Grocery Shopping in Mexico–a bit of a quest

22 Jul

I hope you enjoy this blog from a woman I follow in northern Mexico. I am preparing my immigration papers and leaving for California soon to be with my daughter. Pictures of the twins next week. 👶🏼👶🏼😁

Surviving Mexico

You can get groceries at a variety of stores. In fact, depending on what you need, you may need to stop at several stores to find all the items on your list.

The smallest corner store is usually called abarrotes or tiendita or miscelanea. There’s typically a small selection of necessities including soap, canned goods, and chips. Usually, there’s quite a large selection of chips and soda. Even with the sugar tax, these items remain best sellers and are what probably keep these little stores in business.

If it’s a store you frequent, you may be able to request certain items. For instance, peanut butter is available at some stores but not part of the Mexican diet. If you let the store owner know you’ll be buying it regularly, it just might appear on the shelves.

The next size up is the mini-super. There’s a little more selection…

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4 Responses to “Grocery Shopping in Mexico–a bit of a quest”

  1. janaline's world journey July 22, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    Doing your normal grocery shopping does change according to where you live…and it sounds asif you need to be very adaptable when in Mexico.


    • afish25 July 22, 2018 at 10:05 am #

      Learning to be less picky about finding particular foods helps a lot. We miss organic peanut butter. Almost anything can be found if you’re willing to work at it and pay a price. There’s very little we’re willing to work for.


  2. emilievardaman July 22, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Good post. I like the blog. I love grocery shopping in Mexico. There is always a bit of adventure and a dash of the unexpected.

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    • afish25 July 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

      I know it. The thing that is always surprising is that I can purchase something weekly for months and one day it’s not there! Never to be seen again, until it is. No point in talking to workers. They give blank looks and shoulder shrugs. 😆 Other day’s I’m completely surprised to find some off the wall item. I buy all of it because I’ll probably never find it again. Ha!

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