Be My Guide to Your East African City #7: What’s the Best Grocery/Farmers Market?

Happy Friday! I hope your work week ended well and that you are all set to have a rocking weekend! Now that we’ve had that break I promised, it’s time to get back to our series. This week, I’d like to know more about buying groceries in your city.

Question #7: In your East African town/city, what’s the best grocery/farmers market?

To answer this question,  leave me a comment below in the following format:

City/Town, Country:
Best Grocery/Farmers Market:
Address/Location:
Website:
Why do you like this place?:

To know what I have to say on the subject, jump to the first comment below.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Until the next time,
Biche

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5 thoughts on “Be My Guide to Your East African City #7: What’s the Best Grocery/Farmers Market?”

City/Town, Country: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Best Grocery/Farmers Market: Shoppers Supermarket (Masaki/Mikocheni)

Address/Location: Shoppers Plaza, Old Bagamoyo Road, Mikocheni OR 492 Haile Selassie Road, Masaki
Website: http://www.shoppers.co.tz
Why do you like this place?: It offers a wide selection of products available all in one place (including meats and fresh produce).

City/Town, Country: Bujumbura, Burundi
Best Grocery/Farmers Market: La Verdure
Address/Location: Rue du Progres
Website:
Why do you like this place?: I almost always find what’s on my list to buy. Produce are fresh and I can leave the staff to sort my list in confidence while I go to run other errands.

City/Town, Country: Kampala, Uganda
Best Grocery/Farmers Market: The Farmers’ Market at Nakasero

Address/Location: MArket Street
Website:
Why do you like this place?: Bustling by 5.30 or 6am, you can find fresh produce, an astounding variety, and really good prices.

City/Town, Country: Nairobi, Kenya
Best Grocery/Farmers Market: Zucchini Green Grocer / Gilani Butchery

Address/Location: ABC Place
Website: http://kenyabuzz.com/biz-directory/retail/food-a-beverage/green-grocers-zucchini-green-grocers-ltd
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rlz=1C1GPCK_enKE391RW392&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=gilani's+nairobi&fb=1&hq=gilani's&hnear=Nairobi,+Kenya&cid=15658951390091426593
Why do you like this place?: ABC is great because you can get your produce at the Green Grocer, then head over to Gilani for the meats and cheeses and various western delicacies, and there’s a Chandaranda if you need anything else. I do most of my other grocery shopping at Nakumatt Westgate, but for the fresh foods, its all at ABC.

Thank you all for your responses!

Taish–You can actually just give the staff your shopping list and have them do your shopping? What a time saver!

Vive–I had no clue Nakasero market was open that early but yes, the variety and freshness of the produce is remarkable. Also, I find the vendors quite friendly!

David–I’ve seen the green grocer’s at ABC before but never actually shopped there. Thanks for sharing!

Biche

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