Local Eco-Friendly Stores In Cape Town

Words: Devon Bowers

We are seeing reports from around the world about how lockdowns are pressing the pause button on industry and giving the environment a much-needed opportunity to heal. If we take anything positive away from this experience, it should be to continue what Mother Nature has started. And yes, it can be overwhelming to think green in the midst of a crisis but it is actually the perfect time to either instil or keep going with green habits that will help maintain the environmental healing that comes out of this pandemic. With this in mind, we bring you a list of local eco-friendly stores that are able to operate during lockdown to provide essentials.

If you need essentials and are going out, please be mindful of distancing and hygiene practices. Shop responsibly in-store, keep yourself and other shoppers safe, it’s the right thing to do.

GET INTO THE GREEN SCENE WITH THESE LOCAL ECO-FRIENDLY STORES

Local Eco-Friendly StoresNude Foods

Nude Foods will become your go-to place to get groceries without plastic. Their bulk wholefoods, health foods and earth-friendly products are all non-GMO, plastic-free and sold by weight. When you visit here, you will also be supporting local suppliers and other waste-reducing initiatives, all within one shopping afternoon.

OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN – MON-FRI: 9h00-16h00

Address: 5 Constitution Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon: 10:30-18:00, Tues-Fri: 09:00-18:00, Sat: 09:00-15:00
Contact: 021 437 3003

Address: Shop 22, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands.
Trading hours: Tues-Sat: 09:00-16:00
Contact: 063 694 0896

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Shop Zero

To start living your plastic-free lifestyle, you should visit Shop Zero. They will have everything you need to make a positive change for the planet. You will be able to get health foods, toiletries, household products and cleaners with no packaging and you can refill reusable containers to buy as much or as little as needed.

CLOSED FOR LOCKDOWN BUT ONLINE SHOPPING IS AVAILABLE

Address: 403 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00, Sat: 09:00-15:30
Contact: 084 201 5652

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Faithful to Nature

This online-only health and wellness retailer is your one-stop-shop kind of place. They serve the whole country make a point of having the best products by checking every single ingredient of every single product for toxicity before they put it on the shelf. They care about you and give you all the information you would ever need to start living a sustainable life. You are just one click away from getting your organic and natural ingredients.

ONLINE STORE IS OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN

Customer service hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00-16:30
Contact: 021 785 3268

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Wellness Warehouse

Wellness Warehouse’s passion lies in being an experience and not just a product. They want to inspire you to live your life well in all aspects, by focusing on a holistic, sustainable and transformative approach. For your convenience, you are able to visit many of their stores throughout South Africa and their online store which has everything you would need.

SOME STORES ARE OPEN AND ONLINE IS AVAILABLE DURING LOCKDOWN –  MON-FRI: 9h00-16h00, SAT: 9h00-13h00 

Address: 28 stores throughout Western Cape and Gauteng
Contact: 021 003 3552

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The Daily Goods Store

The Daily Goods Store is a zero-waste organic grocery and health foods store that provides natural and sustainable products which are all plastic-free. They promote conscious consumerism by being a bridge between the producer and consumer to know exactly where their products come from, how they are made and who they are made by. Situated in Muizenberg, they have a specific goal of supporting local businesses and communities, which we can totally get behind. If Muizenberg is a bit too far from you, don’t worry, they also have an online store.

OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN

Address: 29 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Trading hours: Tue-Fri: 10h00-18h00, Sat: 10h00-14h00
Contact: 061 113 3100

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GO GREEN OR GO HOME

Eco Warrior

Putting the planet first is what being an eco-warrior is all about. They promote protecting and restoring the natural way of things. To showcase this, they have set up an online shop. You are able to purchase eco-friendly products such as cleaning goods, cutlery, clothing and more. These items will help you live sustainably in the comfort of your own home or even travelling. Eco Warrior has everything you need to start your journey.

OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN

Address: Online, but based in Cape Town
Contact: 061 434 0063 | Email

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The Green House Grocer

If you live in the southern suburbs, this is the shop for you. Situated in Kenilworth, The Green House Grocer can offer you a variety of 100% organic fresh produce, a weigh and pay dry goods section and prepackaged plant-based pantry items. They even have fresh bread delivered daily. This is the perfect place to shop for your sustainable kitchen must-haves.

OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN – TUE-FRI: 12h00-16h00

Address: 27A Putney Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon: 13h00-18h00, Tue-Fri:10h00-18h00, Sat: 10h00-14h00
Contact: 082 047 2375

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Organic Zone

Organic Zone started out by selling organic boxes, but now has grown into having two stores. Supplying not just fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, but also a wide range of organic foods and health products. They make sure that their fresh produce consists of more than 80% certified organic foods. If a farm is not certified organic, Organic Zone will visit for an inspection to make sure their products are up to par. Now that is a local eco-friendly store caring about organic farming.

OPEN DURING LOCKDOWN – MON-FRI: 9h00-17h00, SAT/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 9h00-16h00

Address: Corner Main and Putter Road, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Lakeside, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon-Fri:09h00-18h00, Sat: 08h00-17h00, Sun: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 021 013 0157 | Email

Address: Corner Main & Rosendale Road, Riverside Mall, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 09h00-18h00, Sat-Sun: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 021 685 1929

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DELICIOUS VEGAN RECIPES

Hopefully, this list of local eco-friendly stores has inspired you to change your lifestyle for the better. If you don’t know what to make food-wise, try some of these delicious vegan recipes that will change the way you look at food.

Burnt Butternut Mash

Take butternut as far as possible in terms of caramelising – that’s where the amazing flavour comes from. So good, it’s almost like dessert.

Burnt Butternut Mash Recipe

Green Vegan Burger with Chunky Chimichurri Pesto and Potato Wedges

A crumbed, egg-free vegan burger patty on a health bun, served with a chunky chimichurri pesto that is perfect for dipping the wedges in as well.

Green Vegan Burger with Chunky Chimichurri Pesto and Potato Wedges Recipe

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe

Vegan Passion Fruit Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet with Mango Mint Salad

This tart is completely vegan and is so yummy that everyone at the table will love it. A real winning tart that will become a firm favourite.

Vegan Passion Fruit Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet with Mango Mint Salad Recipe

Check out our vegan recipe section for more amazing dishes.

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