Plastic-Free Shopping In Cape Town

Words: Sarah Hume

Looking for plastic-free shopping options? Here is a list of some of our fav grocery stores and cafes that let you bring your own reusable containers and have a zero-waste philosophy in their kitchens.

Let’s Shop

Shop Zero

This little cafe and zero-waste lifestyle store is located in Woodstock. Their earth-conscious approach to choosing their suppliers carefully is part of their dedication to the movement. They are vegan and vegetarian-friendly!

Address: 403 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9h00 – 17h00 ; Sat 9h00-15h00
Contact: 084 201 5652 | Instagram | Facebook

Nude Foods

Nude-Foods Grocer

The Nude Revolution is Nude Foods philosophy for life, an old school grocery store with a modern twist! Their plastic-free shopping experience is for the whole family

Address: 5 Constitution Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon 10h30- 18h00 | Tues- Fri 9h00- 18h00 | Sat 9h00- 14h00 | Sun : mountain/ beach
Contact: 021 437 3003

Address: Newlands Shop 22, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, 7700
Trading hours: Tues-sat 9h00- 16h00 | Sun/Mon: mountain/beach
Contact: 063 694 0896 | Instagram | Facebook


An earth conscious grocer and home store located in Sea Point which aims to connect local communities with the farmers and producers who produce the fruits.

Address; 277 main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon- Fri 9h30 – 18h00 | Sat 9h00- 15h00 | Sun & Public Holidays 9h30 – 14h00 | Instagram

Low Impact Living

Low Impact Living is a waste-free grocery and cafe, from free-range eggs to organic fresh produce. Their old school grocer style of being served at the counter helps control aspects like hygiene and stock management. You can also sit and enjoy a great coffee while you make your list from their product menu.

Address: 12-14 Glen Road, Glencairn, Cape Town
Trading hours: Mon-Sat 8h00 -18h00 | Sun & Public Holidays 9h00 -15h00

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Daily Goods Store

Calvin Dias and Josh Beaver (founders) created this store, based in Muizenberg, with the intention for it to be a space to serve the local community’s basic needs and make sustainable living easy and accessible.

Address: 29 Palmer Road, Muizenberg
Trading hours: Tues- Fri : 9h00-13h00 , 14h00-17h30 | Sun & Mon : closed
Contact: | Facebook | Instagram

Conscious Co-op

The sister store of The Daily Goods Store is nestled in Simonstown. The name itself holds the message of consciously co-operating with nature to bring about sustainable change.

Address: 92 St. Georges Street, Simon’s Town
Trading hours: 10h00- 17h00

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Faithful to Nature

This online enterprise is the one-stop-shop to get everything and anything you will ever need to fill your eco-friendly trolley.

Contact: 021 785 3268 | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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