• Single Step Wholefoods

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Some take-away, pasties, flapjacks; fresh organic, wholemeal bread daily. You'll find us down the alley at the side of the Golden Jade restaurant. Open Mon-Sat 09:30-17:30.

16 Reviews

First Review by Jemima


Points +140

23 Jul 2022

I love this place!

Amazing Whole Foods store in Lancaster with so many vegan options!



Points +126

18 Mar 2022

Excellent delivery service

Excellent shop for food and household goods. Best option in Lancaster for loose and plastic free shopping and they have an excellent delivery service. A man on an eco-bike delivers veg boxes twice a week between 3 and 5pm ! Had to make an emergency order in the morning and it came just after 3!

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-25

Pros: Lots of high quality vegan options, Fresh local veg and fruit, Seasonal produce


Points +194

02 Jul 2019

Friendly shop

Always make a trip here after eating at the whale tail up stairs. Has fresh vegetables and can refill jars with pulses and grains, etc. Has toiletries, chocolates, a couple of gift ideas and alcohol.


Points +195

04 Mar 2019

Very unique!

They have some fresh fruit and veg, and a wide range of other whole foods. There are lots of vegan products available here, and is right next to a cafe which sells lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Love it here :)

Cons: Some things can be a little expensive


Points +22

07 Jan 2019

The Real Deal - Genuine Ethical Worker's Co-Op

The Single Step is without a doubt the most genuine and ethical business I have ever had the pleasure to patronise. The shop itself is a veritable wonderland of goods, providing everything from vegan chocolate and cheese to toiletries, beer and gifts. They have an original ecofriendly self-serve section for grains, lentils and herbs - long before the advent of hipster plastic free shops.
The Single Step has great soul and the team behind it have exceptional heart. Chris in particular is a delight to encounter, his knowledge and professionalism are unparalleled. Long may this rare gem of a shop continue.

Pros: Experienced Team, Exceptional choice, Ethical Worker's Co-operative


Points +937

22 Jul 2018

A real gem

One of the highlights of my week is every Thursday having a peruse round this shop and getting bits and bobs I need. Great selection, keep packaging down where possible. Extensive vegan protein in fridges.

Pros: Great selection of products, Lots of refills , Can bring own packaging


Points +1953

27 Mar 2018

V cute and handy

Such a cute little shop! They sell a bit of everything including bulk foods, zero waste soap bars and vegan chocolate!!! (Can’t go wrong)


Points +365

02 Jan 2018

Love this place

They have all sorts. From many vegan products to wholefoods and herbs that you can buy zero-waste if you bring your on recipients, lots of eco-friendly cleaning products and lots of organic veggies and more.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing


Points +15

08 Nov 2017


Do you guys ship baked goods, loose goods, body care/household products, vitamins and supplements outside the EU


Points +1234

19 Oct 2017

Single Stepway to Heaven.

We only popped in to have a quick nosey after dinner (lunch) at The Whale Tail, ended up with two big bags of items! Fantastic array of fresh, local, organic produce which was very reasonably priced and a great variety of other items in the store, including a fair fridge selection. I’ll definitely be ‘popping in’ again next time I’m in Lancaster.

Pros: Local, organic produce, Wholefood items, Hard to source items stocked!

Cons: Nothing!


Points +81

27 Jun 2017

Love it

Really love this little place. Very very wholesome - and much more ethical than a supermarket. You can get all the zany ingredients you need here for vegan recipes (read: NUTRITIONAL YEAST)

Pros: Seasonal produce, not for profit, re-fillables

Cons: no cons


Points +135

17 Aug 2016

All you need for your weekly shop

The fresh organic fruit and veg is great here, chokka full most days, super local generally, much of which is grown vegan-organic and good value; plenty of fridge items; all the pulses, herbs n grains you can imagine; and plenty of naughty treats. Why would you go anywhere else?

Updated from previous review on 2015-02-08

Pros: Knowledgable staff, Bike stands, Noticeboards


Points +74

12 Feb 2014

lovely shop

I love this shop! i make sure i come here whenever i visit Lancaster !


Points +380

08 Nov 2012

The best wholefood shop in Lancashire!

Single Step is currently the best wholefood shop I have discovered in Lancashire. The produce they have on offer is sourced ethically - no tax dodging companies or air-flown produce here! Herbs and spices all packaged (self-service) and sold by weight. Big range of magazines on all sort of ethical issues, from veganism to permaculture to Amnesty International to anti-capitalism.

Pros: Ethically sourced products!, Great information noticeboards!, Great selection of magazines!

Cons: Not as cheap as could be., Could do with more choice


Points +11765

12 May 2012

Single Step Wholefoods, Lancaster

A fine choice of produce available. Handily right underneath the Whale Tail Cafe.

Pros: Good choice of products


Points +484

02 Jun 2008

Decent range

Very colourful looking like a stereotypical cooperative. There is a jam packed notice board. Well stocked, some toiletries.

Pros: decent range stocked

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