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Bulk Food Directory.

So, you want to find out where to buy bulk because like us, you’re sick of packaging cluttering up your life and the planet? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Shopping at bulk stores allows you to buy everything from flour to rice to shampoo using your own reusable containers, meaning you can enjoy all your staples without the nasty packaging. Food packaging is a major contributor to the plastic waste impacting our environment today (see The Problem with Plastic), so shopping at bulk stores using your own reusable containers is a smart way to help combat this.

Not only is it better for the planet, it’s also a cheaper way to shop so you’ll be doing your hip pocket a favour too.

Start shopping smarter – select your suburb or postcode to find a bulk store near you:

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Alfalfa House NSW 113 Enmore Road, Enmore, New South Wales, Australia With their not-for-profit business dating back to 1981, they aim to promote ethical foods by promoting the benefits of organic, locally produced, cruelty-free, minimal waste products.
Monday-Wednesday 10.30-7, Thursday 10.30-8, Friday 10.30-7, Sat-Sun 10-6
02 9519 3374
info@alfalfahouse.org
Tags: dried fruit, nuts, seeds, grains, rices, beans, breads, herbs and spices, tea and coffee, oils, pastas, almond butter machine cleaning products as well as fresh fruit and vegie and a vegie box scheme.
Available to non members as well as members. To join the Co-op you buy 20 $1 shares and you shop at least once a year, this entitles you to 10% off every purchase and additional discount if you volunteer. Members also receive an extra 5% on bulk food on top of this.
Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative NSW Shop 5 Macquarie Plaza, 49 William Street, Bathurst The Bathurst Wholefood Co-op is dedicated to giving people access to fresh, locally produced, organic food. With a website choc full of recipes, they offer lots of information about living healthy.
Mon – Friday 9.30-6pm, Saturday 9.30-3.30
02 6332 1545
You don’t need to be a member to purchase goods online or in-store. Members of the co-op enjoy 10% off all products, for an annual fee of $50.
Beechworth Food Co-op VIC Beechworth, VIC, 3747, Australia A member owned and operated community initiative, providing members with access to healthy and sustainable whole food. Bulk goods, fresh local produce and personal care and household items, all carefully sourced and passionately presented. Living and Education sessions are a big part of what this co-op does to bring about a fun and fair food system.

Tue 2 - 5pm, Thur 2-6pm, Sat - Sun 9am - 2pm

Co-op sign up is $45.00 per household which gives you free attendance at monthly Co-Op workshops, voting rights at the AGM, access to food and box goodies at member prices, access to the seed library and the feel good factor for supporting a community enterprise and a fairer food system. Non-members are also welcome to purchase goods at a 20% surcharge price.
Blue Mountains Food Co-op NSW Shops 1 & 2 Ha’Penny Lane, Katoomba The Blue Mountains Food Co-op is an absolute gem if you are in or around the Blue Mountains. They also have a handy list on their site with a list of other co-ops around Australia (plus they honour any other co-op memberships you might have!)
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 8.30-5, Sunday 10-4,
02 4782 5890
hello@bmfoodcoop.org.au
Tags: home, personal care, grocery (grains, cereals, coffee, dried fruits, butters, drinks you name it), fridge goods and fruit and vegies.
You don’t need to be a member to purchase goods in-store. The co-op membership is $35 a year and gives you 10% off all products, with additional discount for those wishing to volunteer.
Broadway Food Co-op NSW Room 25 UTS Broadway Campus Aiming to take back control of our food, The Broadway Food Co-op is primarily run by volunteer UTS staff and students, but membership is open to anyone.
Thursdays 10-7pm (dependent on Semesters, best to call and check)
02 9514 1418
organicfoodcoop@gmail.com
Tags: legumes, confectionary, coconut/cacao products, dried fruit, flours, grains, cereals, herbs and spices, milk, noodles, nuts and seeds, oils sauces and vinegars, rice, sweeteners, tea and coffee.
Goods are available to both members and non-members. Membership costs $20 per year and gives you 20% discount off dry goods, workshops and opportunity to volunteer.
Bulk Whole Foods VIC 6 Ross Street, Mornington, Victoria, Australia With a website packed full of healthy info, Bulk Wholefoods offers affordable, wholesome food both online and now in two stores.
Monday-Friday 10-5 Saturday & Sunday 9-3
03 5977 7316
hello@bulkwholefoods.com.au
CERES Fair Food VIC Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia If CERES is your local food supplier you are one lucky duck. You should check out their policy for where their food comes from so you know where you're buying from. They also run a carbon neutral delivery service along with a community of food hosts to keep the travel miles down on top of their organic market and shop.
Wednesday 9-2, Thursday - Friday 9-5, Saturday – Sunday 9-2 (Sunday shop only)
03 8673 6288
info@fairfood.org.au
Tags: bulk food, vegies, vegie box delivery
Channel Living Food Co-op TAS 3399 Channel Highway, Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia With a passion for Tasmanian produce, Channel Living offers a wide variety of bulk products, household items and veggie boxes.
Tuesday 3-5 (Daylight savings time only), Friday 2.30-5, Saturday 9.30-12.30
info@channelliving.org.au
Co-op membership is $15 (or $25 for a couple or family).
Tags: legumes, pulses, grains, cereals, fried fruit, baking goods, oils, seeds, nuts and honey.
Vegie box scheme available weekly.
Clay Fine Foods VIC 719 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia Located in Rathdowne Village, Clay is a little oasis of fresh and bulk produce.
Mon - Friday 9am - 7pm, Sat - Sun 9am -6pm
(03) 9349 3957
Tags: bulk grains, vegies
Community Foods QLD 74 Shields Street, Cairns City, Queensland, Australia

