Cheese and wine lovers, welcome to the paradise of De Smaakboutique!
Martine is the one who masterfully runs this delicatessen. She offers local Dutch cheese, but first and foremost top-of-the-range products from France and Portugal, such as wines, cheeses or many other specialties like salted butter caramel or dry sausage.
Tip: bring your own olive oil bottle to refill it directly from the tap!
Perfect to complete or accompany the dishes you cook with Lock'O'Loop ingredients!
Tue/Wed/Sat from 12:30 to 17:30, Fri from 12:30 to 18:00 (order before 14:00 for the next day)
Where? Choorstraat 2c, 2611JG Delft
Molen de Roos
Delft's famous windmill is hard to miss!
Built in 1679, and even lifted to allow for the construction of the train tunnel, it was last renovated in the beginning of 2023, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign which allowed for the blades to be repaired.
Through our partnership with Molen de Roos, we are now able to provide you with freshly ground, organic flour - made in Delft for Delftians!
But if you don't feel like making your own bread or rolls, know that there is also a bakery counter and a café opened during the summer.
(Picture by Bart Demandt)
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat from 12:30 to 17:00 (order before 14:00 for the next day)
Where? Phoenixstraat 112, 2611AK Delft
Foodsharing Delft is an organization ran by volunteers (such as myself) who set out to raise awareness about foodwaste.
We work with several booths at the weekly market and some supermarkets like Odin to salvage what cannot be sold anymore.
Every Saturday, we take the food that was graciously given to us to an outdoor community fridge, accessible 24/7 to anyone and hosted by the living community of Nieuwelaan 50.
(Painting by Dyan Konijnenberg, one of our fellow volunteers)
Sat from 17:00 to 19:00 (order before 12:00 for the same day)
Where? Nieuwelaan 50, 2611RT Delft
They upcycle old jeans, bike tubes and tires, wallpaper, pallet wood, refurbish bikes, recycle plastic… I heard they even offer boxing classes – the list seems endless!
They also work closely with local companies and are part of a cooperative, and help the integration of otherwise marginalized people such as refugees, or people with disabilities, offering them a steady job.
They also have a café, which is where you can pick up your Lock’O’Loop basket.
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu from 12:30 to 16:00 (order before 14:00 for the next day)
Where? Vulcanusweg 307, 2624AV Delft
Papaver Delft is THE sustainability center in Delft. There, they teach kids (and their parents) about the importance of nature and environment, through events or workshops : they were the ones hosting the Spring Fair back in April.
Make sure to stop by their shop as they also sell plants and seeds from their own community garden as well as responsibly made accessories and cosmetics.
Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri from 12:30 to 17:00, Sun from 13:00 to 17:00 (order before 14:00 for the next day)
Where? Korftlaan 6, 2616LJ Delft
If you pass by De Hoven passage, you can’t miss the yellow doors of Leuke Boel, the kringloopwinkel right across the street.
While you’re there, have a look at their collection of second-hand items, that goes from clothes to furniture and electronics.
Avoiding single-use does not limit to packaging!
Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri from 12:30 to 17:30, Sat from 12:30 to 17:00 (order before 14:00 for the next day)
Where? Papsouwselaan 119, 2624AK Delft
Where the magic happens!
Lock'O'Loop HQ is a small storage unit within a big warehouse. My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time renovating and turning it into a cozy grocery store (it also has a nice terrace with view over the Schie).
To summon me any day of the week between 16:30 and 19:00, place an order on the webshop and I will appear!
I also heard that saying Lock'O'Loop three times in front of a mirror also worked, but I wouldn't trust the rumors...
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri from 17:30 to 19:00 (order before 22:00 for the next day)
Where? Rotterdamseweg 396, 2629HH Delft