ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: CONNECTICUT

Where to shop for bulk, package-free, zero waste foods in Connecticut: a state-by-state grocery store guide | Litterless

Danbury

-Chamomile Natural Market: Bulk grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruit, candies, baking supplies, herbs, spices, teas, and more.

Hamden

-Thyme & Season: Here you’ll find bulk baking supplies (flours, sugar, chocolate chips, and more), grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granolas, snacks, candies, herbs, spices, coffee, and tea, as well as kombucha and cold-brew coffee on tap.

Hartford

-Willimantic Food Co-op: A large selection of bulk goods, including a great liquid bulk section that offers olive and canola oil, sweeteners such as honey and agave, and bulk liquid soap for dishes and bodies.

Litchfield

-The Bantam Market: A limited bulk foods section offering grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, and a few snacks.

New Haven

-Edge of the Woods Market: Here you'll find bulk dry goods (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, snacks, dried fruit, and more), in addition to package-free tofu, peanut butter, and honey.

New London

-Fiddleheads Food Co-op: A fantastic bulk foods department, featuring a wide variety of options including beans, peas, lentils, grains, flours, baking supplies, sweeteners, granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, snacks, sweets, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and bulk liquids including balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, olive oil, canola oil, soy sauce, tamari, safflower oil, and toasted sesame oil.

Newtown

-BD Provisions: This spot (open November 2018) is working toward being a zero waste store. In their 200+ bulk bins, they sell bulk flours and baking supplies, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, candy, chocolate, oils, syrup, and more. In lieu of allowing customers to bring their own containers, due to health code restrictions they ask customers to bring back their mason jars for refills. They’ll take back your used jars and sanitize them for reuse.

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