Top tips for supermarket shopping

Posted on 15th March 2012 by

Despite the general thought that Spanish produce is cheaper in Barcelona's markets than in its supermarkets, sometimes it can be convenient to shop in a store, especially when you are looking for items not usually found in the market, or when the market is closed.

For example, in Passeig del Born you will find a supermarket known as De Tot al Born. Although it is a small shop, it boasts a factor that is extremely rare in this bustling city: it opens on a Sunday. This is really useful to know if you are near the area, especially as it is a well rounded store selling fresh fruit and vegetables, alcohol and refrigerated goods. It also has a bakery, where bread and pastries are produced in-store every day.

Carrefour in Las Ramblas is also a useful store; it is one of the biggest supermarkets in the city, boasting its own pharmacy, which is always useful to know.

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