January is a great time to make a renewed effort to be more environmentally friendly. If you want to buy plastic free, zero waste organic foods and ethical household and body care refills, we can help you.
Shopping refills is a bit weird if you’re not used to it! You can watch this short film or check our FAQs for advice on how it all works, or you can just turn up as we provide bags and bottles (new and donated).
New membership scheme
Our new membership scheme is now live and lots of customers are signing up! It costs just £5 (one off fee) and for that you’ll receive exclusive member product discounts, news and updates on what’s happening at True Food and early access to events.
And if you have time to volunteer, you can earn up to 15% discount on your monthly shopping.
‘Value Basics’ is the range of existing everyday products that we have price checked and found we are cheaper, or comparable with , the mainstream supermarkets. They are still the same high quality, organic and ethical products we usually stock, they just happen to be great value too.
Look out for the orange Value Basics stickers in store!
Excellent range of products, fresh vegetables and artisan breads. Friendly service, mostly volunteers. A true cooperative!Interestingly, the prices here are often below the High Street supermarket prices. Definitely worth getting to know!
A great place to get organic and /or local fruit and veg. The variety of foodstuffs and ingredients is astonishing. You can bring your own bottles and containers to buy dishwashing liquid, shampoos or rice, pulses, dried fruit or pasta. The staff are friendly and responsive. And to think it is all done by volunteers.....hats off!
I went there as I heard the jam lady is supplying lovely jams. The jam is over priced then other places but I wanted 1 Lemon curd. So I brought one. I would of brought more if it was cheaper.The young lady on the till said do i want to buy some bread with my lemon curd jam. I said no thank you just the jam please. The lady then said oh are you just going to eat from the jar then. I was shocked by her rudeness and I won't be going there again. Feeling upset plus it'svery expensive 😡
Lots of zero waste / plastic free and organic & wholefoods options here. There is a huge range of cereals, nuts and dried fruit, grains, seeds, pasta and rice, soaps, laundry liquid and fabric softener etc available which you can fill your own containers with, plus a good selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh bread. Many vegan and health food options, vegan cheeses, kombucha and suchlike. I like the number of glass and paper packaged products, great for if you're trying to cut down on single-use plastics. Friendly helpful staff. Love supporting these small shops and co-ops.
This was my first time there and I'm absolutely smitten. There's a great range of food as well as household products available. There are bins of serve yourself nuts and dried fruit etc., tinned goods, packet goods such as pasta and even a facility to re-fill your washing liquid and fabric conditioner bottles. The range of fresh fruit and vegetables looks great and the bakery items include sourdough bread. The only minor negative is the limited parking though I was lucky enough to find a space right outside. You might have to park a bit further away sometimes but that's not a great problem. Oh, yes, and I love the fact that the Co-op is owned by members and run by volunteers. The man who served me was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. A brilliant shop and long may it continue.
Wonderful local co-operative shop largely run by volunteers. Lots of organic food, fair trade items and local produce. Dry goods can be measured out into paper bags or in your own containers you've brought with you. So, you can buy as much or as little as you like. Really worth supporting this shop. Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.