• The Nutmeg

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  • Health-food-store Health Store

Organic foods, gluten free and vegan products, supplements, essential oils, and more. Open Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00.

15 Reviews

First Review by gr8vegan


Points +360

08 Apr 2023

A Belfast Staple

The Nutmeg should be forever crowned as a shop who has always cared. I've been visiting since the 90s when nobody seemed to care about even vegetarianism, but the nutmeg did. Its a tiny shop, packed full of everything you could need.



Points +7925

23 Oct 2022

Good healthfood store

Nice selection of products, many vegan items, chilled and packaged. Non-dairy cheeses, supplements, canned goods. Some vegan sandwiches to take away. I bought Love Raw treats there and and jar of Northern-Ireland-made Irish Black Butter. Both yum.
Other than Holland & Barrett, this may be the only healthfood store in the central core of Belfast.

Pros: centrally located, vegan sandwiches


Points +44

19 Sep 2022

A gem

A tardis-like shop that crams in loads of vegan goodies. Has lots of the known vegan alternatives. Not primarily a food service place but does have a small selection of sausage rolls etc.
Friendly staff and always open to requests for produce.

Pros: Fully Vegan , A staple of Belfast Vegan scene


Points +15

12 Oct 2021

Top health food shop

Been using the nutmeg since the late 80's

Pros: They still sell sos mix !


Points +230

22 Feb 2019

Great selection

I'm a regular customer here and can't fault the place! Loads of vegan options, meat alternatives and great for buying spices and pulses. Sandwiches and sausage rolls are also great! Staff always very pleasant.

Pros: Range of vegan options, Sandwiches, Staff


Points +711

08 Aug 2018

Nutty butty

Like a time capsule, it's pretty much the exact same inside as it has been since I started going what must be 15 years ago.
A jam packed health food shop, if you want a bamboo toothbrush, organic stuff, eco shower gel, teas of any description, dried nuts / pulses / fruit, freezer and oven stuff for Vegans or some snacks, come here.
Remember hearing the guys from 387 ormeau had some connection to here? Anyway, quite handily located ESP if you're a tourist and need supplies.
Doesn't have the extended range I need, but good in a pinch.

Pros: Location, Packed with goodies

Cons: Range OK, Can get cramped


Points +28

04 Dec 2017

Best shop for vegans in Belfast

Has the best and widest range of vegan replacements. Stocks the most popular vegan cheeses, meats, ready meals, chocolate, etc. It does pretty much anything you’d need when making vegan/healthy/special things that supermarkets and even Holland and Barrett wouldn’t do. It is a very small shop so it can be quite hard to move around and look for things properly, especially when busy. Its also quite pricey (depending on what you’re buying) but most vegan replacement products are.

Pros: wide range of vegan products, helpful staff

Cons: a bit pricey


Points +393

06 Jul 2016

I love it

I go to Nutmeg every week, if you look long enough, you can find pretty much anything in there, some things are a bit hidden. They have a fridge and freezer which is quite handy as well. I love their vegan pestos, their self-made vegan sausage rolls, the coconut milk yoghurt and the vegan cream cheese.
They also have sandwiches and cakes there now, they are awesome!

Pros: big range, very nice and helpful staff

Cons: some things are hard to find


Points +98

05 May 2016

A Belfast Vegan Must

The nutmeg has long been a staple for vegetarians and vegans in Belfast, carrying established brands such as Suma and Frys. Perfect for keeping your kitchen cupboards and medicine cabinet stocked, they now also serve vegan sandwiches if you're ever stuck for lunch! The chilled cabinets are full of everything imaginable from sosage rolls to peanut butter slices, and if you're lucky they occasionally stock DONUTS. They carry Violife, Follow Your Heart and all those ridiculously expensive vegan chocolate treats you could never bring yourself to buy online but cannot resist in person...

Pros: Wide variety, Fresh vegan lunch items, Amenable to customer requests


Points +65

18 Jun 2015

They do snacks & lunch!

The write up for the shop suggests that it's only a health food store, but they also have desserts, salads and sammiges. Hell yes. I'm currently fighting with my will-power not to return and buy out all of their homemade vegan chocchip cookies. Holy cow!

Pros: One stop shop for malk, meet and other substitutio, Lovely staff

Cons: More salads plleeeeeease Belfast!


Points +56

23 Apr 2015

Now doing sanwiches

I love the friendliness of the shop but lunchtime offerings were always delicious but sparse. Not anymore as they now do a really varied selection of sandwiches, baguettes, bagels, gf sandwiches and salads along with the normal sausage rolls and samosas. Try the roasted sprout and falafel (no I'm not joking, it really is a thing) or the scrambled 'egg' and 'bacon' baguette- all totally vegan!

Pros: Huge range of vegan takeaway lunches, Regularly made so they're always fresh, Unique product

Cons: Sells out quickly


Points +27

29 Sep 2014

Not the place it used to be!

I used to always be able to count on The Nutmeg as my local organic vegan friendly shop however even Holland & Barrett have started to look healthier. I struggle to find more than one can of their organic coconut water which in my eyes is bad. I know they are a small store but I would have expected this store rather than Holland & Barrett to have it first! I can't even find Organic dried mangoes which is disappointing however they do the amazing Cliff Bars which gives them a point but have they just become the local vegan junk food retailer? It's better than being non-vegan but it's not optimal health.

The staff are friendly and always ready to help you when you ask and the store itself is perfectly located right smack bang in the city center which makes it very accessible

Pros: Friendly Staff, Good prices

Cons: Options have limited in recent times


Points +32

01 Feb 2013

Great shop

Great little shop right in the centre of belfast! Everything you would need for a vegan and vegetarian diet

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.


Points +27

15 Sep 2009

The Nutmeg

This is a good wee shop and has looked after me for many years when vege food and snacks were limited. They are a friendly knowedgeable lot. They stock natural remedies, foods, teas, sweeties, and so on. I tend to get their "sausage" rolls, pakora and flapjacks.

Pros: choice , knowledge

Cons: small


Points +2359

22 Aug 2009

Great things in a small place!

This is about the only vegan friendly place within walking distance from the town center. Its a small health food shop, but there is a tiny deli counter as you walk in on your right and its filled with vegan pastys, burritos, vegan sausage rolls, cakes, etc. For the size of the space they really pack a bunch of good stuff in there!

Pros: vegan pastry items

Cons: small

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