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Whole Foods (State-wide)
You can find milk in returnable glass bottles, and bulk aisles but most WF won't let you bring containers to use, but you can choose to use PAPER BAGS instead of plastic.
Whole foods is also one of the places where you can get meat, poultry, and fish wrapped in just paper at the meat counter if you ask nicely.
ONLINE BULK FOOD IN MASSACHUSETTS: www.supplybulkfoods.com
This new online bulk store located in Boston has pickup spots in Cambridge, Dorchester, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Norwood so far.
BULK TEA (lose Tea):
- Herbs Make Scents Tea Shop - 4 Maple Street, Mendon, MA
- Jolie Tea Company - 105 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 ( does not currently allow bringing your own container due to Covid)
- Crose Nest - 250 Jackson St, Lowell, MA
- Upton Tea Imports - 100 Jeffrey Ave #1, Holliston, MA 01746
- Wegmans - varies from store to store
- Mem Tea: 196 Elm St, Cambridge, MA 02140.
- Tea Camilla : 23A Locust St, Danvers, MA 01923 (Let;s you bring your containers)
BULK PET FOOD
-PETCO: All Petco and Unleashed by Petco, have a treat bar by the pound and you can use your own bags. You can also get Cat Litter in Bulk at all locations.
- Polka Dot Bakery: With 6 locations around MA, this pet store has bulk treats and they offer paper bags, or you can bring your own containers and they tare them for you.
- Pemberton Farms (Cambridge): Dry Dog and Cat healthy food in Bulk. You can bring your own containers or bags and they tare it first for you.
-Yes! Plastic-free: Located at 212A Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02474, is a pop-up shop were you can find a lot of plastic-free goodies for your home.
-Joyful Market & Refillery: Located in the same space as Yes! Plastic Free (See above) this new addition to Arlington carries refills of liquid bulk products like shampoos, conditioner, hand soaps, dish soap, kitchen/bathroom cleaners, and more. Bring your own containers and refill!
-The Spirited Gourmet: This Belmont store carries refillable olive oil and vinegar; you'll need to buy one of their bottles the first time, but after that, it can be refilled.
- Boston Public Market: you can bring your own bags and containers and get produce, pasta, meat, and poultry, eggs, desserts and more.
- Follain: with 2 locations in Boston, Follain is a Non-toxic Natural Skin Care Company, that provides a personalized service with eco-friendly packaging and provides skin tests and bulk soaps.
- Roche Bros. Downtown Crossing: This store has a bulk section and they also wrap the meat in paper (8 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110)
- UVIDA: Boston's first zero waste store with lots of great products, handmade soaps and more. Located in the North End and East Boston!
Art's Specialties: Bulk tea, Olive oil Refill, and balsamic vinegar Refill, amongst many other gourmet treats. They also have a store in Maynard, MA
- A New Leaf: Located on Cabot St, offers bulk spices and teas, you can bring your own containers, it also has Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar refills, fresh produce and some plastic-free items, like bar shampoo, and Dental Lace floss.
- Organic Rainbow: Located on Rantoul St, offers fresh produce, milk in glass from local farms, yogurt in Glass, vitamins in glass containers and refill of fair trade coffee.
-Unpacked Living: Find refills for household items like, floor cleaner, hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergents, dry shampoo, toothpaste, face oils Shampoo/Conditioner and so much more! Bring your own containers is allowed
-The Kitchen Sink Candle Company: A super cute refillery with shampoo, conditioner, hand soaps, lotion, body wash and loose leaf tea in bulk.
Boston General Store: This wonderful spot (also in Dedham) has Bulk items like bath salts, Laundry detergent, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, and lots of more plastic-free, low-waste items. Lots of vintage items too.
-Green Road Refill Bus: Bettie is a converted minibus that offers a pump station with all-natural products ranging from shampoo and lotion to household cleaners and laundry detergent. Follow Jessica the owner on IG or FB to know where Bettie is going to be next time!
-Cambridge Naturals: Bulk teas, herbs, and spices. They also offer locally milled package-free bar soap.
