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Where do you shop? (UK only please)

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to stock up the cupboards with coconut oil, flour, almond and coconut flour, nuts etc.

I wondered if any of you could recommend a wholesaler / online store that is really good value for money.

For example Holland & Barratt sell Coconut Oil for ??15 odd, but I've found it on spicesofindia.co.uk for ??3.25... I don't want to be ripped off!

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 10, 2014
at 12:46 PM

Haha I know you're joking but Tesco has some great stuff when I do go in there & stray from Waitrose, unpastuerised cheeses, offal...

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 10, 2014
at 12:43 PM

Second this, great shop!

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on February 02, 2013
at 05:27 PM

me too, no need to go to a health shop

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on August 06, 2012
at 10:06 AM

Hey Christina, thanks. I've started buying Nutiva on Amazon - the stuff in the supermarkets is crazy expensive in comparison. I'd recommend you try Amazon to save some pennies :)

99aca1e07394135ea1e040582ce54b4d

(334)

on May 16, 2012
at 01:23 PM

No problem Clivalicious. I buy from Peelham and Hugh Grierson regularly and generally place orders which I collect from Edinburgh Farmer's Market but my experience is that they are very friendly and helpful and really keen to give recommendations - so don't be afraid to email them if you want something that doesn't look to be available from the website. The only thing about Peelham is that their pigs are rare breed, which is what makes them so delicious, but it does mean that they have limited stock (I haven't been able to get bacon from them for several weeks boohooo!)

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:25 PM

They're delivery charges are really reasonable. Will probably end up doing a bulk shop here soon. Thank you!

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:24 PM

Thanks for recommending My Protein - never heard of them before any my fiance is now trawling through it as he's a weight trainer.

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:23 PM

I've been looking for a mail order meat company so will have a good look at those sites, I don't mind paying a bit extra to have really nice food :) thank you

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:22 PM

That's really comprehensive - thank you!

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:21 PM

They've got a huge range - I've also been looking to stock up on herbs and spices so this place looks great. Cheers!

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:20 PM

That looks good, plus the flat delivery rate is brilliant. Thank you

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:19 PM

Thank you - I did wonder about that. I've found a 1kg tub ("1 Kg Organic Refined Coconut Solid Oil - 100% Pure Carrier Oil") on Amazon for £10 so may plump for that one. (Seeing as 1/2 a pint is £7 in Sainsburys!)

1d02c0c2fa9946de88d8f24e81ca1cf6

(215)

on May 14, 2012
at 08:05 AM

That coconut oil is indeed cheap..but it is (appears to be) neither organic nor virginal. That might be an issue for you. Might not. I go with Amazon for all those fancy things that one can't find in Tescos.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on May 11, 2012
at 01:09 PM

But I don't shop in the UK!

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B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on May 11, 2012
at 04:23 PM

See my post at http://paleohacks.com/questions/16263/how-many-grocery-stores-do-you-need-to-complete-your-shopping-list/16535#16535

Pasted below but if I make updates it will go there, and the other version is easier to read. On a train (so using phone) going to the lakes so can't make this look pretty.

InLondon (England, UK).

