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Cheapest supermarket in Poland

by Maciek

Cheap supermarket in Gdansk

First of all, is Gdansk cheap? Well, compared to west European countries, yes, it is!. We have to admit that Poland is one of the cheapest countries in Europe. Fortunately for many tourists, food and accommodation are much cheaper than in their home countries. Anyway, it’s always good to know where to buy cheap food. Let’s see what cheap supermarkets you can find in Gdansk.

Cheapest supermarkets in Poland – Biedronka

Biedronka means “Ladybird” in English. It’s the most popular market in Poland. You can find it almost in every corner. It’s definitely the cheapest supermarket in Poland, although the quality of the products it offers is not always the best. In the centre of Gdansk, you can find at least four Biedronka markets: on Szeroka, Karmelicka, Dlugie Ogrody and Rajska streets.

Biedronka is the cheapest supermarket in Poland
Biedronka is the cheapest supermarket in Poland

Other cheap supermarkets in Poland – Lidl, Auchan and Carrefour

Other popular supermarkets in Poland are Lidl, Auchan and Carrefour. They’re quite cheap and have a good quality of products, better than Biedronka. Auchan and Carrefour are usually big supermarkets situated far from the centre. You can find Carrefour Express, which is a smaller version of Carrefour, in Dluga street, but it’s much more expensive than a normal Carrefour supermarket so be aware. The only Lidl close to the centre is in Zawodnikow Street. It’s about 15 minutes walk from Green Gate at Motlawa River. 

Not so cheap stores – Zabka convenience store

Zabka is a Polish brand market. It means “Frog” in English. They’re very small and expensive but open till late hours and most of them on Sundays. There are also some self-service Zabka supermarkets, but you need to download Zabka App to enter. Most of Zabka supermarkets provide basic fast food – sandwiches, hot-dogs and coffee. You can find probably eight or more Zabka supermarkets in the city centre.

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Zabka is one of the few supermarkets in Poland open on Sunday
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Supermarkets in Poland on Sunday

Supermarkets in Poland are closed on Sundays. The exception is small markets where the owner and his family are working as shop assistants. That includes most of Zabka supemarkets. Many brands try to disguise themselves not as supermarkets but as shipping companies, sports centres etc. and open their stores on sundays.

Food market in Gdansk

A large fresh food market in Gdansk (fruit and vegetables) may be found at Dominikanski Square (Plac Dominikanski). Prices are higher than in supermarkets, but the quality seems to be much better.

Average Gdansk supermarket prices in 2022

Here you can see prices for some products in Poland. 1 Euro is about 4,6-4,8 PLN.

ProductQuantityPrice in PLN
Milk1litre2,49
Bread1 kilogram7,99
Tomatoes1 kilogram5,99
Gouda cheese1 kilogram26,99
pork1 kilogram20,12
Coca-Cola2 litre5,49
Water1 litre1,99
Quality Beer0,5 litre4,99

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