11 shops to buy organic, local and zero waste food in Brussels

Ideally, we would all like to able to buy organic, local and fair trade products for a reasonable price and in bulk. But that’s not always easy to find, especially when we don’t know where to look.

Thankfully, in the past few years, Brussels has seen a boom in the sustainable/slow food movement and so many shops offering quality, affordable and sustainable products have appeared throughout the city (which makes me feel so lucky compared to other European cities!).

So I thought it was time to gather some info and publish a non exhaustive list of Brussels addresses that offer zero waste, organic and/or local food that is not only good to your body but also to Mother Earth!

They are classified according to neighborhood, offer and prices. Hopefully, you'll find your happiness or at least some kind of help here :)

Marché des Tanneurs

Neighborhood: Les Marolles

Type: Organic, Bulk, Local

Price range: €

The pioneer timeless organic market of Brussels! Located in the typical Brusseleir neighborhood of Les Marolles, this large market offers fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a good choice of bulk products, and some local specialties.  It’s often super crowded, especially during the week end because it has some of the most interesting prices of the list so no more excuse to avoid organic (but plenty to avoid going there on the week ends!)!

More info: http://terrabio.be/

 Pic by: RTBF

Pic by: RTBF

Färm

Neighborhood: Sainte Catherine, Bascule, Tongres, Fernand Coq

Type: Organic, Local, Large Choice

Price range: €€

One of my go to organic “supermarket”. There ,you’ll find everything you need to grocery shop for a week including fruits and veggies, dry products but also cheese and meat (if you’re into that), beauty and cleaning products, drinks and beverages etc. Choice may vary from one location to the other. Interesting to note, the shops are usually very well arranged.

 Pic by: Färm

Pic by: Färm

More info: http://www.farmstore.be/fr/index.php

Alimentation Géniale

Neighborhood: Porte de Hal

Type: Organic, Local, Bulk

Price range: €€

Very convenient place for organic and local fruits and veggies and they also have a large choice of cleaning products in bulk which is so so useful. I get all my cleaning products there at a very reasonable price. Staff is one of the friendliest!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/alimentationgeniale/

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Pic by: Alimentation Géniale

Super Monkey

Neighborhood: Parvis de Saint Gilles

Type: Organic, Local, Bulk, Large Choice

Price range: €€

A HUGE choice of bulk products including at least 10 sorts of granola, chia seeds and other seeds and grains that you sometimes don’t find easily in bulk. Really like their commitment to support local producers and they are very active on Facebook to let you know what’s new in the shop!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/supermonkeybxl/

 Pic by: Super Monkey

Pic by: Super Monkey

The Barn, Bio Market

Neighborhood: Tongres, Cinquantenaire

Type: Organic,  Bulk

Price range: €€

The inventive one! They offer a very large choice of bulk products with regular newbies such as the recent… spice bulk shelf! You read correctly, you can now get spices in bulk! Also the shop is huge and light and the vibe is very cool so chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for and more! :)

More info: http://thebarn.bio/

 Pic by: The Barn

Pic by: The Barn

BelgoMarkt

Neighborhood: Matonge

Type: Local, organic, Bulk

Price range: €

The local specialist! There, around 95% of the offer comes from belgian producers in a short cycle meaning very few to no middlemen involved and therefore super attractive prices for products that support the local economy! Also, that means it's easier not to indulge in an avocado from across the world.

More info: http://belgomarkt.be/

 Pic by: BelgoMarkt

Pic by: BelgoMarkt

Stock

Neighborhood: Matonge

Type: Local, organic, Bulk

Price range: €€

One of the prettiest! Stock also works in short cycles with local producers which means always fresh products s coming from belgian cooperatives including sauces, pastes, snacks but also typical Belgian drinks such as beer ! The cleaning and self care products choice is also very large.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/stockbio/

 

 Pic by Crokmou : https://crokmou.com/2017/05/stock-magasin-bio-et-vrac-a-bruxelles/

Pic by Crokmou : https://crokmou.com/2017/05/stock-magasin-bio-et-vrac-a-bruxelles/

Roots

Neighborhood: European Neighborhood, Schuman

Type: Local, organic

Price range: €€

Roots is all about transparency and knowing where their products come from. They are also a recycling hotspot for organic waste that consumers can bring back before they are sent directly to their partner farms. How cool is that for circular economy?

More info : https://www.roots-store.be/en

 pic by: Roots

pic by: Roots

Day by Day

Neighborhood: Parvis de Saint Gillis

Type: Local, organic

Price range: €€

Originally a french company, the Brussels shop is the first of the zero waste network’s international venture. There, it’s all about reducing unnecessary waste and offering everything you need in bulk. I especially like the (very) large choice of cleaning products and containers.

Also, most of the products are organic!

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More info : http://daybyday-shop.com/magasin/bruxelles

Vegasme

Neighborhood: Ma Campagne

Type: Vegan, organic

Price range: €€

The only 100% vegan shop in Brussels! There, you’ll find everything you need to survive as a vegan including meat substitutes, sauces, ice creams, all sorts of tofu but also clothing and shoes. There’s also a small organic fruit and veggies counter and a space to buy take away for lunch.

More info : https://vegasme.be/

 Pic by: Vegasme

Pic by: Vegasme

 

Bio C Bon

Neighborhood: Stephanie, Alsemberg, Bascule

Type: Organic

Price range: €€€

Bio C bon is a very successful french chain of organic supermarkets. Inside, you feel like you could be in any “mainstream” supermarket except the products are organic. One of the largest choice of products in Brussels, but I miss the local component and the lack of personality of the shops unlike others on the list. But still a good alternative to consume organic !

More info : http://www.bio-c-bon.eu/fr/nos_magasins/bio-c-bon-bruxelles

 Pic by: Bio c' Bon

Pic by: Bio c' Bon

Hope that helps you in your search for organic/zeo waste and sustainable food in Brussels, it certainly helped me!

Love,

Chloé