Community Foods harbors an educational and culture core, as well as supplying a meeting space for the community – on top of supplying fair, sustainable food, of course.

Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 8-6, Saturday 10-2
07 4041 5335
shop@comfoods.org.au

Extensive offering of bulk foods, product list here. Co-op memberships offer 10% discount for every week of volunteering.

Dunn & Walton WA Shop 8, 257 Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview, WA Formerly known as Absolutely Organic, they have since adopted their family name. They pride themselves on selling only certified organic food and offer discounts on bulk purchases. Check out their Thursday evening tiffin takeaway menu where they encourage you to BYO container or purchase a neat tin carrier.
Mon – Fri 7-6pm10-5, Thur 7-7pm, Sat 8-4pm
08 9242 7711,
info@dunnandwalton.com.au
Tags: bread, beans, cleaning, grains, nuts, oils, pasta, pulses, legumes, seeds, treats.
Eumarrah Organic & Natural Food TAS 54 Frederick St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia Operating since 1985, Eumarrah stock an excellent range of bulk natural foods and organics.
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4pm (Hobart),
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-2pm (Launceston)
03 6234 3229 (Hobart),
03 6331 7682 (Launceston),
naturalfood@eumarrah.com.au
Tags: flour, rice, grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, legumes, pulses, liquids, sugars, chocolate and muesli.
Flame Tree Community Food Co-op NSW 1/374 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia On top of providing fresh, healthy food to the community, the Flame Tree Co-op also is proud to run events and support causes affecting the local area.
Tue - Wed 10-6, Thurs 10-7, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4
02 4267 5792,
info@flametree.coop
You don’t need to be a member to purchase goods in-store. The co-op membership is $25 per year and gives you a 10% discount on all goods.
Tags: dry goods (flour, legumes etc), coffee and tea, milk as well as fresh fruit and vegies and healthy treats.
Flannerys QLD Stapylton, QLD, 4207, Australia Supplying natural and organic products to Brissy and beyond for more than 30 years! They have a lot of stores around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast so be sure to look here to find one near you.
Tags: grains, cereals, nuts and more.
In-store specials on bulk orders are often advertised on their website.
Flinders Organic Food Co-op SA Flinders University Sturt Road, Bedford Park The Flinders Organic Food Co-op operates on campus at Flinders University and is open to anyone.
Orders collected 12-2.30 Thursday
flindersorganic@gmail.com
Friends of the Earth VIC 312 Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Operating for more than 30 years, the Friends of the Earth co-op helps to raise funds for their environmental campaigns. Head over around lunchtime you can eat at their café, too!
Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-4. Café open from midday until late afternoon.
03 9417 4382
food@foe.org.au
Tags: basic grains, vegies, café environment
Greenies Real Food NSW Shop 12 Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Road, Rapid Creek Greenies a family business and it’s the only organic bulk food shop in Darwin. They also deliver!
08 8985 1922
info@greeniesrealfood.com.au
Tags: fruit and vegies, cereals, grains, legumes, nuts, herbs, spices, tea, honey, oils, sugar, dried fruit, and flour.
Honest to Goodness NSW Alexandria Industrial Estate, Unit D1, 46-62, Maddox Street, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia Honest to Goodness is an online organic wholefoods retailer (delivering Australia wide!) who also have a BYO (container)-friendly showroom for all your foodie needs.
Monday – Saturday 9-4pm
02 8310 1800
info@goodness.com.au
Tags: dried fruits, nuts, cereals, grains, herbs and spices, superfoods, legumes, flours and baking goods.
Kombu Wholefoods NSW Bellingen Shire Council, 1 Church Street, North Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia Kombu Wholefoods is all about organic and local food. They are passionate about forming long lasting bonds with local producers and also offer discounts when buying in bulk. On their way to creating Kombu, Founders Lowanna and Kevin have been on a wonderful journey which you can learn about here.
