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 on the Sunshine Coast and stock up.
Easily one of the best bulk food stores on the Sunshine Coast, Silo Wholefoods is home to a plethora of much-needed good, plus a café, if you like your shopping with a hot cup of joe. On the shelves you’ll find everything from body-boosting superfoods, fresh produce and pantry staples, to supplements, beauty and cleaning products.
Tucked along Birtwill Street in Coolum Beach, Natural Harvest Wholefoods is a tiny bulk food store that you’ll want to become a regular at. Filled with bulk food bins, plus shelves of things like locally-made dishwashing liquid and sunscreens, if you like a shop where you get service with a smile, make this place your next stop.
Nourishing your body is the aim of the game at Grub Organics in Marcoola. One of the Sunshine Coast’s first bulk food stores, you’ll feel good stocking up on the essentials, whilst minimising your waste and skipping the treats that always seem to find a way into your supermarket trolley.
The Source Bulk Foods
This powerhouse of a bulk food store needs no introduction, but we’re gonna give it one because the world needs to know about the smorgasbord of locally-sourced organic goodies taking up space at The Source. You’ll find all your favourite nuts, beans, pulses, herbs, spices and superfoods backed by a zero-waste philosophy that’ll send you soaring into a way of life that doesn’t negatively impact the environment. The best part; each store is individually run by a team of passionate locals, so you’ll know the community vibes will be strong.
Kunara Organic Marketplace
If every bite is a new opportunity to feel healthier and happier, Kunara Organic Marketplace absolutely nails the brief with their incredible range of bulk goods on offer. Whether you’re chasing lentils, cacao powder, medicinal mushrooms or a dash of Himalayan salt, a visit to Kunara Organic Marketplace is a no brainer. With their ‘only buy what you need’ ethos, it’s not only a huge win for your health and the environment, but also your bank account. Yes, people, that means you can order the avocado toast every once and a while. Hot tip: go hungry and fill up at their good-for-you café.
Belmondos Organic Marketplace
Do your part by making Belmondos Organic Marketplace a regular task on your to-do list. A trip to Noosaville’s self-proclaimed world of wellness may initially bring on feelings of overwhelm with their generous range of options, but once bulk food shopping becomes a habit, you’ll be acing your weekly shop in no time. Plus, when you finish trawling the bulk food wonderland, you can pick up your fruit, vegetables, meat and even a coffee next door. Ahh, sustainability is so cool, and practical.
The Wellness Mill
Don’t feel embarrassed when you hear ‘clean up on aisle five’ over the speaker system of The Wellness Mill following the puddle of drool you’ve expelled on the floor post bulk food wall sighting; it’s a completely normal occurrence at The Wellness Mill. With the vast spectrum of wholefood cargo, you’ll feel like a healthy version of Charlie in the chocolate, or carob, factory, as you stock up on the essentials whilst minimising single-use plastics. Nourishing your body has never been so rewarding.
Wellness foodies will have a field day over the diverse collection of bulk foods available at Naked Foods in Maroochydore; the design of the store alone makes the trip worthwhile. Think: sleek and minimalist walls of bulk food tubs, and if that’s what it takes to get your body moving into a zero-waste future, then we aren’t gonna judge. Spruce up your pantry with all the rice, quinoa, freekeh and flour your heart flutters for, and take your meals to the next level.
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