For more than 10 years this popular green-minded store, The Forest Food Lounge, has been providing South Australia with alternatives to the overpackaged goods found in supermarkets. Customers are encouraged to bring in their own empty shampoo, laundry or liquid soap bottles for refilling and can even walk away with a filled up peanut butter or honey jar from the food section. Other popular products available in bulk include a wide range of herbs and spices, olive oil and over 50 different essential oils.Either purchase in a Waste Not container or bring in your own empty jar or bottle to save even more.
The Forest Food Lounge also stock a range of certified organic pasta, flour, rice and other grain products, as well as organic tea and coffee. For those who like to grow their own, we have a range of Greenpatch vegetable seeds The health food section caters for gluten-free diets, even vegan pets. You’ll also discover tempeh and tissue salts as well as trolleys to carry all your fantastic purchases back on the tram.. The Waste Not Want Not Shop is well known as a treasure trove of unique gift ideas too. The range of educational and environmentally friendly children’s toys features the gorgeous Eco Toys from Sri Lanka as well as mobiles, puppet sets, busy books and interactive wall hangings.
Grownups are also well catered for with an eclectic array of items such as ceramics and tea sets from Vietnam, Indian bedspreads, beadwork key rings from Zimbabwe and such a wide variety of photo frames, oil burners, body products and quirky retro toys that you will be overwhelmed with choice. You can choose the perfect card to go with your gift from the Adelaide-based ‘Earth Greetings’ company or photographic gift card range by a local photographer featuring the beauty of our coastal environment.
Other unique card designs from small companies are available too. The Forest Food Lounge now also have a range of stationery made from recycled elephant dung. These products support an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. The Waste Not Want Not Shop’s range of books covers topics from Permaculture to Pop Art, Tofu to Tipis, and many surprising titles in between. For Sale - The Forest Food Lounge specialises in recipe books for special dietary needs as well as travel and arthouse themes but don’t be surprised by what other subjects you might discover.
The clothing, bags, jewellery and accessories are a real drawcard to this store. Nicola Cerini handbags made here in Australia often feature imagery inspired by our native flora and are one of the most popular lines in stock, alongside other funky ranges available. Chunky and colourful beads go well with the bright cotton clothing available. Those with sensitive skin can find body products and shampoos that are safe to use, such as the Back to Basics range and Aquarius cleaning products. Being all vegetable-based and phosphate-free, they are also safe to use on the garden when re-using your wastewater.
The beautiful hand-made premium soaps are also sure to appeal. The health food section caters for gluten-free diets, even vegan pets. You’ll also discover tempeh and tissue salts as well as trolleys to carry all your fantastic purchases back on the tram. For those who like to grow their own, we have a range of Greenpatch vegetable seeds. Ever-popular incense, candles, complete the picture of diverse products available in this suburban treasure.