Options are affected by: use public transport so limited places to go (West Ealing in west London) many shops close early can not take fresh food deliveries at my flat (apartment) no bulk buying of meat due to small fridge/freezer Farmer's market (Ealing): odd bits: whatever organs and bones they have (not guaranteed to have any) pork hock: to make quick, gelatine rich pressure cooker stock eggs: in crates veg: whatever is in season (right now in spring it's leeks, curly kale of various colors, purple sprouting, purple broccoli, garlic, onions, spring greens) Friend at work honey: gathered from bees in her allotment in Hanwell, very close to me. Regular grocery store: Sainsbury's and Waitrose normally. Tesco, LIDL and M&S sometimes. Butter: The joy of living in Europe! Fluctuate between 5 or so different butters. Those sourced from Guernsey and Jersey cows are my favorite, which are thankfully high in A2. P??t?? and liver mousse: M&S has a good chicken liver p??t?? (K2!) and Waitrose often reduces it's mousse de canard. Make my own now from lamb, chicken, or venison livers Meat: mostly lamb (belly, shoulder, liver), some beef (ox cheek when in season. OMG its good). Lots of tallow as a by-product of cooking the fatty lamb. Fresh Fish: when reduced (on clearance) or really want some Tinned Fish: mackerel or sardines in spring water Veg: Staples: zucchini (named courgettes in UK), onions, garlic, ginger, sweet potato, ... Coconut cream: Patak's brand at Tesco has "Coconut" as it's only ingredient (but labeling here is poor). Box comes with 4x50g sachets. Pre-packaged trail food! :) Cheese and double or clotted cream: Not a staple anymore, but still yum. Eggs: For the longest food label competition: Waitrose Intelligent Eating Omega 3 DHA Rich Free Range Eggs Misc: Vinegars, Thai Taste Curry Paste (no preservatives), Tea TRAN Oriental Supermarket: Wouldn't call this a supermarket as it's just larger than my tiny bedroom. But she has a good selection of Thai and Malaysian items. Coconut milk: Aroy-D, preservative free in 1L paper cartons. Misc: tamari, fish sauce, small dried shrimp, random other items Iranian/Mediterranean/Indian shops: large populations in this area. Spices Veg: if something looks interesting when passing. Like real and big yams. coconut oil (not virgin) Polski skleps: Sausage: For hiking/rambling and scrambling. Twarog: A white cheese Kefir: Sometimes. And this isn't fancy expensive health labelled kefir. It's what the Polish have been drinking for centuries. The front of the label just says "kefir". Though most use milk powder which is no good :( amazon.co.uk Coconut oil (virgin): Nutiva, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 oz (1532 g) As Nature Intended or Holland&Barrett: Coconut oil: 1st is overpriced, and I don't trust the second. myprotein.co.uk: Zinc and Magnesium and sometimes creatine and BCAA when experimenting with training. iherb.com (US): Must be less than $26 to avoid UK import fees. Flat-rate $4 shipping is great. Any other supplements Need good sources for: Soup/stock bones: None of my stores have them. But I find them sometimes at farmers markets. Coconut oil: As Nature Intended is overpriced, and H&B labeling isn't clear. see Amazon.co.uk sources above. Supplements: UK is way behind here.

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:22 PM

That's really comprehensive - thank you!

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6df93895a73b1b9a44e2124d5539bcb0

on August 06, 2012
at 12:05 AM

I buy mine from Tesco. Its the virgin organic coconut oil for ??6.99

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on August 06, 2012
at 10:06 AM

Hey Christina, thanks. I've started buying Nutiva on Amazon - the stuff in the supermarkets is crazy expensive in comparison. I'd recommend you try Amazon to save some pennies :)

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on February 02, 2013
at 05:27 PM

me too, no need to go to a health shop

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on May 13, 2012
at 11:28 PM

I send my parents (in the UK) "Paleo parcels" from iherb.com - much cheaper and far better range compared to what's available in the UK - especially for coconut oil.

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:20 PM

That looks good, plus the flat delivery rate is brilliant. Thank you

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:25 PM

They're delivery charges are really reasonable. Will probably end up doing a bulk shop here soon. Thank you!

1
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on May 11, 2012
at 03:22 PM

I use the Asian wholesale stores here in the North West for oils, nuts and flour. My Protein sells 1kg. tubs of almond butter for ??9.99

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:24 PM

Thanks for recommending My Protein - never heard of them before any my fiance is now trawling through it as he's a weight trainer.

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on April 07, 2014
at 05:05 PM

We were having the same issues, it all being terribly overpriced to. www.paleo-cave.co.uk is a little online store we set up. We are based in the North and we just couldn't find anything. We try to keep prices at the bottom of RRP to make sure it's value for money, and it's stuff we use and swear by.

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on March 10, 2014
at 10:52 AM

I have a UK based Paleo and primal on line shop. Please visit http://www.paleoandprimalliving.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

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on March 10, 2014
at 10:52 AM

I have a UK based on line shop selling everything from Grass fed meat boxes, ready meals and deli products. I hope this helps. http://www.paleoandprimalliving.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

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on October 03, 2013
at 04:26 PM

coconutty.co.uk for coconut flour, coconut oil etc...

