From the massive chains to your neighbourhood grocery stores, there are tons supermarkets in Jakarta for your weekly shopping.
What are the first things you should do when settling into a new city? Well, other than figuring out where to move to and how to get around the city, finding out where to get food should be one of them! In this case, we mean where you’re going to be doing all your grocery shopping, because let’s face it, we all love a well-stocked kitchen pantry. Like anywhere else, supermarkets in Jakarta sell everything from bread, meats, fruits and veggies, toiletries, and other household items, however you’ll want to do your homework to make sure you can budget accordingly. And the good news is, we’ve done the legwork for you so you won’t get lost in the city. Here are our go-to supermarkets and grocery stores in Jakarta!
Supermarkets in Jakarta – the one-stop-shops for food and household goods
Hypermart is a chain of supermarkets with a large stock of fresh produce, quality meats, baked goods, and other household items, and is usually conveniently located inside shopping malls. And if you don’t fancy getting stuck in traffic, you also have the option of buying groceries online on their websites.
French retail supermarket Carrefour is one of the more popular supermarkets in town, easily found with locations on Jakarta’s main streets. Most of the products offered here are local, hence the cheaper prices. Just take care when paying a visit near pay day, as the supermarket tends to get crowded when most people come to buy their monthly groceries.
Supermarkets in Jakarta – where to buy imported items
3. Ranch Market
Meanwhile, Ranch Market, is known for their variety of healthy products. They provide a range of organic products, fruits and vegetables, as well as premium meats, which are not typically found in local supermarkets. And psst… Ranch Market also has a very handy home delivery service.
4. Grand Lucky
Looking for imported products? Grand Lucky is the superstore you’re looking for. With multiple locations across Jakarta, it’s a favourite of expats since they can find tons of imported cereals, snacks and beverages for a lot cheaper than at any other premium supermarket.
5. Foodhall Supermarket
Another very popular choice of premium supermarket is FoodHall. The supermarket is conveniently located in Grand Indonesia as well as Kelapa Gading. Prices are generally higher than other places, but they stock up on a lot of imported gourmet products.
6. Kem Chicks
Kem Chicks is a gourmet supermarket with three locations in Jakarta: Pacific Place Mall, the residential neighbourhood of Kemang, and the business district of Kuningan. The convenient locations make it a favourite amongst expats and families.
Supermarkets in Jakarta – local chains of grocery stores
7. All Fresh
Finally, if you’re looking for fresh organic fruits and vegetables from all over the country, All Fresh, AKA All Ways Fresh, is the supermarket you want to head to. While they also sell other daily needs like snacks, beverages and seasonings, fresh produce is definitely their specialty. Check back every season for their exotic fruit offerings such as mangos, rambutan, durian, mangosteen, and more.
Hero has been a staple in Indonesia long before gourmet grocers and supermarket chains came into the country. This mid-sized supermarket might not be as well-stocked as its bigger counterparts, but groceries here are generally cheaper than premium supermarket prices. You’ll find a good mixture of local products and imported goods with affordable prices.
Contributed by Aulia Meidiska.
This article is sponsored by Crown Relocations.