SUPERMARKETS IN HOI AN
‘Where’s the nearest supermarket, grocery store, convenience store in Hoi An?’ Welcome to the Hoi An Guide. Here you will find everything you need to know to make the most of your time in Vietnam, Hoi An. In this section we tell you where to buy your groceries and provide detials of the best supermarket / convenience stores in Hoi An.
You will find many Vietnamese mini-marts dotted around Hoi An. They stock basic items such as sweets, toiletries, alcohol and more. These little grocery stores are terrific and also convenient if you need to top up the money on your phone or buy a liter of petrol for your motorbike bike. You will also find specialty supermarkets in Hoi An such as Ms Vy’s Kitchen & Deli on An Hoi Islet or the Trai Cay Sach outlets that look great from the outside with their bright, fresh fruit displays but don’t actually have a lot of choice once you step inside.
So where do we foreigners who live in Hoi An go? Here is a list of our favorite supermarket and convenience stores, the ones that offer that something special and stock items you won’t find anywhere else. For the full range of supermarket / convenience stores in Hoi An see our Quick Guide to Convenience Stores.
Hang Nga (Tiger Market Supermarket)
Hang Nga, one of Hoi An’s most reasonably priced conveniences stores, is fast becoming the go-to leader for food and items you can’t get anywhere else in Hoi An. Their huge frozen selection (meat, fish, vegetables) leads the way. Covering pretty much all household needs (and more). If you’re looking to stock up on ready meals or stuff to just stick in the oven, this is definitely the place to go – in particular frozen French fries and breaded mozzarella sticks will appeal for a sense of home. Located directly opposite the Tiger Market, there are also pre-packaged fruit and vegetables if you’re not in the mood for bartering.
Hours: 6am – 10pm; Add: 81 Nguyen Dinh Chieu
One of the first convenience stores to cater to expat needs, AP Mart still remains a firm favorite within the Hoi An foreign local community. Catering for those looking for Western comforts, AP Mart is deceptively well-stocked with a huge selection of jars, tins, and dry goods, hard-to-find vinegars and oils, cheeses, butter, deli meats and baking products. There’s also a surprising selection of speciality foods (are you really missing your pink Himalayan rock salt?). Wine and Prosecco can be a little expensive but a number of hard-to-find grape varieties and blends complement a strong selection of Australian beers, ciders and ales. They also stock imported muesli, crisp breads, dips, sweets, corn chips and toiletries. Conveniently located right next to a number of cash machines.
Hours: 7.30am – 10.30pm; Add: 501 Hai Ba Trung
A cheap, one-stop shop sits just across the road from Red Apron. Open much later, Bich Thuy has a great range of wine, spirits and soft drinks. Just as impressive is their selection of Monin syrups, if you fancy flavoring your coffees or cocktails. They have rare ales, stouts and ciders, so if there’s something you’re craving from home it’s likely to be here, and they even have a choice of cigars. Beware though, the assortment of fresh produce is relatively small, comprising mostly yoghurts and sliced cheeses. Their cosmetics aisle has an impressive variety and it’s an excellent store for parents, with a huge area devoted to diapers, formula and baby-related goods.
Hours: 7.30am – 10.30pm; Add: 318 Ly Thuong Kiet
Offering air-conditioning and a big range of necessities, A Mart is relatively similar to a Western mini-mart. There’s a big selection of toiletries and soft drinks and, although the food section covers mostly snacks and pot noodles, tricky-to-locate items like padlocks, corkscrews, and brand-name batteries are on show. The wine selection is large but only covers a small range of grape varieties (the usual suspects – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon). The prices are clearly labelled but slightly higher than their competition.
Hours: 7am -11pm; Add: 676 Hai Ba Trung, 27 Cua Dai, 140 Nguyen Truong To, 52 Nguyen Phuc Tan
Halfway between the Old Town and Cua Dai Beach sits Dingo Deli, a founding deli cum cafe cum bakery cum restaurant that is still the king of establishments for many Westerners. The deli has a wondrous range of salamis, hams, olives, dips, condiments and cheeses. This is complemented with a gourmet range of frozen meats, fresh fruit and vegetables and specialist household shelf items. Meanwhile, the bakery produces a unique range of breads, bagels, muffins, pastries, pies and cakes. Dingo Deli is unmatched for diversity and quality anywhere in Hoi An. Delivery service available.
Hours: 7.30am – 9.30pm; Add: 277 Cua Dai
9 Mart is Hoi An’s first ‘real’ supermarket though don’t get your hopes up, it’s still a very small affair. Even so, you will find everything you need in this 3-level building. They stock every basic necessity ranging from wine (well it has to be first doesn’t it!), frozen meat, packaged fruit and vegetables which is great if you are worn out from bartering at the markets, many brands of coffee and biscuits. You’ll also find homewares, tourist gifts and much more. Interestingly, you still may find yourself in need of visiting the smaller Hang Nga, AP Mart, Dingo Deli or Bich Thuy to find all you need. Still, a welcome addition!
Hours: 8am – 10.30pm; Add: 193 Ly Thuong Kiet
Concung (Baby Store)
There’s no ignoring this fluorescent pink building! Like screams from a baby, it demands attention. And therein lies the answer to what’s inside. Baby ‘stuff’, lots of it. Pretty pink welcome to Hoi An’s first fully dedicated baby/toddler convenience store. Spanning two levels you will find pretty much everything you require to keep that screaming bundle of joy gurgling. There’s lotions and breast pumps, jumpsuits and formula, shoes and soothing remedies (for the baby – sorry!). In fact, you name it, ‘Mrs Pink’ has it. Upstairs (if you can make it after being up all night) there’s cots and beds and bedding and all sorts of other stuff that parents can lie down on while the pretty-in-pink uniformed staff look after the bundle or crazy, maniacal toddler. The guy attendants here are also dressed in fluorescent pink. Shows you how demented the mind can get when ‘little screamy people’ are involved.
Hours: 8am – 10pm; Add: 550 Hai Ba Trung