Monday – Friday 8.45-5.30, Saturday 8.30-3
1300 741 192
Tags: selection of flours, nut meals, beans, pulses, herbs, spices, tea, sweeteners and cleaning products.
Manly Food Co-op NSW 15 Whistler Street, Manly, New South Wales, Australia The Manly Coop is a community driven bulk, waste-free, not-for-profit alternative to supermarket.
Monday-Wednesday 9-5.30, Thursday 9-6, Friday 9-5.30, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4
02 9977 1077
chairperson@manlyfoodcoop.org
Members are entitled to a 10% discount on all good purchased by purchasing a share for $5.00 and an annual fee of $29.95. Members are also eligible to volunteer their time and experience in return for energy points – up to 35% off their shopping. Other higher investment memberships are also available.
Manna Wholefoods WA 274 South Terrace, South Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Stocking everything from organic meats to dehydrators, Manna Wholefoods has everything you’ll need to set you on track for a sustainable lifestyle.
Open 7 days, 8-6pm
08 9335 7995,
manna@mannawholefoodiis.com.au
Tags: organic nuts, seeds, dried fruit, baking flours, rice, unusual and gluten free grains, legumes, muesli, honey, oils, freshly ground organic almond and peanut butters. Also have fruit and vegie produce too.
Maple Street Co-op QLD 37 Maple Street, Maleny Established in 1979, the Maple Street Co-op provides local, organic, wholesome, ethical products whilst supporting and educating their members and the wider community.
Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm, Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 9-pm
07 5494 2088,
sales@maplestreetco-op.com
Melbourne University Food Co-op VIC Union House, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Providing hot meals, bulk food and veggie boxes to the masses. Plus there’s a freecycling shelf!
Monday – Friday 9-4.30
03 9347 8716
yourfoodcoop@gmail.com
Tags: bulk grains, café
Naked Foods NSW 195 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Proud retailer of all things bulk and organic, their shops and online store offer the best nature has to offer.
Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5 (Bondi, Cronulla, Double Bay, Warringah),
Mon-Fri 11-8.30pm, Sat 10-8pm, Sun 11-6pm (Newtown)
02 9387 4935 (Bondi Junction),
02 9516 1158 (Newtown),
02 9523 7625 (Cronulla),
02 9327 2675 (Double Bay),
02 9905 0633 (Warringah),
info@nakedfoods.com.au
Tags: legumes, dried fruit, grains, cereals, chocolate, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, powders, oils, honey, snacks, superfoods, beauty and cleaning products.
Naked Foods ACT Shop 60, 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon, ACT Proud retailer of all things bulk and organic, their shops and online store offer the best nature has to offer.
Mon – Fri 10-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4
02 6247 1238
Tags: legumes, dried fruit, grains, cereals, chocolate, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, powders, oils, honey, snacks, superfoods, beauty and cleaning products.
Nebo organics QLD 7 Ocean Street, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia Offering an amazing array of staples including nuts, dried fruit, flours, oils and more, all in a beautiful space.
Monday - Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4
07 5452 7408
Vast selection of over 350 bulk products in store.
Organic Wholefoods VIC 483 Lygon Street, Brunswick & 277 Smith Street, Fitzroy & 137 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington, Victoria, Australia Organic Wholefoods have two Melbourne shops as well as home delivery and also employ naturopathic students and naturopaths to offer the best advice possible to their customers.
Monday-Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-5
03 9384 0288 (Brunswick),
03 9419 5347 (Fitzroy),
03 9376 8056 (Flemington)
organic@wholefoods.com.au
Rhubarb Food Co-op NSW Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick The Rhubarb Co-op provide organic fruit and veg boxes. Orders are placed online for members to meet once a week to divvy up the veggies.
Thursday 6pm
0415 304 369
info@rhubarbhouse.org.au
Vegie and fruit box scheme, order online and pick up directly.
