-Newark: Newark Natural Foods in Newark, Delaware offers bulk grains, baking supplies, flours, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, trail mix, granola, and more.
-Frederick: The Common Market sells a huge variety of bulk goods, including organic flours and other baking supplies, whole and milled grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, snacks, sweets, herbs, spices, cooking oils, and local honey.
-Hagerstown: At the Valley Co-op, purchase bulk grains, beans, and other pantry staples.
-Mt. Rainer: In Mt. Rainer, Maryland, the well-named Glut market sells almost every food you need to go zero waste (yep, they're awesome!). You'll find grains, rice, beans, baking supplies such as flours and sugars, nuts, seeds, pasta, freshly ground nut butters (peanut and almond), dried fruits, fair trade coffee, locally made tofu, and much more. Plus, stock up on bulk cooking liquids such as maple syrup, four types of cooking oils, three varieties of honey, tahini, tamari, shoyu, and black strap molasses.
-Tacoma Park: At TPSS Co-op, you'll find bulk dry goods (grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more!), as well as tofu, yogurt, oil, honey, and nut butters.
-New Brunswick: The George Street Co-op features bulk dry goods, such as flour, sweeteners, baking supplies, whole and milled grains, beans, legumes, lentils, nuts, seeds, trail mix, snacks, granola, and more.
-Newark: Take advantage of your proximity to New York City, where some of the best bulk selections in the country abound. The list below under the heading "New York" offers more information on what you can find in bulk in NYC, as well as some of the best places to shop.
-Newton: At the Sussex Country Food Co-op, stock up on all manner of bulk dry goods: grains, beans, nuts, snacks, herbs, spices, and more!
-Albany: At the Honest Weight Co-op, choose to fill your own containers with bulk cooking and baking supplies, pasta, grains, rice, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, teas, herbs, spices, nut butters, coffee, cooking oils, vinegar, extracts, maple syrup, miso, soy sauce, nontoxic household cleaners from Common Good, and even purified water. At Lark St. Natural Foods, you can find kombucha on tap.
-Brooklyn: Flatbush Food Co-op sells bulk herbs, spices, grains, nuts, tea, dried fruit, seeds, beans, nutritional yeast, snacks, and gluten-free flours and pasta. At the Bushwick Food Co-op, you can find beans, rice, grain, flours, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coffee, tea, spices, oil, vinegar, granola, and more (for the full list of bulk products that they offer, click here). You can also purchase The Simply Co. laundry detergent in bulk at Bushwick Food! Visit Perelandra Natural Foods for bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more. At Depanneur, you can purchase The Simply Co. laundry detergent in bulk. At Sahadi's, stock up on spices, olives, nuts, dried fruits, and coffee beans.
-Ghent: In Ghent at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, you can purchase bulk food products (such as grains, nuts, pasta, beans, spices, and herbs), as well as bulk home cleaners made by Common Good and Co.
-Ithaca: Green Star Natural Foods Market serves grains, nuts, beans, seeds, pasta, baking supplies like flours and sugars, granola, cereal, dried fruit, honey, white miso, vinegars, agave nectar, syrups, canola oil, olive oil, shampoo, conditioner, and more - bring your own containers from home and stock up!
-High Falls: High Falls Food Co-op offers bulk dry goods, such as grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and baking supplies.
-New York City area: As you'd expect, New York has some of the stores with the best bulk sections you'll find. Here's where you can finally all of the stuff package-free that you couldn't in your hometown (or, if you're an NYC resident, you're in luck, too!): stop by Integral Yoga Natural Foods for any bulk good you could want: dry goods, seaweed, liquids (oil, vinegar, sweeteners), nut butter, miso, and even hygiene products (such as liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner, shea butter, and cocoa butter). If they're closer to you, you can also visit the Fourth Street Co-op for bulk tofu, dry goods, seaweed, liquid sweeteners, oil, and vinegar, or Natural Frontier Market for other dry bulk goods such as flours, beans, nuts, and snacks. Fairway Market in Manhattan and Organic Forever in Harlem both have bulk food products, too. In Manhattan, Lifethyme Market has bulk soaps, laundry detergent, and aromatherapy supplies and Pasteur Pharmacy sells safety razors. Flatbush Food Co-op sells bulk herbs, spices, grains, nuts, tea, dried fruit, seeds, beans, nutritional yeast, snacks, and gluten-free flours and pasta. At the Bushwick Food Co-op, you can find beans, rice, grain, flours, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coffee, tea, spices, oil, vinegar, granola, and more (for the full list of bulk products that they offer, click here). You can also visit Perelandra Natural Foods for bulk dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, snacks, and more. At Depanneur, you can purchase The Simply Co. laundry detergent in bulk. At Sahadi's, stock up on spices, olives, nuts, dried fruits, and coffee beans. For produce, many of the city's farmers markets are open year-round. Find one near you here. Common Good & Co makes nontoxic, sustainable, refillable cleaning products for your home, laundry, and body. They have refill stations all across the city, where you can bring a reused container to fill up. Find a location near you, here.
