Food Capital of Australia
One of the greatest things about Melbourne is the food. Variety is something you just don’t get in more rural communities. The choice of bulk and natural food stores at hand in Melbourne Is amazing. For example some of the specialty stores you can find are:
- Bulk foods
- Sustainably sourced
- Farmers markets
Melbourne really is the food capital of Australia. With a diverse cultural foundation and respect for the arts it makes for an interesting landscape to be a part of. Melbourne’s counter cultural sway also means that there are infinite options available for vegan and vegetarian living if you lean that way. Walk a few hundred meters in any direction and you’ll be sure to run into a vegan restaurant, café or natural food store full of organic sustainably sourced goodies.
4 Benefits of Bulk Food Stores
Bulk food stores can help out not only financially but reduce your environmental impact as well. As a side note, organic food in Melbourne is quite easy to come across. If you are rurally located your best bet would be to try a farmers market or grow your own.
1. Reduce Your Food Costs
Buying your food in bulk from a natural food store like Graina is generally cheaper than a supermarket. This is because you are not paying for packing or brand names and are buying in smaller quantities (you only have to get what you need). All you need to do is bring your jars and containers from home and have them refilled. As a result over-shopping has become a thing of the past. Bring your own containers to Graina Bulk Food Store and receive a %5 discount.
2. Reduce Waste
Since there is no packaging and you are able to provide your own containers, a huge chunk of waste is being cut out of the process. Product goes straight from the wholesalers into the tubs at the bulk food store. Great for cutting out single use plastics.
3. Fresher Product
Buying the exact quantity of food you need means that you won’t have packets sitting around in your cupboard going stale. Added to this, bulk food stores generally buy in smaller quantities and refresh stock more frequently. That way the store itself has fresher, higher quality produce. God knows how long some of those packets have been sitting on supermarket shelves.
4. Ethical Shopping
This is something that has really caught fire in Melbourne and is a good practice to get into. Single use plastics such as packaging and shopping bags are destroying the environment at an unprecedented and unmanageable rate. Most natural food stores around Melbourne run with a ‘plastic free’ practice so you can feel good about where you are getting your food.
Organic plastic free shopping is the way of the future. Natural food stores in Melbourne provide people with an easy way of shopping sustainably. If you live in Melbourne or are lucky enough to have access to a bulk food store
then rejoice. If you like saving money and reducing your carbon footprint this will be right up your alley.