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There are hundreds of supermarkets to choose from if you are about to do grocery shopping in Melbourne. To get the best experience, it is better that you shop at the best supermarkets in Melbourne which are from these seven supermarket brands below that spread across the metropolitan area.
Being the biggest supermarket chain in Australia, there are surely many Woolworths Supermarkets standing in Melbourne. One is located in Melbourne CBD, another in South Melbourne, and another one in Victoria Harbour, among others.
Depending on which Melbourne branch and what day it is, Woolworths Supermarkets is open at 7 or 8 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. Some supermarkets may have different opening hours, but all of them commonly provide groceries and stuff like beauty products, magazines, and others with delivery services available.
From one big supermarket chain to another, Coles also has hundreds of branches across Australia, and some of them are in Melbourne. The CBD alone has three of them near Melbourne Central Station, Southern Cross Station, and Flinders Street Station.
From many branches in Melbourne, Coles Supermarkets have various opening hours. But on average they are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you want to get a promo, spend a minimum of $150 with the Coles app so you can earn a total of $10,000 to buy fruit, cleaning products, and other groceries for a year.
Independent Grocers of Australia
Providing products like dairy, condiments, toiletries, and other groceries, Independent Grocers of Australia, or IGA for short, is another well-known supermarket chain located in several areas of Melbourne. One notable branch of IGA is in Southbank, across Yarra River from Melbourne CBD.
Although it is a supermarket chain, most of IGA’s branches in Melbourne are convenience stores called IGA Xpress. Those branches have various opening hours, and some of them are open as early as 6 a.m. and close as late as 9 p.m. every day.
Standing among the top four of the best supermarkets in Melbourne and even Australia with the other three above, is very popular in the city. ALDI can be found in many areas across Melbourne, but around the CBD, you can find one in South Melbourne, one near RMIT University, and another along Victoria Street to the east.
You can buy anything at ALDI including home appliances, kitchenware, and travel essentials along with other groceries. Sometimes there are even some special offers there, so stay updated with the supermarket. Plus, remember to come to its branch at the correct time, which is between 8.30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Close to State Library Victoria, you can find Laguna QV or Laguna Oriental Supermarket. It is one special place for a theme of shopping, which is Asian grocery shopping. Almost any kinds of Asian products from countries namely China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam are offered there
Laguna QV Supermarket is placed at level 3 of QV Melbourne Shopping Mall, and it serves customers from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. or until 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The “KT” of KT Mart stands for Korea Town, so it is clearly another Asian supermarket in Melbourne. Despite the name, however, it does not only provide Korean products as there are Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian products as well.
KT Mart mostly provides food from the regions mentioned, but there are also Korean cosmetics, Korean homewares, and Korean rice cookers available. Three locations of this supermarket are across from St Francis’ Church, on the corner of Elizabeth St. and Queensberry St., and in Mitcham. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. or longer.
Lastly, Spring Street Grocer is a supermarket in Melbourne providing meals, pantries, confectionaries, and other edible goods. It focuses on making products made out of raw materials from local suppliers. This gourmet grocery store can be found close to the Parliament House and it is usually open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.Nowadays, doing grocery shopping online is easier than ever. But, doing it offline can give you benefits like relieving some of your stress from your daily activities. The best way to do that is of course by shopping at the best supermarkets in Melbourne above.