Rita's Nut Shop, South Melbourne Market VIC Stall 18, Deli aisles, South Melbourne Market, Crn Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne Located in the South Melbourne Market, you'll find bulk sacks full of nuts, coffee, dried fruits, flours, grains, legumes and more.
Santos Organics NSW 105 Jonson St Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia A Byron Bay institution, Santos has a huge selection of organic and GM-free wholefoods available in their two retail stores and online.
Monday – Friday 8.30-6.00, Saturday 8.30-5, Sunday 10-4pm
02 6685 7071 (Byron bay),
02 6684 3773 (Mullumbimby)
Tags: herbal remedies and teas, grains, nuts, fruit, oils, honey, cleaning products.
Source Community Wholefoods TAS 12 French Street, Sandy Bay Source ingeniously operates their group as both an organic food co-op and community garden.
Mon & Tues 12-4, Wed 12-6, Thur & Fri 12-4, Sat 10-1pm
03 6224 0055
source.wholefoods@gmail.com
Surfcoast Wholefoods Torquay VIC 41 Bristol Road, Torquay, Victoria, Australia The largest organic and wholefoods store in the region, it boast a juice bar and café, along with naturopaths onsite.
Monday-Saturday 8-6pm, Sunday 8-5pm
03 5261 5555
admin@surfcoastwholefoods.com.au
Tags: sugar, flour, rice/grains/legumes, nuts/fruit/seeds, powders.
Terra Madre VIC 103 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia This amazing health food shop also has a clinic offering naturopathy, herbal medicine, reiki, kinesiology, massage and homeopathy.
Monday-Sunday 8.30-7.30
03 9489 5824
enquiries@terramadre.com.au
The Beanstalk Organic Food NSW St Andrews Anglican Church, 31A Church Street Mayfield Beanstalk is a not-for-profit co-op that now has over 100 members providing people with affordable, seasonal, healthy produce.
Tuesday 4.30-7
0431 995 312,
info@beanstalk.org.au
You must be a member to purchase goods with the coop. Membership is $40 a year which gives you access to online order of bulk and fresh items to pick up on Tuesdays. They also have a fruit and vegie box scheme and credit towards purchases if you volunteer.
The Food Co-op NSW 3 Kingsley Street, Canberra This organic food store and café offers veggie boxes and quality unpackaged food. They also run The Dirty Beanstalk - the co-ops gardening and greening group. Shop is open to all. Membership is $50 and gives you 15% for your first shop and free lunch from the café, then every hour you volunteer you receive another 15% off over a 2 week period.
Monday – Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-4, Café open Monday – Friday 8-2pm
(02) 6230 7505,
food.coop.shop@gmail.com
Tags: pulses, grains, cereals, flours, cooking oils, nuts, dried fruit, spices, drinks, treats, and cleaning products.
The Organic Collective WA 1 Greenslade Street, Hamilton Hill Their retail store is a community hub where you can come and share knowledge, browse and choose the goodness that the harvest has to offer. They also offer a vegie box delivery scheme.
Mon-Fri 9-5pm, except Thur which is open til 6.30pm
08 9331 5590,
info@organiccollective.com.au
Tags: flour and sweeteners, grains and pulses, free range organic eggs, nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
The Organic Market & Cafe SA 5 Druid Ave, Stirling SA 5152 With over 100 bins of bulk food to choose from, you can find everything you need to fill your pantry, using your own packaging. You can shop online for either home delivery or click n collect, or visit in-store.
(08) 8339 4835,
organics@ozemail.com.au
Tags: fruit and vegies, eggs, herbs, flowers. Bulk foods include beans, rice, nuts, seeds, grains, flours, fruits, oils, snacks, herbs, spices, baking goods, and honey.
The Rustic Pantry NSW 1/61 Vulcan Street, Moruya Supporting fresh, local, sustainable food, The Rustic Pantry also aims to educate their customers and teach the pleasures of eating well.
Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-1
02 4474 2538,
info@therusticpantry.com.au
Tags: fruit and vegies, wide range of all your wet and dry bulk goods including nuts, grains, cereals, legumes, honey, coffee.
The Source VIC 311 Hampton St, Hampton, Victoria, Australia Part of a branch of franchised stores, Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer.
Monday-Friday 9.30-6, Saturday 9.30-5.30, Sunday 10-5
Contact: 03 9598 8806
info@thesourcebulkfoods.com.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks
The Source VIC 112 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Part of a branch of franchised stores, Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer.
