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.

Fairfield

-BD Provisions: Over 300 bulk products, including grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, chocolates, candies, herbs, spices, loose-leaf teas, coffee, and more. They also offer a selection of bulk personal care and home cleaning products including soap, laundry detergent, shampoos and conditioners in bulk.

Guilford

-FoodWorks Natural Market: Bulk dry goods including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, seeds for sprouting, 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.

Litchfield

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

Middlebury

-Nature’s Goods: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candies, herbs, spices, teas, laundry detergent and other cleaning supplies, and more.

Mystic

-Mystic Organics and More: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, granola, chocolates, candies, and more.

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 peanut butter, tofu, 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 olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, kombucha, liquid laundry detergent, and Castile soap.

Newtown

-BD Provisions: This store offers zero and low waste packaging options to their consumers. In their 200+ bulk bins, they sell bulk flours and baking supplies, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, candy, chocolate and more, plus honey, syrup and olive oils and vinegars on tap. Consumers can either bring in a jar and exchange it for a sanitized jar, buy a new jar to fill, or take home products in a compostable food bag.

Old Saybrook

-FoodWorks Natural Market: Bulk dry goods including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, seeds for sprouting, and more.

Willimantic

-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.

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