stocking up on food

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stocking up on food

Postby markwilding » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:49 pm

I'll be spending a week in Marbella next week and I want to stock up on food. Any suggestions for shops to buy from would be helpful.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby country boy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:55 pm

Mercadona's good :shh:

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby katy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:07 pm

I always shopped at Alcampo in Marbella, easy parking and handy for anything else you may need. French owned so some of their own brands are good. Fruit and veg not so good but probably as good as any other super.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby Dr1Gonzo » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:09 pm

country boy wrote:Mercadona's good :shh:
get some chicken.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby markwilding » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:25 pm

I forgot to mention I want to stock up on British food as there are plenty of Spanish supermarkets in Bilbao.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby katy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:32 pm

In that case make a stop at Iceland Fuengirola, they have some Waitrose products too.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby anyroads » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:07 pm

"Iceland", katy.

Blimey you will be telling us you shop at Aldi next !

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby scotty » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:08 am

SuperSol :?: I have both mercadona and supersol near me and find each have good choice (and english food if thats what you want). Aldi in Estepona for certain lines.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby katy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:45 am

Our Supersol didn't sell much English food...odd lines that's all, not enough for a stock up :? It was a nasty shop too, fruit was thrown on top of the old batch and was always full of fruit flies.

We used to do a monthly stock up in Gibraltar only about 40 mins from Marbella but I suppose you won't want to waste your holiday doing that.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby Footprint » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:46 am

If you are shopping at Alcampo in La Canada at Marbella you can go upstairs towards the end - you will find M&S and in the corner at the back there is a tiny food department.

In Gibraltar there is a large Morrisons.
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Re: stocking up on food

Postby Nimrod » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:00 am

Give us a clue on what English foods you want to stock up on.
Are we talking pies,bangers,bacon,HP sauce ,that type of thing?

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:01 am

IMHO apart from excellent big packs of bacon - especially smoked - all the 'worth getting' stuff in Iceland is frozen, so you would need a plug-in coolbox, and shop there just before going back to base.
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Re: stocking up on food

Postby masterob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:20 am

Nimrod wrote
Give us a clue on what English foods you want to stock up on.
Are we talking pies,bangers,bacon,HP sauce ,that type of thing?
I think Mark was looking for British food rather than specifically just English! In any case, HP sauce is actually made in the Netherlands.

Sorry, couldn't resist! :shock:

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby Nimrod » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:46 am

Saucy :thumbup:

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby masterob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:51 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby markwilding » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Thanks for your replies,
I'm really looking for things like tea, sweet pickles,gravy.etc. Frozen food isn't an option because of the long return journey.
I seem to remember someone giving advice some time back about a shop in a big shopping centre near Mijas. It wasn't Iceland though.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby El Cid » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:05 pm

markwilding wrote:Thanks for your replies,
I'm really looking for things like tea, sweet pickles,gravy.etc. Frozen food isn't an option because of the long return journey.
I seem to remember someone giving advice some time back about a shop in a big shopping centre near Mijas. It wasn't Iceland though.
It sounds like Iceland but you have to remember that they are a separate company who just happen to stock some frozen Iceland products. The actual company is Overseas SL http://overseas.es/

They also stock a large range of dried/canned goods etc and some fresh produce like cheese and bacon, pasties etc.

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby Nimrod » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm

I think maybe you could get what you want in Dunnes Stores which is very close to the Iceland store in Fuengirola
It's an Irish company...imagine a slightly inferior copy of Marks and Spencer.
They stock a whole range of familiar products nothing wrong with their stuff but not quite m&S

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Re: stocking up on food

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:46 pm

http://www.parquemiramar.com/Tiendas/EuroWorld/
That would be the store inside the Miramar centre, opposite the entrance to the Eroski hipermarket. They carry a good range of non-frozen stuff, refreshingly price everything in whole Euros, and are friendly and helpful staff, as one might expect from Asian folk.
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Re: stocking up on food

Postby barry » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:14 am

Strange, coming from Bilbao, a port used by uk ferries that you have no access to uk products?


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