The guide to loose food shops in the UK (220+ shops listed!)

Yep, you’ve finally found it. The definitive guide to all the loose food shops in the UK. Now there’s no excuse not to join the zero waste lifestyle!

Get ready for a gazillion eco puns in our list of loose food shops, split into regions so you can quickly find your nearest store.

Click on a region to see the list of loose food shops in that area.




Londoners have a world of zero waste at their fingertips!

There are so many independent and local stores on every street that offer loose food, but the most well-known of all is Unpackaged at Planet Organic.

They have stores across London and around the UK (including one nifty store in the Channel Islands) offering loose dry foods to refill straight into your own jars and containers.

Find your nearest store on our list:

As Nature IntendedBalham, Chiswick, Dulwich, Ealing Green, Marble Arch, Spitalfields, and Westfield StratfordVitamins, supplements, store cupboard foods, raw foods and diet-specific foods
The Source Bulk FoodsBattersea, Brighton and Chiswick450 bulk foods to refill, mostly dry foods and cleaning liquids
Naked LarderBrixtonDry food refills, oils, snacks, and cleaning refills
Whole Foods MarketClapham Junction, Camden, Fulham, Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Richmond and Stoke NewingtonLoose fresh food, dry food refills, and locally sourced produce
HetuClapham JunctionBulk wholefoods, entirely vegan
Food MarketCrystal PalaceDry food refills and unusual herbal teas
Get LooseHackneyFresh dairy, pantry items, dry food refills, liquid refills
Bulk MarketHackneyFresh produce, dry refills, dairy, free-from foods, and everything else imaginable
E5 BakehouseHackneyUnpackaged bread, baked items, baking ingredients, organic fresh produce
Re-StoreHackneyWholefoods, dry refills, deli, household, bathroom and beauty products
Mother’s PantryHackneyPlant-based restaurant, zero waste store, veg box deliveries
Harmless StoreHaringeyDry food refills and vegan products for your body and home
Mother EarthHighbury East, Stoke Newington, and Mildmay WardDry food refills, fresh produce, pantry items
Mission GreenHither GreenDry food refills, liquid refills, eco home products
Earth Natural FoodsKentish TownFresh cakes/ pastries/ bread, organic fruit and veg, dry food refills, zero-waste takeaway food, supplements, dairy, toiletries
Bumblebee Natural FoodsKentish TownLoose fruit/veg, bakery and deli, nut refills
SwopLeeDry food refills, eggs, deli items, household cleaning, and beauty products
Food For AllStoke NewingtonOver 200 loose herbs, plus health foods
BYOTootingDry wholefood refills, household detergents and toiletries
Veg HutWalthamstowLoose fresh produce, pantry items, deli and chilled items
FareSharesWalworthLoose fresh produce and dry food refills
ZéroWimbledonDry food, liquids, snacks/treats refill station, local honey/eggs
Cups and JarsForest GateOrganic loose fresh produce and household items
Ingles Bakery48 stores across London and EssexUnpackaged bakery (will close permanently by the end of the year)

East of England


The East of England has some of the best loose food shops in the UK.

Our favourites are all in Essex (proving the stereotype is completely wrong!) such as Lathcoats Farm in Galleywood, where you can pick your own fruit from their fields and shop over 40 varieties of apples in their farm shop, harvested from their vast orchards. Yep, it’s as picturesque as it sounds.

For more groceries, loose wholefoods and zero waste pantry items, check out:

The StoreBedfordWeigh your own dried foods, eco personal care products
Clean Earth PantryBerkhamstedUnpackaged/plastic-free wholefoods and liquid refills
Lauriston FarmBlackwater EstuaryBiodynamic veg and meat supporting charities
The GreenhouseBrentwoodLush plants, eco gifts, dry food and liquid cleaner refills
Replenish and ReuseBuntingfordDry refills, eggs, honey, household and toiletry
Bury WholefoodsBury St EdmundsDry food zero waste refill delivery service
Clear to SeaBury St EdmundsDry food refills and eco personal items (e.g. soap)
Arjuna WholefoodsCambridgeLoose fruit/veg, wholefoods and takeaway menu
Full CircleCambridgeDry food refills, bakery, and vegan cheeses
Daily BreadCambridgeDry food refills, bread (duh), and cafe with vegan treats
RefillChelmsfordRefill station coming soon!
Un-SealedClacton-on-SeaDry food plastic-free refills (a massive range!)
An Ethical LifeColchesterRefill store cupboard foods, personal/household cleaning products
The Wholesome WeighHitchinDry food refills (including tea and coffee) and cleaning liquids
The Refill RoomLeigh-on-SeaLocal produce and dried food refills, beauty, homeware and hot drinks
Farmers MarketLeighton BuzzardRegional local foods, mostly unpackaged
SILOMaldonDry loose food refills, pantry items, and ethical home products
The Wholefood StoreManningtreeDry food refills, local sourdough, seasonal fruit and veg
The Green GrocersNorwichFresh fruit/veg, dry food refills, zero waste cafe
Re.SourceNorwichDry food refills, deli counter, organic fresh produce, home and beauty items
Ethical ErnieNorwichDried food refills and eco household items
Snakehall FarmReach“Veg shed” with seasonal produce, accepts cash only
The Refill ShopSt NeotsWeigh your own dried food and liquid refills, plus exclusive vegan chocolate
Stockbrook Farm ShopStockLoose fruit and veg, local meat/dairy produce, plus beers, wines and spirits
The Green ParrotSwaffhamDry food refills, natural remedies, local produce
Reco StoreTiptreeDry food refills and general eco goods
The Sustainability StoreWickfordPantry refills coming soon!

South East


In the sunny(ish) South East, there’s a myriad of zero waste shopping opportunities.

If you’re in the area, we suggest taking a peak at Hisbe’s store in Brighton! They have the usual groceries you need, plus some cheeky unpackaged snacks to try – we love the salted caramel brownie in particular.

Elsewhere in this region, you can find:

Twin LarderAshDry food refills, eco-friendly beauty and household products
Bare BazaarAshfordNaked food! Weigh and refill dried foods, toiletries and household products
WastenotBrightonBulk dried good refills, detergents, pantry essentials and more
Unboxed KentCanterburyLoose fresh produce, dried food refills, home goods
PedricksCaterhamZero waste grocery store (stocks as much as a supermarket!)
FillableCheddington, Wendover, and WingraveMobile market stall with loose food refills
RefilledChichesterWeigh your own dried food refills
ScoopFleetDry food and liquid refills
Drink FolkestoneFolkestoneWine, spirits and 150+ beers on tap
Downsview DelicatessenHassocksZero-waste deli food and cafe
The Willow BasketHenley on ThamesRefill dry foods and 25 ice cream flavours!
Town and Country WeighHorshamLoose grains, pulses, herbs/spices, and pet food
Down to EarthHoveVegetarian wholefoods, fresh produce, bread and pastries
Harriet’s of HoveHoveDried food refills, plus oils, vinegars and chilled items
U-WeighHytheDried loose food refills, eggs, pet food, sweets, etc
Bamboo TurtleLetchworth Garden CityStore cupboard refills and household items
Middle FarmLewesFarm shop with loose fresh veg/fruit, cider, and locally sourced dairy produce
The Grain GrocerMargateCafe, natural and local foods, small selection of refills
My Refill MarketMilton KeynesDried food refills, local produce, household items
The Naked Pantry New ForestNew MiltonZero waste groceries, dry food refills
Cardews of OxfordOxfordWide range of premium loose tea and coffees to refill
SESIOxfordPop up shop with organic refills, dry foods, herbs and spices
The GreenhousePulboroughUnpackaged fresh produce and cleaning liquid refills
True Food Co-OpReadingLoose wholefood refills from aduki beans to walnuts
The Eco PantrySevenoaksDried food refills into your own jar or container
Rice UpSouthamptonDried food refills, liquid refills, and loose fresh produce
The Wild Thyme WholefoodsSouthseaFresh food, pantry items, chilled/frozen, etc
Refill PantrySt AlbansLoose dry foods, oils, baking products and tinned goods
Eat WholefoodsSt AlbansRefill dried foods, spices, superfood powders, and cleaners
Health Foods for YouSudburyRefill nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, and cleaning liquids
Just TradingWallingfordArtisan bread, loose fresh produce, wholefoods, ice-cream!
The Market GardenWitneyFresh fruit and veg grown by the store owners, plus wholefoods and more
HerbaceousWhitstableWholefoods and wide range of herbs and essential oils
LarderWorthingUnprocessed dry food refills

South West

bristol suspension bridge

Those lucky enough to live in the South West of England have an enormous range of loose food shops to choose from.

