Where To Shop Plastic Free, Wholefoods in Melbourne
We’ve had a few people messaging us lately to ask advice on where to find bulk/package-free foods and lifestyle products in Melbourne, so we wanted to share a few of our favourite places with you. (We know a lot of you live in other cities around the world too, so we’d love to hear about your favourite stores in your city - please drop us a comment below!)
This store has such a lovely atmosphere and staff. Their fresh organic produce is excellent, and it’s nice that there’s plenty of space so you can take your time perusing their items.
Good on this store for removing single-use plastic produce bags recently too. (They now offer paper and home compostable produce bags).
Go for: a large fresh organic fruits & vegetables section, bulk-bin dry-goods and eco cleaning products.
Address: 371 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, VIC 3103
I shop here regularly, and it is very rare to find the store not busy (for good reason). Terre Madre is a North-side institution, and it has a fantastic, large range of affordable organic products (food, beauty & eco cleaning products). They also have a wellness clinic inside.
Go for: all of your bulk food needs
Address: 103 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070
This bulk food co-op is a non-profit run by volunteers, and offers package-free food, fruit & veggies, health and eco cleaning products. It’s great for bringing in your own jars to fill up on liquid items like olive oil, vinegars, shampoo, detergents & more. You can even get non-packaged tofu here.
They also have a lovely vegan cafe that has daily organic lunch specials, baked treats and fair trade teas.
Go for: bulk goods and a yummy lunch
Address: 312 Smith Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
A mega health food store in leafy Ferntree Gully. Find bulk foods, fresh organic fruit & veggies, lots of vegan packaged foods, organic alcohol, eco cleaning, beauty products & supplements.
They have a vegetarian cafe and smoothie bar too.
Go for: a huge range of choice and a vego brunch (or softserve vegan icecream).
Address: 3/794 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Local Fresh Produce Markets
Local markets and farmer’s markets are a great place to stock up on affordable, beautiful quality fruits and vegetables. Between Virginia and I, some of our favourites are:
- Psarkos Market (Thornbury - this place is super cheap!)
- Camberwell Fresh Food Market (excellent produce & well priced)
- Buroondara Farmer’s Market (Hawthorn)