ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: WASHINGTON

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

Bellingham

-Community Food Co-op: Offers a really extensive selection of bulk products. Find grains, pasta, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, snacks (trail mix, granola, dried fruit, sweet treats, etc.!), seaweeds, freshly ground nut butters, herbs, spices, coffee, and tea. They also sell bulk liquids: syrup, agave, honey, tamari, cooking oil, vinegars, and vanilla extract.

Federal Way

-Marlene's Natural Market & Deli: Bulk dry goods, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, oils, vinegars, other bulk liquids, and bulk cleaning supplies.

Everett

-At Large Brewing: Offers growler refills of beer.
-Choux Choux Bakery: Unwrapped freshly baked bread that you can take home in your own bag,
-Sno-Isle Food Co-op: Bulk grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, granola, baking supplies, pasta, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, freshly ground nut butter, and more. You can also fill up on local honey, oils, and vinegar.
-Toggle’s Bottle Shop: Bring your reusable growler here to get filled up with on-tap beers.
-Triangle Fruit Market: A year-round produce stand with package-free options; the ice cream shop here will also scoop ice cream into your own containers, per a reader submission.

Kennewick

-Highland Health Foods: A small selection of bulk goods, featuring grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more.

Mazama

-The Mazama Store: At this spot, bring your own containers to fill up on their bulk grains, snacks, flour (locally milled flour, too!), seeds, nuts, candy, herbs, spices, teas, oils, and vinegars. They also have other bulk items such as liquid soap, cleaning soaps, shampoo, and conditioner, along with bars of hand and face soap and shampoo.

Mill Creek

-Central Market: Find bulk beans, grains, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, candy!!!, chocolate, granola, trail mix and other snacks, pasta, teas, herbs, spices, and more. They also have bulk liquids like oils, honey, nut butters, and maple syrup.

Olympia

-Olympia Food Co-op: Stop here for bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, pastas, sugars and sweeteners, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, miso paste, seaweeds, nut butters, and more.
-Haggen Food & Pharmacy: They sell nuts, dried fruits, various baking ingredients (although not a lot of flours) and candy in their bulk section.

Port Townsend

-Port Townsend Food Co-op: Scoop up bulk dry goods like grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs, spices, tea, and more.

Poulsbo

-Central Market: They have bulk beans, grains, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, candy, chocolate, granola, trail mix and other snacks, pasta, teas, herbs, spices, and more. They also have bulk liquids like oils, honey, nut butters, and maple syrup.

Seattle area

-Ballard Market: This spot has bulk dry goods (grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candies, herbs, spices, and teas), plus bulk personal care and home cleaning products like Dr. Bronner's Castile soap, as well as shampoo.
-Central Co-op: Sells bulk goods (such as grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more), as well as herbs, spices, coffee, tea, and liquids (oils, honey, and vanilla extract).
-Central Market: Find a huge bulk selection at their three locations - pantry staples (grains, beans, nuts, and more), snacks, candy (a whole wall of jellybeans and other treats!), spices, herbs, tea, bulk honey, maple syrup, cooking oils, and nut butters. They also sell biodegradable toothbrushes. And, at the Shoreline location they sell bulk personal care and home cleaning supplies, like Dr. Bronner's liquid Castile soap and shampoo.
-PCC Community Market: Has many outposts that serve the area surrounding Seattle; they sell bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola and cereal, pasta, protein powder, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, cooking oil, and household and body care cleaning products. The PCC in Edmonds sells vanilla extract, liquid aminos, wheat-free tamari, cooking oils, and maple syrup; other PCCs might, too, but this is the only one I could confirm those specific items at.
-Zenith Supplies sells a huge variety of bulk oils (see their full list here) and bulk herbs and spices (list, here) - a great resource for DIY beauty.

Shoreline

-Central Market: Sells bulk beans, grains, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, candy, chocolate, granola, trail mix and other snacks, pasta, teas, herbs, spices, and more. They also have bulk liquids like oils, honey, nut butters, and maple syrup.

Spokane

-Atticus Coffee: Has the best selection of bulk teas in town.
-Huckleberry's Natural Market: Dry goods, herbs, spices, and liquids (Dr. Bronner's soap, dish soap, Bragg's aminos and ACV, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, honey, oils, and more). There are also Huckleberry's sections in numerous local stores (such as Rosauers and Super 1) which have smaller selections of dry goods, and typically olive oil, honey and peanut butter.
-Main Market Co-op has a good selection of dry goods, tea, and liquids, as well as personal and home care products.
-My Fresh Basket: Limited selection of bulk dry good essentials, like grains, beans, nuts, and snacks. They'll also allow you to bring your own container for the deli and pastry departments.
-And, there are a few local supermarkets that allow you to use containers brought from home, like Yokes, Super 1, Rosauers, and Fred Meyer.

Tacoma

-Marlene's Natural Market & Deli: Bulk dry goods, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, oils, vinegars, other bulk liquids, and bulk cleaning supplies.
-The Whole Foods in University Place sells pantry staples, like grains, flours, nuts, and more, in bulk, and the Stadium Thriftway in Tacoma sells bulk nuts, dried fruit, snacks, candy, granola, and more.
-For more options, also see "Seattle area," above!

Tonasket

-Tonasket Co-op: Sells bulk pantry staples (such as grains, beans, nuts, and snacks), as well as herbs, spices, teas, and more.

Twisp

-Glover Street Market: Bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and a large selection of herbs, spices, and teas.

Vancouver

-Chucks Produce & Street Market: Here you'll find an assortment of beans, granola, pasta, cereal, dried fruit, rice, quinoa, nuts, chocolate covered goodies and more. They have some hard to find items too, like Psyllium Husk, Slippery Elm and Kamut Berries. Not only do we have dry bulk items we also have liquids such as vanilla extract, honey, agave, avocado oil, maple syrup, olive oil, and coconut oil.

Walla Walla

-Andy's Market: Bulk foods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, a huge selection of candy, and more.

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