Bristol is practically bursting with eco-energy! Our favourite stores in Bristol are Harvest (who also have a store in Bath) for their range of refills, vegan and free-from products, plus tasty cakes and snacks made fresh to takeaway. There’s also Zero Green who have a wider range of refills plus more home, beauty and baby products too.

Other places to get your eco fill:

HarvestBathSimilar to the Bristol store with loose fruit/veg, refills, and cupboard items
Newleaf HealthfoodsBathPlastic-free healthfoods and dried food refills
Cariad WholefoodsBlandford ForumSeasonal fresh produce, natural supplements, superfoods and remedies, plus dry food refills
Sunrise OrganicsBournemouthVegan organic wholefoods, fresh bread, fruit and veg
Waste Not Want NotBridportDry food refills, pantry essentials, home goods
ScoopAwayBristolDry food refills, natural supplements and eco body care
Better FoodBristolZero waste cafe, loose veg and fruit, wholefoods
Preserve FoodsBristolWeigh your own dried foods and store cupboard essentials
Wild OatsBristolNatural remedies, wholefoods, fresh bread, and deli counter
Food LooseCheltenhamDried food refills, snacks, cooking ingredients and pantry
Incredible BulkCornwallMobile shop selling loose, packaging-free food for delivery
Green Ginger Health Food ShopCorshamDry food and cleaning liquid refill stations
Down to EarthDorchesterOver 200 refills and natural food items
The Green WeighDorsetMobile market stall with dried food refills
The Real Food StoreExeterLocally sourced bread, fresh produce, eggs and dairy, meat and fish, toiletries, alcoholic beverages, and dry foods
Gillian’s LarderHelston130+ loose herbs and spices to refill
Save A PacketKingsbridgeDry foods, sweets, pet food, sugar and snacks to refill
Packaging Not IncludedMarlboroughDried food refills and unpackaged seasonal fruit and veg
Simply GreenNailsea and PortisheadPay-by-weight dried food dispensers
Supply WagonNorth SomersetRefills containers left on your doorstep with dried goods!
The Weigh InnPenzanceHerbs, spices and dry foods to weigh in your containers
GoodfayreSalisburyEco-friendly, unpackaged goods and treats
LooseStroudRefill organic basic food provisions and cleaning supplies
Lesser LitterTauntonDry food refills plus a flour mill for you to mill your own flour!
NourishTopsham and ExeterDried food pantry refills and home supplies
The Zero Waste ShopTotnesFill containers with plant-based, organic wholefoods
The Refill StoreTruroDry food refills and eco home items, e.g. bamboo toothbrushes
The Good EarthWellsCafe (lunchtime), coffee, wholefoods and eco home items
Replenish WestonWeston-super-MareDried food refills, chocolate, snacks, and a play nook for young kids while you shop
Scoop & SpiceYatton and WinscombeLarge range of dried food refills plus spices and vegan products

East Midlands


If you live in the East Midlands you’re in for a real treat, as there are several mobile eco shops that will offer delivery to your door!

Ekojoe serves the Leicestershire area, offering refills of flour, spices, tea and other dry goods. As for fresh produce, Wonky Veg Boxes rescue unwanted fruit and veg and deliver it in zero-waste packaging.

