Hermanus has their first zero-waste store! Victoria’s Pantry has just recently opened in a Victoria Courtyard and with neighbours like The Flower Scene and The Eatery, there’s even more reason to visit this charming new spot.
The store itself is lovely and as it’s still brand new, owner, Victoria, has plenty of exciting plans underfoot for how it can evolve. Old exposed stone walls create a rustic flavour and add to the shop’s essence of getting back to our roots and living more naturally. The shop fittings are mostly made from repurposed timber and the various bits of furniture and baskets were found at second hand shops – giving objects a second life and reusing them is part of the ethos of a zero-waste lifestyle.
The idea is that you take your own containers and fill up on all your household necessities from pantry essentials such as oats, pulses, loose leaf teas and spices to dishwashing powder, epsom salts, organic bath products, beautiful unpackaged handmade soaps and more. You’ll also find a selection of fresh veggies supplied by local farmers, free range eggs, fresh bread and quiche to tempt you.
Many of the products are made in the Overberg which means we get to support local small businesses too. I love seeing more and more of these kind of stores popping up and the desire to return to a more intentional and harmonious way of living.
All photography: Lana Kenney ©