Food & Nutrition

5 UK supermarkets that are great for buying organic food from

Published by Finn Hayden

Eating organic is one of the best ways to instantly improve your diet - studies have shown that organic food can be significantly higher in antioxidants compared to conventionally-grown foods. And the great thing about switching to organic is that you can continue to eat the same foods you like, just the organic version, so it's really easy.

The only tricky part is actually finding organic versions of the foods you like. Luckily, here in the UK many of the supermarkets stock a good selection of organic products. We thought it would be useful to round up the best supermarkets to buy organic food from, let's get into it:

Waitrose

Of all the supermarkets that we visited, we definitely think that Waitrose had the best selection of organic food products to choose from. We've actually included a number of the organic products from Waitrose in our guides, from the maple syrup to the cream cheese, and what really impresses us most about the Waitrose organic products is just the sheer variety of organic products that the supermarket sells. For example, we couldn't find organic cream cheese in any other supermarket apart from Waitrose. So we'd say that if you're looking for a supermarket to buy organic products from, your best bet is to head to Waitrose. Learn more and explore the range here - waitrose.com

Waitrose organic

Sainsbury's

One thing that Sainsbury's does really well is organic food - according to the supermarket's website, there are 14 pages worth of organic food to choose from, which is really impressive. We were very impressed to find organic granola at Sainsbury's (pictured), as well as organic nuts and lots of organic fruit and vegetables. Learn more and explore the range here - sainsburys.co.uk

Sainsbury's

Marks & Spencer

We expected Marks & Spencer to have a good selection of organic food products to buy, but what really impressed us was finding organic products such as organic flour (pictured) which we struggled to find in any other supermarket. It seems that even the smaller Marks & Spencer shops always stock a good selection of organic products, which is great to see. Explore the full organic range from M&S and learn more here - marksandspencer.com

M&S organic

Co-op

We have to admit that because the Co-op is a smaller supermarket chain compared to the likes of Tesco, we didn't expect much to find in the way of organic foods available to buy at our local Co-op. But we were very wrong - we actually found a wide range of organic food products to buy, which really impressed us. What especially impressed us what the selection of organic milk which you could buy from the Co-op, with an organic option for skimmed, semi-skimmed, and whole milk at our local Co-op. Other organic foods that you can buy from the Co-op include organic vegetables like carrots and celery. Learn more and explore the range here - coop.co.uk

Co-op

Tesco

Tesco is a pretty safe bet when it comes to organic food - you might not find as much organic food here as you'll find at some of the other supermarkets we've included in this list, but you'll always get a good selection nevertheless. We typically find organic milk available to buy in every Tesco that we go into, and we also always seem to find organic oats from Tesco (pictured). Learn more and explore the organic products at Tesco here - tesco.com

Teso

Ocado

Ocado might be an online supermarket, but it's still a supermarket so is definitely suitable for this guide. And we have to say that Ocado sells quite an impressive amount of organic food products - as noted by the Soil Association, Ocado has more than 3,000 organic products available to buy via its website. We found everything on the Ocado website from organic tofu to organic chocolate. Learn more and explore the range here - ocado.com

So as you can see, you can buy excellent organic food from a number of supermarkets in the UK. Let us know if you've bought organic food from any of the supermarkets we've mentioned above or if you have any other suggestions for us.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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