Cheers-In offers an amazing selection of beers from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Uk, US, Italy, China and many more countries. You can conveniently order from their website or visit one of their stores on Yongkang rd, West Beijing Road or Daxue Road. Their prices are extremely convenient! Don’t forget to check their weekly deal page for some extra discounts!
Personally I think that the store with more variety of products, better service and better storing is the Gubei branch on the Puxi side, and the Yanlord Reverside City branch on the Pudong side.
You can also conveniently shop online through their website.
Epermarket is a new online supermarket that specializes in imported groceries for the expats in Shanghai. It offers a wide online selection with currently more than 2,000 products from all over the world and some items are usually cheaper than in other shops for imported food. You can choose one of three time slots for delivery every day and orders over 200 RMB come without added fee.
Check out their website www.epermarket.com. ”
Servimex Home ( www.servimexhome.com) is a Swiss home furnishing store that specializes in quality European-style home ware at affordable prices. Their kitchen range features a selection of cookware and baking utensils as well as many styles of dining ware, including eco-friendly bamboo products. In addition to kitchen products, Servimex also offers a broad range of furniture, home textiles and home decoration products for every room.
Servimex currently has two stores in Shanghai, one in Pudong and one in Puxi.
- Laya store (Pudong): B1, 300 Fang Dian Road, Pudong, opposite Thumb Plaza
- Parkside store (Puxi): 2F, 196 Da Du He Road, Putuo, opposite Changfeng Park
Carrefour is the French grocery chain located everywhere in China. Every branch has a little section for imported products with prices slightly cheaper than CityShop, Pines or Smartdirect.cn. However it is messy, disorganized, crowded and noisy and most likely you won’t be able to find what you are looking for. I would recommend Carrefour only for non imported items.
If you can speak and read Chinese, Taobao is a convenient website where you will be able to buy what you can’t find at the expat grocery stores in town.
All you have to do is open an account connected to your bank account, type in Chinese the item/s you want to buy, contact the seller and just wait home for him to deliver. Delivery fees are generally low, depending from the city the product is being delivered.
If you cannot speak/read Chinese I will be more than happy to help you placing your order, just write me to: [email protected]
FeiDan is a chain of food stores offering imported Western foods supported by an online store (www.feidan.cn ). Their motto, “Your one-stop neighborhood grocery store”, showing their commitment to provide customers with a convenient shopping experience by eliminating the inconveniences of shopping at large and crowded supermarkets. Their stores are located at the doorstep of city center residential areas, thereby offering a unique personal touch for every day shopping.
Need good coffee and Tea? Well give a look at Castellari Caffe. Free espresso machine and delightful Italian strong coffee, American long coffee or a wide variety of teas.
If you are tired of stiff, Chinese meat and you are looking for tender, premium cuts, go check Baodefood.com. They offer a wide variety of imported meat at very reasonable prices. Delivery is free. Among their products you can also find high quality extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and gourmet prepared food!
Fancy Cellar is an online store where you can conveniently shop for boutique French wines at very reasonable prices. The founders, a young French lady and her bf, have a strong passion for wine, that you can see in the commitment and enthusiasm they put into their business. To obtain an additional 8% discount enter the expatcucina promo code: FANCYCUCINA
AVOCADO LADY - It’s the best kept secret in town. You can find her shop on wulumuqi – wuyuan rd. She has got pretty much everything you might be looking for at very competitive prices. Avocados (10 rmb), coconut flour, nuts, oats, beans, imported fruits and veggies, cheese, butter (15 rmb/250 g), mozzarella, ham, tortillas, juices, coffee, tuna (10 rmb/can), jam, and lots more. She is my best friend in this city!
I personally like the little stores at the Hongqiao flour market, they sell a lot of useful items like measuring cups, waffles pan, blenders, cookie cutters, ext.
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