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

Camp Hill

-The Healthy Grocer: Bulk grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, oils and vinegars, kombucha on tap, and cleaning supplies.


-Doylestown Food Market: You can find bulk coffee beans.
-The Larder: Bring your own containers to fill up at this spot, which has a huge selection of bulk foods ranging from dry pantry staples to coffee to herbs and spices and teas to candy to baking supplies and more.
-White Nest Market: You can purchase refillable, nontoxic soaps and household cleaners made by Common Good.


-Whole Foods Co-op: Features bulk grains, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, and freshly ground nut butter.


-Rose Garden Natural Foods: Bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, granola, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, and more.


-Healthy Grocer: This spot sells bulk pantry staples (grains, beans, baking supplies, and more) that you can take home in your own containers; they also have kombucha on tap.
-Provisions: Has a great bulk selection of grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, baking supplies, snacks, and more.


-Lemon Street Market: At this store focused on healthy, sustainable living, you can find bulk food, cleaning, and personal care supplies.

Oil City

-Core Goods: Here you’ll be able to purchase bulk foods (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more), local produce, and kombucha on tap; they encourage sustainable practices in their customers and suppliers.


-East End Food Co-op: You can find a large dry goods wall (featuring grains, flours, sugars and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, granola, trail mix, dried mushrooms, fair trade coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and more), as well as bulk liquids including sesame oil, canola oil, balsamic and red wine vinegars, vanilla extract, dishwashing soap, castile soap, and more. You'll find their full list of bulk products here.

Philadelphia area

-Essene Market: Offers a small selection of bulk organic products and food on the go that you can get in your own container. They also sell refillable laundry detergent!
-The Head Nut: At this spot in Ardmore on the Main Line, you'll find grains, beans, nuts, seeds, popcorn, dried fruit, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, spice, and more in bulk. According to a reader submission, they’ll let you use your own container, but they sell by weight so make sure however much you’re getting fits in your chosen container.
-Italian Market Spice Co: A reader confirmed with these folks that you can bring your own containers here to fill up on herbs and spices.
-Kimberton Whole Foods: This small chain of family-owned grocery stores sells bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. They also have refillable laundry detergent, bamboo toothbrushes, and a selection of paper- or glass-packaged toiletries.
-Mariposa Co-op in West Philly: A good selection of bulk dry goods (think: grains, beans, snacks) and local produce.
-MOM's Organic Market in Bryn Mawr: Offers things like bulk grains, baking supplies, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and more, as well as more unusual things like bulk tofu and refillable dish soap.
-MOM's Organic Market in Center City: Bulk grains, baking supplies, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, snacks, pastas, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, nut butters, honey, and more. They also offer a range of zero waste lifestyle products, including reusable cutlery sets, food storage containers, cleaning supplies, and home compost bins.
-Premium Steap: A large selection of loose-leaf teas; per a reader submission, they allow customers to fill their own containers.
 -Reading Terminal Market: Stop by for their bulk shop, as well as other unpackaged goodies throughout the market.
-Riverwards Market: They have a wall of bulk food, for which they encourage you to BYOC (Bring Your Own Container)! You'll find nuts, grains, beans, dried fruits, granola, dried chilis, some pasta, snacks, and lots more.
-Sprouts: Bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, candies, and more.
-Tired Hands on the Main Line: Bring a growler from home to fill up with their delicious beer on tap.
-Weaver's Way: A large co-op northwest of the city with a comprehensive dry goods wall.

State College

-Nature’s Pantry: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more. You can find a more complete list of their bulk offerings here. Per a reader submission, they don’t have the ability to tare containers, but this is a good place to BYOC (Bring Your Own Container) for foods that can be carried in lightweight cloth bags.


-Leg Up Farmers Market: Bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, sweets, herbs, and spices.

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