In this week's post, Brandon takes us to Lidl and Aldi and shares what it's like to shop for groceries in Dublin.
I thought that I would take you on a tour to a local supermarket today. Firstly, supermarkets in Ireland are extremely different from those in the United States. Most are about the size of a convenience store in the United States, which was very disconcerting when I went out grocery shopping for the first time. For instance, the closest supermarket to Griffith College is a Tesco. It’s a quick five-minute walk. However, there is a Lidl and Aldi down the street in Rathmines, which is around a 20-minute walk. This is where I go for groceries, as their selection is far larger than the Tesco and they have more products. I have been to both supermarkets, and can say that their prices are nearly identical, but the Lidl has a greater variety of products in my opinion. They are directly across the street from each other, so it does not take any more time to get to one or the other.
Groceries from Aldi.
I cook vegetarian at home, so my groceries may be more or less expensive than what you might buy on a shopping trip in Dublin. However, the above photo shows my groceries that I purchased at Aldi. The total bill for all of these groceries was 25 euros. As you can see, I was able to buy two bunches of bananas, six cans of beans, three peppers, bread, and spinach to name but a few of my groceries.Continue Reading