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The Best Zero Waste & Refill Food Stores in London

Written By SWAY
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London is finally starting to have a choice of zero waste and refillable food stores. While they are still sparse in some areas, we have curated a list below that should help you get started on your sustainable shopping journey.

Liberté Chérie, Notting Hill

The facts: No plastic,  by the weight,  local products (75% UK, 20% EU, 5% World)

This perfectly curated bijou Deli on Portobello, will be the perfect stop on your weekend stroll. Expect a variety of dried foods ( grains, rice, flours…) as well as laundry and washing liquids, all available to refill.

Their motto: ‘If we don’t have it we will source it for you.’

Liberté Chérie, 291 Portobello road, W10 5TD London

The Source Bulk Foods, Battersea/Putney/Chiswick

The facts: Each store is owned and run by a local family, By the weight, Refillable, No plastic, Shop online.

Not only does the Store have over 450 bulk foods (including organic wholefoods, oils, healthy snacks and sustainable personal and household products, all plastic free of course).

They also put a huge focus on community. Every store is in effect a franchise owned by a local family. They pride themselves on being able to assist you at every stage of your zero waste journey. Whether you need recommendation on a product or are looking for a fantastic naturopath, they’ll be able to help.

The Store Bulk Foods Battersea : 9 St John's Rd, London SW11 1QY
The Store Bulk Foods Putney: 135 Putney High St, London SW15 1SU
The Store Bulk Foods Chiswick:  24 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 1QP

The Bulk Market, Hackney

The facts: No Plastic, Refillable, Social Entreprise, Local Delivery

Offering a selection of food, household cleaning and beauty products, all available for refill, The Bulk Market situated next to Hackney Central, focusses on circular economy. Not just a zero waste shop but also a social entreprise which focusses on supporting suppliers who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment, it might be small in size but you’ll find here everything you need.

The Bulk Market:  6 Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU

Get Loose, Hackney

The facts: No Plastic, Refillable, Social Entreprise, Local Delivery

Get Loose is a social entreprise staffed by volunteers, committed to the reduction of waste and bringing good produce at fair price to their community. Located in Hackney City Farm, you’ll find everything here from grains, to home and personal care items

Get Loose: Hackney City Farm,London E2 8QA

E5 Bakehouse, Millhouse Shop, London Fields

The facts: No Plastic, Organic, Local Delivery

E5 Bakehouse might be first and foremost an independent organic bakery, but not only. Come for the bread and leave with some organic fruits,vegetables and cereals, delivered weekly from their own Suffolk based farm.

E5 Bakehouse: Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH

Zero, Wimbledon

The facts: No Plastic, Refillable, Social Entreprise, Local Delivery

Founded by Alicia and Josh, Zero is a shop and a philosophy: the idea that we can all do our part for the planet. All products are sold in bulk or without disposable packaging. Focusing on organic and fair-trade farming when possible, sourced from local producers, you’re guaranteed to find your happiness here. They even sell wine.

Zero: Unit 201 Centre Court Shopping Centre,
 Wimbledon, London SW19 8YE

BYO, Tooting Market

The facts: No Plastic, Refillable

BYO ( Bring Your Own) focusses on dry foods and household items. Come here specifically if you are looking for bathroom and kitchen items.Their mission: make Zero Waste main stream.

BYO: 21-23 Tooting High St, Tooting, London SW17 0SN

Written By SWAY



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