Tag: groceries

  • Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    In my opinion, the Mercado Central in Las Palmas is the best place in town to buy fresh groceries. The Mercado is divided into two sections and in this article I’ll only cover the part with all the fresh groceries. This last section is divided as follows:  Meat & dairy Fish Fruits and vegetables  Similar shops […]

  • How to pick the perfect banana

    How to pick the perfect banana

    The Canary Islands produce around 430.000 tonnes of platanos, bananas, a year. Most of these are exported to Spain and other European countries. But luckily they don’t export all bananas, so you can still try the locally grown bananas here in Gran Canaria. Bananas and tomatoes are the main export product from Canary Islands. You […]

  • How to pick the perfect mango

    Mango season in Gran Canaria starts in July and lasts about six months. By the end of mango season you’ll notice that price are going down and flavour is going up. If you’re here all year round, the best time to buy your locally produced mangos is in October, November and December. But how do […]

  • Drinking (tap) water in Gran Canaria

    Drinking (tap) water in Gran Canaria

    As you will probably notice the moment you step in Gran Canaria tap water is not really the best for drinking. That is because most of the water is desalinated and the filtering process is very old style. Luckily there are options! The most common thing to do is to buy bottled water. In all […]

  • Online grocery shopping in Gran Canaria

    Online grocery shopping in Gran Canaria

    Though e-commerce isn’t as easy on Gran Canaria compared to mainland Spain and the rest of Europe, online grocery shopping works surprisingly well! HiperdinoHiperdino is a Canarian supermarket chain and widely spread over the islands, with over 200 locations. HiperDino, large supermarkets and hypermarkets with extensive offerings SuperDino, relatively small neighborhood supermarkets with less extensive […]

  • Organic shops in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Organic shops in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    There are a lot of organic supermarkets in Las Palmas and here I just listed some of the most popular. Spar NaturalBy far the most popular and probably also the biggest organic supermarket in Las Palmas is Spar Natural. It’s located on Calle Juan Manuel Durán González 6 and open from Monday till Saturday from […]