Can anyone give me the low down on the supermarkets on Corfu. I have been to Lidl and Sconto and they seem to be quite reasonable. Where is best to do a 'big shop' ....stocking up on basics and store cupboard items. I'm interested in both price and range of goods available. We wondered about going to Dimitra after we arrive at the port...because it would be convenient...but we haven't shopped there before. Is it more expensive? Obviously we won't be going into Corfu town to shop on a regular basis (we're in the North East at Agios Stefanos) but we would do a couple of shops to stock up and do the rest in Kassiopi or Acharavi.
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 15 January 2009 at 1:46pm - IP Logged
My favourite is AB. Quality and range of products is superb but it is probably the most expensive place to shop. I used to go there once a week and get other bits and pieces from Sconto, Champion or Diellas.
Message posted by tackou on 15 January 2009 at 1:50pm - IP Logged
I shop at Dimitra for most of my big shop as I find they have most of what I need at a reasonable price but i also go to lidl and deillas I think most of the supermarkets are now in line with each other for price
Message posted by kerkyra on 15 January 2009 at 2:03pm - IP Logged
We love AB and it is very good for some of the more luxurious things, and their 365 range is very well priced, but we tend to do our main monthly shop at Lidl, pasta, juice, water, soap powder, dog food etc, buy the nice treats from AB and stock up weekly at Sconto in Kassiopi, where we live, or Dimitra in Acharavi.
I think we have found many things are more expensive here, but if you shop wisely you can still keep the cost of living down.
Message posted by moony on 15 January 2009 at 3:35pm - IP Logged
AB has our vote every time, they even have a loyalty card, which gives welcomed "money off" vouchers...
We tend to do a big shop every Saturday and combine a morning coffee on the Liston with a visit to the large AB on the airport road (just along from Dixons & Expert). Thus far it has been stocked with almost everything we have ever wanted, which included fresh turkey at Christmas and a fantastic deli section.
The Ipsos one is handy if we run out of anything mid week (we live in Kentroma).
When in the UK we shop at Waitrose and find the AB prices very similar - although wine and local bread continues to be cheaper on Corfu.
Message posted by SpearTravels on 15 January 2009 at 4:55pm - IP Logged
My favourites are Lidl and AB. I always used to go first to Lidl for essentials which are cheaper, but over Christmas I found that some of the AB 365 (Value) range is actually cheaper.
As usual, if you want to get the best deals you have to go to ALL the supermarkets and then you probably use the savings you make on petrol!
Lidl got some good publicity in the UK press recently with the news that some of their cheapest products have better ingredients and nutritional value than other more expensive supermarkets' own brands.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 16 January 2009 at 1:20am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
When you think about it, the question is a bit like "How long is a piece of string"? question.
As with most of the folk in the north/north east of the island.
We all have our favourites for different things. Acharavi has 4 to 5 supermarkets, the smallest opposite Castaway Travel office only open in season, but very best for bread, get there early he sells out very quickly. Skondos, Dimitra, Tavros and the other one next to Skondos I cant remember the name. All good in different ways. But for fresh fruit and vegetables you cant beat Nikos' on the Kassiopi road just up the road from you.
But like everyone else when we go to town we take the opportunity to troll round Lidl and AB as well as Dielas.
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