Dakar grocery store survey #3

Every expat and expat family has different shopping needs and tastes, so rather than just giving you my opinions, I’ve recruited a couple friends to help us out here on Dakar Eats. Click to read the first part and the second part in this series.

(If you’d be willing to participate, click here to send us an email.)

This third contribution comes from an American mother of two who knows the challenge of a special needs diet in Dakar. You can read her family’s blog, Living Gluten-Free in Dakar here.

Hi, A. Thanks for taking the time to share some tips with us. You live near Le Caddie, now owned by Casino, in Hann-Maristes. Do you shop there often?

Le Caddie is were I do much of my shopping because it is within walking distance and is convenient. We can often find corn cakes there. I also get meat and cheese and Ramen noodles there.

Hypermarché on the VDN

I know you’re a big fan of the Hypermarché on the VDN. Which grocery items do you recommend from there?

I get many good gluten-free items such as rice flour, corn chips, french fries and sometimes soy sauce at Hypermarché. Sometimes it is the only place in town to find the gluten-free flours that I am always on the lookout for.

I also will get cheese there because sometimes it is much cheaper.

King Cash in Cité Mobile

What about from King Cash?

I get many of my cleaning supplies and paper products at King Cash. I also buy potato starch, milk and rice there. The reason for those items is it is a little bit cheaper.

Thanks, A.!

So what do you think? If you’d be willing to participate, click here to send us an email.


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