Welcome to The New Leaf Co-op
The New Leaf Co-op is Edinburgh’s friendly, hands-on wholefood store. We focus on products that are fresh, local, organic, low packaging, and reasonably priced. We’re very proud of our jam-packed co-op shop, and hope to see you there soon!
We are recruiting!
We are looking for enthusiastic new members to join our Co-op team! Head to over to the ‘Work with us’ page to find out more.
August Update – We’re Open!
The New Leaf Co-op is opening for business again this Saturday, August 1st🎉🎉
We’re returning to our pre-lockdown opening hours (weekdays 9.30am – 7pm, weekend 10am – 5pm ), however will remain closed on Thursdays. This is so we can receive our larger deliveries in a way that is safe for everyone, and make sure the shelves are beautifully restocked and the fruit and veg bountiful.
We’re so excited to welcome you inside again! Over the lockdown period we transformed from bustling shop to order processing warehouse. We then moved into a period of DIY (ordered) chaos, all to emerge a slightly Newer Leaf. We’ve also been working on lots behind the scenes…onwards and upwards!
We thought we’d share some info about how shopping with us will be slightly different to keep staff and customers safe in regards to Covid:
– We will have a maximum number of customers allowed in the shop at any one time (8 individuals
– If there are too many people inside, we will ask you to queue outside the shop: please do so with respect for our neighbours and other street-users 💚
– In accordance with Scottish law, we ask that you wear a face covering when inside the shop if you are able
– We have a brand spanking new sink at the back of the shop that can be used for hand washing, as well as sanitiser available to use upon entry
Otherwise, it will be business as usual! The nut grinder will be a-grinding, you can bring your containers to refill with your favourite wholefoods and household/cleaning products (different containers pls), and there will be heaps of fresh, organic, local produce to be enjoyed.
Looking forward to seeing you soon! 🌿
July – Update: The New Leaf Co-Op will be closed 6th – 31st July for exciting DIY – Re-Opening 1st August
Customers and friends,
In an important update, we want to let you know that the shop will be closed from 6th – 31st July, re-opening on the 1st August.
Closing for these weeks provides us with an exciting opportunity to work through some long overdue 🛠️ DIY 🛠️projects, and come up with robust post-corona strategies that will contribute to a thriving New Leaf. We recognise that this will be sad news for some, but we’re really looking forward to welcoming you back in August to a slightly Newer Leaf 🌿
We’ve made this decision so that we can provide a better working environment for our staff and a better shopping experience for our customers. It’s one of the advantages of being a workers’ co-op – we are truly empowered to create the space we want! Anyone who’s been inside our shop knows that it requires some masterful feng-shui and squish squashing to make everything fit…hopefully we can improve on that a bit 💪
We’re so happy to have been able to stay open and functioning over these last few months, and grateful too for everyone’s support as we got our new systems up and running. A massive thank you and some New Leaf love to our brilliant customers, suppliers, staff members, and all those who’ve offered their time and energy to give us a helping hand ✊💞✊ We’re still open as normal (the new normal, that is) until July 5th, so keep clicking and collecting, popping by our window counter to say hi, and stocking up on your favourite New Leaf goodies 🌿