Whilst the open-air markets are the place to go to buy fresh food produce, there are plenty of supermarkets in Hoi An that cater for everything else. Compared to the West, you won’t find huge, vacuous, faceless stores the size of a sports’ pitch – thank goodness – but for basic grocery items, toiletries, alcohol and more you’ve lots of supermarkets in Hoi An to choose from. And if you happen to be missing a certain Western product – breakfast cereal or Vegemite perhaps – these are the places you can find it.
Here’s a list of our favorite supermarkets in Hoi An, the ones that offer that stock items you won’t find anywhere else. Rather than being ‘one-stop-shops’, you’ll find different stores specialise in certain goods that you’re looking for, so between two or three, you’ll likely find everything you need.
If you’re looking for something you can’t find in the regular corner store supermarkets in Hoi An, Moonmilk is the place to go. Here you’ll find many hard to get Western products from unprocessed foods to sour cream, fresh bread, cakes, packaged fruit, vegetables, imported meats, herbs, sauces, condiments, toiletries and more.
They also have a very good selection of alcohol that includes wine, beer, cider, mixed drinks and imported beer. Situated on the corner of Hai Ba Trung and Ba Trieu Streets, their outside seating is a good place to chill and watch tourists and locals passing by.
Hang Nga (Tiger Market Supermarket
Hang Nga, one of Hoi An’s most reasonably priced supermarkets, is another ‘go-to’ grocery store for Western-type items and hard-to-find goods in Hoi An. At Hang Nga you’ll find a large selection of frozen meats, fish, vegetables, french fries, ready-made meals such as mozzerella sticks and more.
They also have a great range of deli goods as well as packaged fruit – both standard and exotic (to Hoi An) – along with general toiletries. Where other supermarkets sell one particular brand of olives, brown sauce and pasta for example, Hang Nga offers far more choice by stocking a wide range. Opposite busy ‘Tiger Market’, it’s a great place to complete your grocery shopping.
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.
Vinmart Supermarkets hit the Hoi An scene in 2019 and mushroomed overnight. At last count there were 13 branches throughout the town. Owned by Vingroup, one of Vietnam’s largest investors (they own hospitals, hotels, theme parks, shopping malls, housing and even golf courses), Vinmart Supermarkets in Hoi An are a great shop for your basic needs. They stock nicely-packaged fruit, vegetables, frozen meats, deli goods, pasta, snacks, toiletries and more.
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, you’ll be able to find tricky-to-locate items like padlocks, corkscrews, and brand-name batteries.
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.
9 Mart is the biggest supermarket in Hoi An and you’ll find almost everything you need in this two-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, plus many brands of coffee and biscuits. You’ll also find kitchen, homeware, beachwear, tourist gifts and more.
As with AP Mart (above), vegans might be interested to know that 9 Mart stock Bragg Nutritional Yeast – essential for B12 and not always easy to find when traveling.
One of the first supermarket stores in Hoi An to cater for expat needs, AP Mart still remains a firm favorite within the local foreign community. Catering to 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.
Vegans might be interested to know that AP Mart stock Bragg Nutritional Yeast – essential for B12 and not always easy to find when traveling.
Bich Thuy is one of the best supermarkets in Hoi An for wine and alcohol. Not only are their prices some of the cheapest in town, their wine range is vast as is their spirits and soft drinks. Why buy wine or alcohol at the Duty Free shop when you can buy it at Bich Thuy supermarket for cheaper! And if you’re in to flavouring your coffees or cocktails their Monin syrups are just as impressive. But it doesn’t stop there, they also 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.
Concung (Baby Store)
There’s no ignoring this fluorescent pink building! Like a cry from a baby, it demands attention. And therein lies the answer to what’s inside. Baby stuff, and lots of it. Concung is Hoi An’s first fully-dedicated baby & toddler supermarket. Spanning two levels you will find pretty much everything you require to keep your screaming bundle of joy gurgling happily.
There’s lotions and breast pumps, jumpsuits and formula, shoes and soothing remedies (for the baby – sorry!). In fact, you name it, Concung has it. And upstairs (if you can make it that far after being up all night) there’s cots, beds, bedding and all sorts of other stuff that parents can lie down on while the pretty-in-pink uniformed staff keep an eye on your brood.