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  • January 15, 2016

    Real Food Store voted 'Best Independent Retailer' in Food Reader Awards

    Real Food has been crowned 'Best Independent Retailer' in Food Magazine Reader Awards!
  • October 03, 2015

    Bronwen Tyrrell exhibition in the cafe

    Bronwen Tyrrell is an Exeter based artist, whose work draws from a diverse range of themes and inspirations, including the forces of nature, and an awareness of the issues and ethics of the food industry. Her paintings are currently on display in the cafe.

Real Food partner with City Runs

Fit and healthy: As a Community Benefit Society, obsessed with quality, fresh, local food, we thought it only fitting to team up with an organisation equally obsessed with keeping local people in peak condition. Find out more on our events page.


Bite-sized shares: How people power is revolutionising the way we buy our food. Local groups are investing in projects that will produce food and challenge the supermarkets in the process READ THE FULL ARTICLE 


Click here to see it on youtube! (4 mins)
A short documentary about Exeter's first community owned food store. We sell the finest local, sustainable produce from Devon at affordable prices. Supported by Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming & Food Co-ops programme this is all about finding alternatives to the mainstream food system.

Bank holiday opening times:

In order to allow our staff a well earned rest, we will be closed on Bank holiday Monday (29th Aug), re-opening as normal on Tuesday 30th. We hope you have a lovely long weekend.

Summer bounty!

We continue to be treated to heaps of amazing fresh, local seasonal produce coming through the doors, including delicious tomatoes, berries, romanesco caulis, french & runner beans, damsons, sweetcorn and courgettes. Keep checking in for the latest produce! 

We are also having regular deliveries of spring bouquets from In Bloom Devon, which make the shop feel like it's summer even when it's still a bit grey outside. In Bloom are based on 4 acres of Organically certified land, just 4 miles from Exeter city centre, and specialise in sustainably grown, British cut flowers, which bees love just as much as their customers! 

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  • Good Energy

    We are proud to let you know the electricity powering the Real Food Store, Cafe and Bakery is being supplied by Good Energy. Read more ...