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1. Posted by Duck14 (Inactive 20 posts) 9y

hi,
i was wondering if anyone knew of any reasonably priced grocery stores in london. if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

2. Posted by Duck14 (Inactive 20 posts) 9y

i hav found some shops they are:
Asda supermarket
budgens supermarket
co-op supermarket
iceland
j sainsburys
safeway supermarket
somerfield supermarket
tesco supermarket
waitrose supermarket
And i just wanted to know if there are any others, which ones are the best, and if any of the are not in london
thanx

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

The cheapest supermarkets you can find are Aldi and Lidl.

Of the ones you mention, in order from cheapest to most expensive(my opinion, not actually tested):

1. Asda supermarket (owned by Wal-Mart, pretty cheap)
2. iceland (only sell pre-packed frozen goods, hence the name)
3. somerfield supermarket
4. safeway supermarket
5. tesco supermarket
6. j sainsburys
7. co-op supermarket (ethically pretty good)
8. budgens supermarket (overpriced but sometimes convenient)
9. waitrose supermarket (definitely the best quality on this list - proportionately expensive for most things)

4. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting Duck14

And i just wanted to know if there are any others, which ones are the best, and if any of the are not in london
thanx

Safeways no longer exist in the uk, they've been taken over, mostly by Morrison's and Waitrose. I don't know if they have Morrisons in the South though. Some places also have some ultra cheap, basic but not v good supermarkets, Netto, Lidl and Aldi, of which Aldi is actually alright.

Tesco is the biggest, most well known and widepread supermarket. Asda do quite good clothes.

5. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

Asda - the cheapest of the 'big' 4 supermarkets
Iceland - get some good deals on frozen
Somerfield - average
Morrisons - 4th largest in country, average prices
Tesco - the biggest, huge variety (including price differences -Metro, superstore stores)
sainsburys - Wide variety, not the cheapest
Co-op - local smaller sized supermatkets
waitrose - good quality
M&S - better quality food
Lidl - cheap and stacked high (nothing fancy usualy clearance stuff)

Then there are the wholesailers like the 'cash and carries' such as Macro

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I also used to go to a ver small chain called Londis.