How to Locate Bulk Stores | “How do you know where to find bulk?,” seems to be one of the most popular questions I get when explaining my lifestyle. Over time, I’ve slowly streamlined my approach to quickly locate places where I can stock up on package free food. I hope by explaining my process, this saves you a lot of time!
For those of you who live in bigger cities, your options will be a lot greater than the ones who live more rural or in smaller communities. Zero Waste living is just easier for some depending on where you live. Despite where you live, you might be surprised at what you can find with a little bit of internet research.
Utilize Social Media
Utilize The National Bulk Week Retailers List
Check out this list of bulk stores from across the United States to see if there are any stores near you! This is a list that I use in addition to Yelp. Over time, you too will start to collect a list of bulk stores.
If you have an iPhone, download the Bulk App from Zero Waste Home.
Explore and Change Your Perception
We have all been conditioned to only see packaged food. Once we change that perception of grocery shopping and start looking for package free alternatives, we start noticing just how many options we truly have. I challenge you to go back to your communities’ grocery stores and reevaluate what is available with your newly trained eye for unpackaged food.