OUNI | Luxembourg

A little while ago I visited OUNI (organic unpackaged natural ingredients), a shop and café in Luxembourg City.

OUNI is the first grocery store of its kind in Luxembourg. It was created a year ago as a cooperative where the public (members) could buy shares in order to raise the capital that was needed to open the shop.

 For food you may bring your own containers or you may purchase cotton bags that you can fill up with spices, grains, pasta, biscuits, etc.

 Calculating the price of the food

  1. Bring in your empty containers
  2. Determine the weight of the containers (tare weight)
  3. Fill the containers with the food of your choice
  4. Weigh the full containers (gross weight)
  5. For each item, deduce the tare weight of the containers and calculate the final price of the food’s net weight

Some goods are available in reusable glass bottles. Empty bottles and glass containers are sold at the shop in case you forgot your containers at home.

I like the OUNI initiative because it makes us consumers aware of the huge amount of waste we create by buying disposable one-way packaging. It can be considerably reduced by rethinking the way food is sold and how we can easily contribute to preserving our environment.

Would you consider buying unpackaged food and do such shops exist where you live?


55, rue Glesener

L-1631 Luxembourg



  1. Charlotte Luisa
    18th February 2017 / 11:07 am

    Oh I love the idea of this! There should be so many more places where you can just go and fill up your own containers.. What else do we have all of these Tupperware boxes and mason jars for?
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

  2. 18th February 2017 / 11:11 am

    Yep, definitely, I do like the concept, old fashioned too:) Happy weekend Anouk! xo

  3. 18th February 2017 / 11:18 am

    Sounds like a great idea – does it lead to a lot of queues while people are weighing their food? At Wholefoods in London you can weigh your salad which I find quite handy but you use their containers

  4. 18th February 2017 / 12:31 pm

    That's a really good idea! I don't think I've seen anything like this here.

  5. Pamela RG
    18th February 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Organic restaurants are my favourite too. This must be a good place to visit.

  6. La Veine
    18th February 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Looks like a lovely spot! Have an amazing weekend 🙂


  7. Andreea Birsan
    18th February 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Ouni sounds like the perfect spot where you can find a bunch of goodies! Loving the atmosphere inside! Have a lovely weekend! x


  8. Gil Zetbase
    19th February 2017 / 11:20 am

    Amazing place!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  9. 19th February 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Looks like a great concept. I usually buy unpackaged bread from my local shop as I know it' fresh each day, but that's about it. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

  10. 19th February 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I would definitely consider buying unpackaged foods as long as I know it's origins and that it's fresh. It's more ecologically friendly for sure.

  11. Siffat Haider
    19th February 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Wow what an interesting concept! I love the idea of unpackaged food, I think it's a great way to ensure that what you're buying is fresh!


  12. 20th February 2017 / 6:27 am

    This is such a fabulous concept. And I can't say I've heard of anything similar to this where I live (or anywhere else for that matter). Id been super excited to learn about an Aussie company that sells recycled and bio degradable tissues and kitchen towels but this store puts that excitement to shame! We really do waste far too much and we tend think of such waste as being material things like clothing or electronics but actual trash from food packaging would surpass that by miles. It's such a shame that such initiatives are rare. Such practices need to be the norm.


  13. Mes Voyages à Paris
    20th February 2017 / 10:39 am

    Wow fantastic place! im sure that all was delicious!!!


    Mónica Sors



  14. Corie Bratter
    20th February 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I like the idea but never been there so far. And I did not know they had a coffee. I would definitely pay a visit.


  15. 20th February 2017 / 4:42 pm

    This cafe and shop looks so cool and it's such a great idea! There should be more places like this. Luxembourg is definitely on my travel wish list!


  16. Didier Young
    21st February 2017 / 1:27 am

    This looks fantastic as always. The food at Ouni looks unbelievably good!


  17. BSBP
    21st February 2017 / 12:39 pm

    What a beautiful place, you inspire me every time with your amazing posts!

  18. 21st February 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I like the concept of this store and would definitely consider buying unpackaged food. The setting looks very cozy.

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