Tag: supermarket

  • 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 […]

  • How to pick the perfect watermelon

    How to pick the perfect watermelon

    As many of you know it is easy to find watermelons, sandía, in Gran Canaria but it’s not obvious how to choose them properly and ending up with 2-8kg of bland watermelon just really sucks. This is a little guide I’ve made and it’s specific for watermelons I’ve seen in Gran Canaria. The suggestions in […]

  • Buying the best chicken breast

    Buying the best chicken breast

    Chicken is quite popular and for that reason easy to find in all the supermarkets, charcuterias and mercado’s. Most people are still buying their chicken from supermarkets though, so here are the main supermarkets: Mercadona Mercadona doesn’t have a traditional meat counter so chicken of any size and cut is prepackaged. The price is higher […]

  • 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 […]