First of all, we have to start with the fact that Poland is one of the cheapest countries in Europe, especially compared to West Europe. Fortunately for many people, 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.
Cheap supermarkets – Biedronka
Biedronka means “Ladybird” in English. It’s the most popular market in Poland. You can find it almost on every corner. It’s decidedly the cheapest market in Poland., although the quality of the products it is not always the best. In the centre of Gdansk, you can find at least four markets: on Szeroka, Karmelicka, Dlugie Ogrody and Rajska streets.
Cheap supermarkets – Lidl, Tesco, Auchan and Carrefour
Other popular markets in Poland are Tesco, Lidl, Auchan and Carrefour. They’re quite cheap and have a good quality of products, better than Biedronka. Tesco, Auchan and Carrefour are big supermarkets situated far from the centre. On Dluga street you can find Carrefour Express which is a smaller version of Carrefour. But it’s much more expensive than normal market so be aware. The only Lidl close to the centre is on Zawodnikow Street. It’s about15 minutes walking from Green Gate at Motlawa River.
Cheap supermarkets – Piotr i Pawel and Zabka
Piotr i Pawel and Zabka are Polish brand markets. Delicatessen Piotr i Pawel offers a good quality and wide selection of products. Piotr i Pawel can be found in two places in the centre. First is Targ Sienny street and the second is Madison Shopping Mall on Rajska Street.
Finally, Zabka which means “Frog” in English. They’re very small and expensive but open till late hours and during Sundays. You can find probably eight or more Zabka in the city centre.
Supermarkets are opened only on the first and on the last Sunday of the month. Other Sundays they must be closed. The exception is small markets where the owner and his family is working as a shop assistant.
Illustrative prices in Poland 2018
Here you can see prices for some products in Poland. 1 Euro is about 4,2-4,5 PLN.
|Product||Quantity||Price in PLN|
|Gouda cheese||1 kilogram||26,99|
|Joint of pork||1 kilogram||20,12|
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