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Forrist, the go-to spot for plastic-free, plant-based, organic shopping in Islington. Waste-free shopping at the touch of a button - Browse our abundant selection of organic plant-based food and sustainable goods on our website, place your order online, and pick up your plastic free shopping from our store in Islington.
Sustainable shopping with Forrist is simple, reliable, and near you!
From your weekly groceries and household essentials to thoughtful gifts and kitchen utensils built to last, you can shop with confidence knowing that everything you see on our site is 100% zero plastic and sustainable. We package your goods in compostable kraft paper bags and pouches or reusable glass jars, or you can bring your own containers to have your shopping packed in. It’s easy as can be and our friendly staff are always ready to lend a hand, so why not place an order and come pay us a visit.
Welcome to the Forrist
Forrist is the UK’s first ever plastic free, organic, plant-based online supermarket, located on Hornsey Road in Holloway, Islington. Our goal is to make conscious, sustainable shopping accessible to everyone, so that anyone can live a waste-free lifestyle. We’re always trying to push ourselves to do more and further embrace a conscious approach to shopping, like offering free essentials with every shop, such as reusable menstrual cups and organic coconut shaving oil, and hosting frequent giveaways and offers on our site as well as on our Instagram. We’re not radical eco-warriors, we just care about our planet and the people we share it with, and want our customers to enjoy the pleasure and fulfilment of sustainable, plastic-free, organic, plant-based shopping with convenience and confidence.
“I’ve been trying to go zero waste. Living in Islington, it’s great to have such a fab waste free shop near me, it’s got everything I need”
“Great organic food with zero waste. I had a Forrist hamper gifted to me and I’ve been shopping here ever since”
“I usually shopped at Waitrose, but was sick of all the plastic packaging. I was looking for a plastic-free shop like Waitrose when I came across Forrist and I never looked back!”
“Free next day delivery makes for an easy, sustainable weekly shop. It feels really good! I've been telling all of my friends and neighbours”
Plastic-free in Islington
A climate emergency was declared in Islington on 27 June 2019, the same year Forrist was born. Islington council unanimously supported a motion committed to making Islington net zero carbon by 2030. By having our waste conscious, plastic free shop in the heart of Islington, we feel proud to do our part to help our community dedicate themselves to a more sustainable lifestyle. And we ship all over the UK and Ireland, with free next day delivery on orders over £75. We aim to keep expanding our business, making waste-conscious shopping simple and easy for everyone.
Not zero waste, Waste conscious
Zero waste is a term that’s thrown around a lot these days, but it’s a word we like to refrain from using here at the Forrist, as we feel it doesn’t do our mission justice. Zero waste has become such a buzzword that the meaning is often lost on people, and is seen as more of a quick selling point then a dedicated approach to sustainability. We prefer to use the term waste conscious. A waste conscious approach means not just opting for sustainable options, but being conscious of how and why they are sustainable and understanding the life-cycle of everything we buy. It’s about understanding the impact of our consumer habits and making better decisions where and when we can.