You’re definitely going to want to bring your own reusable bag to this grocery store.
Toronto is about to get a zero waste market and eco-conscious cafe at Dundas and Dovercourt called Unboxed. The store will feature a product section, a butcher counter, and aisles of dry goods, all sold without any packaging whatsoever.
Unboxed will even feature a café with a Bring Your Own Mug coffee and beverage station, treats, and milk sold in returnable glass bottles. Ready to eat meals will be available at the market’s kitchen and bakery, and there will even be a smoke house and charcuterie room.
The goal of Unboxed is to ditch the single use, plastic packaging associated with groceries and grab and go meals by encouraging customers to bring their own packages like Tupperware and travel mugs. No need to fear if you forget your container, the store will be offering up biodegradable, paper packaging for customers as well.
Lead photo courtesy of Nick Youngson.