Bali groceries & libations between airport & Denpasar
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Mar 2, 2012 4:00 AM Last Post By: backpackblogger
Feb 29, 2012 7:55 PM
Bali groceries & libations between airport & DenpasarHi there! I am meeting my parents at the Bali airport on Saturday afternoon, and we're traveling all the way to the West Coast to stay at a resort for a week.
My partner and I have been in Candikuning/Bedugul area for the last week, so we have a bit of familiarity of what to expect in the way of shops, restaurants, markets, etc. in rural areas.
I've gathered from reading in forums that it might be cheaper for us to pick up libations (wine, spirits) in one of the touristy areas near the airport? Advice? Thoughts? My parents are bringing their allowance. We'd probably want one or two bottles of spirits and maybe a few bottles of wine.
Grocery-wise, it would be so nice to have good cheese, etc. as snacks. (It's been months!) Am I wrong to assume it will be easier and cheaper to find these things near the airport? Which grocery store chain(s) is the one to avoid $$$, except for luxury items?
Thanks for your help!
Feb 29, 2012 8:51 PM
Feb 29, 2012 9:04 PM
Feb 29, 2012 9:22 PM
3I agree with Carrefour, also, Gourmet Garage, it having the best wine cellar on Bali, IMHO.
Feb 29, 2012 9:25 PM
4the majority of hits for carrefour on google maps are on sunset road between Jalan Ngurah Rai Bypass & Jalan Imam Bonjol. Is this the right area?
There's also one up Jalan Imam Bonjol?
p.s. - sorry to be unclear about the "expensive" question. I expect to pay a premium for alchol and other imports. However, it's more frugal to buy tomatoes at a local market than a fancy grocery store, right? So I was asking which chain is the kind of place you only go for luxury items and which is one where, if you were short on time, picking up tomatoes and basic goods isn't going to break the bank quite as much. Mmmm.. still clear as mud, I suppose? :)
Feb 29, 2012 10:32 PM
5Carrefour and Gourmet Garage are both close by to Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass road. You might also try Dijon.
You can do most of your shopping for basics like coffee, sugar, eggs, fresh veggies, fruits, etc. both at local markets and road side warungs. Personally I’d wait until you arrived in the west coast before buying most of those items.
Use Carrefour and GG for you wine and spirits and things like fresh meats, bakery fresh breads, cheese and milk, etc. Both will give you crushed ice to keep things cool on the ride to your destination…or you can buy a cheap cooler at Carrefour.
Feb 29, 2012 11:55 PM
6Pepito,Dijon,Bali deli are all more expensive than Carrefour although for specialty items like cheeses etc they do have a bigger selection,for overall quality/price Carrefour is the best,for vegetables etc use a local market
Mar 1, 2012 1:09 AM
Mar 1, 2012 5:24 AM
8what I am trying ot say is this:if u would buy 10 the same items/brands in all of the 4 places for sure Carrefour is by far the cheapest,however the smaller stores like Bali deli etc do have a bigger variety and better selection than Carrefour in general..say cheese..Carrefour only has a limited selection but Bali deli has quit a good selection but say for general stuff:bottle of coke,baguette whatever u go to those 4 places and carefour is by far the cheapest,thrust me,i checked all of them :)
Mar 1, 2012 5:46 AM
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