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4a49789bc34ea81832b0725cb54ef15e

on October 03, 2013
at 04:26 PM

www.coconutty.co.uk for everything coconut

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on February 02, 2013
at 04:54 PM

H & b are doing buy one get another for a penny which would make the coconut oil £7.50 at the moment

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on December 31, 2012
at 01:23 AM

I shop in Waitrose of course darling. Do I look working class?

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 10, 2014
at 12:46 PM

Haha I know you're joking but Tesco has some great stuff when I do go in there & stray from Waitrose, unpastuerised cheeses, offal...

0
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on December 30, 2012
at 05:18 PM

could try Paleo Wales they are becoming known for providing some of the best paleo meat and other produce only to the UK (they do not ship outside of the uk) used them myself

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on October 08, 2012
at 11:57 PM

....And after a hard day like that you just collapse into bed, heavy from self-satisfaction. The smell the absence of which distresses you is sanctimony [no, it's not an 'uuuurb]. As to the oaf [pound to a penny he's English] who pays 'two bucks' - oooh I've said something American! - his is just another example of white people using food to pursue the authenticity multiculturalism has stripped them of, and in which regard nutrition is a purely secondary consideration. Ugh!

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on September 17, 2012
at 08:25 PM

I take a wander down my high street, i live in Hounslow - an indian neighbourhood so all the herbs, dates, spices and coconut oil/ milk/ water i want for pennies. I pay aboue 2 bucks for my oil and it doubles as handcream!

Meat wise lots of places will deliver. I cycle over to twickenham for my free range grass fed meat and then to my fishmongers for fishey wishes. its a much more plesent experince than tescos. I also work near the veggie market so i wander down there too on a monday. I tend to buy week by week and then nothing goes bad. if i could get my loo roll else where i would give up tescos..

final thought... why doesn't tescos smell of anything? my grocers does...

read ' not on the label' and you'll never supermarket shop again!

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Burberry. .

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on May 11, 2012
at 07:49 PM

For anyone in the South East, specifically Brighton area (although they do deliver nationwide) I highly recommend http://www.infinityfoods.co.uk/.

The range is very comprehensive, great value and they have a great ethos about the quality of goods they supply and how they conduct their business.

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99aca1e07394135ea1e040582ce54b4d

on May 11, 2012
at 03:00 PM

I buy my coconut/almond flour and coconut oil from

http://www.realfoodsource.co.uk/

...and the best meat I've found (really helpful people too)

http://the-organic-farm.co.uk/

and for the most amazing pork (and the best bacon I've ever tasted)

http://www.peelham.co.uk/

Both in Scotland (which is where I live) but both do mail order too.

None of these are the cheapest, but I've found them all unbeatable for quality.

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:23 PM

I've been looking for a mail order meat company so will have a good look at those sites, I don't mind paying a bit extra to have really nice food :) thank you

99aca1e07394135ea1e040582ce54b4d

(334)

on May 16, 2012
at 01:23 PM

No problem Clivalicious. I buy from Peelham and Hugh Grierson regularly and generally place orders which I collect from Edinburgh Farmer's Market but my experience is that they are very friendly and helpful and really keen to give recommendations - so don't be afraid to email them if you want something that doesn't look to be available from the website. The only thing about Peelham is that their pigs are rare breed, which is what makes them so delicious, but it does mean that they have limited stock (I haven't been able to get bacon from them for several weeks boohooo!)

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(919)

on May 11, 2012
at 01:21 PM

Try Tesco for your coconut oil.

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(638)

on May 11, 2012
at 01:07 PM

http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/ has some great stuff! Not all paleo, but they do have almond flour/coconut flour in big bags for quite cheap.

8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on May 16, 2012
at 12:21 PM

They've got a huge range - I've also been looking to stock up on herbs and spices so this place looks great. Cheers!

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 10, 2014
at 12:43 PM

Second this, great shop!

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