Cheap supermarkets

Cheap supermarkets 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.

Cheap supermarkets – 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 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 supermarkets 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 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 normal Carrefour supermarket so be aware. The only Lidl close to the centre is on Zawodnikow Street. It’s about 15 minutes walk from Green Gate at Motlawa River. 

Not so cheap supermarkets – Piotr i Pawel and Zabka

Piotr i Pawel and Zabka are Polish brand markets. Delicatessen Piotr i Pawel offers premium quality and a 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 in Poland are opened only on the last Sunday of the month. On other Sundays they must be closed. The exception is small markets where the owner and his family is working as a shop assistant.

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Average Gdansk supermarket prices in 2019

Here you can see prices for some products in Poland. 1 Euro is about 4,2-4,5 PLN.

ProductQuantityPrice in PLN
Bread1 kilogram7,99
Tomatoes1 kilogram5,99
Gouda cheese1 kilogram26,99
pork1 kilogram20,12
Coca-Cola2 litre4,49
Water1 litre1,59
Quality Beer0,5 litre3,99

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