• The Honey Tree

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  • Health-food-store Health Store

Offers local and organic foods, from fresh foods to whole foods, from superfoods to health foods. Open Tue-Wed 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 10:30-17:00.

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11 Reviews

First Review by digsapony


Points +28

18 Dec 2023

Lovely little shop

Lovely little shop with a variety of hard to find ingredients.

Staff are often quite standoffish or deep in conversation with regulars, and I have been overcharged on at least three of maybe eight visits. Receipts aren't usually offered. If these points were to improve it would make shopping there much nicer.



Points +11

Mostly Veg
04 Nov 2019

good shop

great little food store - food tastes great and staff are friendly. Bit pricier than a lot of the cheapy grocery places round town but well worth the dough . I get lots of stuff here I don't find elsewhere - totally love the pear juice they sell. Everyone is are pretty chilled out - always helpful with any questions I have, just a nice place to shop.

Pros: taste, organic food , friendly staff

Cons: could maybe open a bit longer - closed on sunday


Points +945

03 Jul 2018

I love this shop.

This shop has amazing amount of options when it comes to buy organic fruit & veg, vegan foods & drinks & cruelty free kitchen & bathroom products.
If you also try to shop local I strongly suggest shopping here when you can as they are a local independent store. ☺
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Points +31909

19 Feb 2018

small but cool

Small shop which uses the space well. Packed shelves impeccably presented making in a pleasure to browse.
All the normal health selection but also offering takeaway sandwiches.
Nice lunch again. Lovely staff

Pros: lots of vegan, staff, organic


Points +11

Mostly Veg
26 Dec 2017

the honey tree

A must-visit store if you are looking to enjoy a healthy plant based diet. They have a full range of organic fruit and veg and are packed with all sorts of groceries and fresh items. They have lots of dairy-free and vegan options as well. The meat on sale is at least all organic and local and they seem to take a real interest in animal welfare and also supporting vegans - they have vegan sandwiches and often some vegan baked goods in their deli counter. If you want to eat healthy and local then this is a place you should pay a visit.

Pros: wide range of foods in small store, affordable organic fruit and veg , friendly staff

Cons: store could be bigger - but they do fit a lot in


Points +189

19 Jul 2017

Friendly staff, shop stocks essentials

Staff was helpful. Range is somewhat narrower than some other organic / vegan shops - but definitely has essentials.

Pros: Friendly staff, Stocks essentials


Points +11354

20 Jun 2016

Excellent local store

Excellent non-profit local store that sells fresh organic fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, snacks, polenta, tofu, Japanese cutlets, wholefoods and laundry liquid to name a few. Check out the website for full details. I decided to try the freekeh, which was reduced to just £2.69 and stock up on some much needed smoked tofu (£3-4) and polenta (£1.30). Not everything here is vegan and it does sell meat but nevertheless this is a great place to stock up on your essentials and try some new things too. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Good selection of vegan/vegetarian options, Excellent staff, Good prices

Cons: Sells meat


Points +492

01 Jun 2016

Ditch H&B and support your local business

I love hopping down here when I can to stock up on my dried pulses, grains and fruit. The selection is fruit and veg is good if you get in early enough and the freezer selection always features some new gems I've seen online and been eager to try. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!


Points +23068

19 Apr 2015


This place was recommended to me by an on-off vegetarian who is nevertheless passionate about healthy and organic food. It's very well stocked with a huge range of vegetarian and vegan foods, organic fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. They are also a Suma foods stockist. It's located on the road that runs from Sky Apple Vegetarian Cafe to Byker. If you know Heaton, you'll easily find it. I am sure to visit again. Go and find out for yourself.

Pros: Good range, friendly, good location


Points +40

03 Feb 2015

Great Little Place!

I love this shop. It's only a 10 minute walk away from me so it's great if I'm craving ice cream / choc etc as my corner shop doesn't have vegan versions. Also has lovely pastas, flours, etc. Can be a little pricey, but I think it's great the way they are "not for profit" and reinvest into their great community store. They have a good range of healthy preprepared veg and vegan food and also sell frozen tempeh! Just wish they would ditch the meat...

Pros: Lovely staff, Nice, quirky looking store, Great range

Cons: Sells meat, A little pricey for some suma items


Points +86

28 Aug 2014

Lovely little shop

I used to frequent The Honey Tree as a student living in Heaton for chocolate rice milk and Nakd bars, and still pop in when in the area to go to Sky Apple Cafe, which is further up Heaton Road.

The Honey Tree is a really lovely little shop selling a wide range of organic and health foods (no supplements) and eco-friendly cleaning products and some toiletries. Their big draw is organic veg, which is usually reasonably priced and seasonal. There's also a freezer of organic meat and ice-cream. They also sell eggs and locally-baked bread - I used to buy loads of eggs here since they were cheap.

There's a few fridges full of vegan and veggie food: a range of veggie cheeses, lots of soy and tofu meat replacers, including lots of soy items I've never seen before, and yogurts and milks. They also have a wall of dried fruit, nuts and seeds, and are great for Suma products, cereals and odd ingredients. They have a small but nice selection of chocolate, including lots of different Montezuma chocolates and some little raw chocolate bars which are yummy.

Under the counter are all sorts of baked goods (not vegan) which vary from day to day - when I went in they had some tasty-looking fruit slices, but I've been in before when they've had quiche and all sorts. Staff are friendly and the whole vibe is very laid-back.

Well worth a visit if you're eating at Sky Apple or just in the area.

Pros: Great selection of products, knowledgeable staff, reasonably priced

Cons: Small

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