If you're looking for a reason to start shopping at bulk food stores, we have three for you. It's better for the planet, you can buy as little or much as you want and you know the produce is fresh.
We've scouted five of the Gold Coast's best bulk food stores for you start shopping at.
The Source Bulk Foods
Southport, Miami and Hope Island
Conscious consumption and zero waste are at the heart of The Source. They have more than 50 stores around Australia, with three on the Gold Coast in Hope Island, Southport and Miami. These stores are well organised, brightly lit and are brimming with organic bulk goods. You can't walk past their chocolate covered strawberries. Stop and scoop immediately.
Corona update: The Source stores across the Gold Coast are currently open for in-store shopping or you can order online for home delivery.
The Wholefood Pantry
Stock up on nutrient-dense whole foods and supplements at The Wholefood Pantry in Palm Beach. One of the best bulk food stores on the Gold Coast, this organic grocery store and cafe have everything your pantry needs, from spreads and syrups, to dried fruit, flours, beans and so much more.
Corona update: The Wholefood Pantry is currently open for business, or you can shop their online store from the comfort of your couch.
Bliss Health & Bulk Foods
You’ll find this family owned and run business on Young Street in Southport. Bliss Health & Bulk Foods offer a range of health foods, wholefoods, organic and gluten free foods, including their own range of bliss ball mixes. If you're a newbie to bulk food buying, this friendly family will be happy to help out and steer you in the right direction. Our tip? Head straight for the raw treats.
Corona update: Bliss Health & Bulk Foods is currently open for shopping in-store.
Helen's Heavenly Bulk Foods
Tucked halfway down James Street in Burleigh, Helen's Heavenly Bulk Foods has an on-site cafe too. Grab a coffee before you stock up or once you're done, fuel up with a smoothie bowl. They offer all the usual suspects in the big clear tubs, plus some other culinary delights like house made almond butter, peanut butter and vegomite.
Corona update: Helen's Heavenly Bulk Foods on the Gold Coast is currently open for shopping in-store.
Naturopath Tracey Wilson owns and runs this bulk food haven. After 10 years of working with people in need, she noticed how fundamental the right foods are to good health. Bearfoot Wholefoods has over 350 bulk foods in bins and barrels and 40% of those are organic. They provide locally sourced, ethically and sustainably produced food and we’re all about that.
Corona update: Bearfoot Wholefoods is currently open for shopping in-store.
Looking for local businesses who are currently delivery local produce across the Gold Coast? Head here.
Image credit: The Source