Best places to buy groceries in Dublin
Hello! I will be staying in Dublin for three months in the Blackrock, Dublin area. I will have a full kitchen and as a chef I intend to do most of my own cooking. When I visited Ireland before, I remember visiting one grocery store that seemed to be on the more upscale end and had more limited selection. I'm just curious, where do locals shop for food? Where can I go to buy groceries inexpensively? Thank you so much for any and all replies :)
Like most people everywhere, Dubliners shop in supermarkets and in Blackrock there is Superquinn and Marks and Spencer.
The former being middle market and the latter upmarket.
Pick wisely and you'll eat very well from both.
The discount supermarkets are Aldi and Lidl. These are cheap but only a few items are worthwhile.
For excellent produce go to nearby Monkstown and visit Avoca - it has one of the best butchers in the country on site. Expensive but excellent food is not cheap.
Check out local markets too.
Are you thinking about Fallon and Byrne in Dublin? It's definitely upscale and it's not your weekly-shop-for-staples kind of place, for sure.
When I lived in Dublin a few years ago, Dun Laoghaire had a market on Saturdays. Easy to get to from Blackrock via DART. And I think maybe Blackrock had its own market as well, actually.
We also used to go to Superquinn quite a lot- there is one in Blackrock (or at least there was five years ago).