Direct from Australia, Scoop Wholefoods opened its first international store in Singapore this year. 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 vinegar, multiple varieties of roasted nuts and organic chocolates, and a section dedicated to fermentation which carries kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and beetroot kvass.
Customers are also encouraged to get hands-on, with a unique machine that allows you to churn your own nut butter (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), direct from local brand Fizzicle. The brand 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.