Our fridge is full!

Come taste some of our new products (vegan nut-based cheeses, Sunwink drink, seitan, etc.) and our regular ones (delicious Cocojune and Forager coconut and cashew-based vegan yogurts, kefir, vegan butters and veganaise, various kombucha options, sauerkraut and kimchi, natto, tempeh, etc.). Remember we have BULK tofu, black olives, miso, tamari, spirulina, bee pollen… Just look at the bottom of the fridge!

The co-op in Grub Street: “It tasted like gold”

Musician Kazu Makino referring to the co-op: “Ate a grapefruit. This grapefruit looked like a grandma, so wrinkly, and it tasted like gold. I don’t go to normal stores. I go to this co-op in the East Village […]. They go out of their way to find local produce that is really, really the quality stuff. Things that look ugly but taste so good.”

See full article: https://www.grubstreet.com/2023/10/blonde-redhead-kazu-makino-grub-street-diet.html

Lots of vegan options in our back fridge!

Try our usual + new vegan options, including:

  • Cocojune (coconut-based) and Forager (cashew-based) vegan yogurts
  • Miyoko’s creamery oat milk butter and cashew-based cheeses (smoked gouda and mozzarella this week)
  • “Nuts for cheese” cashew-based fermented “un-brie-livable”
  • Pumfu, a pumpkin seed alternative to tofu
  • Our classic organic veganaise and tempeh
  • Seitan (The Bridge brand) — Or try to make your own with bulk wheat gluten!

Shea butter is back in stock!

Shea Butter
Shea Butter Bulk (Photo: Monserrat Soldu)

Organic raw Shea butter was delivered from our supplier Vermont Soap (as of May, 2023), imported from Northern Ghana. It is a great moisturizer and can be used for burns, dry and irritated skin, and wrinkle smoothing.

Now selling “upcycled” Renewal Mills baking products (bulk)

Renewal Mills upcycles okara (leftover tofu pulp from soy milk/ tofu production) into baking flours and brownie mix (Image: Dorothee Pierrard)

Renewal Mills products are upcycled: They are made with “okara”, the leftover soybean pulp from tofu production that would otherwise have been wasted. It reduces food waste and its environmental impacts, while allowing from delicious recipes, high in protein and fiber:

  • 1-to-1 gluten-free flour: Can substitute wheat flour in any recipe (1 cup= 1 cup).
  • Black Chocolate Brownie Mix: Just add vegetable oil and water to bake a delicious vegan, gluten-free cake.

Recipes and more information: https://www.renewalmill.com/

Check out some new bulk products!

We have added new products to our bulk selection over the last few months, including:

  • Liquids: Balsamic vinegar, coconut oil (hidden in a bucket!)
  • Refrigerated: Kalamata olives, tofu, miso
  • Grains & Flours: White rice flour, arborio rice, Renewal Mills Upcycled Gluten Free 1-1 Flour Mix, Renewal Mills Upcycled Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix (just add oil and water and bake!)
  • Non-food: Liquid shampoo and body wash, conditioner bars and shampoo bars (Attitude brand) – works great for my long thick hair!

And more to come! Send suggestions to drygoods@4thstreetfoodcoop.org

Organic Bulk Coconut Oil and Bulk Tofu (Image: Dorothee Pierrard)

Zero-Waste Personal Care and Cleaning Products

We have a large selection of bulk/refillable personal care and cleaning items, along with Zero Waste reusable alternatives. Below is a list of prices from April, 2023, but our inventory may vary so please call ahead to make sure we have what you need before making a long trip to the coop. Prices may change at any time. For suggestions and questions, please write drygoods@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.

Bulk non-food section at the coop (May 2023)

Soap bars & all-purpose soaps

Soap Bar (Sappo Hill): Almond, Cucumber, Lavender, Oatmeal, etc)2.74/unit
Soap Bar (Vermont)4.15/unit
Liquid Castile Soap (Dr. Bronner’s) 8.80/lb
Liquid Castile Soap (Vermont Soap) 6.25/lb
Liquid Sunshine all-purpose soap (Vermont)6.09/lb
Pure Soap Flakes (only soap flakes, make your own recipes!)15.56/lb

Dish Soap

Liquid Dish Soap (Ecos): pear / fragrance free3.50/lb
Ecover Dishwasher tablets $7.82/pack

Laundry detergent

Liquid Laundry Detergent (Ecos) 2/lb
Laundry Powder bulk (Nellie’s)3.32/lb
Laundry Powder bulk (Pure Soap Flakes–1 spoon/load) 8.19/lb
Fragrance Free Laundry sheets (Tru Earth) 0.80/sheet

Hair & Skin Care

Shampoo Bar (Auromere) 6.70/unit
Conditioner Bar (Attitude) 13.25/unit (4oz)
Shampoo Bar (Attitude) 13.25/unit (4oz)
Liquid Shampoo & Body Wash (Attitude) bulk 9.49/lb
Shea butter bulk7.65/lb
Mineral Sunscreen (Attitude)$17.50

