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zero waste Grocery Shops in london

Here's a map and list of places in London where you can purchase your groceries plastic-free and/or zero-waste, divided by areas

 

 
 

 
 
 

Balham

As Nature Intended has dispensers with loose foods, as well as unpackaged fruit and veg. (PLEASE NOTE: this store will be closed from 14th December 2017 for 10 months due to refurbishments)


Battersea

Hetu is a vegan zero waste store offering a large range of unpackaged, vegan, zero waste goods. Among other things, at Hetu you’ll find maple syrup, vinegar, Greenscent organic cleaning detergents and personal care products.

 


Bermondsey

St James Supermarket, 148A St James's Rd SE1 5BW, offers a large selection of package free fruit and veg, herbs, olives, walnuts, dates, breads and Turkish pastries; as well as some natural soaps packaged in cardboard.


Brixton

*new* Pipoca is a Vegan Creperie that also sells dry produce in bulk and eco products, find them at 224 Brixton Road


Central London

Unpackaged at Planet Organic in Torrington Place has a range of all organic goodies sold loose, such as coffee, grains, nuts, pulses, seeds, dried fruits, Ecover refills, cereals and chocolate.


Chiswick

The Source Bulk Foods is an Australian Organic Wholefoods chain and it recently opened its second London store at 24 Turnham Green Terrace, W41QP. It offers a very large selection of dry groceries and some household goods, but we personally fell in love when we found out their range of energy balls, chocolates and natural gummy bears!

Chiswick also has a branch of As Nature Intended selling loose foods.

 


Crystal Palace

The Store Cupboard has a range of loose foods and offers a discount to anyone bringing their own containers. Open on Saturdays, 10-3.

 


Ealing

As Nature Intended  also has a branch in Ealing, with dispensers for loose foods, as well as unpackaged fruit and veg.


Elephant and Castle

FareShares is a vegan food co-op with bins of loose foods, fruit and veg, and unpackaged washing powder. You can bring your own bag or reuse some of the plastic bags donated to the shop. Open 3 days a week, check the website before you head out.


Arsenal Food and Wine, 68B Blackstock Road, sells some unpackaged goods and detergent refills.

Michael's Fruiterers, 56-58 Seven Sisters Rd, have a large selection of fruit and veg, olive oil to refill, olives and sometimes bread and pastries

Kofali Nuts in the Nags Head Shopping Centre has a selection of nuts, popcorn and Turkish Delight that you can purchase in your own containers.

Finsbury Park


Harmless in Blue House Yard is a Vegan, low-impact and zero waste store selling food, cleaning and some beauty essentials. Bring your own containers or buy some re-usables from them.

Kofali Hot Nuts  on Green Lanes has bulk bins full of nuts, dried fruit and sweets. They are happy for you to use your own containers.

Harringay


Herne Hill

The Naked Larder is a bulk food buying group for south Londoners, where you can buy dry goods and eco friendly cleaning products to refill.


Hoxton/Hackney

Save the Date London is a pay as you feel market selling surplus produce collected from across London.

Get Loose is a social enterprise aimed at providing package free and organic affordable food. Based in a beautiful space in Hackney City Farm, you will find grains, pulses, cereals, nuts, milk, eggs, cheeses, pastas, herbs, dried fruits, honey, tinned goods and much more. Bring your own container or use one of their cleaned and dried re-purposed bags.

Bulk Market is London's first completely zero waste supermarket, now opening in its new permanent home at 6 Bohemia Place. It offers alternatives to most supermarket goods: dry bulk foods, unpackaged fruit and veg, baked goods, household cleaning products and hygiene products.


Kensington

Whole Foods has a good range of loose grains, cereals, nuts, teas and coffee. It also does unpackaged fruit and veg.


Earth Natural Stores has a range of loose grains, herbs, spices, nuts, and teas and coffees. It also does detergent refills, including shampoo, and unpackaged fruit and veg. They are happy to serve you in your own bags, but have currently no system for weighing tares, so won’t be able to discount the weight of your containers.

Also check out Bumblebee Natural Foods on Brecknock Road, which has bins of unpackaged nuts and seeds

Kentish Town


London Fields

E5 Bakehouse  has a range of bulk goods, such as oats, dried beans, nuts, seeds, and sugar. They also do unpackaged bread.


Marble Arch

As Nature Intended on Edgware Road has loose foods, unpackaged coffee and fruit and veg.


Mile End

Simply Fresh offers Ecover products to refill, Fruit and Veg and some cheeses


 Whole Foods has a bulk food section that includes a whole lot of goodies, including a selection of frozen foods that you can buy package free (Hello frozen berries!).

Neal’s Yard Remedies offer dried herbs and teas and are happy for you to use your own containers.

Richmond


Shoreditch

As Nature Intended has loose foods in dispensers including rice, snacks, and nuts. It also does unpackaged coffee, fruit and veg, and detergent refills.


Stoke Newington

Mother Earth on Albion Road has loose foods in bins, bread and some loose fruits and vegetables.

Food For All on Cazenove Road has loose dried goods, including pasta, nuts, dried fruits, seeds and lentils.


Walthamstow

The Veg Hut has a loose foods and detergent refill section as well as fruit and veg.