CHOOSE TO REUSE
The Refill Pantry in Sandridge is open from Thursday 15th October
An independent food and natural products zero-waste shop in St Albans
Zero Waste Shopping in Hertfordshire
Bring your own containers to our store and refill from a wide range of whole foods - from staples such as pasta, rice and nuts, to treats like vegan sweets and delicious chocolates
Our liquid refill section offers an array of shampoos, conditioners and body washes as well as household cleaning products
All our products are ethically sourced, local, or organic goods, so as well as avoiding single-use plastic, you can feel great about the products themselves!
HOW IT WORKS
Bring your own container or purchase a glass jar or reusable produce bag and take it to the scales to weigh it.
Choose from our huge range of products to fill your container.
Once you have filled your product, take the container back to the weighing scale and it will give you a weight and price for the product only.
This is what you pay for. This tried and tested system is used in zero waste shops around the world.
Take a virtual tour around our store
Rice, lentils, oats, pasta, cereals, nuts, seeds, chocolate, dried fruits and more
Reusable product bags, jars, metal straws, cleaning products, beauty products
Shampoo, conditioner, household cleaning products, hand soap, oils and vinegars
Google reviews - 4.9 stars
My favourite shop in St Albans! Helping us through my plastic free zero waste journey- there are so many wonderful items in the store including spices, cereals, grains, oils, toiletries and household cleaning items.
I would highly recommend. Celina also has very insightful and helpful advice of the products and advice to go zero waste
Had my first visit today and was really impressed with both the shop and the two shop assistants. They were incredibly helpful and very aware of safety measures for social distancing in a small shop. The Refill Pantry had pretty much everything I needed and some things I didn’t know I needed! I’ll be back for weekly refills.
Truly wonderful shop, they fit so many items into such a small space, great range, and if they don't have something they are always very keen on suggestions which is fantastic. They really listen to their customers and I value that. Used to have a loyalty card which has now stopped unfortunately, and have started a 5% student discount which is always something and very appreciated. Love coming here, find it so relaxing in a strange way to refill your containers, and love telling others about this shop. Lovely sense of community every time I come even from strangers. The shop really considers their behind the scenes waste, using the paper bulk bags for other purposes.
Love this place! It’s new in St. Albans and it’s WHAT WE NEED! Its such a big deal, trying to save our planet, and even in the supermarket we don’t realize that things like pasta, oil and loads of other food & home products get wrapped in plastic that will pretty much never decompose! The store is so beautifully laid out, the staff are really helpful and friendly, I didn’t feel like we were expected to know what to do when it came to measuring and weighing our pasta etc. If you want to buy food, bring your own container!! They sell bottles and paper bags too but if you just bring your containers it means you don’t even need to refill them when you get home!
The soaps and bath products are wonderful and the washing up liquid & cleaning products are all refillable! You can even buy the spray bottles!
The two staff members who helped us today were Livi and Sashy (sorry if I spelt that wrong!) and they were amazing! It’s also great value and you get to have real conversations with people whilst doing something for the planet! I can see this becoming a big thing in St. Albans!! #saveourplanet
Well-designed shop full of dry goods that can be dispensed in to your home-bought jars or you can buy jars or bags* or use their free paper bags if you pop in unprepared.
*I bought their cotton drawstring bags made from recycled (clean!) fabrics and they are perfect for pasta shapes and oats.
The service is great and the owners and staff have really done their research in to sourcing items I hadn't really considered about being in plastic (deodorants, face wipes, bottle brushes...) you can see a full list on their website.
It has really opened my eyes to what I can reduce so I am super happy that it has opened in our town and I will be doing as much shopping as I can do between there and the market - who knows I might be able to get rid of one wheelie bin!