Abaco Health is a locally owned health food store, specializing in health supplements and personal care products. Their goal is to provide an affordable and healthy place to shop for their local and online community, all whilst supporting other local businesses. Did you know? They aim to have 95% local and BC-made products available! If that wasn't enough, they also have an ample bulk section that welcomes you to BYOC for a low-waste shop.
Choices offers almost 400 products in bulk from baking, to soup bases, and snacks galore! Choices provide a large quantity of both organic and conventional items in store. They recommend thin, mesh or cotton bags for bulk purchases. As a green extra, they also compost within their store!
Independent Grocer offers package and plastic-free produce, and accepts personal produce bags for use. They offer a high variety of fresh fruits, veggies and other seasonal items. Bring in your mesh or reusable produce bags too!
Nesters has a large section of fresh produce, featuring locally sourced items as well. They have a large deli counter with fresh sandwiches, soups and other options. Also featured in some of the store locations is a Spark Kombucha growler refill!
This hip coffeehouse is located in the heart of Kelowna, offering a cozy and quaint atmosphere. As far as drinks and goodies go, they accept travel mugs and give their customers ceramic dishes in-house. As an added treasure, they have a used bookstore inside their coffeehouse! With used, old and antique books, this stop is unlike any other.
Safeways across the okanagan offer over 150 varieties of bulk food items which recently include teas! You are welcome to BYOC to the bulk and produce sections of the store. Keep in mind that they do not tare the weight of your container so light weight reusable bags are recommended.
The Good Food Box
The Good Food Box offers a different way to purchase produce at a more affordable price. Due to the support of volunteers, donations, and local producers, The Good Food Box is able to pass savings on to you! Their primary goal is to make it easier for the people of Kelowna to access healthy fruits and vegetables. They also strive towards zero-waste! Visit their website for pick up details and to order.
With locations throughout the Okanagan, Bulk Barn has a huge selection for zero-waste possibilites. They encourage customers to BYOC from the basics but also for things like household products, peanut butter and even dog treats! Check out their website for coupons and products available at your local store.
Farmbound is leading the way with zero waste innovation in opening a complete zero waste grocery store. BYOC for locally grown fruits and veggies but also nuts and seeds, baking supplies, farm fresh supplies, personal care products, apothcary items and more. Check out with Instagram for more details.
Providing delicious and nutritious options for Kombucha and more, Moterlove Ferments has sustainability built into their core! They package their products in washable, reusable glass; and, they purchase fresh ingredients exclusively from local farmers who are either certified organic or spray-free. The teas used are 100% organic, and they outsource to as many BC-based and local vendors as possible. If you are looking or a wholesome, fermented refreshment or for hands-on workshops, check them out!
Nut Case Mylks are 100% organic almond mylks made in Penticton, BC. They are free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugars, preservatives and artificial flavours. They are made with whole foods and lightly sweetened with dates! You can preorder bottles and pick them up downtown Kelowna at One Big Table, or they can be delivered to those living in Penticton. With original, vanilla, chocolate and chai flavours to choose from, there's something for everybody! They also have a bottle return program, where you receive $1 back for reusing your containers.
Quality Greens strives to provide valued consumers with a fresh perspective on the shopping experience; not only with their unique shopping atmosphere, but with their broad selection of local and conventional products of highest quality and peak freshness. They approach their shopping "naturally" and are an Okanagan-based company!
Save on Foods typically have a 'Local' section highlighted in their stores, to notify customers of regionally-based products. They also allow you to use your own produce bags, and offer a bulk section with nuts, spices, baking ingredients, and more! Check out their website for a location in Central Okanagan.
Tug 6 Coffee are local craft coffee roasters, offering low-waste coffee options for all of the caffeine lovers out there. They aim to deliver a uniquely Okanagan coffee experience inspired by the lifestyle and landscapes of the region. Tug 6 also believes in uniting the Okanagan communities with their passion for specialty coffee, sustainability and grassroots community involvement. Visit their Instagram to see what they're up to!
Canoe Coffee Roasters are a small batch roaster, which means they roast frequently and do not maintain a stock of old, previously roasted coffee beans. You know every sip will be delicious and fresh! Ethical coffee that benefits their clients, the farmers, their employees, and their communities is a top priority. See them at their in-store location or find them in their mobile cafe around town or at local markets.
Purchasing without plastic in larger stores can be difficult. Luckily IGA offers a large spread of nearly 75 fresh organically-farmed items in many of their stores and a total of 1200 organic products (packaged and fresh) throughout. They also carry a generous variety of bulk items. Check them out today!
Natures Fare is a holistic-based grocery store that focuses on supporting local, and providing organic, fresh, sustainable ingredients. They offer locally-sourced and plastic-free produce, as well as a "to-go" station in their stores.
Taste the freshness from the Old Town Farm Market! This hybrid store gives you a cozy, market-feel when purchasing groceries. They have a wonderful selection of package-free produce that tastes healthy all year round!
Seasonally, Superstore offers many locally-sourced produce items that come right from the Okanagan. They allow customers to use their own produce bags and, have a large nut, spice and candy bulk section.
Teaberry's was Kelowna's first loose tea store opening 15 years ago. They have over 150 varieties of loose teas and infusions as well as all the accessories you might need. They believe in using real ingredients and nothing artificial - most products are even organic or certified clean by European standards! Bring in your own container, tin or storage box and visit them today!
Urban Harvest was started with the goal of connecting local growers and local eaters! Lisa and her team continue to work hard to make the choice to eat organic both convenient and affordable for their customers in the Central Okanagan area, and through their weekly Saturday Sale, Harvest Herald newsletters, social media, and community involvement, they aim to contribute to a local food culture that celebrates healthy, joyful eating.