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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😍😍😍 Chocolate brownie mug mix, bake in 60 seconds. Perfect!😋😋😋#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #TreatYourself ... See MoreSee Less

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🎨🎅Our first @stevenbrownart Christmas products for this year are now here, priced, on our shelves and ready for you to look at (and hopefully buy!). These gift packs each contain a Lizzie McCoo raspberry & prosecco jam, a Hamish McCoo lemon curd and an Angus McCoo cheese lover's chutney. Shortbread tins to follow...we will post on here as soon as we have any!💝#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore ... See MoreSee Less

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🤗That's us stocked up with @xocolateuk's fabulous chocolate bars again. Hand-made in Cumbria (right here in Carlisle, to be exact!), they are delicious (not to mention very pretty to look at, before you devour them...)!😋
🎅We will be stocking their beautiful jars of chocolate truffles and also their oh-so-pretty Ambassador's Collection (in 6's 12's and 24's) nearer to Christmas. The boxes of 24 will be pre-order only...and If you know that you definitely want anything else from our @xocolateuk collection in December, feel free to let us know, so that we can pop it away for you when it arrives. We anticipate that being organised (even more so than usual!) will be key to a smooth festive trading period for us this year!😬#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #localproducers #chocolatier #chocolatelovers
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***CHANGES TO STORE LAYOUT (sorry...😏)***

😱😱😱Our unit nearest the window is now empty, ready to be moved to make way for necessary changes for winter trading this year. As with everything at the moment, it will likely take us a few days to get the task finished, so please don't worry when you see empty shelves!😘
Our toiletries and cleaning products have been condensed into one unit further into the shop...our free-from section has also been condensed to accomodate this. Our slowest-selling lines in both cases have been removed. Some have been discontinued (although, as always, we will happily order in items especially for customers where possible), some have been moved into our rather substantial stockroom - so please just ask if you can't see an item you normally buy!☺#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore
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☺@pukkaherbs have re-packaged their popular tea selection boxes. They look fabulous and also sit on our shelves much better than the older version. Win-win!☕💖#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore ... See MoreSee Less

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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 CLOSED


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