ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: NEW YORK
-Honest Weight Co-op: Choose to fill your own containers with bulk cooking and baking supplies, pasta, grains, rice, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, teas, herbs, spices, nut butters, coffee, cooking oils, vinegar, extracts, maple syrup, miso, soy sauce, nontoxic household cleaners from Common Good, and even purified water.
-Lark St. Natural Foods: You can find kombucha on tap.
-SallyeAnder: Unpackaged bar soap and other bulk personal care products.
-Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store: Has a Common Good refill station for bulk cleaning supplies.
-Brooklyn Fare: Find bulk nuts and snacks, as Common Good refill station for home and cleaning supplies.
-Bushwick Food Co-op: You can find beans, rice, grain, flours, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coffee, tea, spices, oil, vinegar, granola, and more (for the full list of bulk products that they offer, click here).
-Depanneur: You can purchase bulk cleaning supplies from Common Good.
-Flatbush Food Co-op: Sells bulk herbs, spices, grains, nuts, tea, dried fruit, seeds, beans, nutritional yeast, snacks, and gluten-free flours and pasta.
-Malko Karkanni Bros.: Bulk nuts, seeds, snacks, candies, dried fruits, herbs, spices, and more. Per a reader submission, you can bring your own containers.
-Oriental Pastry and Grocery: Find bulk spices, herbs, tea, nuts, dried fruits, olives, and baked Middle Eastern pastries and sweets.
-Package-Free Shop: Stop by for bulk castile soap, bulk face and body oil, laundry detergent, facial scrubs, package-free deodorant, bar soap, and other goods for stocking a zero waste home. You can find a full list of their in-store bulk offerings here.
-Perelandra Natural Foods: Bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more. You can also refill bottles with nontoxic cleaning supplies made locally by Common Good.
-Precycle: An all-bulk grocery store in Bushwick that opened in November 2018, this zero-waste-friendly spot has all the bulk foods and unpackaged produce you could want.
-Sahadi's: Stock up on spices, olives, nuts, dried fruits, and coffee beans.
-Zilch Zero Waste Goods: Bulk lotions, shampoos, conditioners, Castile soap, salves, other personal care supplies, home cleaning products, and zero waste homegoods.
-Lexington Co-op: At their two locations, this co-op has an entire wall of bulk products including grains, flours and baking supplies, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, dried fruit and snacks, granolas, herbs, spices, tea, and more.
-East Aurora Co-op Market: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, baking supplies, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more, including milk in glass bottles and unpackaged bar soap.
-Feel-Rite Fresh Markets: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, kombucha on tap, bulk laundry detergent, and unpackaged soap bars.
-Queens Health Emporium: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, candies, nutritional yeast, herbs, spices, teas, and more, plus a selection of unwrapped bar soaps and candles.
-High Falls Food Co-op: Offers bulk dry goods, such as grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and baking supplies.
-Green Star Natural Foods Market: Serves grains, nuts, beans, seeds, pasta, baking supplies like flours and sugars, granola, cereal, dried fruit, herbs, spices, teas, peanut butter, tofu, honey, white miso, vinegars, agave nectar, syrups, canola oil, olive oil, shampoo, conditioner, and more - bring your own containers from home and stock up!
-Mother Earth's Storehouse: This spot sells bulk grains, pastas, baking supplies, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, snacks, candies, herbs, spices, teas, nut butters, vinegar, and more.
New York City area
-Brooklyn: See Brooklyn, above!
-Common Good & Co: An NYC-based company that makes nontoxic, sustainable, refillable cleaning products for your home, laundry, and body. They have refill stations all across the city, where you can bring a reused container to fill up. Find a location near you, here.
-Fairway Market: This spot in Manhattan features standard bulk dry goods such as flours, beans, nuts, and snacks.
-Fourth Street Co-op: Dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, spices, and more. They also have more unusual items like bulk tofu, seaweed, liquid sweeteners, oil, vinegar, and liquid soaps like dish soap, as well as unpackaged bar soaps. They are a small shop so what they have in stock changes often, but they make an effort to update their website as often as volunteers can. If you've forgotten a container they have spares; you can also donate your extras for use in their bulk section.
-The Health Nuts: Bulk dry good basics, like grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, trail mix, dried fruit, and more.
-Integral Yoga Natural Foods: Likely has any bulk good you could want: dry goods, seaweed, liquids (oil, vinegar, sweeteners), nut butter, miso, and even hygiene products (such as liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner, shea butter, and cocoa butter).
-Lifethyme Market: This Manhattan spot has bulk soaps, laundry detergent, and aromatherapy supplies.
-Natural Frontier Market: Standard bulk dry goods such as flours, beans, nuts, and snacks.
-Organic Forever: This space in Harlem sells bulk dry goods, pantry basics like flours, nuts, beans, seeds, snacks, and more.
- Pasteur Pharmacy: Sells safety razors.
-Healthy Way: Has a huge bulk spice section, including beetroot powder (which you can use to make your own blush!).
-North Country Food Co-op: Has a large bulk section (an entire room dedicated to it!), which has spices, teas, coffees, herbs, rice, beans, granola, flour, sugar, pasta, soaps, and more!
-Potsdam Food Co-op: Has bulk beans, rice, coffee, tea, tons of spices, roasted nuts, olive oil, vinegars, local honey, local maple syrup, flour, sugar, herbs, dish soap, laundry detergent (powdered and liquid), and locally made soaps.
-Abundance Food Co-op: This spot has a great selection that includes grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, granola, snacks, herbs, spices, and tea. They also sell liquid bulk, including olive oil, soy sauce, vanilla extract, and peanut and almond butter. They also have laundry and dish detergent as well as shampoo, conditioner and lotion in bulk.
-Healthy Living Market: You can refill your containers with nontoxic home cleaning products from Common Good and purchase the following foods in bulk: grains, beans, rice, nuts, trail mixes, granola, spices, and baking supplies.
-Tastebuds: Dry bulk foods like nuts, seeds, coffee, grains, spices, lentils, dried fruits, baking supplies, and snacks.
-Green Planet Grocery: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and eco-friendly products like bamboo toothbrushes.
-Syracuse Real Food Co-op: Sells bulk dry goods such as granola, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, honey, oil, and package-free bar soap.
-Mustard Seed Natural Market: Bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, flours and baking supplies, granola, chocolate chips, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, peanut butter, and more.
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