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 Intended||Balham, Chiswick, Dulwich, Ealing Green, Marble Arch, Spitalfields, and Westfield Stratford||Vitamins, supplements, store cupboard foods, raw foods and diet-specific foods|
|The Source Bulk Foods||Battersea, Brighton and Chiswick||450 bulk foods to refill, mostly dry foods and cleaning liquids|
|Naked Larder||Brixton||Dry food refills, oils, snacks, and cleaning refills|
|Whole Foods Market||Clapham Junction, Camden, Fulham, Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Richmond and Stoke Newington||Loose fresh food, dry food refills, and locally sourced produce|
|Hetu||Clapham Junction||Bulk wholefoods, entirely vegan|
|Food Market||Crystal Palace||Dry food refills and unusual herbal teas|
|Get Loose||Hackney||Fresh dairy, pantry items, dry food refills, liquid refills|
|Bulk Market||Hackney||Fresh produce, dry refills, dairy, free-from foods, and everything else imaginable|
|E5 Bakehouse||Hackney||Unpackaged bread, baked items, baking ingredients, organic fresh produce|
|Re-Store||Hackney||Wholefoods, dry refills, deli, household, bathroom and beauty products|
|Mother’s Pantry||Hackney||Plant-based restaurant, zero waste store, veg box deliveries|
|Harmless Store||Haringey||Dry food refills and vegan products for your body and home|
|Mother Earth||Highbury East, Stoke Newington, and Mildmay Ward||Dry food refills, fresh produce, pantry items|
|Mission Green||Hither Green||Dry food refills, liquid refills, eco home products|
|Earth Natural Foods||Kentish Town||Fresh cakes/ pastries/ bread, organic fruit and veg, dry food refills, zero-waste takeaway food, supplements, dairy, toiletries|
|Bumblebee Natural Foods||Kentish Town||Loose fruit/veg, bakery and deli, nut refills|
|Swop||Lee||Dry food refills, eggs, deli items, household cleaning, and beauty products|
|Food For All||Stoke Newington||Over 200 loose herbs, plus health foods|
|BYO||Tooting||Dry wholefood refills, household detergents and toiletries|
|Veg Hut||Walthamstow||Loose fresh produce, pantry items, deli and chilled items|
|FareShares||Walworth||Loose fresh produce and dry food refills|
|Zéro||Wimbledon||Dry food, liquids, snacks/treats refill station, local honey/eggs|
|Cups and Jars||Forest Gate||Organic loose fresh produce and household items|
|Ingles Bakery||48 stores across London and Essex||Unpackaged 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 Store||Bedford||Weigh your own dried foods, eco personal care products|
|Clean Earth Pantry||Berkhamsted||Unpackaged/plastic-free wholefoods and liquid refills|
|Lauriston Farm||Blackwater Estuary||Biodynamic veg and meat supporting charities|
|The Greenhouse||Brentwood||Lush plants, eco gifts, dry food and liquid cleaner refills|
|Replenish and Reuse||Buntingford||Dry refills, eggs, honey, household and toiletry|
|Bury Wholefoods||Bury St Edmunds||Dry food zero waste refill delivery service|
|Clear to Sea||Bury St Edmunds||Dry food refills and eco personal items (e.g. soap)|
|Arjuna Wholefoods||Cambridge||Loose fruit/veg, wholefoods and takeaway menu|
|Full Circle||Cambridge||Dry food refills, bakery, and vegan cheeses|
|Daily Bread||Cambridge||Dry food refills, bread (duh), and cafe with vegan treats|
|Refill||Chelmsford||Refill station coming soon!|
|Un-Sealed||Clacton-on-Sea||Dry food plastic-free refills (a massive range!)|
|An Ethical Life||Colchester||Refill store cupboard foods, personal/household cleaning products|
|The Wholesome Weigh||Hitchin||Dry food refills (including tea and coffee) and cleaning liquids|
|The Refill Room||Leigh-on-Sea||Local produce and dried food refills, beauty, homeware and hot drinks|
|Farmers Market||Leighton Buzzard||Regional local foods, mostly unpackaged|
|SILO||Maldon||Dry loose food refills, pantry items, and ethical home products|
|The Wholefood Store||Manningtree||Dry food refills, local sourdough, seasonal fruit and veg|
