Zero Waste Shopping in…Chatsworth Road, Hackney

Zero Waste Shopping in…Chatsworth Road, Hackney
Chatsworth Rd, London E5 0LH

Chatsworth Road runs between Homerton and Lower Clapton in the east of the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated a short walk from Millfields Park, the River Lea and Hackney Marshes. It is one of London’s longest high streets.

It’s a short walk from Millfields Park, the River Lee, Lee Valley Park and Hackney Marshes and a short bike ride from the Olympic Park. There’s even a National Trust property nearby at Sutton House.

Every Sunday between 11am-4pm, Chatsworth Road Market is a abuzz with activity offering a strong selection of food, both street food and staples to complement those already on the street.

Organico, 39 Chatsworth Rd, London E5 0LH. Image from Dojo.

Cleaning/Laundry Refills

Residents living near Chatsworth Road are lucky to have not one but three local shops that stock Ecover refills! L’Epicerie 56 (washing up liquid, fabric conditioner & laundry liquid) and Organico have their range of Ecover refills located at the back of the shop and Eat17 has laundry liquid, fabric conditioner and washing up liquid refill section near the cleaning products at the back as well.


Eat17 has a lovely dedicated baked goods section, all without packaging, even their cashier counter has some loose pastries on display and discounted day-old bread. Family-run artisan bakers, Percy Ingle sell freshly baked bread and cakes without any packaging, and use paper bags for their takeaway packaging. Dorée & Co sell freshly baked bread and hand made pastries.

Eat17, 64-66 Brooksby’s, Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton E9 6DA.

Wine Refills

Eat17 stocks red and white wine from Borough Wines at £6.50 per bottle while L’Epicerie 56 stocks organic red wine, organic white wine and rosé. Prices range from £5 per 750ml to £8 per litre.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Refills

L’Epicerie 56 does olive oil refills at £4.50/500ml, £5.90/750ml and £7.50/litre.

L’Epicerie, 56 Chatsworth Road E5 0 London, United Kingdom. Image by Chomping Ground.


L’Epicerie 56 offers 10% off if you bring your own container to fill up on antipasti, hummus, pesto, olives etc.

Herbs & Spices

Taste of Reality offers a limited range of loose herbs and spices.

MFR Fruit and Veg, 64-66, Chatsworth Rd, London E5 0LS. Image by London Shop Fronts

Dried Fruit

MFR Fruit and Veg, Eat17 (in their bulk bins) and Chatsworth Green Fruit & Veg all sell dried fruit.

Eat17, 64-66 Brooksby’s, Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton E9 6DA. Image by Eat17.

Bulk Dry Goods

Eat17‘s bulk bins stock a few different types of breakfast cereal, rice, dried fruit, grains, seeds, nuts, lentils and beans.


Mighty Meats butchery sells a wide variety of meats (no free range options available) and eggs in cartons. Always ask for your meat to be placed in your own container before ordering.

Chatsworth Green, 54 Chatsworth Road E5 0LP London, England. Image by Chatsworth Green.

Fresh Fruit & Veg

MFR Fruit and Veg and Chatsworth Green offer the widest range of produce. In addition, there are also plenty of off-licences on this street that offer unpackaged fresh fruit and veg.