Which Airports Have On-Site Supermarkets?

As much as I personally love finding new foods to eat, I feel that much better when I can share some of the findings with family and friends. Though, it would be fair to say I don’t always remember to get to a city supermarket for some last-minute local food souvenir shopping.

That’s a big part of where airport supermarkets shine. Besides being good places to buy snacks and sandwiches at downtown prices — $6.99 Chex Mix at Hudson News, I’ll see you in hell — they’re typically found before security checkpoints (so that anyone could get their shopping done), and if you can’t donate them, are good places to use up those coins weighing down your pockets.

Although they are most commonly found in European airports, Asia sports a handful, too. The * next to each listing means I can personally vouch for the supermarket’s existence; this list will be updated as I discover more.

Airport Supermarkets

Amsterdam Schiphol, airport code: AMS*
Albert Heijn: there’s a shopping center in the airport Arrivals Hall, where the buses/cars enter the terminal, and one level up from the train station. Drinks, snacks, prepared foods such as Indonesian rice dishes.

Brussels, airport code: BRU
Louis Delhaize: In the Arrivals Hall. This one not only has typical supermarket products, but also a small post office.

Dubai, airport code: DXB*
Carrefour: Terminal 3, Arrivals Hall. Unlike most of the other listings, this one is 24 hours.

zaatar manakish and kamaruddin drink
Manakish bil Zaatar and Kamaruddin Ramadan Drink, Carrefour, Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Frankfurt, airport code: FRA:
REWE: Terminal 1, by The Square at the airport rail station.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, airport code: SAW*
Airport Market: if you have just arrived, it’s all the way to the right in the Arrivals Hall. Drinks, snacks, and a sandwich/meze (appetizer) counter.

London Heathrow, airport code: LHR
Marks & Spencer: In the Arrivals Halls of Terminals 2, 3, and 5.

Munich, airport code: MUC*
Edeka: Terminal 2, Level 3.

Munich Airport Edeka Supermarket Food
Lunch at Edeka Supermarket, Munich Airport, Terminal 2

Paris Charles de Gaulle, airport code: CDG
Marks & Spencer: Terminal 2, section E.

Singapore Changi, airport code: SIN*
FairPrice Finest: Terminal 3, Basement 2. Also, in the Jewel shopping complex, Basement 2.

Vienna Schwechat, airport code: VIE*
Billa: Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall.

Zurich Kloten, airport code: ZRH
Migros: Ground floor, between the railway station and car rental desks.

FoodTrex Spain Presents The 4th International Congress of Gastronomy Tourism, Pamplona, May 27th-28th

This Thursday and Friday, the World Food Travel Association, in association with Navartur, is holding its FoodTrex Spain event, also known as the International Congress of Gastronomy Tourism.  Normally, Navartur would be hosting a larger event focused broadly on tourism; however, due to COVID-19 this was postponed until next year.

The 4th Annual International Congress of Gastronomy Tourism will focus primarily on workshops in which exhibitors and patrons learn about how to reignite culinary tourism in the wake of a pandemic.

For background, the World Food Travel Association is a 20-year old non-profit organization that promotes hospitality and tourism through local cuisine, and Navartur is a Pamplona-based tourism group focusing on Navarra and the Basque country, located in the central northern portion of Spain.  Furthermore, with its idyllic beaches, cuisine, landscapes, and ancient history, Spain is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, not to mention the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization.

In addition to in-person conferences and B2B sessions, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much a concern, event organizers have decided to also add a virtual session for attendees unable to travel to Spain for the two-day summit.

Menorca, Spain Is A 2022 European Region for Gastronomy

Along with Trondheim-Trøndelag, Norway, Menorca earned the recognition of European Region of Gastronomy for 2022, as voted by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts, and Tourism (IGCAT). IGCAT is a non-profit organization formed in 2012 with four primary goals:
  • Empower People and Engage Citizens
  • Instill Local Pride
  • Support Local Communities
  • Create Ambassadors and Inspire Young Generations
Although it had been chosen at an event in Brussels in 2019, since the tourism outlook for Spain is improving with regards to COVID-19 – and, they are planning to open to fully vaccinated tourists on June 7th – I decided that this would be a good first post for FindingFoodFluency. In spite of its small size – Menorca being 43 times smaller than Belgium – this Balearic island in the Mediterranean is home to more than 300 food producers, and more than 1800 businesses in the food industry, including hotels, restaurants, bars, and distributors. You may also be interested to know that its capital, Mahon, lent its name to one of the world’s most popular condiments, mayonnaise.
h/t to https://www.hosteltur.com/133501_menorca-ya-es-la-region-europea-de-la-gastronomia-2022.html
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