|The Green Grocers||Norwich||Fresh fruit/veg, dry food refills, zero waste cafe|
|Re.Source||Norwich||Dry food refills, deli counter, organic fresh produce, home and beauty items|
|Ethical Ernie||Norwich||Dried food refills and eco household items|
|Snakehall Farm||Reach||“Veg shed” with seasonal produce, accepts cash only|
|The Refill Shop||St Neots||Weigh your own dried food and liquid refills, plus exclusive vegan chocolate|
|Stockbrook Farm Shop||Stock||Loose fruit and veg, local meat/dairy produce, plus beers, wines and spirits|
|The Green Parrot||Swaffham||Dry food refills, natural remedies, local produce|
|Reco Store||Tiptree||Dry food refills and general eco goods|
|The Sustainability Store||Wickford||Pantry refills coming soon!|
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 Larder||Ash||Dry food refills, eco-friendly beauty and household products|
|Bare Bazaar||Ashford||Naked food! Weigh and refill dried foods, toiletries and household products|
|Wastenot||Brighton||Bulk dried good refills, detergents, pantry essentials and more|
|Unboxed Kent||Canterbury||Loose fresh produce, dried food refills, home goods|
|Pedricks||Caterham||Zero waste grocery store (stocks as much as a supermarket!)|
|Fillable||Cheddington, Wendover, and Wingrave||Mobile market stall with loose food refills|
|Refilled||Chichester||Weigh your own dried food refills|
|Scoop||Fleet||Dry food and liquid refills|
|Drink Folkestone||Folkestone||Wine, spirits and 150+ beers on tap|
|Downsview Delicatessen||Hassocks||Zero-waste deli food and cafe|
|The Willow Basket||Henley on Thames||Refill dry foods and 25 ice cream flavours!|
|Town and Country Weigh||Horsham||Loose grains, pulses, herbs/spices, and pet food|
|Down to Earth||Hove||Vegetarian wholefoods, fresh produce, bread and pastries|
|Harriet’s of Hove||Hove||Dried food refills, plus oils, vinegars and chilled items|
|U-Weigh||Hythe||Dried loose food refills, eggs, pet food, sweets, etc|
|Bamboo Turtle||Letchworth Garden City||Store cupboard refills and household items|
|Middle Farm||Lewes||Farm shop with loose fresh veg/fruit, cider, and locally sourced dairy produce|
|The Grain Grocer||Margate||Cafe, natural and local foods, small selection of refills|
|My Refill Market||Milton Keynes||Dried food refills, local produce, household items|
|The Naked Pantry New Forest||New Milton||Zero waste groceries, dry food refills|
|Cardews of Oxford||Oxford||Wide range of premium loose tea and coffees to refill|
|SESI||Oxford||Pop up shop with organic refills, dry foods, herbs and spices|
|The Greenhouse||Pulborough||Unpackaged fresh produce and cleaning liquid refills|
|True Food Co-Op||Reading||Loose wholefood refills from aduki beans to walnuts|
|The Eco Pantry||Sevenoaks||Dried food refills into your own jar or container|
|Rice Up||Southampton||Dried food refills, liquid refills, and loose fresh produce|
|The Wild Thyme Wholefoods||Southsea||Fresh food, pantry items, chilled/frozen, etc|
|Refill Pantry||St Albans||Loose dry foods, oils, baking products and tinned goods|
|Eat Wholefoods||St Albans||Refill dried foods, spices, superfood powders, and cleaners|
|Health Foods for You||Sudbury||Refill nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, and cleaning liquids|
|Just Trading||Wallingford||Artisan bread, loose fresh produce, wholefoods, ice-cream!|
|The Market Garden||Witney||Fresh fruit and veg grown by the store owners, plus wholefoods and more|
|Herbaceous||Whitstable||Wholefoods and wide range of herbs and essential oils|
|Larder||Worthing||Unprocessed dry food refills|
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:
|Harvest||Bath||Similar to the Bristol store with loose fruit/veg, refills, and cupboard items|
|Newleaf Healthfoods||Bath||Plastic-free healthfoods and dried food refills|
|Cariad Wholefoods||Blandford Forum||Seasonal fresh produce, natural supplements, superfoods and remedies, plus dry food refills|
