I’ve been all over the world, and I still think South Africa has the best to offer in terms of gastronomical delights, from the produce sold in super markets to vast array of restaurants across the land.
Perhaps, Im just being biased as it’s my home country and quiet nothing does it like food from your native country. However, I will say that each country does have it’s own special dishes that South Africa or any other country cannot replace for all in the world.
In this post, I’ll focus on all the best supermarkets to get your best quality groceries around town.
1. Pick ‘n Pay
Pick ‘n Pay is just another large supermarket that hails supreme among the suburbs. Their produce is really good, and caters for the large family or one person. I especially like their selection of fruits and vegetables, especially their pre-packaged Crisp Summer Lettuce which lasts me a week to make my salads.
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They also have a wider selection of international brands and products, and the best bakery. Their pies are the best and come at best value. The stores are also well-laid out and lit and pleasure to shop in.
Checker has the best meats selection. Their pepper steak beef burgers are a winner. Their white meats are just as excellent, and the spice skewered chicken wings are my fave!
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Checker’s also offers great value for money with an okay setting and environment for shoppers. You can score great deals on snacks here too.
3. Food Lovers Market
Originally starting out as a wholesale grocers called Fruit & Veg, Food lovers still supplies a big variety of groceries at low prices. It now also boasts, ready-made foods, a buffet, a bakery and meat section. It also has an in-house restaurant/coffee shop too.
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The layout since the beginning has majorly improved, making a trip to this supermarket fun.
4. Woolworths Food
Woolworths has been around since the 1930s, and its concept is based on England’s Marks & Spencer and the very same Woolworths found in Australia.
The food from Woolworths is really good, however don’t expect to find bargain deals in these aisles. They do offer a unique range of high quality foods and their ready-made meals and bakery is excellent.
Woolies food focuses on high quality using local produce from South Africa. I love their cupcakes and snacks selection. They offer more unique products compared to others.
Shoprite is where you can get all your produce and various other products at super low prices. Shopping in Shoprite isn’t anything to write home about, but that’s part of their low price strategy. Their aisles are meant for 2 trollies side by side, but in reality only fits one.
Be prepared to get up close and personal with your fellow shoppers while getting those incredible bargains on those amazing goods!
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Note: Shoprite’s prices are really good, so it’s always full especially on weekends and over holiday season. Be prepared!
All supermarkets use produce and goods made and farmed in South Africa. In fact, our selection at mini-marts and supermarkets are the biggest I’ve encountered anywhere in the world and with great value to top it off.