ILLINOIS

Bloomington

-Common Ground: Purchase bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, snacks, dried fruit, seed sprouting supplies, tea, herbs, spices, Dr. Bronner's castile soap, lotion, and more.

Carbondale

-The Co-op: A really great bulk section featuring grains, beans, legumes, flour, sugar, nuts, seeds, candy, snacks, teas, spices, herbs, cooking oils, and liquid sweeteners.

Champagne-Urbana

-Common Ground: In the bulk aisle here, you can buy grains, beans, baking supplies, spices, and other pantry staples.

Chicago area

-Zero Waste Chicago: The environmental organization I run has a full list of where to shop zero waste in Chicago, from pencils to beeswax to food!

Edwardsville

-Dierbergs: A range of many of the same dry items, but they also have coffee beans. Both stores allow you to bring your own containers!
-Green Earth Grocery: Dry items such as salt, Himalayan salt, teas, grains, granola, oats, beans, dried fruits, trail mixes, and more.

Peoria

-Hy-Vee: Lots of grains, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, chocolate, freshly ground nut butter granola, herbs, spices, coffee, and loose leave tea.
-Naturally Yours: A large selection of bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more, as well as tons of medicinal and culinary herbs and bulk homemade soap. They specifically welcome customers to bring their reusable containers from home.

INDIANA

Bloomington

-Bloomingfoods: Stock up on regional produce, a huge selection of bulk dry goods, and bulk liquids like honey and cooking oil here.

Chesterton

-Molly Bea's Ingredients: The staff welcomes containers brought from home. Fill up on flour, sugar, nuts, chocolates, candies, tea, coffee, spices, and more.

Goshen

-Soapy Gnome: Buy locally-made, package-free soaps and shampoo bars.

Greenwood

-Nature's Pharm: Fill up a growler with kombucha on tap.

Indianapolis

-The Fresh Market: Use your own bulk bags in their bulk section, which has tons of snack foods like nuts, dried fruit, nut butters, candy, chocolate, pretzels, and trail mix.
-Fresh Thyme: Bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods (coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, TONS of candy and chocolate, unpackaged bar soap, and more) as well as bulk liquids - oils, vinegar (like apple cider vinegar), nut butters, agave, honey, and more.
-Georgetown Market: Offers a bulk section with beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit, snacks, and more.
-Good Earth Natural Foods: Find a great selection of bulk dry goods - beans, grains, dry mixes, nuts, seeds, snacks, flours, sugars, spices, herbs, teas, chocolate, and more - and the friendly staff doesn't mind when you bring your own containers to fill.
-Goose the Market: Offers bulk goods like grains, nuts, seeds, dried mushrooms, and dried fruit - plus, ask if they can package your meat or cheese in your own jar!
-HopCat, Metazoa, or the Upland Tasting Room: Fill a glass growler with beer on tap.
-Market District: A source for bulk, package-free loose leaf teas.
-Nature's Pharm: At their Castleton location, you can fill up a growler with kombucha on tap.
-Oberweis: Milk in returnable glass containers that can be found at Whole Foods, Meijer, Fresh Thyme, and more.
-Pogue's Run Grocer: You can purchase bulk dry goods at this spot on the near east side.

Lafayette

-City Foods: You can buy bulk dry goods such as grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and baking supplies.
-Nature's Pharm: Fill up a growler with kombucha on tap.

Northwest Indiana

-3 Rivers Co-op: This spot in Fort Wayne sells bulk cooking oil, herbs, spices, candy, flour, whole grains, rice, beans, nuts, seeds, loose teas, honey, and filtered water.
-Maple City Market: This Goshen store loves when you bring containers from home to stock up on some of the many items on offer, including grains, beans, tea and coffee, nuts and nut butters, honey and other sweeteners, and olive and canola oil.
-The Soapy Gnome: Also in Goshen, stop by for locally made, package-free soaps, including shampoo bars.

