Over the years plastic pollution has become a real problem in Bali. Thankfully, there are now many businesses committed to turning this around by producing (zero waste) sustainable and eco-friendly products designed to protect the environment. The best part? Canggu is a hub for these natural and eco-friendly stores. So not only can you do your bit for the planet, but you can look super stylish whilst doing it. From health and beauty to tasty (zero waste) groceries, we pick out some of the best:
Canggu natural & eco-friendly store for food & groceries:
Unfortunately, supermarkets are some of the worst offenders when it comes to plastic usage and food wastage. Thankfully a few independent shops are popping up in Canggu which helps you shop in a more natural (zero waste) and eco-friendly way.
Your first stop should be ‘Canggu shop’: spending here is not only supporting the local community in Canggu (it is owned by locals) but also the local farmers and wholesalers who supply everything from health foods to fruit. We are really impressed with their selection of groceries and even more so that they offer home delivery! Don’t expect any plastic usage here- it’s all about re-usable (zero waste) containers and jars to keep waste as minimal as possible. Healthy. Homemade. Natural… perfect!
Pantai Batu Bolong St No.23A, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
From the Farm Bali
So fresh they haven’t even got a website yet, ‘From the Farm Bali’ is Canggu’s newest specialty grocery store that is a mecca for natural and healthy goods. From delicious herbal tea to bamboo toothbrushes, to plastic-free straws, whatever your eco needs From The Farm has it covered! We particularly like their range of fresh vegetables and free reusable jars which come in handy for homemade sauces and jams. Oh, and did we mention they sell those cute coconut bowls PERFECT for your own smoothie bowl creation? You’re welcome!
Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Zero Waste Bali
Need to buy your food in bulk but don’t want to damage the environment by doing so? ‘Zero Waste Bali’ has you covered! Perfect for grains, cereals, pulses, nuts, etc. just bring along your own container and fill up as much as you need. They also have a great range of cleaning products, eco gifts, and natural body care. Very much set up to help others make small changes that make a big difference to the planet, we love how this shop is committed to Bali’s future as a sustainable island.
Jl. Subak Sari 13, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Bali Buddha isn’t just a yummy restaurant (although special shout out to their banana bread/carrot cake!) But a perfect pitstop for some eco-friendly groceries too. From breads to homemade nut butters to an extensive range of eco-friendly household products, make Bali Budda a weekly pit stop. With two stores in Canggu to chose from (Kerobokan and Canggu) both cover all your health needs at reasonable prices- Their kombucha is particularly good. Oh, and FYI- their restaurant delivers. So if you are after a tasty, sustainable takeaway, be sure to give them a Whatsapp. All the food comes wrapped in banana leaves… bravo for the zero waste policy!
Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Canggu natural & eco-friendly store for shopping & gifts
Perhaps journalling is a new year’s resolution? Or you are looking for a gift that doesn’t take up too much space? Then take a trip to ‘Paperclip People’- a sustainable stationery store in Canggu that offers more than just a beautiful pen. All products are produced with minimal impact on the environment and they are a big supporter of non-profit organizations. Combining a French-inspired design with the laid-back vibes of South-East Asia, we love the cultural references in their beautiful collection of stationery and bags. They also offer a fab eco-friendly homeware section as well. A concept store that puts the ‘stylish’ aspect into natural and eco-friendly.
Pantai Batu Bolong St No.18, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Eco Ego Store
Sunglasses in Canggu are as essential as coconuts and scooters. So where better to purchase your next pair than the ‘Eco Ego Store’? Specializing in wood, these gorgeous, sustainable sunnies are not only super stylish, but are created using sustainably sourced bamboo and wood… no cheap environmentally damaging plastic here. Whilst you’re here, check out their range of other products- from phone cases to earrings there is something to gift everyone (or just for yourself. Hey, you are helping the environment so splurging never felt so good!)
Find them at Deus Ex Machina, Jl Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu
Canggu natural & eco-friendly store for health & beauty
Eco Living Bali
Scoot on over to Kerobokan for this eco-friendly health & beauty gem! ‘Eco Living Bali ‘ sells ONLY natural products and offers a wide range of sustainable goods from shampoo bars to the most delicious smelling soaps. Locally owned and locally sourced, the products aren’t just helping the zero waste movement, but also the local community. This really is the perfect place for those looking to start their eco-living journey in Canggu. Even your furry friends are catered for here, with cute Bubi pet bowls!
Kerobokan, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
‘Bali Balance’ is all about loving your body, but loving the planet at the same time: a notion that is ever-present in their range of natural and sustainable skincare. Their environmentally friendly products support everything from your skin to your hair. With locally sourced raw coconut featuring heavily (FYI they have a zero-waste policy when producing this.) Pick from natural products focusing on Balinese plants from the local community or pure essential oils perfect for relaxation. Their ‘Body Lotion Bohemian’ is one of our favorites- it both awakens and hydrates whilst containing no nasty chemicals and remaining kind to animals.
Jl. Batu Belig No.17, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Canggu natural & eco-friendly top tip: hit the markets!
As well as this wonderful range of natural & eco-friendly stores, one of the best ways to help reduce plastic usage and care for our planet is hitting the local markets! ‘Samadi’ hosts a fantastic ‘Sunday Farmers and Artisan market’ every week which offers a range of fresh fruit, baked goods, Jamu and ethically sourced clothing. It is also worth keeping an eye on ‘Old Man’s’ monthly Saturday market where sustainable sellers supporting the planet and non-profit organizations have stalls. Look out for ‘Ocean Mimic’- a company producing sustainable swimwear and who organize a weekly ‘beach clean up’ on Batu Bolong… you will be rewarded with a free Bintang for your eco-warrior efforts!
Where is your favourite place to shop both naturally and sustainably in Canggu? We would love to hear from you!