ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: OHIO

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

Akron

-Acme Fresh Market: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more. Ask at Customer Service first to confirm that you’re able to fill your own container.
-Mr. Bulky's: Bulk baking supplies, like flour, sugar, chocolates, candies, herbs, spices, and more.

Athens

-The Farmacy: According to a reader submission, this spot has bulk grains, beans, herbs, spices, honey, olive oil, and more.

Canton

-Earth Fare: You can buy bulk dry staples, with the addition of candies, maple syrup, agave nectar, and apple cider vinegar.
-Raisin Rack: Stocks baking supplies like flour and sugar, whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, trail mix, chocolate chips, soup mixes, pasta, energy chunks, flax, chia, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, honey, and nut butters.

Cincinnati

-Clifton Market: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, granola, snacks, coffee beans, olive oil, peanut butter, and more. Per a reader, you may also be able to bring your own container to the deli for cheese and/or meat if you weigh your container at home beforehand and ask the clerk to deduct the cost of the tare.
-Clifton Natural Foods: A small selection of bulk dry goods like grains and beans, and a wider variety of bulk herbs and spices.
-Essencha Tea House: Stock up on package-free, loose-leaf teas.
-Fresh Thyme: A wider variety of bulk pantry staples.
-Madison’s at Findlay Market: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nut, seeds, snacks, and more. According to a reader, they encourage BYOC (Bring Your Own Container) and also sell reusable produce bags.
-Second Street Market: Package-free local vegetables, fruits, bread, eggs, and more, plus some zero waste tools available for sale.

Cleveland

-Dave’s Markets: Bulk grains, beans, legumes, snacks, candy, and coffee beans.
-Lucky's Market: You can buy a wide variety of dry goods here, like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more, plus package-free vinegar.
-Whole Foods: Unpackaged bar soap. Note that Whole Foods does have a bulk section but as a corporate policy they do not allow customers to BYOC (Bring Your Own Container).

Columbus

-Bexley Natural Market: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more.
-Lucky's Market: You can buy a wide variety of dry goods here, like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more. A reader writes in to say that you may also be able to use your own containers at the deli and meat counters. This location offers a “bag credit” when you bring your own, which you can then donate to a local non-profit.
-Mediterranean Food Imports: This spot offers bulk herbs and spices. Ask if they'd be willing to fill your own containers!

Dayton

-Fresh Thyme: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, honey, olive oil, and more.

Kent

-Kent Natural Foods Co-op: You can purchase bulk nuts, seeds, flour, oats, sugar, herbs, and spices.

Lakewood

-Fresh Thyme: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, honey, olive oil, and more.

Oxford

-Moon Co-op: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more.

Toledo

-Phoenix Earth Food Co-op: Sells bulk herbs, spices, tea, coffee, dried foods and pantry essentials, candy, snacks, protein powder, apple cider vinegar, local honey, maple syrup, olive oil, and tamari.
-Fresh Thyme: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, honey, olive oil, and more.

Westlake

-Fresh Thyme: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, honey, olive oil, and more.

Yellow Springs

-Tom’s Market: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, trail mixes, and more.

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