Boulder has long been a national leader in conservation and sustainability when it comes to food production, food waste, and many other issues related to what we eat, how we get it, and what we do with the waste.
One new entry into the climate focused food sector is Nude Foods Market. This new grocery concept is the first full-service grocery store in Boulder committed to operating to achieve zero waste. This approach means no plastic, paper, or single use packaging. The uniquely designed store packages all their products in re-usable glass jars. Each lid is marked with a custom label that identifies the content. Customers pay a small deposit for each jar purchased and receive a credit when the jar is returned. Each container can be circulated indefinitely, making the store a great model for a circular economy.
Unlike the bulk food section at traditional, natural food grocery stores, (often limited to a portion of one isle), Nude Food’s entire store is bulk. The system adds convenience because it doesn’t require shoppers to fill, label and weigh each item.
Nude Foods’ takes bulk several steps further and includes refrigerated and frozen foods, all using the same reusable glass containers. The full list of offerings includes bulk food, home products, bakery, produce and rescued (oversupply or day-old) items, and also prepared foods.
The company is locally owned, predominantly organic and works with suppliers, local whenever possible, that share the same climate focused commitment. Delivery is offered, always by electric bike or vehicle. Western appreciates the connection with this new endeavor providing them with dependable compost and recycle collection.
Nude Foods Market is located in east Boulder at 3233 Walnut by Twisted Pine Brewery.