The bare alternative is a Zero waste and refill shop bringing affordable, package-free shopping to Sheffield.

selling a variety of whole food alongside products to help you reduce waste.

We offer a wide selection of whole foods and cooking ingredients for making healthy meals, all available package-free, so make sure to BYOC (Bring Your Own Container). We also sell a range of natural cleaning products (laundry and washing up liquid, shampoo and conditioner, etc), everyday sustainable alternatives (bamboo toothbrushes, steel straws along with other dental, cosmetic and hygiene products) and much more that will help you reduce waste and live a low impact lifestyle.

At The Bare Alternative, we don’t focus on organic produce or vegan-friendly only products. Our main concern is to make package-free shopping affordable and accessible for everybody in the local community because, without us, people would not have the opportunity or choice to shop this way.


COVID-19 Info

At The Bare Alternative, we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for you to shop in. Find out more about the changes we have made to keep everybody safe and return to a new normal.

What we sell

  • Pasta

  • Grains

  • Nuts

  • Oil and Vinegars

  • Household Cleaning

  • Rice

  • Beans

  • Seeds

  • Herbs and Spices

  • Specialty Foods

And a range of everyday sustainable alternatives.

Why zero waste is important

There's so much to living a low impact or zero waste lifestyle. Here are some of the most important issues that we look to tackle at The Bare Alternative with more information to help explain why this is a problem and what we can do to find solutions.


We work in collaboration with TerraCycle - a company dedicated to dealing with typically hard to process waste and materials to give them further purpose that rewards with points which are redeemable for a cash payment to non-profit organisations.


About us

All the important bits like where we are, how to get here and get in touch.