• Canterbury Wholefoods

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  • Health-food-store Health Store

Wholefoods shop trading since the 1970. The shop stocks a wide range of organic, vegan and vegetarian products. Also stocks health foods, supplements and home products. Situated off The Burgate, a minute's walk away from the Cathedral. Previously located at 1-2 Jewry Ln., Apr 2016. Open Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00, Sun 11:00-17:00.

21 Reviews

First Review by VeganCatgirl


Points +1275

30 Jul 2023

I love this shop

This is my go-to place for the best chicory, sundried mango and - of course- Vego chocolate 😍

Pros: Many options, from food to detergent, Booja booja chocolate and vego chocolate , Plenty of organic food



Points +565

16 Jul 2023

Handy local shop

Such a great store to top up on all your dried vegan staples. They also have a great variety of vegan chocolate and sweets available, including some brands I haven’t tried before!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-16

Pros: Vegan snacks available , Health supplements

Cons: A little expensive


Points +179

15 Jul 2023

Fantastic range of options

A great go-to for items you can’t easily get elsewhere. We often stop in for the mini Booja-Booja ice cream pots! 😋


Points +38

21 Sep 2021

Great find

Great range of products.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-21


Points +7779

06 Mar 2020

Love it!

Finally found black salt here! Plus red miso paste and wheat gluten to make Seitan. I didn’t find it overpriced, for example I bought a freshly made whole meal sourdough bread which was quite large for around £3.50.

Staff were super helpful and it’s also dog friendly, which makes life so much easier 💚🌱

Will come back for sure when I’m next in the area.

Pros: Great selection, Stocks hard to find vegan products, Dog friendly


Points +236

03 Jun 2019

Great options!

So glad I found this place! Working in Canterbury it’s sometimes difficult to find exactly what you’re after. But now I have found this place it’s made my life so much easier! From easy vegan snacks to great ingredients for dinner, thanks!


Points +84

04 Apr 2019

Good selection

Good selection of vegan products, has a big freezer section with cheeses , burgers and pizzas, also sells organic and healthy food😉including nuts, grains, different flours, vegan snacks and milks.

Pros: Vegan paradise

Cons: Can be expensive


Points +49

17 Dec 2018

Expensive but worth it

If any one is interested in where they can find vego chocolate spread... Here is the shop for you!
Always stock up on everything I need for the week that I can't find in local supermarkets or corner shops and always end up coming away with tasty treats as well!


Points +120

18 Oct 2018

Great shop

I travel a long way every month to stock up on goods from this well stocked shop, by far my favourite health food shop !
My daughter loves their flapjacks !

Cons: Horrible fluorescent lighting.


Points +68

09 Sep 2018

Very convenient

I come here almost every day to pick up vegan stuff that other shops don’t stock. I’ve never not been able to find what I’m looking for at Wholefoods and they even have some vegan junk food (chickn nuggets, chocolate, etc.) which is always fun to try out.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Wide variety of foods and ingredients


Points +42

03 Mar 2018

Excellent range

All the usual health food shop staples and more speciality vegan stuff too (Veganaise, cheeses, Tofurkey products, frozen foods etc etc). They often have very new ranges and brands in before anywhere else.


Points +1344

17 Nov 2017

Fab range of vegan goodies

A good place to stock up on *hemhem* "health food items" like Booja Booja chocolate and ice cream, Violife cheeses (even the new halloumi one!) and lots of the German vegan chocolate brands like iChoc, Vivani etc and they are not extortionately priced. They also have ethical products like Faith in Nature soaps loose (no wasteful packaging) plus fresh vegetables, jars of nut butters etc.

Pros: Good range


Points +48

23 Apr 2017

Nice range of products

I've always found what I was looking for here. There are a variety of vegan items, from food to cosmetics. I definitely recommend paying a visit.

Pros: Variety of products, Vegan cosmetics, Environmentally friendly products


Points +52

08 Mar 2017

Friendly, always stocked whole foods store

I love this shop, much preferred over the high street brand nearby. Great range of products, and always in stock, friendly staff and in a convenient location. Nothing to fault!

Pros: Range of products, Location, Friendly staff


Points +7423

25 Jan 2012

Good selection

See also Veg Box Cafe, which is upstairs.
"Since mid-1970s, range of organically produced foods, lots of Fairtrade products and as much local produce as we can. No fish, meat or associated by-products, no genetically modified foods and no products that have been tested on animals."
Good selection of fresh and prepared food, including packaged bulk items, also treats and snacks, organic beers and wines, body care products, etc.

Pros: good selection, open every day, vegan beers and wines

Cons: not much fresh produce


Points +75

09 Aug 2011

good choice of organic food

It's a large shop with lots of vegan food and cosmetics. I definitely recommend to visit this nice shop!

Pros: good food, friendly staff, lots for vegans


Points +47

30 Nov 2010

veg box cafe

cafe upstairs,good atmosphere,excellent food,reasonably priced,lots of vegan options,and vegan cake,will definatey eat there again

Pros: excellent food, good value, very vegan friendly


Points +20

25 Mar 2010

Fallen in love :)

Revisited Canterbury today, not been back since University when I wasn't Vegan, and found this little gem. Great stock, friendly people, wonderful atmosphere and all round excellent. Highly recommend it.

Pros: excellent range, well displayed, great prices

Cons: little hard to find


Points +29

16 Sep 2009


Got there 15mins before closing time, but they still accommodated us. The place has a hippie feeling to it and is a nice place if you have small children. There were plenty of choices on the board and our food was very tasty too. They did bring us some butter when we asked if everyting was clearly vegan, but they were very apologetic about it and replaced it with vegan marge. Food tasty, staff very nice & helpful, would definetely good back again!

Pros: Choice of Vegan Food, Central Location, Cheap & friendly staff

Cons: Double check ingredients if vegan


Points +28

04 Jan 2009


Really nice place with a good varied menu containing both vegetarian and vegan choices. They had a christmas dinner on the menu when I was in, but I went for the bean burger with chili jam instead. It was delicious. Definately recommend this place.

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Varied menu

Cons: Little expensive


Points +18

29 Jul 2008

nice, friendly, cheap

There are a few vegan options, even desserts! It was very tasty!!

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