Best Hong Kong supermarket stores
A small chain of self-described ‘mega lifestyle specialty stores’, if you’re looking for high-end imported produce, City’Super is for you. Expect cheeses from France, fresh fish and shellfish from Canada and Europe and fresh meat from Australia and Japan. In a nutshell, they have all the best global produce, shipped over as fresh as they can get it. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t come cheap. Stores typically open 10am-10pm daily.
Gateway specialises primarily in stock imported from the United States. You can find much-loved brands like Kirkland, Skippy, Cheerios and Gatorade. They also carry American baby supplies and pet food for those unlikely to be doing their own shopping. The store is located in between Hong Kong and Sheung Wan MTR stations and opens 10am-7pm daily.
Located in Pacific Place mall, right next to Admiralty MTR station, The Great Food Hall specialises in high-end brands from around the world, with a focus on organic and sustainable products. You’ll find luxury counters selling everything from Swiss chocolates to iberico ham and fine wines to natural teas. There are also plenty of deli counters and take-out options featuring foods from around the world. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Market Place has around 40 stores across Hong Kong. They tend to be smaller stores compared to other supermarkets with a focus on premium imported products. They stock a small selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, and fish and meat for higher prices than the larger supermarkets. Typical opening hours are 8am-11.30pm daily but some stores are open 24 hours.
Marks & Spencer’s Food has clusters of stores in Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui, as well a smattering across the rest of Kowloon and one store in Tsuen Wan. They import all their own products from the UK and stock a range of packaged fresh vegetables and fresh or frozen meat and fish. They also sell pre-prepared foods including sandwiches, ready meals, baked products, sweets and chocolates as well as a gluten-free range of items. The prices are high but if you want genuine British products, M&S is the place to go. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Oliver’s is a goldmine for those of fine taste seeking global fine food and wine. The stock is carefully arranged and the huge deli-counters are packed full of the best quality cheese, meat, fish and more. There’s an extensive collection of wine from Europe and New World regions as well as international beers and spirits too. Open 8am-9pm daily.
With are stores across the city, ParknShop is one of the most recognisable – and middle of the road – supermarket chains in Hong Kong. Larger outlets have deli-counters, bakeries and meat and fish counters so you can select your own fresh produce. There a number of tailored ParknShop stores: International outlets focus on organic produce and Fusion offers more pre-prepared options. Opening hours are typically between 8am-10pm daily.
Sogo Freshmart is housed in the basement of Sogo’s Causeway Bay branch. Specialising in imported Japanese groceries, you’ll find everything you need to make authentic sushi at home, even a Kobe A5 beef steak if that’s what you fancy. They only stock high-end products and it shows on the price tag. Open 10am-10pm daily.
An off-shoot of ParknShop, this store merges a supermarket (the Su-Pa part of the name) with a department store (the De-Pa bit). The produce is the same as in regular ParknShops but you can also browse for home furnishings and electricals at the same time, just expect to pay a premium for the privilege. The store is located in Yau Tong, East Kowloon. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Yet another offering under the ParknShop umbrella, Taste sells largely the same produce as the main brand but has upscale branding with more luxury products on offer. There are only a handful of stores dotted around the city, all located in plush shopping plazas such as Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong. Opening hours are 8am-10pm daily.
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