South Bend

-The Purple Porch Co-op: Sells a huge variety of package-free foods for you to decant into your own containers, including grains and flours, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, coffee, granola, trail mix, nutritional yeast, snacks and sweets, cereal, herbs, spices, teas, nut butter, and cooking oils. They also have kombucha on tap.

IOWA

Ames

-Wheatsfield Co-op: Sells nuts, grains, pastas, cereal, granola, beans, seeds, nut butter, spices, herbs, tea, coffee, and bulk liquids including maple syrup, local honey, different varieties of cooking oil, soaps, shampoo and laundry detergent. You can find their full list of bulk items here.

Cedar Rapids

-The New Pioneer Co-op: Has a lovely bulk foods section featuring grains, seeds, nuts, pasta, granola, soup and salad mixes, baking ingredients, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.

Decorah

-Oneato Community Food Cooperative: Stop by with your own containers to buy bulk dry goods (baking supplies, grains, pasta, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, snacks, sweets, herbs, spices, nuts, coffee, and tea), as well as cooking oils, liquid sweeteners like maple syrup and honey, dish soap, and laundry soap.

Des Moines

-Campbells Nutrition: Campbells Nutrition has bulk dry pantry staples, like grains, beans, snacks, and baking supplies.

Iowa City

-Hy-Vee stores: You can purchase bulk dry goods and spices, and the Waterford location has confirmed that you can use your own containers from home.
-Lucky's Market: You can buy a wide variety of dry goods, as well as maple syrup, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, peanut butter, almond butter, and a small spice selection - plus, they've confirmed that you can bring your own containers.
-The New Pioneer Co-op: Has a great bulk section where you can find grains, seeds, nuts, pasta, granola, soup and salad mixes, baking ingredients, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee. They even source some of their dry goods locally!

MICHIGAN

Alto

-Campau Corner: Fill a 16, 32, or 64 ounce growler with one of their 20+ beers on tap; they might also let you buy meat in your own container.

Ann Arbor

- By the Pound: Offers a large selection dried goods and liquids (like olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, vanilla extract, local honey, and molasses), and they encourage people to bring their own containers.
-HopCat: they'll fill your growler brought from home with beer on tap.
-People's Food Co-op: This spot in downtown Ann Arbor sells nut butter, honey, and dry goods (such as grains, beans, nuts, tea and spices, and even candy) in bulk.

Bloomfield Hills

-Better Health Store: You can buy bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, coffee, and spices.

Ferndale

-Western Market: Buy bulk coffee from the Great Lakes Roasting Company.

Hancock

-Keweenaw Co-op: Take advantage of their dry and liquid bulk products, including grains, beans, legumes, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, pasta, dried fruit, granola, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, nut butters, cooking oils, and also soap, shampoo, and other body and home care products.

Holland

-Nature's Market: At this spot, you can buy bulk dry goods and pantry staples, as well as  cooking oils, nut butters, coffee, tea, liquid sweeteners, and more. Find more info on their bulk offerings here.

Kalamazoo

-People's Food Co-op: Fill up on whole grains, flour, sugar, beans, pasta, nut butters, dried fruit, nuts, and coffee, as well as bulk liquids including olive oil, soy sauce, local honey, molasses, and locally produced maple syrup.
-Sawall Health Foods: Has a great bulk selection, including whole grains, flours, beans, legumes, nuts, granola, trail mix, dried fruit, coffee, tea, herbs, and a huge spice section (and they offer a 10% student discount!).

Lansing

-Better Health Store: You can buy bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, coffee, and spices.
-The East Lansing Food Co-op: Encourages shoppers to bring their own containers; fill up on dry goods at their bulk section, like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, baking supplies, and more. 

Livonia

-Zerbo's Health Foods: At this spot, you can fill up on bulk bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more.

Marquette

-Marquette Food Co-op: You can purchase nuts, seeds, flour, whole grains, trail mix, granola, beans, dried fruits, cooking oils, vinegar, herbs, teas, spices, nut butters and soap, lotion, and hair care products from the bulk section.