If you prefer the old fashioned shopping experience, take a look at:

Day ZeroBuxtonRefillable dried goods from beans and pulses to tea and coffee
The FigDerbyThe largest selection of loose herbs and spices in Derbyshire
Sound BitesDerbyLoose organic fruit and veg with wholefood vegan and free-from foods
ReFloreThe best place for zero-waste coffee and 250 plastic free product refills
NadaLeicesterSustainable, organic and vegan food refills sourced locally
A Simpler LifeLeicestershirePlastic-free moving market stall with dry food refills
Refill RevolutionMarket HarboroughRefill on dry foods and household liquids
Natures PantryMarket HarboroughZero waste cafe and cooking lessons with a small range of dry food refills
Daily Bread Co-operativeNorthampton100% vegetarian selection of refills and wholefoods
Nottingham Zero Waste CollectiveNottinghamPlastic-free pop-up shop with refills
Dash VeganNottinghamGluten-free and cruelty-free vegan refills and supplies
Shop ZeroNottinghamUnpackaged wholefoods and store cupboard essentials
The Good WeighNottinghamWeigh your own loose dry foods, plus fresh bread
WasteNottNottingham, University ofDry food refill stations within university grounds
The Garden’s GreengrocerSaundbyFresh fruit and vegetables plus detergent refills
Waste NottSherwoodDry food refill stations and cleaning/toiletry liquid refills

West Midlands

coventry cathedral

If we could pick just one store from the West Midlands to shout about, it would be The Green Unicorn Vegan Store in Coventry that sells much more than just dried refills from their self-service area.

There’s also sweet treats, a vegan dairy fridge, and a TONNE of vegan cookbooks and resources to help you embrace the lifestyle completely.

We could spend all day there…

… But we won’t, because there are just too many other great loose food shops around:

Nature’s IntentionBromsgroveDried food refills, sweets, cupboard essentials, loose tea, and coffee
Down to EarthCoventryA Soil Association Certified organic wholefoods
Coventry MarketCoventrySome sellers offering loose goods unpackaged
Cogs of CoventryCoventryUnpackaged wholefoods, fruit and veg boxes, cleaning refills, and personal care products
The Clean KiloDigbeth and BournvilleWeigh your own dry and fresh food refills
FodderHerefordRefill dry and fresh foods, artisan bread, vegan wholefoods, wine, beer and household items
ZeroLeamington SpaDry food refill and beauty, health and cleaning products
Broad BeanLudlowLoose dried goods, plastic-free deli and fine food selection
Indigo WholefoodsMoseleyDried food refills, cleaning refills, and general goods
Snapdragon WholefoodsShrewsburyLoose organic wholefoods for catering
Solihull Zero WastersSolihullVegan refill products including fresh and dried goods
Eco ManiaxStourbridgeOrganic loose dry foods to refill
EcowulfWolverhamptonLiquid cleaning product refills and some dried foods
Pack It InWorcesterDried food refills

Yorkshire & The Humber


There are 2 zero waste stores in Yorkshire and The Humber that we absolutely love.

The first is The JarTree, which is Leeds’ first dedicated zero waste shop with a super long stock list. Seriously, from liquorice root to tongue scrapers, you can find almost anything at this store.

The other company that’s worth mentioning is called Demijohn and is a unique liquid deli with a store in York. Refill your demijohn with the liqueur, cordial, or wine of your choice as many times as you like!

Other loose food shops in this area of the UK include:

Waste NotBurley WharfedaleDried food refills, loose fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and household products
Spill The BeansCleethorpesLoose food refill and plastic-free goods
JarfullHarrogateLoose fresh foods, dried good refills, organic dairy products, plus bodycare, lifestyle and household items
Haworth WholefoodsHaworthSelf service dried good refills plus cleaning liquids
Kirkgate MarketLeedsLoose fresh food and packaging-free market stalls
ecoTopiaLeedsDried food refills, plus beauty goods including sunscreen
The Nut ShopLeedsLoose nuts, dried fruits and yummy vegan chocolates
Scoops Ingredients ShopMaltonDried food refills plus ingredients for global cuisines
Down to EarthSheffieldOrganic dried wholefoods to refill your pantry
Sheffield’s SU Zero Waste ShopSheffieldRefill stations with dried goods
Just NaturalSheffieldA rainbow of beautiful loose fruits and vegetables
UnwrappedSheffieldDried foods refill station and good ol’ fashioned sweet jars
Value FoodsSheffieldSelf scoop fruits, nuts and cereals in Crystal Peaks Market
Beeches of WalkleySheffieldFruit, veg and meat boxes, plus plastic-free deli
Keelham Farm ShopSkiptonFarm shop with loose fruit/veg and plastic-free kitchen goods
Alligator WholefoodsYorkLoose fruit, vegetables and dried goods to fill yourself

North West


One of our favourite independent stores in this part of the UK is Weigh of the World in Northwich!