-Curio Spice: Bulk herbs and spices.
-Follow the Honey: At this spot in Harvard Square, you can find several kinds of bulk honey.
-Pemberton Farms: In addition to bulk dry goods like grains, beans, granola, nuts, seeds, snacks, Coffee and more, they also carry refillable olive oil and vinegar; you may need to buy one of their bottles the first time, but after that, it can be refilled. You can also refill bottles with liquid household cleaners made by. They also have Bulk Bird Food
-Salt and Olive: This spot in Harvard Square has bulk teas and spices. You cannot bring your own containers, but they have glass jars and metal tin options. Once you buy a bottle of olive oil or vinegar, you can keep bringing that bottle back to be refilled over and over.
-Thistle & Shamrock: A specialty locally owned an operated grocery store in Cambridge with a refill section for laundry detergent and dish soap and yes you can use your own containers.
- Good Filling: Located at 100 CambridgeSide Place. They offer a large variety of home-care and personal-care items ranging from: Body Soap, Body Lotion, Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Multi-Surface Spray, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Toothpaste, Food Wraps, Dryer Balls, etc.
-Refill-Able: Bulk home cleaning and personal care supplies for laundry, green cleaning, the kitchen, and more, including shampoo, conditioner, make-up, refillable deodorant, refillable soy candles, and more.
Zero Refill: Located at 130 King St, Cohasset MA 02025, you'll be able to find household cleaners, Laundry soap, Hand soap, body wash aside from other zero waste products.
Bring your own clean containers and bags!
-Debra's Natural Gourmet: Dry pantry products like grains, flour and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, pasta and lots of plastic-free items like bar soaps, bar shampoo, and fresh produce. They allow you to bring your own containers, jars and bags, just let them know you are using your own.
They just expanded to offer a cleaner bulk section
-Concord Market: Located at 77 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA, this magical place has beautiful loose produce, Walden meats, and also a bulk section hor household items and cleaners.
- Boston General Store: This wonderful spot (also in Brookline) has Bulk items like bath salts, Laundry detergent, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, and lots of more plastic-free, low-waste items.
-Pure Vita: The Cape’s first Essential Oil Bar, and natural store. A modern apothecary specialized in CBD products.
-Ayahuasca Zero Waste: Located at 6 Summer St in Fitchburg, this is a plant store and Refillery with a variety of options for household cleaners and a beauty bar to purchase ingredients to make your own beauty products
-Franklin Agway: Franklin's first refillery, see info here.
Bring in your empty container or buy one from them. Gentle, Biodegradable Plant based, Baby safe, Paraben free, Not tested on animals, Earth safe soaps! Including: laundry, dish and hand soaps, glass and bathroom cleaners.
157 Cottage Street, Franklin Mass 02038
-Common Crow Natural Market: Grains, beans, pasta, nuts, seeds, baking supplies, dried fruits, granolas, cereals, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, peanut and almond butter, and more.
-Good Linens Studio: Home and Kitchen zero waste items like wood brushes, bar shampoo and much more!
-Berkshire Co-op: Locally grown produce and goods for a more sustainable home.
-Guido's Fresh Marketplace: Fill your own bulk bags with a range of dry pantry staples (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more), plus peanut butter and cooking oils.
-Franklin Community Co-op: You'll find a great bulk section that sells grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, nut butter, and even shampoo and household cleaners.
-Four Corners Supply Co: Low waste products and refills!
A small retailer in the heart of Four Corners, Hanover, Massachusetts on a mission to provide the community with sustainable and bulk options.
-Kitchewitch: this is the place to shop for cooking tools, gifts zero waste food gear.
-America's Food Basket: You can find some loose produce and Bulk grains in this store.
-Roots Natural Foods: Offers bulk tea, spices, coffee, olive oil and balsamic vinegar refills, but you have to buy their bottle the first time, and then bring it back for refills.
Wilson Farm - Produce, baked goods and coffee in bulk. They require the
purchase of a container first and then come back to re-fill it.
Center Goods - A new zero waste store and refillery! you can bring your own containers and refill household cleaners, deodorant and much more!
