ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: VIRGINIA
-Eats Natural Foods: You can buy package-free coffee, tea, herbs, and spices.
-Integral Yoga: You can find bulk coffee, tea, herbs (both culinary and medicinal), spices, salts, beans, lentils, grains, cereals, honey, nut butters, flours, dried fruit, nuts & seeds, trail mixes, snacks, and treats. These are often organic and fair trade! They also sell bulk cleaning supplies, as well as local produce year-round.
-Rebecca's Natural Foods: You can find good bulk basics here, like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, and snacks, plus lots more: bulk organic spices, organic herbs, shampoo, Dr. Bronner's soap, organic almond butter, organic peanut butter, Virginia honey, organic dried fruit, salts, facial mask clay, organic tea, and Virginia local tea.
-Bring Your Own: This store sells good for a zero waste life. Find everything from reusable cotton bulk bags to cloth diapers to charcoal water filtering sticks to bamboo utensils, and so much more.
-Friendly City Food Co-op: Offers bulk flour, beans, grains, candy, trail mix, snacks, herbs, and spices.
-Blue Phoenix Cafe and Market: Bulk grains, beans, pastas, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, honey, kombucha on tap, and more. They also have loose pastries and bagels, plus loose local eggs that you can purchase in your own reused carton.
-Ellwood Thompson's: You can buy bulk grains, beans, lentils, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, trail mix, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, body care products, and more.
-Good Foods Grocery: Stock up on beans, grains, snacks, baking supplies, nuts, pasta, honey, tea, coffee, herbs, spices, and more! You can find a full list of their bulk offerings online here.
-Growlers to Go: Fill up a growler!
-Rostov's: Sells bulk coffee and tea.
-Whole Foods: At the store on West Broad Street in Glen Allen, you can also find grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, flour, and a few other things; they'll also tare your container and allow you to use it at their buffet lines.
-Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op: Sells bulk baking supplies, grains, beans, nuts, snacks, dried fruits, coffee, tea, spices, herbs, local honey, cleaning supplies, and more.
-MOM's Organic Market: Their locations are the perfect opportunity to stock up on things like bulk basics (grains, baking supplies, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and more), as well as more unusual things like bulk tofu. You can find a full list of their Virginia locations here.
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