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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🤗@montezumaschocs Absolute Black bar sells very well for us, soooo, we thought we'd trial the 'orange & cocoa nibs' version. 🍊🍊
Buy it, try it...and if you like it, we'll make it a permanent fixture!😁#shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #chocolatelovers #darkchocolate
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💖💖Something we are able to do thanks to our summer of weekends off...treat ourselves to the sort of food we don't always have time to make!😍😍
Last weekend saw us inviting @flossie_dossie round for brunch, with French toast (or eggy bread @poppy.mae03😜), fresh fruit, @yeovalley Greek yoghurt, @shadymaple maple syrup, @wildandfruitfulpreserves pear & stem ginger jam, @evasorganicsuk juice and fresh @bruceandlukes coffee. Lovely to be able to provide so many of the ingredients ourselves (we also used our @happybutterghee and organic eggs)!😋😋 #shoplocal #independentcarlisle #grocerystore #brunch
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🐟🐟 A new addition to our popular @fish4ever_recipes range, skipjack tuna chunks in brine. Mix it with our @doctor_wills avocado mayo for a delicious sandwich/jacket potato filling...😋😋 #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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