Petosky / Boyne City

-The Grain Train: Sells bulk spices, nuts, dried fruit, beans and coffee, and sometimes they have bulk honey and oils as well.

Traverse City

-Oryana Natural Foods Market: Sells bulk grains, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, cereal, granola, beans, rice, freshy ground peanut and almond butter, cooking oil, liquid sweeteners, and more.

Troy

-Fresh Thyme: At this spot, you can fill up on bulk bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more.

MINNESOTA

Bemidji

-Harmony Co-op: Stocks grains, flours (including a certified gluten-free section), beans, nuts, dried fruits, spices, coffee, snacks and sweets, liquids, and freshly ground peanut butter.

Burnsville

-Valley Natural Foods: Has a bulk department that sells rice, grains, flours, pasta, and snacks as well as liquid sweeteners, cooking oils, and even liquid soap.

Duluth

-Whole Foods Co-op: Different from the Whole Foods Market stores, this local business offers bulk dry pantry staples staples, peanut butter, cooking oils, liquid soap, shampoo, and even kombucha on tap! Bring your own containers to one of their locations and stock up.

Grand Marais

-Cook County Co-op: Lone of the steps of shopping in bulk as "High Five with another bulk shopper – because you guys are THAT cool." Love 'em. Bring your own containers here to shop for dry pantry staples such as grains, beans, legumes, nuts, herbs, and spices.

Hastings

-Spiral Natural Foods: Offers dry bulk goods such as grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, baking supplies, herbs, spices, and teas.

Minneapolis

-Cub Foods: A good selection of bulk beans and grains.
-Eastside Food Co-op: You can bring your own container to purchase bulk flours, nuts, granolas, snacks, grains, beans, pastas, and coffee.
-The Foundry Home Goods: At this beautiful lifestyle store, you can stock up on refillable hand soap, laundry soap, and all-purpose cleaner, purchase compostable wooden brushes for cleaning, package-free candles, wooden kids' toys, and much more for your simple, sustainable home.
-Linden Hills Co-op: Has one of the biggest selections around, featuring dry goods, tea, coffee, cooking oils, syrup, honey, nutritional supplements, and home and personal cleaning products.
-Seward Community Co-op: A great resource where you can fill containers brought from home with pantry staples, fair trade coffee, loose leaf tea, dried fruit, soap (liquid soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, and dishwasher detergent!), liquid sweetener (agave, molasses, honey), soy sauce, and several different types of cooking oils. You can take a look at their full list of bulk products here. They currently have two locations.
-Wedge Community Co-op: Sells bulk dry goods, herbs, teas, coffee, freshly ground nut butters, maple syrup, and honey.

Minnetonka

-Lakewinds Food Co-op: Stock up on bulk herbs and spices, grains, beans, flour, pasta, granola, nuts, sweeteners, bran, flax, and yeast, as well as liquid bulk items such as oils, syrup, honey and vinegar. They also have bulk lotion, castile soap, cleaning supplies, package-free bar soap, and shampoo and conditioner. Additionally, they carry an array of zero waste supplies: glass jars, cloth produce bags, stainless steel food storage tins, and other containers. Visit one of their three locations in the Minnetonka area.

Morris

-Pomme de Terre Foods: A small but mighty bulk foods section featuring grains, baking staples such as flour and sugar, nuts, and spices.

Northfield

-Just Food Co-op: Has got you covered with their bulk coffee, spices, teas, beans, grains, snacks, seeds, nuts, mixes, flours, and sugars.

Rochester

-People's Food Co-op: Choose from many different bulk items, from pantry staples (beans, grains, nuts, pasta, and more) to liquids (molasses, tahini, vanilla extract, olive oil, tamari, peanut butter, and more) to products that are harder to find, as seeds for sprouting and planting! You can peruse their full list of bulk products here.