-Ogdensburgh, NY: Healthy Way has a huge bulk spice section, including beetroot powder (which you can use to make your own blush!).
-Plattsburgh: North Country Food Coop has a large bulk section (an entire room dedicated to it!), which has spices, teas, coffees, herbs, rice, beans, granola, flour, sugar, pasta, soaps, and more!
-Potsdam: Potsdam Food Coop has bulk beans, rice, coffee, tea, tons of spices, roasted nuts, olive oil, vinegars, local honey, local maple syrup, flour, sugar, herbs, dish soap, laundry detergent (powdered and liquid), and locally made soaps.
-Saratoga Springs: At the Healthy Living Market, you can refill your containers with nontoxic home cleaning products from Common Good and purchase the following foods in bulk: grains, beans, rice, nuts, trail mixes, granola, spices, and baking supplies.
-Saugerties: At the Light House home goods shop, purchase bulk liquid home cleaning products made by Common Good and Co. Purchase fresh, local produce in your own bags brought from home at the Saugerties Farmers' Market.
-Scarsdale: At the Mrs. Green's supermarket, you can tare your own container and purchase dry goods from their bulk department, such as grains, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, and nut butters.
-Syracuse: The Syracuse Real Food Co-op sells bulk dry goods such as granola, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.
-Erie: Erie's Whole Foods Co-op features bulk grains, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, and freshly ground nut butter.
-Pittsburgh: At East End Food Co-op, you can find a large dry goods wall (featuring grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, granola, trail mix, fair trade coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and more), as well as bulk liquids including sesame oil, canola oil, balsamic and red wine vinegars, vanilla extract, dishwashing soap, castile soap, and more. You'll find their full list of bulk products here.
-Philadelphia area: Visit Mariposa Co-op in West Philly for a good selection of bulk dry goods (think: grains, beans, snacks) and local produce. You can also visit Reading Terminal Market for a bulk shop, as well as other unpackaged goodies. And some of the Asian groceries near South Street feature package-free tofu and fish. Northwest of the city, Weaver's Way is a large co-op with a comprehensive dry goods wall. At Tired Hands on the Main Line, bring a growler from home to fill up with their delicious beer on tap. MOM's Organic Market in Bryn Mawr also has a small bulk section.
-Blacksburg: At Eats Natural Foods, you can buy package-free coffee, tea, herbs, and spices.
-Charlottesville: At Integral Yoga, you can find bulk coffee, tea, herbs (both culinary and medicinal), spices, salts, beans, lentils, grains, cereals, honey, nut butters, flours, dried fruit, nuts & seeds, trail mixes, snacks, and treats. These are often organic and fair trade! They also sell bulk cleaning supplies, as well as local produce year-round.
-Harrisonburg: The aptly-named Friendly City Food Co-op offers bulk flour, beans, grains, candy, trail mix, snacks, herbs, and spices.
-Richmond: At Good Foods Grocery, stock up on beans, grains, snacks, baking supplies, nuts, pasta, honey, tea, coffee, herbs, spices, and more! You can find a full list of their bulk offerings online here. Rostov's sells bulk coffee and tea. You can fill up growlers at Growlers to Go.
-Roanoke: Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op sells bulk baking supplies, grains, beans, nuts, snacks, dried fruits, coffee, tea, spices, herbs, local honey, cleaning supplies, and more.
-Morgantown: Mountain People's Co-op sells bulk beans, grains (including gluten-free varieties!), legumes, nuts, seeds, pasta, chocolate, granola, baking supplies, herbs, spices, and teas. You can find their full list of bulk products, here and here.