Folkestone Wholefoods

We are an independent wholefoods shop in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. We stock a broad range of products, including locally baked organic bread, fair-trade gifts and natural skin care. We emphasise local, ethical, vegetarian and plastic-free products wherever possible. We also offer a refill service on household cleaning products as well as skincare. And all our own-brand nuts, seeds and legumes come in biodegradable packaging. Come and visit us soon!

Opening Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday-Saturday : 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

How To Find Us

Our Products

In our small store you will find a very wide range of products!


We have a daily delivery of delicious local bread from Dockers, Folkestone’s local artisan brewery and bakery.

Pulses, Beans, Nuts and Dried Fruit

We are a whole foods shop after all! Where possible our dried food is grown in the uk. All our own-brand packaging is biodegradable.


Fairtrade, slavery free, vegan, non-vegan, conscious producers, all yummy!

Sauces, Spreads, Nut Butters, Jams and Honey

Low food mile products, fairtrade, vegan and artisan brands. Helping you create great dishes and cakes!

Flours, Spices, Meat Alternatives.

Gluten free options, organic, convenient and flavourful.


Organic soups, coconut milk, tomatoes and saucy baked beans for an easy lunch.

Freezer and Chilled

Get your pies, ‘Baycon’ and vegan cheeses here! And don’t forget your vegan ice cream.

Household Cleaning and Refills

Natural, biodegradable, plastic free. Recycled, reusable and refillable – all the R’s!

Toiletries and Creams

Everything you need in your bathroom… plus it’s planet friendly.

Fairtrade Gifts and Home Collections

From candles, to baskets to jewellery. All ethical and fair traded.

Well-Being Corner

Well-being is very important to us at Folkestone Wholefoods. Our ‘Well-being Corner’ is located at the bottom of the shop, by the till.

Medical Herbalist Lynda Jones offers ‘herbal pharmacy’ drop-in times where advice on natural medicine and diet is available free of charge, for simple, self-limiting ailments. She has over 20 years’ experience of helping people with professionally prescribed herbal medicine, has a first class BSc (Hons) degree in the subject and a successful practice for 1:1 consultations for more complex presentations. Further details of Lynda’s experience and practice can be found at

This service operates each Thursday between 10am – 1.30pm and the 1 st Sunday
of each month 10am-4pm

Herbal Apothecary

Our Herbal Apothecary is stocked with around 50 different herbal tinctures, syrups and
distilled herbal waters supplied, and then refilled (to protect our wonderful planet) in pretty
glass bottles. We also have a selection of medicinal dried herbs dispensed by the scoopful
into paper bags, or your own jars. The tinctures and dried herbs are top class medicinal
grade, from UK companies who supply professional Medical Herbalists. They are almost all
organic with a small exception if it’s not possible to source responsibly.

There are guidelines and responsibilities associated with health advice. Our staff can sell the products but cannot give advice, thus, please be patient if they express their limitations. If in any doubt call in during the ‘drop in’ times (see above) and catch Lynda in between serving for a clearer picture. You will also find Klara Darkly serving in the shop on Wednesdays, who also has a wealth of expert knowledge in natural health.

Self Limiting Complaints

These are most easily described as things that would eventually clear up on their own but you need a helping hand, like colds, coughs, hay-fever, short term insomnia, tummy upsets, aches and pains, exam nerves, travel sickness, occasional head-aches. This list is not exclusive so if you’re not sure do pop by. Those with underlying health issues or taking other medicines will most likely need to speak to Lynda who will advise whether there is something simple to try. A private consultation may be more appropriate in some circumstances. for more information on Lynda’s Consulting Services.


We also stock carefully selected supplements, from ethically and environmentally friendly
companies as well as foodstuffs helpful in maintaining good health.
Topical products for the likes of sprains, cuts, bites, skin conditions etc can also be found

Local Producers

  • Folkestone Baycon
  • Lively Foods
  • Klever Kefir
  • Troo
  • Kent Honey
  • Bliss Balls
  • Docker Bakery
  • I AM Natural
  • Zaks Kombucha
  • Kent Kombucha
  • Plamil
  • Kimchi Baby

Other Producers

  • Belazu
  • Sauce Shop
  • Veridian

About Us


43 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RL

01303 487 879


Our aim is to bring good quality products to the Old High Street and where possible to showcase local goods. We aim to supply a large cross-section of foods to meet many health, dietry and lifestyle needs. As well as stocking a variety of health consious goods we are also able to offer a broad collectio of experience and passion for health consious goods, and our resident Medical Herbalist, Lynda Jones, is qualified to give advice.

Our business model focuses on

  • supporting producers in their communities (fairtrade)
  • supporting local producers
  • planet friendly (Rainforest Aliance, minimal or biodegradable packaging)
  • sustainable production of food and household items
  • animal cruelty free
  • wholefood and health

We’re not perfect, but we’re actively working on carrying out our business with integrity in line with our values!

How we started

The shop was conceived and established by Tessa and Beth in 2017, along with invaluable help from loyal friends, with a vision to bring the food they wanted to buy and eat to Folkestone!

Tessa had previously run the cafe above Canterbury Wholefoods, and Beth is a Yoga teacher with a particular interest in Yogi teas. They ran the shop successfully for 3 years, with the help of some committed staff, friends and colleagues. When Beth moved away from Folkestone in 2021 the core group of those involved created a Limited Liability Partnership, so that the shop could continue to serve the community with a structure that enabled the long-standing members of staff to join as partners.

The work of running the shop (not just serving) is shared by all of us alongside our other commitments. We all value this collaborative approach.



  • Klara
  • Maggie
  • Sally-Ann
  • Tessa
  • Viji

Additional staff

  • Jane
  • Phoebe
  • Tania


We chose to establish the business as an LLP so that the partners could have a say in how it is run and share the governance and accountability, as provided for in the structure of an LLP. Although this is a for-profit structure, we intend to invest any extra profit made back into the development of the business, the better to serve our community.

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Kent Food Hubs

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Docker Bakery

The best bread this side of the Channel! We have a delivery every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.