-Red Antler Apothecary: Bulk herbs, package-free soaps/bath products, homemade beeswax wraps, and other low-waste products.
-Smokestack Roasters: This is a family owned coffee roasting company based in Lunenburg focusing on organic & sustainable beans and teas. They just opened a café offers coffee beans & teas in bulk and have discounts for bringing your own cup and using our reusable ware.
-McRae's: Your new local sustainable store! it has bulk household items and cleaners, you can bring your own bags, jars and containers. They have a great seleccion of sustainable goods, plastic-free and zero waste. Located at 108 Washington St, Marblehead, MA
-Morrice Florist of Martha's Vineyard: This place has a refillable goat liquid hand soap station from a local farm (Flat point farm). You have to buy the first container and then pay just for refills.
Art's Specialties: Bulk tea, Olive oil Refill, and balsamic vinegar Refill, amongst many other gourmet treats.
- Freerange Market: Fresh naked produce and lots of other natural and plastic-free goodies. Bring your own bags!
- Trove Green Provisions: Zero Waste products and household refills available. BYOC accepted and also recycling options!
-Green Street Natural Foods: Has a few bulk things like spices, also you can bring your own container for local honey and for tahini.
-Herbs Make Scents Tea: Loose teas, located at 4 Maple Street, Mendon, MA
-The Hippie Farmer Farm Stand: Find all kinds of plastic-free, handmade soaps, shampoo, dishwashing soap and more low waste beautiful products (141 Purchase St. Middleboro, MA)
- Green House Goods: This wonderful ZW store offers plastic-free goodies and it also has a very nice refill section with a wide variety of bulk cleaning and self care products. Bring your own bottle or buy one from them!
-The Natural Grocer: The Natural Grocer is a health and natural food store, and purveyor of organic provisions. Providing Newburyport and the Seacoast region of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with healthy and delicious prepared foods, baked goods, certified organic produce, groceries, health and body care products, and an extensive selection of bulk items.
-River Valley Coop: This spot offers bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruit, and more.
-Cornucopia Natural Wellness Market: Fresh produce, Bulk Coffee, and lots of plastic-free, low-waste items.
-Orleans Whole Food Store: Organic and Natural foods and wellness. You can find some plastic-free products like shampoo bars and conditioners, seeds, loose produce, local produce.
Branch Olive Oil Located in the North Shore Mall. Infused and regular olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Buy the first bottle and bring it back for $1 off refills.
Speedwell Coffee: They will gladly fill your own jar with delicious fresh coffee beans.
Jolie Tea Company: Bulk Tea! ( does not currently allow bringing your own container due to Covid)
The Cheese Shop of Salem: CHEESE and more delicious things. They will put any purchase into the container of your choice and will tare it for you.
Salem Spice: Bulk Spices and you can bring your own containers.
Branch Olive Oil Infused and regular olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Buy the first bottle and bring it back for $1 off refills.
-Franklin Community Co-op: At FCC's Shelburne Falls outpost, stock up on grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, and nut butter, as well as shampoo and household cleaners.
-Neighborhood Produce: Grains, beans, cereals, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, and more.
- When Pigs Fly: Lets you pick up bread in your own bread bag! Locations also in Jamaica Plain, Brookline and Newburyport!
-Strawberry Moon: A gift shop with a small offering of refills of body lotion, cleaner, hand soap, body oils as well as loose teas and spices.
-Fresh Acres Market: Find Bulk items and bring your own bags. lots of fresh local produce and plastic free items.
- Brothers Market: They have a ton of local products, milk and juices in glass jars, and they encourage bringing your own jar to grind peanut/almond butters! They just tare it for you beforehand. They also wrapped local, delicious looking fish in butcher paper and no plastic when you ask. 1 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451
-Wild Oats Co-op: Bring your own containers to shop their selection of bulk dry goods.
-The burncoat center for arts and wellness: Zero waste goods, bulk and refills for household goods, beauty and cleaners! BYOB allowed Refills. Located at 78 Burncoat St, Worcester.