OUNI | Luxembourg

18th February 2017

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


30 responses to “OUNI | Luxembourg”

  1. Merel van Poorten says:

    This looks amazing, I need to visit <3

    X Merel

  2. Ashley White says:

    Such a cool spot- thanks for sharing these incredible shots!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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

  4. BSBP says:

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

  5. Didier Young says:

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


  6. Samio Olowu says:

    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!


  7. Corie Bratter says:

    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.


  8. Mes Voyages à Paris says:

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


    Mónica Sors



  9. 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.


  10. This such an interesting concept, is it kind of like a bulk food store?

  11. I've never heard of a store like this but think it makes for an interesting shopping experience =o)


  12. This is such an amazing initiative!

  13. Tina Phan says:

    What an awesome concept! Everything looks so delicious too!


  14. Siffat Haider says:

    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!


  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Livia Pangdoko says:

    the place looks so cozy! lovely post <3


  18. Gil Zetbase says:

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

  19. Andreea Birsan says:

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


  20. Radi says:

    This is such a cool place. Love the idea behind it.
    Happy weekend! ❤ Radi


  21. La Veine says:

    Looks like a lovely spot! Have an amazing weekend 🙂


  22. Violette says:

    I love this concept! It's such a good idea and so convenient!


  23. Pamela RG says:

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

  24. Jane says:

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

  25. 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

  26. Lilli says:

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

  27. Charlotte Luisa says:

    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

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