ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: IOWA

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

Ames

-Wheatsfield Co-op: Sells nuts, grains, pastas, cereal, granola, beans, seeds, nut butter, spices, herbs, tea, coffee, and bulk liquids including maple syrup, local honey, different varieties of cooking oil, soaps, shampoo and laundry detergent. You can find their full list of bulk items here.

Cedar Rapids

-The New Pioneer Co-op: Has a lovely bulk foods section featuring grains, seeds, nuts, pasta, granola, soup and salad mixes, baking ingredients, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.

Decorah

-Oneato Community Food Cooperative: Stop by with your own containers to buy bulk dry goods (baking supplies, grains, pasta, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, snacks, sweets, herbs, spices, nuts, coffee, and tea), as well as cooking oils, liquid sweeteners like maple syrup and honey, dish soap, and laundry soap.

Des Moines

-Campbells Nutrition: Campbells Nutrition has bulk dry pantry staples, like grains, beans, snacks, and baking supplies.

Iowa City

-Hy-Vee stores: You can purchase bulk dry goods and spices, and the Waterford location has confirmed that you can use your own containers from home.
-Lucky's Market: You can buy a wide variety of dry goods, as well as maple syrup, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, peanut butter, almond butter, and a small spice selection - plus, they've confirmed that you can bring your own containers.
-The New Pioneer Co-op: Has a great bulk section where you can find grains, seeds, nuts, pasta, granola, soup and salad mixes, baking ingredients, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee. They even source some of their dry goods locally!

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