We have come a long way in the journey of protecting the planet. The best decision we have made so far is dropping the plastic bags, and now we are moving forward to zero-packaging products or certified compostable packaging products.
Wellington city is one of the pioneers of sustainable living. There are tons of grocery store that able to meet consumer’s need but still able to carry out their environmental mission. Here is the list of grocery shops that welcome you to bring your own containers:
Hopper – Refill, Shop & Café
11 Hopper Street, Te Aro, Wellington City
The store stocks a range of dried and liquid foods in bulk dispensers, including grains, flours, pasta, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruit, muesli, condiments, spices, vinegar, oils, honey and even chocolate in bulk.
260 Wakefield Street, Te Aro; and 37 Rongotai Rd, Kilbirnie
offers a wide array of dried food in bulk bins (including, but not limited to, nuts, seeds, cereals, grains, flours, legumes, herbs and spices), liquid foods (including vinegar, oils, tamari and honey.
23 Jessie Street, Te Aro
GoodFor stocks a wide range of unpackaged dried foods, such as grains, flours, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruit, spices, sweets and snacks, as well as a decent selection of liquid foods, including oils, syrups and vinegar.
Newtown Green Grocer
100 Riddiford Street, Newtown
Good range of affordable bulk bins stocking grains, legumes, spices, snacks, nuts, seeds, dried fruit.
The Spice Emporium
31 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie
Stocks a wide range of unpackaged dried food in bulk bins, including grains, flours and legumes.
The Nut Store
284 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Quality nuts, seeds, fruit and spices sourced as locally as possible. Just bring your bag and they will fill it up for you.
Corner of Tory Street and College Street, Te Aro
You can bring your own bag to pick up salad, bread, and seafood
Narayan Spices n Food
10/6 McMillan Court, Newlands
Stocks a good selection of bulk bin spices, condiments, grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, just BYO bags!
Supermarkets such as Pak'nSave, Countdown, New world – all major supermarkets in Wellington have well-stocked bulk bin/pick and mix sections with wholefoods (BYO bags for these). You can bring your own container to get the seafood, the staffs are very welcome BYO containers.
Preston’s Master Butchers
Torrens Terrace, Wellington
Happy to put unpackaged cuts of meat into a BYO container.
Nino’s Fish Boat
at The Harbourside Market (outside Te Papa on Sundays)
Cameron Harrison Butchery,
4A Crofton Rd, Ngaio and 95 Upland Road, Kelburn
Wellington Sea Market
220 Cuba Street, Wellington City
- Morning market such as
Sunday Harbour market
Located at Wellington harbour
Riverbank Market on Saturday
50/56 Rutherford St, Lower Hutt