Whole Foods Market

Shopping , Off licences Kensington
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The London flagship of the American health-food supermarket chain occupies the handsome deco department store that was once Barkers. There are several eateries on the premises.
Venue name: Whole Foods Market
Address: 63-97 Kensington High Street
W8 5SE
Opening hours: Open 8am-10pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: High Street Kensington tube
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Corrado D

I bought seafood from the fresh fish department in Kensington store the day before Christmas Eve. It got packed in an airtight bag. When I opened the bag at home the smell was awful as the seafood was clearly rotting. I wrote to the store for explanations which they were unable to give. They just wrote back saying that, according to their records, the temperatures of their fridges were always right. They offered refund and some other food in exchange, which I politely refused. 

My advice: stay away from the fish department.


Popped into the Piccadilly store this week and was overwhelmed by how amazing this store is. I had forgotten how it really is the centre for all things healthy in London. They made me a hot fresh lemon and honey tea which was amazing and perfect to warding off sniffles. Will be pooping in here again, hopefully when it's a little less busy.


So they haven't quite mastered it to the same degree as the Yanks but Wholefoods is still the best health food store in the UK. The standard branded goods (alpro, meridean etc...) are actually price matched but obviously that's not why we shop there! The best part by far are the aisles upon aisles of granola and the make your own nut butter stands - wayyy too much fun for something that is essentially blending.


I first discovered Whole Foods in Vancouver, BC a year ago and i was impressed by the range of high quality, organic produce that is stocked there. I was delighted to find this Whole Foods store on Kensington High St. This shop is a 'foodies playground'.. there's an incredible array of healthy, organic produce - both fresh and for the larder - along with a huge selection of unusual products in every department. I've become more and more aware of the importance of organic and responsibly source foods in recent years.. I find Whole Foods to be the best in delivering this kind of food shopping experience. Of course, the prices are no where near as competitive and Sainsbury's or Tesco but the quality of the produce on every floor justifies the extra pennies you pay. If you look carefully enough, you will find good offers on cereals and cupboard goods.