Their store is designed for everyone, whether you just want to make small changes to your life (e.g. by trying their locally sourced produce) or go full zero waste with their refill selection of cupboard essentials.

If Northwich is too far from you, check out the many other loose food shops in North West England:

A Small Good ThingBoltonRange of organic loose vegetables/fruit, plus household items
Root’s Refill PantryBowness-On-WindermereLoose dried goods
Just FootprintsChesterRefillable dried foods plus household goods
Fletcher’s Fruit and VegGrange Over SandsSeasonal loose produce including meat and fruit/veg
TurtleBeeGreat HarwoodRefillable dried goods and plastic-free products
FoodNudeKendallZero waste refills to weigh plus vegan snacks and ingredients
Single StepLancasterLoose wholefoods, groceries, and fresh fruit/veg
Liv Organic and Natural Food MarketLiverpoolZero waste supermarket with every food imaginable
Unicorn GroceryManchesterSeasonal loose food and ecological household goods.
M20 RefillsManchesterDelivery of dry foods, cleaning liquids and beauty products
Why Not RefillMerseysideDried food refills and plastic-free packaged goods
UnifillMerseysideGrocery shopping delivery (nationwide!) in eco packaging
Another WeighPenrith and KendalDried foods, storecupboard necessities, toiletries and household refills
Village GreensPrestwichOrganic loose foods and refillable dried goods
PlentifulRamsbottomDried food, herbs and spices, plus cleaning and toiletry refills
Omnom Zero WasteSouthportDried food refills and general zero-waste products
The Good LifeStockportLocal dried food refills, wine, beer on-tap, loose tea/coffee
Cut The WrapUlverstonPackaging-free dried goods and reusable eco products
The Hoylake PantryWirralDried pantry refills and household essentials
Waste Not Want NotWirralRefillable dry goods, fresh foods and household products
Blooming EcoWirralStore dedicated to cleaning product refills only

North East


Northumberland, County Durham, and Tyne and Wear have so much to offer when it comes to loose food shops. You don’t need to head to busy Newcastle to find them either, with some great rural zero waste farm shops ready to welcome you.

Here are some of the best:

Weigh and SaveConsettDry food and store cupboard refills
Mutiny Zero Waste LtdDarlingtonDried foods and cleaning product refills
The PaddockHigh SpenFarm shop with organic fruit and veg, eggs, and bakery
Nil LivingNewcastleRefill stations for dried goods, plus plastic-free products
Grainger MarketNewcastleIndoor market stores
FarplaceNewcastleVegan cafe and ethical vegan goods
The Little Refill ShopSeahamVegetable boxes, dry food refills, and cleaning items
Buy the KiloTynemouthDry and fresh food refills, plus many eco toiletries


Eastern Scotland

Let’s start with the eco-hub of Scotland. Edinburgh and surrounding areas in Eastern Scotland are bustling with zero-waste shops.

If you only have time to visit one today, we recommend going straight to The Eco Larder in Edinburgh for their awesome range of refills! They operate with a weigh and pay structure, plus you can get 10% off by becoming a member and even purchase Eco Larder gift cards to get your friends into the zero waste lifestyle.

Some other places to explore include:

The New Leaf Co-opEdinburghDry ingredient refills
Real FoodsEdinburgh (and online)Fresh fruit and veg, store cupboard essentials and cleaning refills
Edinburgh Farmers MarketEdinburghAn open air market
I.J.MellisEdinburghPlastic-free artisan cheese! Stores in Glasgow and St Andrews too
The RefilleryEdinburghPlastic-free groceries
Weigh To GEdinburghDried goods and fresh produce, with a loose leaf tea and coffee selection

South Western Scotland


If you’re looking for a zero waste haven in South Western Scotland, head on down to Glasgow where you can find the majority of loose food stores. Did you know that Glasgow is one of the world’s most eco-friendly cities?!

