• Welcome to Food For Thought - your local zero waste & refill grocery store that's all about good vibes and good choices!

    We believe that sustainability is more important now than ever before.

    Our planet is facing unprecedented challenges from climate change, pollution, and resource depletion.

    That's why we're committed to providing a more sustainable shopping experience for our customers.

    We carefully select products that are ethically sourced, locally produced, and packaged in eco-friendly materials. By reducing waste, supporting local businesses, and engaging with our customers on the importance of sustainability, we're doing our part to create a better future for all.

    So join us in our mission to make the world a healthier and happier place, one shopping trip at a time!

Our Zero waste story

  • Food for Thought was born out of a desire to help the environment & improve wellbeing. We do that by helping you to refill on food, cleaning, personal care & home products without a reliance on plastic or pesticides! It’s great fun. We have a huge range of organic, locally sourced & vegan goodness. So bring your containers jars get started. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert in zero waste, just willing!

    After the birth of my daughter Harper I was really ill with postnatal depression. There was so much press coverage of plastic pollution & climate change that I was utterly overwhelmed as to what to do & terrified by what we were doing to our planet. What was my poor baby was inheriting? It wasn’t a fun place to be. Then I had a moment! After a gathering with some other mums I was rifling through rubbish to see what I could reuse, take home to compost or recycle. They were taking the mick out out of me but I came back with “you wait, I’ll open a zero waste shop, then you’ll see!”

  • So I decided to put the feelers out, did anyone else want this or was it just me? 

    Of course this was a throw away comment (puntastic). I had a newborn with feeding issues, I’d been working in TV production & had no retail experience, let alone any money or know-how. But I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I did have an almost obsessive love of delicious, high-quality food. I was always researching how eco-friendly products really were & I was totally overwhelmed by how to do zero waste when it meant driving to five different places to get my shopping.I definitely wasn’t just alone.I started researching & having more ideas about how I wanted this wonderful community of like-minded people, awesome products, supporting local artisans & producers… it got really exciting. After months of business planning, gaining support & crowdfunding we opened in December 2020, in Nene Court, Wellingborough. We’ve been helping you lovelies to reduce your waste, learning ways to be more eco-friendly & enjoy the process ever since! 

  • The wonderful Alice came on board in summer 2021, so it wasn’t just me trying to do everything (washing jars!). Later in 2021 we started a series of workshops & events all aiming to learn about zero waste, our health & wellbeing & reduce loneliness. We’ve held toy swaps, clothes’ swaps, peri-menopause support groups & children’s up cycling sessions.

    So I decided to put the feelers out, did anyone else want this or was it just me? 

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“We can’t wait to welcome you to Food for Thought refill shop. I know that I’m biased but this place is brilliant. It’s got such a wonderful supportive community full of people from all sorts of backgrounds. You don’t have to know all about zero waste, just be willing to give it a go.”


Hello, I’m Kerry

Meet Kerry, the passionate owner of Food For Thought! You might catch her on her soapbox, passionately advocating for sustainable living and waste reduction, all while juggling a million things at once thanks to her ADHD. But that doesn't stop her from being an amazing mum to a human child and a dog, a proud partner to an awesome person, and a self-proclaimed geek. When she's not running the shop, Kerry loves indulging in good food, lazy lay-ins, crafting, and admiring Alice's dance moves. She's not a fan of writing bios, aubergines, litter, injustice, inequality, or the texture of flour.

Hiya, I’m Alice

Introducing Alice, the spontaneous and fun-loving member of the Food For Thought team! She might be terrible with money and a wannabe member of The Breakfast Club, but she knows how to enjoy life to the fullest. Alice is a huge fan of ramen, loud music, crappy TV, hot sauce, wearing sunglasses indoors, and freestyle contemporary dance. On the flip side, she's not a fan of Kerry's playlists, so come meet Alice at Food For Thought, where she's always ready to refill your containers and groove to her favourite tunes.