|Sunrise Organics||Bournemouth||Vegan organic wholefoods, fresh bread, fruit and veg|
|Waste Not Want Not||Bridport||Dry food refills, pantry essentials, home goods|
|ScoopAway||Bristol||Dry food refills, natural supplements and eco body care|
|Better Food||Bristol||Zero waste cafe, loose veg and fruit, wholefoods|
|Preserve Foods||Bristol||Weigh your own dried foods and store cupboard essentials|
|Wild Oats||Bristol||Natural remedies, wholefoods, fresh bread, and deli counter|
|Food Loose||Cheltenham||Dried food refills, snacks, cooking ingredients and pantry|
|Incredible Bulk||Cornwall||Mobile shop selling loose, packaging-free food for delivery|
|Green Ginger Health Food Shop||Corsham||Dry food and cleaning liquid refill stations|
|Down to Earth||Dorchester||Over 200 refills and natural food items|
|The Green Weigh||Dorset||Mobile market stall with dried food refills|
|The Real Food Store||Exeter||Locally sourced bread, fresh produce, eggs and dairy, meat and fish, toiletries, alcoholic beverages, and dry foods|
|Gillian’s Larder||Helston||130+ loose herbs and spices to refill|
|Save A Packet||Kingsbridge||Dry foods, sweets, pet food, sugar and snacks to refill|
|Packaging Not Included||Marlborough||Dried food refills and unpackaged seasonal fruit and veg|
|Simply Green||Nailsea and Portishead||Pay-by-weight dried food dispensers|
|Supply Wagon||North Somerset||Refills containers left on your doorstep with dried goods!|
|The Weigh Inn||Penzance||Herbs, spices and dry foods to weigh in your containers|
|Goodfayre||Salisbury||Eco-friendly, unpackaged goods and treats|
|Loose||Stroud||Refill organic basic food provisions and cleaning supplies|
|Lesser Litter||Taunton||Dry food refills plus a flour mill for you to mill your own flour!|
|Nourish||Topsham and Exeter||Dried food pantry refills and home supplies|
|The Zero Waste Shop||Totnes||Fill containers with plant-based, organic wholefoods|
|The Refill Store||Truro||Dry food refills and eco home items, e.g. bamboo toothbrushes|
|The Good Earth||Wells||Cafe (lunchtime), coffee, wholefoods and eco home items|
|Replenish Weston||Weston-super-Mare||Dried food refills, chocolate, snacks, and a play nook for young kids while you shop|
|Scoop & Spice||Yatton and Winscombe||Large range of dried food refills plus spices and vegan products|
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 Zero||Buxton||Refillable dried goods from beans and pulses to tea and coffee|
|The Fig||Derby||The largest selection of loose herbs and spices in Derbyshire|
|Sound Bites||Derby||Loose organic fruit and veg with wholefood vegan and free-from foods|
|Re||Flore||The best place for zero-waste coffee and 250 plastic free product refills|
|Nada||Leicester||Sustainable, organic and vegan food refills sourced locally|
|A Simpler Life||Leicestershire||Plastic-free moving market stall with dry food refills|
|Refill Revolution||Market Harborough||Refill on dry foods and household liquids|
|Natures Pantry||Market Harborough||Zero waste cafe and cooking lessons with a small range of dry food refills|
|Daily Bread Co-operative||Northampton||100% vegetarian selection of refills and wholefoods|
|Nottingham Zero Waste Collective||Nottingham||Plastic-free pop-up shop with refills|
|Dash Vegan||Nottingham||Gluten-free and cruelty-free vegan refills and supplies|
|Shop Zero||Nottingham||Unpackaged wholefoods and store cupboard essentials|
|The Good Weigh||Nottingham||Weigh your own loose dry foods, plus fresh bread|
|WasteNott||Nottingham, University of||Dry food refill stations within university grounds|
|The Garden’s Greengrocer||Saundby||Fresh fruit and vegetables plus detergent refills|
|Waste Nott||Sherwood||Dry food refill stations and cleaning/toiletry liquid refills|
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 Intention||Bromsgrove||Dried food refills, sweets, cupboard essentials, loose tea, and coffee|
