Find out about changes we’ve made to the way we operate.

We are doing everything we can to keep our customers and staff safe during the current pandemic.

Store opening hours have been reduced to allow for extra cleaning and also so staff can pick and pack orders for delivery and collection. Both of these services are done on an individual basis. Please email with your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please keep checking our social media feed located at the bottom of our homepage, for any changes to normal store opening days/times. We will always post any planned days off or last minute changes there.

We have made some changes to our store to make sure we are following current government guidelines for retailers operating during Covid-19. These include:

  • Placing a barrier at the door. We are limiting customer numbers in the store. A member of staff will let you know when there is room.

  • Introducing a queue system for those waiting to come in. Tape on the pavement outside the store indicates distances of 2 metres.

  • Placing hand sanitiser at the door.

  • Moving furniture inside the store to make social distancing easier.

  • Placing crosses on the shop floor to indicate distances of 2 metres.

  • Investing in a screen around the till area to protect customers and staff while payment is being made.

  • Staff will wash or use hand sanitiser on their hands as necessary. The card machine will be wiped down afterwards if a customer needs to enter their PIN and baskets will be sanitised after each use.

Things customers can do to help:

  • Be prepared to wait. You may need to queue outside, so a coat and umbrella may be advisable.

  • Observe social distancing both inside and outside of the store.

  • Use the hand sanitiser provided (you are also welcome to bring your own). Gloves are not recommended unless you are putting on a fresh pair as you enter the store. If you prefer not to use hand sanitise, a member of staff will be happy to gather your shopping for you. Just let us know.

  • Try to keep the number of people in your shopping party to a minimum (bear in mind we are a small store).

  • Listen to any instructions given by staff members. We will try our best to make sure your shopping experience is as safe and simple as possible.


Food, Glorious Food! is an independent family business. Established in 2018, we pride ourselves as a quality food store, with a particular interest in locally-made products. We also have an area dedicated to eco-friendly cleaning products and bodycare, with the option to refill bottles on selected brands.

We have a wide range of food products and store cupboard essentials. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options are also available. We are happy to order products in especially – just tell a member of staff what you’re after and if we are able to order it in for you, we are more than happy to! Pop in for a browse and a chat with our friendly team – no charge for either!


We are continuously putting new products on our shelves. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a shout and we’ll see if it is available to us.

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7 hours ago

Food, Glorious Food

💕 While many of our fellow small businesses are opening up for the first time since March today, don't forget, we will be starting our summer of weekends off! Well deserved, if we do say so ourselves...😁
Best of luck to everyone re-opening today - we hope your days run smoothly!
If you are visiting a business that has just re-opened, either today or over the coming weeks, please be patient and understanding. The staff will be returning to very different workplaces and jobs to the ones they left in March; no doubt many of them will be feeling anxious about their first days back. A smile and a kind word will likely be much appreciated!☺#shoplocal #independentcarlisle
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20 hours ago

Food, Glorious Food

🌧🌧🌧 As a)it is currently raining outside and b)my phone is telling me that it is likely to rain for the next 5 days, I thought this might be a good time to remind you to come prepared if you're heading in to see us! As we are limiting numbers in-store, you may have to wait outside. There is usually only a small wait, but, still...umbrellas are go! #shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #britishsummer ... See MoreSee Less

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🤩A couple of new @olivesetal products have just gone on our shelves...lemon & coriander olives and 'Proper Genovese' basil & pine nut pesto. Looking forward to trying both!😋#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore ... See MoreSee Less

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🤗We knew we'd made the right choice in adding @tonyschocolonely_uk_ire to our stock list when 2 ladies spotted Adam opening the box through our window, walked in, told us how lovely it was and bought some.💖
We currently have the big bars in milk chocolate, milk chocolate caramel sea salt and dark chocolate almond sea salt flavours. Do let us know if you would like any of their other flavours added to our next order!#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #chocolate #chocolatelovers #treatyoself
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🤗Our most recent delivery from @ytea_uk means we are once again fully-stocked with their teas. It includes newbies Chun Mee green tea and Natural Rooibos, plus some loose leaf tea infusers, which some of you have been asking for!
Whether you're after a hot cuppa in the miserable, rainy weather or an iced tea when it's hot and sunny, these teas are just the job! ☕From a local company, too!💖 #shoplocal #grocerystore #independentcarlisle #localproducers
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  • 12 Crosby Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1DQ
  • 01228 546853

Monday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM


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