Monday-Friday 9.30-7, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-5
Contact: 03 9388 1005
info@thesourcebulkfoods.com.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Source VIC 749 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia Part of a branch of franchised stores, Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer.
Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-5
Contact: 03 9882 4496
info@thesourcebulkfoods.com.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Source VIC 202 Smith St, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Part of a branch of franchised stores, Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer.
Monday-Friday 9.30-6, Saturday 9.30-5.30, Sunday 10-5
Contact: 03 9041 7711
info@thesourcebulkfoods.com.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Source VIC 23 Pratt Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia Part of a branch of franchised stores, Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer.
Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4
03 9370 2533
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Source NSW 81 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia Good old-fashioned grocery shopping the modern way, with an online shop coming soon!
Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30, Saturday 9-1
02 6684 4332
thesource@iinet.net.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Source NSW 262 Darling Street, Balmain and shop 2, 183-191 High Street, Willoughby Good old-fashioned grocery shopping the modern way, with an online shop coming soon!
Mon-Wed 9-6.30, Thursday 9-7, Friday 9-6.30, Sat-Sunday 9-5
02 9810 0095 (Balmain),
02 9967 2009 (Willoughby),
thesource@iinet.net.au
Tags: beans & pulses, tea & coffee, flours, honey, nuts, pasta, seeds, superfoods, cereals, confectionary, fruit, grains, herbs and spices, household, oils, rice and snacks.
The Staple Store VIC 19 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia Shop owner Catie Gett opened this beautiful health food shop in Ripponlea that prides itself on having fully qualified naturopaths to offer you advice on all your questions on health and wholefood cooking. The Staple Store is plastic bag free zones so definitely don’t forget your containers!
Open Monday 10-2 Tuesday – Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-2
03 9523 0190
info@staplestore.com.au
Thoughtful Foods NSW The University of New South Wales, Blockhouse, G10H International Rd, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia Owned, managed and run according to the wishes of its members, Thoughtful Foods is part of UNSW on the Kensington campus. Plus they host events! Cake stands, pie stalls, vegan BBQs - what more could you want?
Monday 12-5, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 9-7, Saturday 9.30-4.30
(Hours change each semester so best to double check on the website)
Over 300 food and non-food bulk products available to all. New memberships are $25 and gives you 10% discount on all products (except those marked otherwise) and allows you to order bread, fruit and vegie boxes and volunteer to earn additional discounts. Ongoing membership is $15 a year and consists of a $10 refundable share in Thoughtful foods.
University of Sydney Food Co-op NSW Corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia A volunteer-run organic food store supplying to students and the wider community. Provides weekly veggie boxes and organic, ethically sourced grains, nuts, chocolate, tofu, tea coffee and herbs and spices!
During Semester (from week 2 onwards) 10-5pm weekdays.
02 9563 6059
usydfoodcoop@gmail.com
Membership to the Coop is $10 which gives you 8% off everything in-store (excluding fruit and vegies). Vegie and fruit order box scheme available during selected timeframes as shown on the website. Tags: grains, nuts, chocolate, tofu, tea, coffee, herbs and spices.
Wild things food VIC 228 - 230 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia Basic grains and grocery items available to buy from bulk.
Mon – Fri 9-7.30, Sat 8.30-7, Sun 9.30 - 7
9939 6670
Wray Organics QLD 936 Wynnum Rd, Cannon Hill, Queensland, Australia Wray Organics markets and cafés now have eight thriving stores. Have a look here to find one nearest you.
07 5536 7291,
info@wrayorganic.com.au

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