The Real Food Store opened on 30 March 2011. Come and see how we are changing Exeter. Join us here or visit http://www.realfoodexeter.co.uk
There are threats and pressing issues surrounding the future of 'local food', Could Real Food Store do something on the following topics to bring awareness?Have been impressed to see the store recognised for supporting local producers and supplying…Continue
If you can find 5 mins in your day we'd love you to sign our…Continue
Apart from buying your organic and ecological products from the real food store of course :)I am looking for people to take part in a portrait-project (photographic) where I will be depicting you and an object you use frequently that has a positive…Continue
Our very good friend and colleague Megan Saunders has written a rousing piece on our very own Real Food Store. Let us know what you think about the idea of alternative food retailing and it's place in the bigger picture. Can local initiatives turn…Continue
Hi Ian Kelly & All1 Year and counting, would dearly love to be with you Friday or Saturday, but just cannot make it.I'll be there for the 2nd birthday though!!Warmest regardsHave a great weekend and say hello to everyone for meBill SmithContinue
What was your impression?Well, for me I think if we have to have supermarkets then a Waitrose is preferable to a Tesco. If you work for Waitrose you are a 'partner' not an 'employee', as with all of the John Lewis Partnership. It has to be a better…Continue
A novel community project, Real Food is owned by 300 local shareholders. Collectively, they wanted to create a showcase for Devonian produce in Exeter city centre. The shop fulfils that brief, and how. Its shelves are stacked with everything from…Continue
AND NEVER FORGET: around 70% of our producers come from within Devon and over 95% are based within the West Country region. We only source outside the region if we cannot find essential products for our customers close by. If you would like to know more about our producers, please see our suppliers page. You'll be bowled over by the amount of wonderful produce we have right on our doorstep.
The Real Food Store is the first Exeter city centre outlet to offer a full range of fresh, local, seasonal & fairly traded groceries on a daily basis. The Store is also Exeter’s first community owned food business; Hundreds of local people invested their money to make this venture happen.
Now in our 2nd year of trading, The Real Food Store is delivering on its mission to support the local food economy and provide sustainable growers and producers with an outlet for their fantastic products- all for direct retail to the consumer at excellent, honest prices.
The Real Food team wants to make food shopping enjoyable and relevant. Many of our customers want to engage with the story behind food. How food is grown and made, how to cook with some of the lesser known vegetables and the incredible taste of our local and regional produce are just some of the topics that many of our customers want to have a lively dialogue about. Much more than a shop, we are delighted to see that the RFS has already become something of a hub for the community: the Café is a popular meeting place with a great food offer that is also a great space for catered parties and events- it also features exhibitions of work by local artists. The Store is the home of ‘Emma’s Bread’, an artisan bakery making real, hand crafted breads and cakes from scratch every day. Worth lingering for all this- but if you’re in a hurry you can grab something of the Real Food taste at the Take-Away counter and go! Come and see for yourselves. Check out www.realfoodexeter.co.uk