Imagine buying groceries in a supermarket where everything is organic, or shopping in a clothing store where all the cloth is organic. Well, in Hamburg you can do this. More so Hamburg also has a lot of bio restaurants with organic food on the menu.
In this post I’ll cover the area of Ottensen (15mins in S-train from Hamburg central station) which has a lot to offer when it comes to organic food and shopping. If you cannot make it to Ottensen, several of the places I highlight below, can also be found other places in Hamburg. For specific address see the description for each place below.
Organic Food, Clothing and Products in Hamburg, Ottensen:
In the area of Ottensen you can find Schanzenstern, one of Hamburgs few certified bio restaurants, Marlowe Nature – an organic clothing store, – Alnatura – an organic supermarket and Weltladen – a boutique with a large variety of fair trade and bio products (including cool bags).
All these 4 places are in walking distance from each other and close to the S-bahn (hamburg-altona station), making it convenient if you are travelling without a car. Below you can read about the different places, what they offer and where to find them.
If you are looking for more bio restaurants and stores in Hamburg, then check out my post: a taste of the bio restaurants in Hamburg which covers the area of St. George (close to Hamburg central station).
Bio Restaurant Schanzenstern
At the bio restaurant Schanzenstern all the food is certified organic (bio) which makes it easy to order as you do not have to look for what is organic on the menu. As a bonus, a big part of their food is also fair trade certified.
The restaurant, which is connected to the hotel of same name, is just a few minutes walk from Altona S-bahn station. The hotel is nice and very affordable (single room from 49 Euro). I’ve stayed there once, and enjoyed the bio breakfast which was around 8.5 Euro.
Marlowe Nature – Organic Clothing Store
If you like to wear organic clothes, you’ll love Marlowe Nature as everything in here is organic, and mostly also fair trade certified.
The main store (not in Ottensen) has existed since 1992 and today Marlowe Nature has three organic clothing stores in Hamburg. One of them is a men and sports store where all the clothes is for men (how cool is that!). This is the first and so far only organic clothing store for men in Germany.
The store in Ottensen where the pics above is taken from, is the smallest of the stores, but the selection is still big as all the clothing is organic. You can also shop at Marlow Natures online store.
Weltladen – Fair trade & Bio Butique
In this boutique you’ll find a mix of different bio and fair trade products including home decoration, organic speciality foods like chocolates and wines, scarfs and different bags made from recycled materials.
The store also has two unique products that I cover in my winter favorites, 7 green and organic products to look for: the beautiful certified organic backpack from Melawear * and the cool organic re-usable e-coffee cup * you can use for your take-away coffee, tea or matcha latte.
The store is connected to Marlowe Nature organic clothing store which I mention above, and has the same address and opening hours.
For more info see: weltladen.de.
Alnatura – Bio Supermarket
This supermarket has everything you’ll find in a regular supermarket, except that here everything is organic. It’s really sweet not to have to look for organic certifications knowing that whatever you put down in your basket is organic.
Besides from the store in Ottensen, you can find Alnatura three other places in Hamburg (see locations and opening hours here).
What to find: fresh produce, bakery section, make-up and self care products, cold and frozen products, dry and canned foods and clothing. Basically the same as you’d find in a normal supermarket.
Address in Altona (there’re two stores in Altona): 1. Hahnenkamp 1 (Bahnhof Altona). 22765 Hamburg – Open: 8am-8pm 2. Bahrenfelder Str. 242 – 244, 22765 Hamburg – Open: 8am-8pm.
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