shop is 100% vegan.
We think the product in question is Isabels gluten free, dairy free yorkie pud mix. The ingredients are vegan and the product can be made using an egg replacer.
Sorry again for any confusion this may have caused.


Points +78

15 Aug 2021

Balance wholefoods is a little treasure trove of goodies

I can always find what I’m looking for. They are stockists of some of the best cakes, sushi and meals that I’ve ever tried some are below in the pros. The staff are super friendly and helpful and you can buy fresh food, store-cupboard, frozen, cleaning supplies, sweets, snacks, cakes, meals, milks etc. There’s a lot of choice and I love trying out new brands. They can reserve fresh goods until the end of the day if you call them, as they sometimes sell quickly. 💚

Pros: Stockists of cakehole, cb sushi, bakehub…., …cheesecake lady, hi vibe nutrition, the nakery, Zero waste refill station

Cons: Be quick - fresh goods sometimes sell fast


Points +47

06 Feb 2020

Shop here!

Excellent selection of everything you need for a plant-based life, including a veg box scheme.

Pros: 100% vegan., Friendly staff


Points +22

24 Aug 2019


Love this shop! Such a huge variety of vegan products I can't find in other stores including chilled and frozen foods, organic fruit and veg, snacks, cakes, sushi.. Even dog treats!


Points +175

13 Jul 2019

Love, love, love this shop

So much vegan food . Everything a vegan needs in one shop . From toothbrushes to posh chocolates to dog food . They also do seasonal veggie boxes each week . Well worth a visit

Pros: Don’t need to shop anywhere else , Supporting independents , Lovely knowledgeable staff

Cons: None


Points +281

30 Jun 2019

Wonderful vegan store!

Excellent selection of vegan goods - including food, toiletries and household items. There always seems to be new and exciting items in, so worthwhile popping over frequently. Love the late opening on a Thursday, as I go after work and stock up for the weekend. Highly recommend!

Pros: Great selection, Friendly, Late opening on Thursday


Points +64

21 May 2019

Very pleased

I found a lot of things you can’t get in regular shop

Pros: You can find unusual things there

Cons: Little bit expensive


Points +72

Mostly Veg
29 Jun 2018

Vegan products I’ve never seen before!

Such an amazing little shop with lovely staff. Has so many vegan products which I’d never seen before, such as the vegan chocolate croissants which were delicious! They come in little packets so are really handy to take on the go. Yes some things may be a little expensive, but for vegan substitute items you’re going to pay a little bit more and also because it’s an independent business.

Pros: Amazing selection, Lovely staff, Airy and calm, not cramped at all

Cons: Maybe a little on the expensive side


Points +12

27 May 2018

a vegans dream

This shop has an amazing selection of vegan food, treats, supplements and ingredients. If they don't have in what your looking for they'll get it for you and welcome suggestions for new stock. They have a fridge/freezer section as well, offering a wide range of brands and food (including seitan burgers perfect for a bbq) I would highly recommend visiting here.

Pros: lots of vegan options and friendly staff

Cons: none


Points +158

06 Nov 2017

Great store!

First full vegan store I know of in the north Liverpool area! Great selection of all foods, and there is a few big fridges stocked right up. They sell all toiletries aswell and even dog food and treats!

John.ellis vegan

Points +195

05 Nov 2017

New Vegan Mini-market

Visiting omni family member who brought this vegan shop to our attention so we called on the way home. Very impressed with range of goods, food including some fresh and toiletries etc. Staff friendly and helpful and will definitely return.

Pros: Range of products , Friendly staff

Cons: Small sign so missed first time

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