In 1904 Mrs Mary Sarah Bertram converted a haggis shop at 40 Hanover Street into Edinburgh's first health food shop. Known originally as the 'Healthfoods Depot', it's been there ever since. At well over 100 years old it's the oldest health food store that we know.
Originally founded as a reaction to the mechanised and adulterated foods of the period, you would have found a range of nuts, fruit, wholefoods, and vegetarian alternatives. You can still find these products, but since the 1970s under a new direction we became, and remain, Edinburgh's premium outlet for nutrition and natural remedies.
Collectively we have nearly 80 years experience in advising customers on natural solutions for their health problems, backed up by one of the best ranges of hand-picked products available. We have literally travelled the world to ensure that what we stock is the very best quality that you can buy. We do not sell on the internet because the best way to find what makes us special is to pop into the shop and pick our brains. You'll find our award-winning team knowledgeable, approachable and sympathetic.