Unless you live next to a farmers market or grow your own vegetables, plastic-free shopping can be quite a challenge. Thankfully, Cape Town is well on it’s way to becoming an Earth conscious city with a wide range of sustainable shopping choices now available. Here are 5 places for guilt-free shopping…

1. Nude Foods

Nude Foods is a bulk grocer that offers a plastic-free shopping experience. From kombucha on tap to homemade almond nut butter, the 100% non GMO store buys all their products from local suppliers, which explains the reasonable prices. Bringing your own containers is encouraged, to help put an end to avoidable packaging.

Address: 5 Constitution St, Cape Town City Centre
Contact: 021 437 3003
Website: www.nudefoods.co.za

 

2. Spaza Store

A hand knit cotton kitchen cloth, named the “Posh Lappie” is one of the everyday household items that can be found at the Spaza Store. Founder, Julia Schaffer, decided to create alternative products that would eliminate single use plastic pollution and her lappies have created a job creation program for less fortunate women in Manenberg.

Address: Watershed, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: 021 461 6576
Website: www.spazastore.com

 

3. Unpacked Pantry

A best kept secret in the Southern Suburbs, Unpacked Pantry and Backyard Cafe share more than just the same space, the cafe gets all its ingredients from the pantry. Fresh produce including local honey and dry pantry staples can be found on the shelves of this quirky store.

Address: 4 Sol Cohen Road, Heathfield
Contact: 079 829 4119
Website: www.unpackedpantry.co.za

 

4. Shop Zero

Shop Zero prides itself in replacing single use plastic packaging with reusable containers. Located in the trendy streets of Woodstock, the store is vegan and vegetarian owned and operated, striving to reduce their carbon footprint. You can buy fresh produce as well as hemp tote bags and cork yoga mats.

For customers who do not reside in Cape Town, just hop online, they deliver nationwide.

Address: 357 Albert Road, Woodstock
Contact: 084 201 5652
Website: www.shopzero.co.za

 

5. Faithful To Nature

Faithful To Nature only has an online store. It is a heaven for eco-warriors and vegans, the store sells everything from bamboo toothbrushes to toilet paper made out of sugarcane. All of the products are eco-friendly, organic and animal-cruelty free.

They are based in Muizenberg, so delivery for Capetonians are incredibly quick and free for orders over R350.

Address: 57 Capricorn Drive, Muizenberg
Contact: 021 785 3268
Website: www.faithful-to-nature.co.za

 

Picture: Nude Foods/Facebook

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