Oral Care

Tooth Powder (Uncle Harry) bulk22/lb
Ecozied Floss (vegan and biodegradable) $5
Uncle Harry Tongue cleaner $5

Menstrual Products

Gladrags reusable cotton pads (assorted sizes) $7.42-$9.40
Lunette menstrual cups (size 1 & 2)$23.50

Reusable Containers / Utensils

Glass jars (assorted sizes and shapes) $1.15-$6.50
Glass spray bottle 16oz $11.41
Bamboo Utensil set (To Go Ware)$9-$12
Stainless steel tea infuser (various sizes)
Soap dish hardwood$2.40

Reusable cleaning products/tools

Bamboo dish brush $5.71
All purpose scrub brush $7.63
Coconut sponges/scour pads $4.08
Walnut scour pads$3.67
Cleaning cloths $4.08-$6.78

Reusable Bags

Compostable tote bags $1.95
Reusable shopping bags (Chicobags)$8.45-$9.10
Reusable organic cotton produce bags $2.39-$3.17
Full Circle reusable produce bags $1.65-$1.90

Teas, Coffee & Spices

Shelves of dried herbs and spices.

Below is our selection of teas, coffee, spices, and herbs, with updated prices (in April, 2023). Most of these products are supplied by Mountain Rose Herbs (based in Oregon). Our inventory may vary, so please call ahead to make sure we have what you need before making a long trip to the coop. For suggestions and questions, please write drygoods@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.


NamePrice per Pound
Assam Tea37
Berry Bramble Tea38
Blossoms of Health Tea31
Chai Tea, Original37
Darjeeling Tea46.25
Earl Grey Tea40
English Breakfast Tea40
Evening Repose Tea35.25
Herbal Coffee Blend31
Hibiscus High Tea29
Honeybush Tea21
Kukicha Twig Tea23
Moon Ease Tea32.5
Oolong Tea31
Peace Tea38
Rooibos Tea, Green22.75
Rooibos Tea, Red22.75
Sencha Leaf Tea, Green46.5
Vanilla Black Tea40
Vita Blend Tea24.25
Yerba Mate18


NamePrice Per Pound
Blonde Blend Coffee (Light Roast)12.37
Espresso Blend Coffee10.88
Mexican Coffee (Medium Roast)12.37
Nicaraguan Coffee (Dark Roast)10.43
Peruvian Coffee (Medium Roast)12.37

Spices & Herbs

NamePrice per Pound
Allspice powder18.25
Anise (Star) Pods52
Ashwagandha Root24
Astragalus Root Slices19
Barley Grass Powder37.5
Basil Leaf, Dried17
Basil, Holy Basil (Krishna)13
Bay Leaf55
Bee Pollen61.5
Burdock Root32.5
Calendula Flowers25.5
Caraway Seed11.25
Cardomom Pods41
Cardomom Powder61.25
Carob Powder (Raw)17.5
Cayenne Powder21
Chamomile Flowers33.75
Chili Flakes16.25
Chicory Root17.5
Chipotle Powder32
Chlorella Powder (Japanese)50
Cinnamon Sticks30.25
Cinnamon (Cassia) Powder21
Cinnamon, (Sweet) Powder38.75
Clove Powder38
Comfrey Leaf17.5
Coriander Powder22
Coriander Seed19.75
Cumin Powder24.25
Cumin Seed21
Curry Blend Powder18
Dandelion Root46
Dill Weed38
Dong Quai Root55.75
Echinacea Angustifolia Root47
Elder Berries38
Fennel Seed15.75
Fenugreek Seed10
Garam Masala Blend34
Garlic Granules28
Ginger Root Powder27
Herbs de Provence Blend27
Hibiscus Flowers20
Irish Moss77
Lavender Flowers43.5
Lemon Balm41.5
Licorice Root26
Maca Root Powder16.5
Mediterranean Seasoning Blend20.5
Milk Thistle Seed24
Moringa Leaf17.5
Mullein Leaf17.5
Mustard Seed9
Nettle Leaf25.5
Nutmeg Powder33.5
Onion Granules16.5
Oregano, Dried21.25
Paprika Powder16
Parsley Leaf, Dried24
Pau d’Arco Bark12
Pepper, Black31.75
Peppercorns, Black29.5
Peppermint Leaf28
Pink Rose Buds70
Poppy Seeds22.25
Psyllium Husk21.5
Raspberry Leaf17
Reishi Mushroom40
Rosemary Leaf, Dried15.75
Sage Leaf23
Schisandra Berries70
Sea Salt, smoked21
Slippery Elm Bark61.75
Soap Nuts12
Spearmint Leaf25
Spirulina Powder25.75
St. John’s Wort14
Stevia Leaf17.25
Tarragon Leaf52.25
Thyme Leaf, Dried30
Turmeric Root Powder16.75
Wheatgrass Powder30
Witch Hazel Bark27
Yarrow Leaf & Flower14.75
Yellow Dock Root19.5