Society ZeroGlasgowZero waste store offering all dried kitchen food essentials, plus they offer delivery and host events!
LocavoreGlasgowOffers a crazy large range of plastic free food to refill from, including coconut flour, goji berries, and vegan chocolate chips amongst others
Grunting GrowlerGlasgowRefill your ‘growler’ with craft beer to cut down waste
Zero Waste MarketGlasgowThe usual cupboard essentials that you need to restock on, including pasta, grains, oils and washing liquids

North Eastern Scotland


Is there any corner of the UK where I can’t find loose food shops near me? 


Even here in North Eastern Scotland there are some truly admirable loose food shops to pick from:

Food Story CafeAberdeenTasty organic food to takeaway in eco plastic-free containers, plus loose vegetable boxes and baked goods
Sea No WasteAngusLoose foods of all kinds, from cereals to baking yeast and tasty snacks. Eco supplies, such as bamboo cutlery, are also available
The Green GrocerInverurieFruit and veg boxes, locally sourced meat and fish, and free range eggs
The Re:StoreLossiemouthZero waste refillery for all dried food supplies and cleaning products. Psst. There’s a great bakery next door too!

Highlands & Islands

glenfinnan viaduct

Amongst the stunningly beautiful scenery, you’ll find a zero waste loose food shop or two…

Can we also take a moment to mention Eco Ness? We admire their plastic-free beauty products and are a little jealous of their Highlands headquarters.

Let’s Go LentilBlack IsleGrains, pulses, nuts, seeds and spices to weigh into your own containers
The WildcatFort WilliamLoose tea and coffee served at the organic cafe, plus wholefoods and loose fresh foods in the back!
The Emporium of Worldly GoodsFort WilliamFairtrade and ethical produce with a selection of cleaning product refills into your own containers


North Wales


If you want the best choice of loose foods in North Wales, head to Health Food Shop in Llanrwst.

It’s like a zero waste supermarket with loose foods (fresh and dried) plus detergent and cleaning supply refills, and other zero waste products from bamboo toothbrushes to natural deodorant.

There’s one other loose food dedicated store in North Wales that we know of:

Ruthin WholefoodsRuthinnot only are their products plastic-free, many are also gluten-free! Check their Facebook page for more info on the foods, vitamins and herbal supplements they offer

Mid Wales


Throughout mid Wales you’re bound to come across a quaint farm shop or two, but there are dedicated loose food grocery shops to find as well… that won’t charge you tourist prices. Take a look at:

La Viva VerdeLlandrindod WellsOrganic cafe, unpackaged fruit and veg boxes, fresh flowers and baked bread, plus zero-waste essentials like toothbrushes and food wraps
Natural WeighPowysIll your own container or glass jar and pay by weight. Loose leaf tea, fruit, dried storecupboard goods, and even seeds and cereal

South East Wales

There are a handful of loose food stores across South East Wales, but our favourite of all is Viva Organic in Cardiff.

Not only do they stock organic loose fruit and veg from Welsh distributors, but they also sell organic milk in glass bottles, freshly baked bread and pastries, plus organic alcohol and coffee/tea to takeaway in your own reusable coffee mug (we love this one).

Other loose food stores to pop into include:

Plant 2 PlateCaerphillyZero waste catering company and refill shop offering loose spices, grains, cleaning supplies and reusable jars in case you forget your own!
Ripple LivingCardiffOrganic fruit/veg and dried goods, plus some cheeky vegan pick-your-own sweets
Pollinate RiscaNewportLoose baking supplies (a range of flours), loose coffee and wholefoods, and specialist Japanese cooking items

South West Wales


Along the beautiful coasts of Pembrokshire and Swansea you’ll find some lovely places to buy organic fruit and veg at local markets. As for dedicated zero waste stores supplying loose food, well, those are harder to come by and sorely needed.

Yes, that is a not-so-subtle hint for existing store owners!

Nonetheless, you can still find these 3 loose food shops:

Happy Planet Green StoreCardigan and NarberthCupboard staples to refill, loose foods, and local produce
The Choice is YoursSwanseaFruit, vegetables, salad boxes, herbs and spices available loose
The Little PantryTenbySeasonal loose veg sourced locally and plastic-free pantry refills including cleaning products, spices and herbs

This is a HUGE list and we obviously couldn’t include all the shops in the UK. If your favourite loose food shop is missing from the list, please let us know. We will add it as soon as possible!

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