Fresh, organic produce and plastic-free living
Direct from Australia is Scoop Wholefoods, which opened its first international store just a couple of months ago in Singapore. It specialises in retailing organic and natural products in bulk, allowing customers to buy only as much as they need, thus minimising food waste. Scoop offers a range of organic cold-pressed oils and vinegars, multiple varieties of roasted nuts and organic chocolates, and a fermentary section which carries kimchi, kefir, saeurkraut and beetroot kvass. Customers are also encouraged to get hands-on, with a unique machine that allows you to churn your own nut butters (from $6/250g), boxes of loose-leaf teas for you to mix your own tea blends, and even a DIY section that allows you to make your own floor cleaners, soap bars and lip balms. Fresh organic kombucha is also available on tap ($9.75/200ml), sourced from local brand Fizzicle. Scoop espouses plastic-free living, selling stainless steel tiffin tins, reusable bags and bamboo drinking straws in-store to encourage their shoppers to do the same.