Naked Asian Grocer

Please give us your elevator pitch:

Naked Asian Grocer is Australia’s first zero waste Asian grocer. We offer Asian pantry staples without single use plastic packaging, and in the quantity that you need. So you don’t have to worry about plastic waste and food waste.

What problem is your business solving?

Naked Asian Grocer is birthed out of two issues that we personally faced:
  1. As Asians trying to minimise our environmental impact, it was frustrating to see that current Asian groceries stores do not offer plastic-free options.
  2. A lot of Asian ingredients that we love cooking with only came in a certain size, which led to it sitting in our fridge or pantry uneaten and ultimately, becoming food waste.

    So we decided to do something about it.

Tell us three unique things about your business:

  1. As an Asian grocery bulk store, we are the first of our kind in Australia! We launched in Feb 2021, right in the midst of lockdown.
  2. Our customers can purchase as little or as much as you need, which means there is less food waste
  3. Not only is zero waste a focus for us, we also love showing our audience a glimpse of what cooking looks like from a cultural perspective. Follow us on socials to join in the conversation.

What can attendees expect to see from you at TCS?

We’ll be bringing a selection of beautiful, naked Asian ingredients that you can cook with. But most of all, we cannot wait to say hi to all our shoppers!

Can you tell us a little about your background and where the inspiration came from for your business?

We are a husband and wife team – Brian and Jian. We both grew up in Penang, Malaysia; but had called Melbourne home for the last 14 years. Our inspiration draws upon what we love to cook and eat, and how we can find a sustainable plastic-free option for that.

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