Shoreview

-Fresh and Natural Foods: Pick up bulk dry goods like grains, beans, flours, nuts, trail mix, snacks, and more.

St. Cloud

-Good Earth Food Co-operative: Features bulk grains, flours, beans, rice, pasta, granola, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruit, candy, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, nut butter, local maple syrup, local honey, molasses, and cooking oils, like a locally made sunflower seed oil. They also offer bulk soaps, shampoos, bath products, and household cleaners.

Stillwater

-River Market Community Co-op: You can find rice, flours, nuts, teas, coffee, peanut butter, beans, grains, spices, herbs, popcorn, dry soup mixes and more!

St. Joseph

-Minnesota Street Market: Pantry staples such as grains, beans, and baking supplies - even locally milled flours!

St. Peter

-St. Peter Food Co-op: Encourages customers to bring their own containers, and sells tea, grains, baking supplies, pasta, chocolate, and more.

St. Paul

-Hampden Park Food Cooperative: This small but mighty grocery store offers package-free pantry staples (grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks), specialty food items (chia seeds, bee pollen, spelt flour, etc.), chocolate chips, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and even oils, soy sauce, and vinegars. Package-free and bulk soap options are available, as is a wide selection of package-free produce.
-Mississippi Market: At their three locations, find grains, rice, beans, pasta, nuts, coffee, tea, spices, granola, dried fruits, candy, and even liquid bulk items like maple syrup, honey, cooking oil, soaps, shampoos and laundry detergent. At their West Seventh location, you can also find fresh bulk peanut and nut butter.

Virginia

-Natural Harvest Food Co-op: At this spot in Virginia, Minnesota, order whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, dried fruits, trail mix, granola, herbs, spices, vanilla extract, coffee, tea, freshly ground nut butters, and more.

MISSOURI

Kansas City

-Nature's Own Health Food: Features bulk grains, beans, legumes, lentils, snacks, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and more.
-Zero Waste Nerd: Tools for a low-impact life (think compostable dish brushes, a market of gorgeous secondhand goods, and other durable, sustainable home objects).

St. Louis

-Local Harvest: Offers bulk local grains and legumes, as well as bulk olive oil.
-You can also pick up standard bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and snacks at Lucky's Market and Dierbergs.

NEBRASKA

Lincoln

-Fresh Thyme: You can bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods  like coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, and more.
-Open Harvest Co-op: Pick up local, organic produce in your own bags from home. Ask if you can use your own containers when purchasing from their deli, bakery, and seafood counter. 

Omaha

-Fresh Thyme: You can bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods  like coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, and more.
-Natural Grocers: Offers bulk grains, rice, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, flour, snacks, peanut butter, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.
-Omaha Farmer's Markets: Great for fresh vegetables, pastries, honey, eggs, meat, pet treats, and handcrafted items.
 

NORTH DAKOTA

Grand Forks

-Amazing Grains: Has a large selection, including beans, rice, grains, dried fruit, snacks, sweets, coffee, tea, nuts, dates, protein and nutritional powders, canola and olive oil, peanut butter, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and even bulk liquid home cleaning products such as castile soap and laundry and dishwasher powder and detergent. See their full list here. [Edit: I believe this is now closed].

OHIO

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

-Essencha Tea House: Stock up on package-free, loose-leaf teas.
-Also try Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, and Findlay Market for a wider variety of bulk pantry staples.

Columbus

-Lucky's Market: You can buy a wide variety of dry goods here, like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more.
-Mediterranean Food Imports: This spot offers bulk herbs and spices. Ask if they'd be willing to fill your own containers!

Kent

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

New Albany

-Bungalow Home: Sells nontoxic, sustainable, refillable soaps and cleaning products made by Common Good & Co.

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.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City

-Breadroot Natural Foods Cooperative: Features bulk herbs, spices, and teas for purchase.