|Down to Earth||Coventry||A Soil Association Certified organic wholefoods|
|Coventry Market||Coventry||Some sellers offering loose goods unpackaged|
|Cogs of Coventry||Coventry||Unpackaged wholefoods, fruit and veg boxes, cleaning refills, and personal care products|
|The Clean Kilo||Digbeth and Bournville||Weigh your own dry and fresh food refills|
|Fodder||Hereford||Refill dry and fresh foods, artisan bread, vegan wholefoods, wine, beer and household items|
|Zero||Leamington Spa||Dry food refill and beauty, health and cleaning products|
|Broad Bean||Ludlow||Loose dried goods, plastic-free deli and fine food selection|
|Indigo Wholefoods||Moseley||Dried food refills, cleaning refills, and general goods|
|Snapdragon Wholefoods||Shrewsbury||Loose organic wholefoods for catering|
|Solihull Zero Wasters||Solihull||Vegan refill products including fresh and dried goods|
|Eco Maniax||Stourbridge||Organic loose dry foods to refill|
|Ecowulf||Wolverhampton||Liquid cleaning product refills and some dried foods|
|Pack It In||Worcester||Dried 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 Not||Burley Wharfedale||Dried food refills, loose fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and household products|
|Spill The Beans||Cleethorpes||Loose food refill and plastic-free goods|
|Jarfull||Harrogate||Loose fresh foods, dried good refills, organic dairy products, plus bodycare, lifestyle and household items|
|Haworth Wholefoods||Haworth||Self service dried good refills plus cleaning liquids|
|Kirkgate Market||Leeds||Loose fresh food and packaging-free market stalls|
|ecoTopia||Leeds||Dried food refills, plus beauty goods including sunscreen|
|The Nut Shop||Leeds||Loose nuts, dried fruits and yummy vegan chocolates|
|Scoops Ingredients Shop||Malton||Dried food refills plus ingredients for global cuisines|
|Down to Earth||Sheffield||Organic dried wholefoods to refill your pantry|
|Sheffield’s SU Zero Waste Shop||Sheffield||Refill stations with dried goods|
|Just Natural||Sheffield||A rainbow of beautiful loose fruits and vegetables|
|Unwrapped||Sheffield||Dried foods refill station and good ol’ fashioned sweet jars|
|Value Foods||Sheffield||Self scoop fruits, nuts and cereals in Crystal Peaks Market|
|Beeches of Walkley||Sheffield||Fruit, veg and meat boxes, plus plastic-free deli|
|Keelham Farm Shop||Skipton||Farm shop with loose fruit/veg and plastic-free kitchen goods|
|Alligator Wholefoods||York||Loose fruit, vegetables and dried goods to fill yourself|
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 Thing||Bolton||Range of organic loose vegetables/fruit, plus household items|
|Root’s Refill Pantry||Bowness-On-Windermere||Loose dried goods|
|Just Footprints||Chester||Refillable dried foods plus household goods|
|Fletcher’s Fruit and Veg||Grange Over Sands||Seasonal loose produce including meat and fruit/veg|
|TurtleBee||Great Harwood||Refillable dried goods and plastic-free products|
|FoodNude||Kendall||Zero waste refills to weigh plus vegan snacks and ingredients|
|Single Step||Lancaster||Loose wholefoods, groceries, and fresh fruit/veg|
|Liv Organic and Natural Food Market||Liverpool||Zero waste supermarket with every food imaginable|
|Unicorn Grocery||Manchester||Seasonal loose food and ecological household goods.|
|M20 Refills||Manchester||Delivery of dry foods, cleaning liquids and beauty products|
|Why Not Refill||Merseyside||Dried food refills and plastic-free packaged goods|
|Unifill||Merseyside||Grocery shopping delivery (nationwide!) in eco packaging|
|Another Weigh||Penrith and Kendal||Dried foods, storecupboard necessities, toiletries and household refills|
|Village Greens||Prestwich||Organic loose foods and refillable dried goods|
|Plentiful||Ramsbottom||Dried food, herbs and spices, plus cleaning and toiletry refills|
|Omnom Zero Waste||Southport||Dried food refills and general zero-waste products|
|The Good Life||Stockport||Local dried food refills, wine, beer on-tap, loose tea/coffee|
