From specialty goods to imported meat, Guangzhou’s import stores will have everything you need to satisfy your cravings. Below is a list of some of Guangzhou’s most popular grocery and specialty food stores for expats.
Running in the same vein as Olé (and with the same parent company) Blt has a good selection of imported food, though it can be noticeably more expensive than Sam's Club and Metro. Dubbed a boutique supermarket, Blt is also known for it's fruit and vegetable selection, some of it imported.
Located in Zhujiang New Town, The Butcher Shop is a one-stop shop for expats looking to stocked up on high-quality meat products. From imported Australian beef to Argentinian chicken products and Canadian bacon, Guangzhouers can dine confident that they are eating the best meat products available. The Butcher Shop is also an ideal place to stock up on fine cheeses.
One of the most successful foreign supermarkets on the Chinese mainland, the French company has firmly adapted to local tastes, but still has a section dedicated to cheeses, meats, cereals and pasta sauces.
With stores in multiple locations in Tianhe and a newly opened location in Foshan, those looking to purchase imported goods have no shortage of options. Stocking all manner of imported alcohols, cheeses, meats and snacks, Corner’s Deli is a cornerstone of the Guangzhou expat community.
Guangzhou Grocery, is Guangzhou’s leading online grocery store for local and imported products. They have an extensive selection of organic foods, from fresh vegetables to snacks and meat. Their offer of free home delivery for orders above RMB300 is perfect for those who buy their groceries weekly.
With locations in Tianhe, Panyu and Huadu, Metro is a great place for families looking to purchase their groceries in bulk. Similar to Sam’s Club and Costco, Metro requires customers to pay for a yearly membership, which is not bad deal considering product prices here are usually cheaper than retail. Although, they don’t have a wide range of imported goods, you can get a pretty good deal when purchasing pasta or bread in bulk.
Also an online grocery store, Nogogo has an extensive supply of imported goods. From alcohol, edibles and condiments to health and beauty products. For those who miss the smell of Downy laundry detergent or are craving quality sauces, this online store is for you. Although delivery prices vary by location, a minimum order of RMB250 will get you free delivery.
Located in TaiKoo Hui, this supermarket imports goods from Asian and Western countries. Although a majority of their vegetables and fruits are from local sources, it’s a good place for those looking to purchase novelty wines or specialty foods.
With a name that reminds one of maximum security prisons, this imported goods store is the only supermarket open for 24HR. Located on the third floor of the Park Royale complex in Zhujiang New Town, this 2800 square meters supermarket serves a wide selection of local vegetables, imported snacks from the U.S and a few goods from Japan and Korea.