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If you like cooking, helping the environment or just generally despise big brand supermarkets, the bulk foods store is your number one friend. There’s something really satisfying about filling up your reusable jars, containers and bags with real produce.
Next time you run out of pasta, cereal, spices or just about anything, head to one of these awesome bulk foods stores in Perth and stock up.
Kakulas Brothers in Northbridge is without a doubt one of the best bulk foods stores in Perth. They stock by-the-kilo spices, grains, coffee beans, seeds, teas, nuts and just about everything else you can think of (including some delectable chocolate coated goodies), plus everything is very reasonably priced, proving that waste free doesn't have to be hard on the hip pocket.
The Storehouse Fremantle
With everything from beans, flours and spices to reusable cups, beeswax wraps and beauty products, The Storehouse Fremantle has everything you need to live your very best waste-free life. Take your own containers and don't forget to grab a healthy treat while you're there; the chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels will knock your socks off.
Bassendean And Mundaring
If you’re trying to live a life as waste-free as possible, the Wasteless Pantries in Bassendean and Mundaring have you covered. The stores are full to the brim with package-free groceries including everything from baking powder, cake mixes and dried fruits to oils, maple syrup and falafel mix. Plus, they’ve got a whole range of cleaning and personal hygiene products, as well as all of the reusable containers you could ever need. For bulk foods in Perth, you can’t beat this place.
The Source Bulk Foods
Floreat, Victoria Park And Clarkson
With three WA stores under their belt and another three on the way (Cottesloe, Fremantle and Subiaco), The Source Bulk Foods is shaping up to be the most convenient spot to get bulk foods in Perth. Stocking everything you could ever need for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, as well as superfoods, household and health products. The Source even has a bush tucker range of quintessentially Australian products like wattleseed, wild Kakadu plum powder and billy tea.
The Clean Food Store
One of the prettiest bulk foods stores in Perth, The Clean Food Store in Shenton Park is all about organic, natural and sustainable foods. As well as some delicious organic bread, healthy takeaway goodies, coffees and fresh cold pressed juices, smoothies and kombuchas, they sell bulk goods like nuts, cereals, seeds, flours, herbs and sweets. Don’t forget to BYO jars and your reusable coffee cup.
Fremantle And Nollamara
From their humble beginnings running a ginger beer stand in the Freo train station in the 1920s, the Kakulas family has always been passionate about local and sustainable food, which is why it was so fitting when they opened Fremantle bulk foods store Kakulas Sister back in 1994. A popular spot on the cappuccino strip, since then the store has found a second home in Nollamara and both sell only the best bulk produce including beans, cereals, coffee beans and flours.
With bulk foods galore, organic, gluten-free, vegan, raw and biodynamic produce as well as a cafe, Loose Produce is a stomping ground for healthy people in Perth. On top of their rice, pasta, nuts, body and baby products, and eggs, they’ve also got fresh fruit and veggies. Be sure to pick up a coffee from the cafe while you browse.
A haven for the hippies of Perth, Manna Wholefoods is one of the best places to buy bulk foods in Perth. They stock all of the bulk goods that you’ll need (including honey, peanut butter and organic pasta), as well as fresh produce and environmentally friendly body, baby and pet products. Be sure to bring your own bags.
Dunn & Walton
Dunn & Walton in Doubleview is the place to go for all those foodie items that health nuts are Instagramming these days. They stock predominantly Australian-grown organic fresh produce and they are very fussy about the products they sell (everything has to be high quality and certified organic). You’ll find dates, quinoa, goji berries, oats, rice and loads more in their bulk food bins. To make things even better, Thursday nights are tiffin night at Dunn & Walton. Purchase one of their reusable tiffin containers (or bring your own) and the guys here will load it up with curry goodness for $22 a serve. Save-a-da-planet and save-a-yourself from cooking dinner.
Nedlands And Subiaco
Sitting pretty on Princess Road in Nedlands and Rokeby Road in Subiaco, Angry Almond is stocking all the usual bulk foods suspects. From rice, cereals and a huge variety of flours to dried fruits, nuts, tea and coffee, these guys also do some of the best Turkish delight known to mankind. You can also take your own bottle and stock up on the extra virgin olive oil at the Nedlands store.
Liquorice Gourmet Foods
Claremont And Carine
If your waste-free lifestyle has you craving sugar and chocolate big time, Liquorice Gourmet Foods is your go to. They’ve got all of the lollies and chocolates you can imagine, as well as nuts, tea and spices aplenty. It’s impossible to leave empty handed.
Organic On Charles
For some of Perth’s best bulk foods and organic produce head to Organic On Charles in North Perth. This busy little corner store stocks some of the freshest organic fruit and vegetables, as well as certified organic products which you can fill your reusable containers with.
Rockingham And Mandurah
Pantryman has got you covered with everything from health foods and healthy snacks, to cake mixes and desserts. You're sure to find everything that you need to keep your pantry—and stomach—full of the best quality nosh.
Weigh 'N' Pay
This small store has a big heart and is full of amazing organic items. Head here for some organic teas, rice, flours, herbs and spices, and plenty of sweet treats. If you're a budding chef, you might also want to check out their cake decorating and baking supplies. It's so much easier than your ordinary supermarket; just weigh, pay, and be on your way.
Next time you're at the Fremantle Markets, swing by GURU Wholefoods with your jars and product bags to fill up on bulk goods like beans, lentils, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. You can even bottle your own peanut butter and grab a kombucha slushie. On your way out, swing past the fruit and veggie section to load up on plastic-free fresh produce. It's waste-free shopping at its best.
While you won't find many edible items at ZERO STORE at The Raw Kitchen, this is the go-to spot for all of your plastic-free items. Think cosmetics, hair, beauty and cleaning products, essential oils and fermenting supplies, along with zero waste alternative wares.
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Kakulas Sister | Image credit: Elle Borgward