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A workers' cooperative specialising in vegetarian & vegan wholefoods

Bristol's Wholefood Cooperative

We're a wholesaler specialising in vegan, vegetarian and organic food. We distribute ecological household products and cruelty-free toiletries. We've been delivering the best wholefoods and ethical household products, across the South West and beyond, for over 50 years; we are Bristol's wholefood coop.

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When you buy from Essential you are supporting an alternative to the large corporations who damage our environment and show little regard for the people who make their products.

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Herbivore Vegan Deli

Quite possibly the world's smallest vegan deli, Herbivore Vegan Deli opened its doors at the end of 2022. Store owner Janice speaks to Lee at Essential about the rise of veganism, the difficulties local businesses face, and how she decides what to stock in such a small retail space.

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