Teal Friday - our sustainable version of Black Friday - is back! Save 20% on zero waste accessories, cleaning and personal care products. Discount applied automatically at checkout. Valid Friday November 25 to Monday November 28.

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Zero waste gifts for every budget

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Groceries delivered to your doorstep

Great food. Zero packaging waste.

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FREE curbside pickup

from our Main Street store

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Shop wholesome food, without the waste

How it works

Shop zero waste lifestyle essentials

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Shop in person

Visit our Ottawa stores for the full zero waste shopping experience. We carry over 700 package-free products, from cereals to toothpaste! Our products are carefully curated: we favour all-natural, organic and locally sourced products.

Bring your clean reusable containers and follow our 3 steps - tare, fill and pay. If you don't have a container with you, simply use a paper bag or borrow a jar.

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We ship accessories across Canada and the United States and deliver groceries in the Ottawa and Gatineau region.

We charge a flat $12 fee for shipping and delivery, and offer free pick up from our Main Street store.

Whether you order an accessory or a food item, your order will always be free of plastic packaging.

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Taste of Fall

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NEW! Pumpkin Spice CaramelsNEW! Pumpkin Spice Caramels
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'TIS THE SEASON! Cranberries - Frozen
Pumpkin Spice Soap
Soft Pretzels
Pumpkin Pie Spice - Organic

Zero waste online shopping. Is it possible?

Online shopping and waste reduction usually don’t go together. Orders come with extra packaging: cardboard boxes, tape, plastic bubble wraps or foam peanuts.

At NU, we do everything to make your online purchase as zero waste as possible! 

The box, tape, label (including its liner!) and any filler used to protect the product are made of paper that is 100% recyclable and compostable. And whenever possible, we reuse boxes and packing supplies that we get from our suppliers. 

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Fair employment practices

Treating our employees fairly is an investment in the long-term success of our business and the well-being of our community. We are vocal supporters of a living wage, paid sick days and fair scheduling practices.

We also recognize the strain that Covid-19 has put on essential workers. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we're closing our doors on Monday to offer one paid mental health day a week to our full time staff, among other benefits.

Learn more about our values and what we do for people and planet:

Our values