1st stop: Hayat (in the Cap Sud shopping complex)
Amount spent: 32 000 francs for 30 items.
- The upside: Don Simon Sangria for 1100 francs. Finding muesli.
- The downside: How expensive meats and produce were in the supermarket.
2nd stop: le terroir (butcher's shop on rue du canal)
I walked by this place and everything looked amazing. I ended up getting two lamb chops for 1 190 francs and 12 chipolatas for 2 313.
3rd stop: Coq'Ivoire (poultry shop). I got 1 kg of chicken thighs for for 2950.
4th stop: Street vendor I bought 4 tomatoes on the side of the road for 200 francs, but they were looking kind of old.
Bottom line: I spent a grand total of 39 000 francs to stock up my fridge for this week. I'm a single person, so that's a lot. But I did end up buying poultry, meat, lentils, couscous, pasta, olive oil and some canned goods for that money. Finding Don Simon didn't hurt either. I'm starting to learn that I shouldn't expect to save money on food here (unless I start eating a lot more local foods). If I don't, my food costs will work out to the same amount of money I would spend if I were living in France, or any major US city.