|Cut The Wrap||Ulverston||Packaging-free dried goods and reusable eco products|
|The Hoylake Pantry||Wirral||Dried pantry refills and household essentials|
|Waste Not Want Not||Wirral||Refillable dry goods, fresh foods and household products|
|Blooming Eco||Wirral||Store dedicated to cleaning product refills only|
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 Save||Consett||Dry food and store cupboard refills|
|Mutiny Zero Waste Ltd||Darlington||Dried foods and cleaning product refills|
|The Paddock||High Spen||Farm shop with organic fruit and veg, eggs, and bakery|
|Nil Living||Newcastle||Refill stations for dried goods, plus plastic-free products|
|Grainger Market||Newcastle||Indoor market stores|
|Farplace||Newcastle||Vegan cafe and ethical vegan goods|
|The Little Refill Shop||Seaham||Vegetable boxes, dry food refills, and cleaning items|
|Buy the Kilo||Tynemouth||Dry and fresh food refills, plus many eco toiletries|
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-op||Edinburgh||Dry ingredient refills|
|Real Foods||Edinburgh (and online)||Fresh fruit and veg, store cupboard essentials and cleaning refills|
|Edinburgh Farmers Market||Edinburgh||An open air market|
|I.J.Mellis||Edinburgh||Plastic-free artisan cheese! Stores in Glasgow and St Andrews too|
|The Refillery||Edinburgh||Plastic-free groceries|
|Weigh To G||Edinburgh||Dried 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 Zero||Glasgow||Zero waste store offering all dried kitchen food essentials, plus they offer delivery and host events!|
|Locavore||Glasgow||Offers a crazy large range of plastic free food to refill from, including coconut flour, goji berries, and vegan chocolate chips amongst others|
|Grunting Growler||Glasgow||Refill your ‘growler’ with craft beer to cut down waste|
|Zero Waste Market||Glasgow||The 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 Cafe||Aberdeen||Tasty organic food to takeaway in eco plastic-free containers, plus loose vegetable boxes and baked goods|
|Sea No Waste||Angus||Loose foods of all kinds, from cereals to baking yeast and tasty snacks. Eco supplies, such as bamboo cutlery, are also available|
|The Green Grocer||Inverurie||Fruit and veg boxes, locally sourced meat and fish, and free range eggs|
|The Re:Store||Lossiemouth||Zero waste refillery for all dried food supplies and cleaning products. Psst. There’s a great bakery next door too!|
Highlands & Islands
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 Lentil||Black Isle||Grains, pulses, nuts, seeds and spices to weigh into your own containers|
|The Wildcat||Fort William||Loose tea and coffee served at the organic cafe, plus wholefoods and loose fresh foods in the back!|
|The Emporium of Worldly Goods||Fort William||Fairtrade and ethical produce with a selection of cleaning product refills into your own containers|
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 Wholefoods||Ruthin||not 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|
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 Verde||Llandrindod Wells||Organic cafe, unpackaged fruit and veg boxes, fresh flowers and baked bread, plus zero-waste essentials like toothbrushes and food wraps|
|Natural Weigh||Powys||Ill 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 Plate||Caerphilly||Zero waste catering company and refill shop offering loose spices, grains, cleaning supplies and reusable jars in case you forget your own!|
|Ripple Living||Cardiff||Organic fruit/veg and dried goods, plus some cheeky vegan pick-your-own sweets|
|Pollinate Risca||Newport||Loose 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 Store||Cardigan and Narberth||Cupboard staples to refill, loose foods, and local produce|
|The Choice is Yours||Swansea||Fruit, vegetables, salad boxes, herbs and spices available loose|
|The Little Pantry||Tenby||Seasonal 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!