Supermarkets or Grocery shops in Munich

Part I – East Asian, Indian & Turkish Grocery Shops

Where can I purchase Poppadums? Which supermarket sells pumpkin pie filling?  Do you know where I can find Holy Basil?

These and many other questions in regards to finding ingredients for your home cooked meals have come up time and time again. In this 4 part post series, we aim to provide you with a list of our top Specialty Grocers in Munich.

First up, our top picks for East Asian, Indian and Turkish grocery shops.

After speaking with several members of the Expat community, as well as, through our own experiences, we can recommend these shops due to their convenient location, wide variety of products and ease of navigating the aisles!

East Asian

  • i.Shop – a fantastic selection of  East Asian, Indian and other products from around the world.  We even discovered Gluten Free Soy Sauce being sold here! This particular shop is located in Bogenhausen and is the Flagship store of i.shop, with 2 other locations in Hannover and Braunschweig.
  • Orient Shop Munich – this shop is located on Rosenheimer Str., near two other Asian specialty shops.  However, we found the Orient Shop to be less claustrophobic and had better prices.  Also, if you are searching for Water Chestnut flour, look no further!

Indian

  • Bollywood – the most popular Indian grocer in Munich, which although small, this shop has most of the Indian ingredients you will need. They even have Indian DVDs that you can rent. Prices are affordable when compared to other Indian shops in the city. Downside: there is no itemized billing and some of the items don’t have price tags. So if you are new to the place, you have to ask the sales clerk to confirm prices.  Nevertheless, this place is easily accessible and the owner is very friendly.  If an item is out of stock, he has no problem ordering it for you!
  • Get-grocery (online store) – this option is very convenient and they ship all over Germany.  If you live in Munich, they deliver fresh produce as well!  The items are delivered within 3-4 business days and delivery is free if you spend more than 50 Euros.

 Turkish

  • Güney Çavuşoğlu Supermarkt – great selection of fresh fruits and veggies, spices and homemade Turkish sweets. We even encountered our very first fresh green almonds, still in their fuzzy exterior.
  • Dolphin Market – small, but conveniently located next to the Moosach Bahnhof. You can find an amazing array of fresh fish & meats (the lamb is always fresh and tender) plus a nice assortment of fruits and veggies to complete your meal.

Also read Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this series.

Tell us what your favorite International Shops are in Munich.