Your go-to guide for buying bulk food and household products on the Sunshine Coast

There's a bulk food-buying buzz around the sunny coast at the moment as savvy shoppers seek out ways to avoid excess packaging when buying food and household products.

There are loads of places across the coast where you can self-serve bulk foods, bringing your own reusable containers or using paper bags or reusable glass containers supplied. From oils and honey to flours, cereals, herbs and dried fruit, buying bulk is a great way to avoid plastic packaging.

Living Smart has created your ultimate go-to guide for buying bulk foods on the coast from Caloundra to Maroochydore and out to the hinterland. We've even noted which stores have bulk nut butter machines and those that sell bulk household products such as dishwashing liquid and shampoo. You're welcome!

Where to buy bulk foods on the Sunshine Coast

Nature's Food Market

  • Corner Nicklin Way and Bellara Drive, Currimundi (in the Currimundi Markets complex)

Food products: flours including gluten free flours, rice and grains, rolled oats, mueslis, protein powders, baking supplies, meals such as almond meal, legumes, pasta including gluten-free pastas, seeds and nuts, coconut, chia, cocoa and cacao, sugars and sweeteners, salts, snacks and confectionary, chocolate, dried fruit, honey Nut butter maker for peanut butter

The Source Bulk Foods

  • Ocean Street, Maroochydore (in The Big Top Centre)
  • Bulcock Street, Caloundra
  • Maple St, Maleny

Food products: flours including gluten free flours, rice and grains, cereals and muesli, granola, protein powders, baking supplies, sweeteners including honey, spices, gluten free pastas, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, snacks, handmade protein and energy balls, vegan and other chocolate, sugars and sweeteners including stevia, salts, superfoods, hemp seeds, coffee, oils Nut butter maker for peanut, almond, cashew and macadamia butters

Household products: shampoo, conditioner, natural cleaning products, body wash, shampoo bars, Epsom salts

Kunara Organic Marketplace

  • Mons Road, Forest Glen

Food products: flours including gluten free flours, rice and grains, cereals, muesli, granola, rolled oats, protein powders, baking supplies, legumes, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, chia, sweeteners, salts, coconut, spices, cacao, chocolate, confectionary, tea, protein, energy balls and bars Nut butter maker for peanut and almond butter

The Wellness Mill

  • Mill Street, Nambour

Food products: flours including gluten-free flours, grains and rice, baking supplies, nuts, pulses, seeds, chocolate, sweet treats, sweeteners, dried fruits, dried herbs and herbal teas, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, tahini, tamari, honey

Household products: laundry liquid, dishwashing liquid, laundry powder, liquid castile soap, Epsom salts

Silo Wholefoods

  • Gympie Road, Yandina

Food products: flours including gluten-free flours, grains, pulses and lentils, pasta, cereals including mueslis, rolled oats, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, confectionery, snacks, sweeteners including xylitol and coconut sugar, salts, chocolate, cacao, coconut, spices, honey, maple syrup, oils, vinegar

Household products: cleaning products, laundry powder, laundry liquid, dishwasher powder, dishwashing liquid, bicarb soda

Flannery's

  • Plaza Parade, Maroochydore

Food products: flours including gluten-free flours, rice, wheat grain, protein powders, linseed, flaxseed and almond meals, LSA, nuts and seeds, hemp seeds, some spices, loose teas, dried fruits, chocolate-coated fruits, chocolate-coated nuts, chocolate, carob, xylitol, Celtic sea salt, Himalayan salt Nut butter maker for peanut butter

Household products: Epsom salts

Naked Foods

  • Wises Road, Maroochydore (inside Whole Health Discount Drug Store)

Food products: Flours, rice and grains, rolled oats, pasta, chia, hemp seeds, spices, sweet treats, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, honey, tahini, oils, vinegars

Maple Street Co-op

  • Maple Street, Maleny

Food products: Cereals, oats, rice and grains, chia, quinoa, coconut, dried fruit, beans and legumes, nuts, sugars, teas, coffee, honey, tahini, olive oil Nut butter maker for peanut butter.

Household products: dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner.

Know of another bulk supplier on the Sunshine Coast? Please let us know below so we can keep this information up-to-date.

Thank you to the team at Nature's Food Market at Currimundi for allowing us to take photos of their store for this story.

Original Article: https://www.livingsmartqld.com.au/articles/your-go-to-guide-for-buying-bulk-food-and-household-products-on-the-sunshine-coast/

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