bfresh, whose parent company is Stop & Shop, is a great little chain that started a few years ago in the Allston/Brighton area. The Brighton location has a nice selection of bulk ingredients, fresh breads, nut butter grinders and package-free produce.
Just inside the entrance is a bakery section with package-free bagels and pastries.
Nearby is the bread section with some delicious looking loaves which are mostly package-free.
They have a nice produce section with lots of fruits and veggies. I did not see any mushrooms or celery package-free, but they carry some beautiful greens.
There are onions, potatoes and a few different types of squash.
They have three nut butter grinders near the bulk section including peanut and almond butters. (One of the machines was getting cleaned when I took this picture.)
There is a nice bulk section with candies, grains, beans, nuts/seeds and some baking ingredients.
The digital scale and barcode sticker printer is located in the bulk section. Unfortunately there’s currently no way to subtract the weight of your own container before the sticker prints and it took a while to figure out how to subtract the weight of my containers with the cashiers (although they were very nice about it). I would suggest bringing your own cloth bags to this bfresh location because they weigh the same as the plastic bulk bags anyway and they are much easier to check out with.
Outside the entrance are some can/bottle recycling machines and a bin to recycle plastic bags and film wrap.
There were a few Nature’s Promise green cleaning products and recycled paper goods (like toilet paper, tissues and paper towels). There was no coffee, kombucha or olive bar at this bfresh location, but it’s overall a nice store and would be a good place to pick up some bulk basics.
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THE BRIGHTON LOCATION:
- Cleaning Products
- Dried Fruit
- Spices (in glass containers)
This page was updated on 8/31/17.