Be Zero City Guide | Minneapolis

This guide shares the inside scoop on ways to reduce your trash and plastic footprint and to lead more simple and sustainable lifestyles in Minneapolis. 




Farmers Markets:

Directory and Map for the City of Minneapolis


Restaurants and Cafes with a Cause:

Breaking Bread Cafe | 1210 West Broadway Ave | Minneapolis

Pow Wow Grounds Cafe | 1414 East Franklin | Minneapolis



Seward Community Co-Op | 2111 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls  

Seward Co-Op Friendship Store | 317 E. 38Th St. Mpls

Wedge Community Co-Op | 2105 Lyndale Ave S. Mpls (accepts these recyclables through Terracycle!)

Linden Hills Co-Op | 3815 Sunnyside Ave. Mpls

Eastside Food Co-Op | 2551 Central Ave NE. Mpls

Lakewinds Food Co-Op | 17501 Minnetonka Blvd. | 6420 Lyndale Ave S. | 435 Pond Promenade

Wirth Co-op | 1835 Penn Ave N | Minneapolis


Other green-friendly grocers:

Fresh Tyme


Cub Foods


Whole Foods



Check out one (or more!) of the huge selection of twin cities taprooms for beer made in bulk ☺ and served in a glass!

Beer Taproom Directory, Growler Sales Directory & Cider Directory



Consignment Goods:

b. Resale | 2613 Nicollet Ave | Minneapolis

Repair Lair | 3304 East Lake Street | Minneapolis

Fashion Avenue | 4936 France Ave S. | 810 East Lake Street

Buffalo Exchange | 2727 Lyndale Ave S. Mpls

Nu Look Consignment | 4956 Penn Ave S. Mpls

Junket Tossed & Found | 4049 Minnehaha Ave. Mpls

June | 3406 Lyndale Ave S. Mpls

Plato’s Closet | multiple locations

Goodwill | multiple locations

ARC Value Village | multiple locations


Yelp’s Top 10 Used, Vintage & Consignment in Minneapolis


Home Remodel/ Construction Consignment:

Bauer Brothers Salvage, Inc. | 2432 Second Street N. Mpls

Habitat for Humanity ReStore | 2700 Minnehaha Ave. Mpls

Castle Building & Remodeling | 4020 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls

Wood from the Hood | 2640 Minnehaha Ave | Minneapolis

Minneapolis Tool Library | 1620 Central Ave NE #126 Mpls


New Goods:

Moss Envy | 3056 Excelsior Blvd. Mpls

REI Flagship Store | 750 W. American Blvd.

Midwest Mountaineering | 309 Cedar Ave S. Mpls

EggPlant Urban Farm Supply | 1771 Selby Ave.



Paperback Exchange | 2227 W. 50th St. Mpls

Wild Rumpus | 2720 W. 43rd St. Mpls

Magers & Quinn | 3038 Hennepin Ave S. Mpls  (Twin Cities’ Largest Independent Bookstore)

Half Price Books | multiple locations


Online Exchange:

Twin Cities Free Market |

Freecycle |

Nextdoor | (sign-in required)

Craigslist |



Repair Lair | 3304 East Lake St. Mpls (repair & consignment for outdoor gear & clothing)


Hennepin County hosts monthly fix-it clinics to help us repair what we already own!  For a list of dates and locations, click here!



Do Good Diapers (cloth diaper service)

Minneapolis Toy Library | Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 W. 60th St. Mpls



Nice Ride | Bike Share! Find a bike station near you!

Cycles for Change | 2010 26th Ave. Mpls

Paddle Share | Kayak Share on the Mississippi River!  Find a kayak station near you!

Slow Roll MPLS | Organized community bike rides, especially to uplift POCI communities

Wilderness Inquiry | 808 14th Ave SE | Minneapolis