Shop for fresh local produce and household items at these tried and tested supermarkets
It’s no surprise that the cost of living in Hong Kong is expensive. If you find yourself getting obsessed with hotel brunches and luxury restaurants, then maybe it’s time to get shopping. We recommend you visit these Hong Kong supermarkets and grocery stores, where you can buy quality produce, meats, fresh vegetables and fruits and daily essentials to stock your pantry, so you don’t have to eat out 24/7.
Hong Kong supermarkets you need to know
Established for over seventy years, Wellcome is one of the two biggest supermarket chains in Hong Kong. You can find almost every household essential at affordable prices, including popular brands like No Frills and First Choice. There are also over thirty Wellcome Superstores in Hong Kong, with our absolute favourite branch being the one in The Westwood, Kennedy Town as it stocks a ton of international products and a great selection of wine and cheese (important stuff!)
Wellcome, various locations
With multiple locations spread across the city – Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Sha Tin, Causeway Bay – City’super is definitely one of our favourite Hong Kong supermarkets. You can find a great number of top quality produce like Japanese tofu and gourmet cheese, as well as a full section for vegan and vegetarian products like Beyond Meat and Hilary’s bean burger. There is also a cookedDeli by City’super where you can purchase some ready-to-eat salads and roasted meats to fancy up your dinner.
City’super ifc mall, Shop 1041-1049, Level 1, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2736 3866, 中環港景街1號國際金融中心1樓1041-1049號舖
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YATA is a Japanese-style home department store/supermarket. Devoted to delivering the freshest food from Japan and all over the world, YATA promises a comfortable and quality shopping experience like no other. Vegetarians and vegans will love the freezers full of fake meats, while the fruit and vegetable section has a great range of interesting delights that are a bit different from your regular Hong kong supermarket. And look out for their special food promotions, in our experience you can always find great deals at YATA!
YATA, various locations
Great Food Hall
Looking for something a bit more fancy? Great Food Hall at Two Pacific Place stocks a great selection of gourmet food and cheese from across the globe, such as burrata, parmigiano reggiano, cheddar and even edible flowers! You can also opt for online grocery and they will deliver straight to your doorstep.
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Great Food Hall, B/F, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2918 9986, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場2座地下
Having over three hundred branches in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and the United States, ParknShop is one of the most well-known Hong Kong supermarkets aside from Wellcome. Whether you’re looking for frozen food, fresh food or home essentials, ParknShop will guarantee you a variety of options. For us, our favourite ParknShop is located in Cheung Kong Centre in Central!
ParknShop, various locations
Oliver’s The Delicatessen
Oliver’s The Delicatessen is a quality delicatessen that stocks the finest gourmet food, wine and products. Founded in 1981 and supported by a team of experienced staff, Oliver’s is dedicated to bringing a superior product range that will captivate sophisticated shoppers. They also sell a selection of brands from the UK, Australia and New Zealand, just in case you’re craving something from home.
Oliver’s The Delicatessen, Shop 201-205, 2/F Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2810 7710, 中環遮打道10號太子大廈置地太子2樓201-206號鋪
Most known for its huge array of Japanese products, AEON supermarket offers low-cost and convenient daily necessities to customers, ranging from food and clothes to electrical appliances. There is also a self express line to shorten queuing time, so customers who purchase less than ten items can enjoy speedy check-out by themselves.
AEON, various locations
Marks & Spencer
For those who are health-conscious consumers, Marks & Spencer is one of the Hong Kong supermarkets that you can’t miss. Whether you’re looking for freshly-baked rye bread and sourdough, green vegetables like kale and spinach, or a comparatively healthier version of store-bought hummus, Marks & Spencer has it all. And don’t forget about all the cookies and tea biscuits!
Marks & Spencer, various locations
Just another place for quality Japanese groceries! At SOGO supermarket, you can scout out the best Japanese yams, soba noodles and sushis. There are also seasonal promotions like Japanese Food Fair or Korean Food Fair that showcase delicious foods from around the world – and it’s always packed full of people.
SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2833 8338, 香港銅鑼灣軒尼詩道555號崇光百貨公司