Review: The Incredible Nutshell, Sheffield.

This is my first review of a health food shop, so I thought I’d start with a good one- The Incredible Nutshell. It’s run by Charlie, who carefully selects all of the products to make sure that they are free of animal produce. That means that they’re all suitable for vegans and vegetarians and there’s lots of organic, fair-trade, gluten-free and soya-free options as well.

Charlie has managed to pack a lot into a small shop. Pretty much everything you can think of from eco-friendly cleaning products and toiletries to  handmade cards and jewelry. And, the reason for my visit, food!

At The Incredible Nutshell you can find everything your heart desires- vegan cheese, chocolates, even wine. There’s also a good range of cooking ingredients and savory items such as wraps, jars of sauce and sausages.

What to expect




After a good look round I brought some black-bean spaghetti (which I have yet to try), cacao powder and a box of Booja-Booja chocolates which I thought seemed very cheap so I was over the moon about those!! Now I’ve looked at the pictures again I’ve spotted more things I want to try, like ‘Secret Sausages‘.

Overall, I would give The Incredible Nutshell a big thumbs up. The prices are very reasonable and there’s a brilliant selection of products. This shop is perfect for vegans because you don’t have to worry about checking the ingredients list on anything you pick up, which makes for relaxing shopping. It might also be particularly good if you’re new to this lifestyle or thinking of eating more vegan food because it will show you the massive range of options available.

It is situated just outside of sheffield, so ideally you would need a car to get there, but I can assure you it’s well worth the visit.

31 Chesterfield Road,
S8 0RL


  1. February 19, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Great review!That shop does look incredible! I go to university in Sheffield so I will have to check it out when I’m next in!

    • February 19, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Oh awesome. Me too 🙂 I know they have a veggie and vegan society but I haven’t managed to get to any of the events. They don’t seem to run many.

      • February 19, 2016 / 3:45 pm

        Yeah neither have I, but looks like there are some good places to go in Sheffield!

  2. February 19, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Ah I love this – never been to the Incredible nutshell but will definitely check it out next month when I am in Sheffield. Used to live next to Beanie’s by Crookesmoore Road so that was always a favourite of mine 🙂

    • February 19, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Ooooh Beanies is brilliant as well. I should do a review of them next time I visit. Sheffield has so many great places 🙂

      • February 19, 2016 / 6:17 pm

        Definitely! I’ve been wanting to review them for ages actually when I lived there last year – their range of products change so often and so regularly, it was so great!

  3. February 26, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    You’re in the UK! I used to live in East Anglia and loved it. Keep on advocating veganism and health. Did you read my article about another great psychologist, Dr. Melanie Joy? Her doctoral thesis rocks!

    • February 26, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Oh awesome! The UK is great if you ignore the weather :p
      I’ll take a look at your article, it sounds really interesting

      • February 26, 2016 / 6:19 pm

        Yes, Dr. Joy’s doctoral work analyzed carnism. It was groundbreaking.
        East Anglia when I was there 30 years ago was like a 17th century fantasy.
        I lived in a thatched-roof home, way far away from Ipswich, which was the only urban area, near a 9 mile footpath to the North Sea, just down the road from where the British Philharmonic rehearsed on weekends. As a nature and animal lover, it was idyllic.
        During the 5 years I was there, the temperature never got above 74F.
        I miss Devon, Cornwall, the Lake District, etc.

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