Sioux Falls

-Coop Natural Foods: Find a plethora of dry goods such as whole grains, legumes and beans, nuts and seeds, flour, baking supplies, and more. They also have a good selection of package-free produce.

WISCONSIN

Cumberland

-Island City Food Co-op: Find bulk pasta, cereals, rice, beans, grains, dried fruits, nuts, herbs and spices, molasses, vinegar, cooking oils, tamari, and honey in bulk.

Janesville

-Our Natural Foods: Package-free herbs, spices, grains, nuts,  seeds, granola, trail mix, snacks, flour, rice, sweeteners, and beans.

La Crosse

-Full Circle Supply: This spot sells bulk beauty products like shampoo, lotion, dish soaps, laundry detergent, and much more. You can find their full list of offerings on their website here.
-People's Food Co-op: Choose from many different bulk items, from pantry staples (beans, grains, nuts, pasta, and more) to liquids (molasses, tahini, vanilla extract, olive oil, tamari, peanut butter, and more) to products that are harder to find, as seeds for sprouting and planting! You can peruse their full list of bulk products here.

Madison

-Community Pharmacy: You ccan can fill your own containers with tea, as well as body care and home care products like dish soap, laundry detergent, castile soap, liquid hand soap, body wash, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner, from brands like E.O. Products, Alaffia, Alba, and Giovanni. You can also purchase Merkur razors, shaving brushes, package-free bars of soap, bulk henna, menstrual cups, and bottles and tins for homemade cosmetics.
-HopCat: Bring a growler from home to fill up with beer on tap.
-Regent Street Co-op: Bulk dry goods, like grains, beans, snacks, nuts, herbs, spices, teas, and more.
-Vom Fass: Bulk oils (many different types of olive oil, as well as pumpkin seed oil, walnut oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, sesame oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, and more) and vinegars (many different balsamics, as well as red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, and more). You'll need to purchase an empty bottle from them on your first visit, but after that the'll refill it on subsequent visits.
-Willy Street Co-op: Head here for local produce including bulk baby salad greens, bulk coffee and tea, a huge selection of herbs and spices, olive oil, vinegar (only available at the Middleton location), soy sauce, honey and maple syrup, vanilla extract, freshly ground nut butter, locally brewed kombucha on tap, seeds for sprouting, an olive bar where you can purchase olives in your own containers, and an incredible selection of pantry staples such as snack foods, whole grains, and nuts. In addition, Willy Street sells bulk cleaning and hygiene supplies such as dish soap, laundry detergent, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and also reusable steel safety razors, if you're in the market for one. They also feature bulk ingredients for DIY products, like bentonite clay, beetroot powder, and more. They have a prepared foods bar and a salad bar that you can put directly into your own containers - great when you need a quick meal.

Menomonie

-Menomonie Market Food Co-op: Grains, beans, baking supplies and flours, nuts, seeds, snacks, chocolates, candies, honey, dish soap, and lots more.

Milwaukee

-Outpost Natural Foods: A good, basic bulk dry goods section.
-River West Co-op: Bulk dry goods (such as beans, grains, nuts, cereals, and spices).

Stoughton

-Yahara River Grocery Co-op: Encourages customers to bring their own containers for purchasing bulk grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, coffee, tea, herbs, and spices.

Viroqua

-Full Circle Supply: This spot sells bulk beauty products like shampoo, lotion, dish soaps, laundry detergent, and much more. You can find their full list of offerings on their website here.
-Viroqua Food Co-op: Find dry pantry staples (grains, nuts, beans, tea, spices, etc.!) as well as bulk liquids such as cooking oils.

Waukesha

-Good Harvest Market: You'll find bulk grains, beans, rice, flour, snacks, granola, dried fruit, and more.

Wausau / Weston

-Downtown Grocery: Find bulk grains and other dry goods, as well as tea, herbs, and spices.
-Red Clover Market: Fill up on grains and other dry pantry staples, tea, herbs, spices, and package-free soaps.