Health Food Store Donegal Town
Simple Simon’s – Our Story
Simple Simon’s was first established as a health food shop over 25 years ago, long before health shops were as popular as they are today. It changed hands a couple of times over the years but in 2010 it found its forever home with Finbar and his team. We opened on the 14th of August in 2010 and we have gone from strength to strength since. When we first opened the doors there was a quaint small health food shop. We have since expanded twice and added a deli/cafe to our business.
In our cafe and deli we serve delicious food with a lean towards vegetarian cuisine. All our salads are made in house, our pastry is handmade every day and people come from miles around for our house scones which are just amazing. We try our best to cater for vegans as we realise this is an ever growing trend and each year we get asked more and more for vegan options. We also have a number of gluten free options for coeliacs or those just wishing to avoid gluten. We make really wonderful soups and sell French bread made at 4am every morning by our baker Franck Pasquier. Our desserts are made by the amazing Julie who is based just up the road in Rossnowlagh and she makes the worlds most ADDICTIVE chocolate brownies… You’ve been warned!
Down in our health food shop Brian and Angela are on hand to help with your queries. We pride ourselves on selling high quality supplements with no fillers or added nasties. Some of our best selling brands include Irish made Revive Active, Natures Plus and the ever popular Quest range. We carry vegan supplements that may be hard to source and sell everything from Vitamin A to Zincuflex!
We also have a great range of health food products. Our famous Wildwood honey is hands down a fantastic seller, along with vegan and gluten free snacks, dairy free cheeses, apple cider vinegar, etc. The list is never ending with us stocking over 3000 lines.
We are super passionate about cutting down on waste and we have recently just launched a Zero Waste Refill Station, the first of its kind in Donegal. We sell herbs, spices, loose leaf tea, oats, rice, pasta, muesli etc. Simply bring your own container, fill what you need, weigh it and go! There is no need for plastic waste or food waste as you simply take enough for what you want.
We also offer refills on milk, shampoo, body wash, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, yoghurt, laundry liquid etc. See our Eco Statement for more information.
We pride ourselves on customer service and we are always trying to further our knowledge. We do as much product training as possible, our full time staff have completed with distinctions the IAHS customer care protocol and our manager Angela has a diploma in health food retailing. Our customers often say our place is the sort of place you go to for the vibe and a lot of them have become our friends. You can get a cup of coffee anywhere but coming to us you get a bit more of a personal experience.