ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: MICHIGAN

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

Alto

-Campau Corner: Fill a 16, 32, or 64 ounce growler with one of their 20+ beers on tap; they might also let you buy meat in your own container.

Ann Arbor

- By the Pound: Offers a large selection dried goods and liquids (like olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, vanilla extract, local honey, and molasses), and they encourage people to bring their own containers.
-HopCat: They'll fill your growler brought from home with beer on tap.
-People's Food Co-op: This spot in downtown Ann Arbor sells nut butter, honey, and dry goods (such as grains, beans, nuts, tea and spices, and even candy) in bulk.

Battle Creek

-Horrocks: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, honey, and more.

Bloomfield Hills

-Better Health Store: You can buy bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, coffee, and spices.

Dearborn

-Dearborn Bulk Foods: Tons of bulk candies, spices, dry baking goods, trail mixes, nuts, cookies, pickles, nut butters, and more; they encourage you to use your own containers.
-Hashems Roastery and Market: Bulk spices, grains, coffees and flours. At Hashems Nuts Coffee Gallery, you'll find also bulk spices, nuts, snack foods, dried fruits, and grains.

Ferndale

-Western Market: Buy bulk coffee from the Great Lakes Roasting Company.

Grand Rapids

-Forest Hills Foods: Offers growler fills on beer.
-Fresh Thyme: Per a reader suggestion, this grocery store has bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, nut butters, oils, and vinegar.

Hancock

-Keweenaw Co-op: Take advantage of their dry and liquid bulk products, including grains, beans, legumes, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, pasta, dried fruit, granola, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, nut butters, cooking oils, and also soap, shampoo, and other body and home care products.

Hillsdale

-Hillsdale Natural Grocery: Bulk grains, beans, nut, seeds, trail mix, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more.

Holland

-Nature's Market: At this spot, you can buy bulk dry goods and pantry staples, as well as  cooking oils, nut butters, coffee, tea, liquid sweeteners, and more. Find more info on their bulk offerings here.

Kalamazoo

-People's Food Co-op: Fill up on whole grains, flour, sugar, beans, pasta, nut butters, dried fruit, nuts, and coffee, as well as bulk liquids including olive oil, soy sauce, local honey, molasses, and locally produced maple syrup.
-Sawall Health Foods: Has a great bulk selection, including whole grains, flours, beans, legumes, nuts, granola, trail mix, dried fruit, coffee, tea, herbs, and a huge spice section (and they offer a 10% student discount!).

Lansing

-Better Health Store: You can buy bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, coffee, and spices.
-East Lansing Food Co-op: Encourages shoppers to bring their own containers; fill up on dry goods at their bulk section, like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, baking supplies, and more. 
-Horrocks Farm Market: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candies, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, oils, vinegars, and dressings.

Livonia

-Zerbo's Health Foods: At this spot, you can fill up on bulk bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more.

Marquette

-Marquette Food Co-op: You can purchase nuts, seeds, flour, whole grains, trail mix, granola, beans, dried fruits, cooking oils, vinegar, herbs, teas, spices, nut butters and soap, lotion, and hair care products from the bulk section.

Northville

-Fresh Thyme: At this spot, you can fill up on bulk bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more. They also have bulk liquids, including olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil, sherry vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, local honey, agave, peanut butter, cashew butter, and almond butter.

Petosky / Boyne City

-The Grain Train: Sells bulk spices, nuts, dried fruit, beans and coffee, and sometimes they have bulk honey and oils as well.

Traverse City

-Oryana Natural Foods Market: Sells bulk grains, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, cereal, granola, beans, rice, freshy ground peanut and almond butter, cooking oil, liquid sweeteners, and more.

Troy

-Fresh Thyme: At this spot, you can fill up on bulk bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more.

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