Cosmopolitan grocery shopping in Marbella
Andalucia together with Cataluña, Valencia and Madrid are one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Spain. Popular with young professionals and also retirees who appreciate a lower cost of living, healthcare services and a unique climate. With over 600.000 foreigners living in Andalucia, the majority are concentrated in the province of Málaga with over 100 different nationalities present in several municipalities. In Marbella, the most cosmopolitan of the municipalities, live around 40.000 foreigners, almost half of them are: British, Russian, Moroccan and Ukrainians. The natural result with such a high number of foreigners, is an infrastructure that adapts to their specific needs, starting with grocery shopping. Marbella Unique Properties are happy to offer a detailed and up to date list of the most interesting international grocery shops in the Marbella areas.
Marks & Spencers – Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm
Located in La Cañada shopping mall in Marbella, with a food hall offering a representative selection of products, frozen foods, wine selection, snacks, cakes and biscuits.
Iceland (Overseas) – Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm
Is located in the shopping mall La Alzambra in Nueva Andalucia. The store sells fresh products such as bread and dairy, frozen goods, tinned goods, jam, chutneys, cereals, baking ingredients and a large variety of Waitrose products. They also have British newspapers and magazines, stationary and greeting cards (not easily found in Spain).
Morrisons – Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8 am – 10 pm, Sunday 8am – 8 pm
A large supermarket located in Gibraltar (approximately 1 hour driving from Marbella), on the Westside Road, next to the hospital, on the outskirts of the town center. You can find an excellent fruit and vegetable section including some organic choices; freshly made bakery products, fish and meat counters (British import), deli counter with cheese, cold meats and olives; ready to eat meals; pasta & pizza; cakes & biscuits, baby food as well as cosmetic products and house hold items. There is also a café, pharmacy and excellent area with stationary, magazines and books.
Supermarket Elit Banus – Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm
A large supermarket located in “Casa Russia” – Russian House in the shopping mall Azalea Beach in Nueva Andalucia, boasting a large variety of Ukrainian and Russian goods, everything from Ukrainian grains to Russian Caviar; as well as traditional fresh foods. The shop offers home delivery service and hosts regular Friday events where the latest products are presented.
Kalinka – Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm
Russian corner shop located in San Pedro, right opposite the Boulevard, recently expanded and now also includes a small café. In Kalinka you can find Russian pelmeni and cottage cheese, sausages and buckwheat, pickled gherkins, sour cabbage, and lots more.
Scandi Supermarket – Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Located in Nueva Andalucia, close to La Campana offering a wide range of Scandinavian foods as well as local products. The supermarket offers fresh bread, fruit and vegetables also with some organic options. There is a small section of delicacies to enjoy on-site or take home, and an additional catering service is available.
Deli MiaDel – Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Set in Nueva Andalucia, close to Real Club Padel Marbella and the gated community of Locrimar. This is a place to go when feeling nostalgic for home: an amazing selection of typical Swedish products and real marshmallows! They also sell books and organize events for the Swedish community.
Gourmet Deli Kosher – Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am – pm; Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
This company offers a wide range of services related to kosher food from their two kosher supermarkets: one in Nueva Andalucia close to Casino de Marbella and the other in Málaga. Services and events including: a catering service, home delivery, barbeque delivery, kosher tableware rental and Shabat meals.
Kosher products can also be found in El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banús which has a well-stocked kosher section in the main supermarket.
A small Chinese and Asian grocery shop located in Calle Lagasca in the centre of San Pedro Alcántara is run by a Chinese owner and offers everything you could need for a fresh Chinese meal.
INDIAN AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL
Leo Foods – Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
The Costa del Sol’s leading retailer, wholesaler and distributer of premium frozen, chilled and ambient temperature food and drink products, is located in the Poligono Nueva Campana. Apart from catering for all kind of businesses (restaurants, cafés, hotels etc…) it is also open to the public and offers an exceptional variety of products from different countries for discounted prices: British, Arabic, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Oriental, Organic and Spanish.
There are two halal butcher shops found in Marbella areas: Carniceria La Costa in Albatros complex in La Campana and Carniceria en Marbella on Calle Andalucia in San Pedro Alcántara, opposite Alfredo’s restaurant opened from Monday to Sunday, 9:30 am – 9:00 pm.