I just happened to walk past Yes Future while wandering around Barcelona. Well, almost walked past… you bet I turned right back around after catching a glimpse of this gorgeous package-free shop with that flawless, minimal-chic, Instagram-worthy aesthetic.
One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing all of the ways that different communities are changing the world for the better. And after 3 weeks of traveling and feeling down about all the waste we accumulated, Yes Future was exactly the re-inspiration I needed.
Now, let me show you a peek inside one of my most favorite shops on the planet.
A Look Inside Yes Future
Yes Future is both a package-free goods shop as well as a bulk grocery store. Shoppers can get bulk grains, noodles, beans, and loose leaf tea. Need home goods? They also stock bulk cleaning supplies, bamboo toothbrushes, dish scrubbers and metal straws.
Their product selection is very thoughtfully curated, with quality and eco-friendliness in mind. And the overall interior is clean, minimalistic and bright. It just feels good being inside.
My absolute favorite offering in the entire store, though, is the bulk wine wall. Yep. Spanish wine on tap here, folks, right out of the cutest little spouts. Just tare your own container before filling and then have fun choosing 🙂
I chatted briefly with one of the store owners and let him know why I was geeking out so hard and taking photos (should’ve asked first, sorry!). After I explained my obsession, he was very excited to hear about similar shops opening up back home in Seattle (shout-out to EcoCollective!) and elsewhere. We talked about how cool it is to see the plastic-free movement growing across the globe.
Yes Future is Great for Locals and Travelers Alike
Aside from package-free stores being incredibly gorgeous inside, bulk shops like this one are a gem for locals wanting to reduce their waste. But they’re also traveler-friendly. When it’s time to save money and start cooking meals, rather than eating out all the time, travelers can minimize waste from packaging, save money on food and support local businesses all in one stop.
You can also refill your hygiene necessities like soap and shampoo in your travel bottles that you likely already have in your travel bag. I always like to pack a couple produce baggies with me, too, to buy snacks, dry goods or produce when I travel. They definitely come in handy when shopping at stores like this one – especially when they have bulk cookie and snack bins.
We hope you stop in for a visit when traveling to Barcelona, and tag us on Instagram when you do!