Whole Foods Market are my idea of supermarket heaven. If there have to be supermarkets,  then let them be like this.
124-134 Fenwick Road Glasgow G46 6XN 0141 621 2700

Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday 8am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 8pm


Whole Foods Market are my idea of supermarket heaven. If there have to be supermarkets,  then let them be like this.
They have

  • Unwrapped lettuce and unpackaged olives…
  • Loose grains, rice beans and pulses
  • Loose tea & coffee beans.
  • Loose spices, herbs, dried fruits and nuts
  • A peanut butter making machine
  • oil on tap so you can refill your bottle

All of the above you can buy by weight in your own containers.
BYO Bags
While the carrier bags at the check-out are paper, the rest of the packaging, the produce bags and bottles they provide, are all plastic so you would have to take your own compostable pots and reusable bags. Easily done – find out how here.
The weight of the container will make a difference at checkout in the price per weight.  The tare weight is the weight of the empty container. Whole Food Markets have weighing machines that allow you to do this yourself.

I have taken photo journals which I have posted up on Facebook. Follow the links forGlasgow

Please check that stock is available before you visit – the photos are quite old now and NOT ALL STORES ARE THE SAME. For instance Glasgow does Ecover refills Cheltenham doesn’t.


This American company have recently opened some flagship stores in the UK It is funky, good looking and challenging. It boasts impressive eco credentials. I wanted to know more so I emailed ahead asking if it would be OK for me to take photos next time I visited. Not only did they say yes, but Renata Rees, Marketing Team Leader, offered to meet me. An offer I eagerly accepted. You can read about it here


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