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Contact:

1728 Douglas Street

Victoria, BC

V8W 2G7

778-433-ZERO (9376)

info@zerowasteemporium.com

Hours:

Monday to Friday

    10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday & Sunday

    10:00am - 5:30pm

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What To Expect In Store

Zero Waste grocery shopping can be fun, easy, and satisfying!!

Gather up any and all your CLEAN and DRY containers from home and come on down.

How does it work?

We have developed the C.A.R.E. system to make your shopping experience simple and enjoyable.

C - Clean & Dry Containers: you can bring anything you already have at home! Glass jars,

       Tupperware, cloth bags, bottles, Growlers, milk jugs, beeswax wraps - you name it!

A - Add the tare weight: weight your containers at the scales provided and write

       the tare weight on each container with the crayons and chalk pens provided.

R - Refill:  you can fill your containers with as much as little as you like! When you bring

       your containers to the til we will deduct the tare weight so you only pay for what is inside.

E - Enjoy: revel in the JOY of having bought all your groceries without any new single-use                   packaging!

Forgot your containers?

Don't fret!! We have plenty of options for you! From affordable mason jars and stainless steel containers to paper bags. Or better yet, take advantage or our "Take a jar, Leave a jar" basket!! We have a daily assortment of containers that are cleaned and sanitized in house for you to use, for FREE!! Just make sure to bring a few clean containers back from your recycling bin next time you are in. Circular economy at it's best!

PRODUCE

Fresh and local produce from the Island and lower mainland will arrive weekly.  We provide all the staples for your family, as well as as many of the tropical fruits and veggies you have come to love and rely on.  The following is a list of the suppliers we will have seasonal Fruits, Vegetables and Produce from: 

PROTEIN

MEAT 

Our meat is being supplied to us from Berryman Butchers.  Berryman Brothers Butcheries is a local, environmentally sustainable Victoria based butcher. The Berryman’s raise livestock to ensure your family has meat that is ethically pasture-raised, and free of any antibiotics and hormones.  

VEGAN

Tofu - Fresh Tofu is coming from Soya Nova Tofu on Salt Spring Island. Since 1982 their products have been made with Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Canadian grown soya beans and mineral rich un-chlorinated deep well-water, for a perfect 7.3 PH balance.  Deliveries will be every Thursday afternoon and are be available in store while quantities last.

Vegan Protein - We will be carrying a full line of products from The Very Good Butcher.  Package free, of course!

  • Burgers

  • Taco stuffer

  • Pepperoni

DAIRY ALTERNATIVES

We are so happy to be able to provide the following:

  • Almond mylk - made fresh in house: Organic Almonds, Organic dates, VI Sea salt, filtered water.

  • Oat mylk - made fresh in house twice a week. Organic rolled oats, organic dates, VI Sea salt, filtered water

  • Hemp Mylk - made fresh in house twice a week. Organic Canadian Hemp hearts, organic dates, Organic maple syrup, VI Sea salt, filtered water.

Vegan cheeses and plant-based butter from The Cultured Nut​ and Black Sheep Vegan Cheeze

  • Captain Pepper jack

  • Sharp and Sassy

  • Dill-ish

  • Good-ah

  • Rascal and Rascal with Sriracha

  • Dairy free, Soy and Palm free Butter

  • Smoked Vouda

  • Herbed Vozzarella

  • Veta

  • Voursin

DAIRY

Proudly to supporting local, grass-fed farms.

Milk - We are SO excited to offer fresh Vancouver Island milk on tap!!!  Our milk comes from Morningstar Farm in Parksville (Little Qualicum Cheeseworks). 

We have grass-fed, pasteurized, non-homogenized whole milk. The fat levels fluctuate, normally between 3.5% and 4%. Fresh from the farm every Thursday.

 

We also have fresh Organic Avalon Milk in glass bottles, the same way you know and love already.  Bottle deposit and exchange as per standard practice will apply.

Cheese - Cheddar Cheese

Yogurt - We are over the moon about this one!! Local yogurt in bulk from the wonderful folks at Tree Island Yogurt 

  • Plain Cream top

  • Greek yogurt
  • Strawberry Greek yogurt - as available. 

DRY BULK - in gravity and scoop bins, both organic and regular

Flour - We carry over a dozen different flours. Gluten fee, organic, and traditional are available.

Rice- Long, short, wild, ethnic and white.

Oats - Both, quick and steel cut oats.

Grains - Barley, Quinoa, popcorn, and more.

Beans and Lentils - over 15 varieties available.

Seeds - Chia, Hemp, Flax, Sesame, Pumpkin and Sunflower.

Nuts - All the staples and then some, over 12 varieties.

Dried Fruit - 20 varieties to choose from. 

Pastas - fresh, dried and frozen available from LaPasta.

Baking - over 25 staples available.

Coffee - Fresh, unpackaged beans from Level Ground. In store grinder available.

Tea-  Too many to list, come in and see.

Spices - Lots! And they are all Organic

Treats and Snacks -  LOTS, see in store for details.

LIQUID BULK - Available on tap in our stainless steel fustis.

Vinegars - 3 of our 4 Vinegars are more locally by Spinnakers!

  • White

  • Apple Cider

  • Balsamic

  • Malt

  • Rice

Oils

  • Olive

  • Canola

  • Sunflower

  • Sesame

  • Avocado

  • Coconut

Tamari & Soy Sauce - Available on tap.

Honey - produced fresh right here in Victoria from Urban Bee on West Saanich Rd.

Maple Syrup - Organic Canadian Grade A. Available on tap.

Kombucha

  • Enerchi -  We have glass bottles filled with awesome sparkly goodness in two sizes and two of their delicious flavours on tap.

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NUT BUTTERS

Peanut Butter (crunchy, smooth, and organic) - Available in bulk and grind your own!

Chocolate peanut butter -  YUP!! you read that right! :)

Cashew Butter - Available in bulk

CONDIMENTS & SAUCES 

Holy Homous - Delicious garlic-ky goodness! Made right here in Victoria and packed with protein, antioxidants, and Omega-3 oils.

Salsa - locally made by Old Soul Jam Co. with delicious local ingredients

PERSONAL CARE

Our refillable, natural personal care products come from ONEKA. They are made with certified organic and wild harvested herbal extracts to nourish the hair and body without the use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances. Vegan, gluten free, cruelty free. Scented and unscented.

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Shower gel

  • Body Lotion

 

Toothpaste - Nelson Naturals Mineralized Toothpaste. Re-fills available.

Deodorants - Whiffcraft Naturals in refillable metal tins and in bulk, Glowing Orchid Organics deodorant in compostable paper tubes, Fat and the Moon deodorant in glass jars.

We will also carry soap bars, shampoo bars, shave bars, and deodorant from local manufacturers.

Cosmetics & Skin Care

 

Miiko Skin Co. - a variety of skin care products to make you glow. Refillable face washes and oils made with local, natural, and non-toxic ingredients.

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Our cleaning products are carefully made in Vancouver by the lovely people from Live for Tomorrow. Their ingredients are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and biodegradable. For a full list of ingredients click here.

Available both scented and unscented.

  • Liquid Dish Soap

  • Dishwashing Powder

  • All Purpose Cleaner

  • Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • Powdered laundry detergent

  • Fabric Softener

  • Liquid Hand Soap

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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