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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.

Oatstanding offers!  

Are you an Oatly addict yet? This month we have a TOATALY OATSOME offer in the shop, 15% off both the organic oatly and the chocolate! We have also introduced smaller packs of the chocolate oat drink, perfect for popping in your pocket for emergencies, and brand new oatly cream. If you've not tried Oatly before, it's perfect for adding to your tea/coffee, sploshing on cereal or just drinking out of the glass. It's also amazing in smoothies! 

Oatly strives to produce the cleanest, most environmentally responsible products that they can, all of their products are totally vegan and packed full of nutritonal fibres! 

Spring has sprung!  

Although we are still well and truly in the "hungry gap" season, we are starting to see more and more spring produce arriving from Riverford and Shillingford Organics. Throughout May the store will be bursting with spring onions, asparagus, kohrabi, beetroot, purple sprouting broccoli and rhubarb, and we should be seeing more varieties of kale and leafy greens towards the end of the month. 

We are also making the most of this amazing seasonal produce in the cafe, keep an eye out for kohlrabi and carrot coleslaw with your salads, and brililant beetroot soups!

We are now 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 ...