Basic Needs in Lagos
These supermarkets and small vendors offer
an abundance of goods to meet and exceed your "Basic Needs
in Lagos". These have become our favourites. Setup up Home in Lagos, is loaded with great tips as well!
Lagos has grown considerably in the last few years with its mega
supermarkets, offering both local Portuguese produce as well as
goods from across the European Union. These supermarkets accept
major credit cards, offer a wide variety of grocery items and just
about every household item you may need during your stay. They even
have a selection of appliances and clothing. This assortment will
generally meet the range of needs of vacationers renting or owning
a property in Lagos.
Alternately, little can replace the freshness, the quality, the
personal touch and the overall experience of the small local vendor.
From the multitude of local butchers, to the fish market, to the bakeries,
and the weekend outdoor market for fresh fruit and veggies, your
basic needs will be met and exceeded in Lagos.
carts: Are stacked up and locked outside the supermarkets.
Insert a 50 centimos coin into the coin slot on the cart handle
to release the key lock and you have yourself a shopping cart to
host your shopping adventure. Don't forget to take your cart back
to the stall when you have completed your shopping. Insert the key
from the cart in front and your 50 centimos coin is released. It's
really quite simple and efficient.
you SEE IT, BUY IT: Whether
you are an occasional visitor to Lagos or an expatriate shopping
to make little improvements to your holiday accommodation, take
note of this great tip. The supermarkets have a good variety of
household goods. If you do see something you truly need or that
you really like, BUY IT immediately! Don't wait to "shop around",
because it may not be available again. This is a huge "Lessons
Learned" on our part. We have spent many a fruitless hour scouting
around the supermarkets for items previously seen and no longer
Intermarché - French chain
Features: Fresh meats; fish; bakery; dairy; wine; beer; household goods; appliances; clothing; coffee shop
: From Tulip roundabout #5, drive straight to Blackball roundabout #4. Take your third exit. Drive to the first set of traffic lights. Turn left and soon after take your first right. You will be driving on the entrance road into the Intermarché parking lot. Drive around the building to get to the parking area.
: Lots of parking.
- Portuguese chain
Features: Fresh meats; fish;
bakery; dairy; wine; beer; household
goods; appliances; clothing;
From Tulip roundabout #5, drive straight to Black Ball roundabout
#4 and take your 3rd exit to Floral "Lagos" roundabout #8. Take your first exit down the hill to Lighted Chairs roundabout #9. Take your third exit up the hill. Cross the Aldi roundabout #K. Note: Entrance to Model is on your right just before the Elephant carwash. If you miss this, simply drive to the next roundabout and double back.
Modelo has an immense parking lot.
Pingo Doce -
Fresh meats; fish; bakery; dairy; wine; beer; household goods appliances;
Features: Flower shop also delivers in Lagos
Phone: (282) 792 256 (for flower deliveries)
From Tulip roundabout #5, drive straight to Black Ball roundabout
#4 and take your first right down the road towards the Town Waterfront.
Drive on through town and past the Marina to the Ironworks roundabout
#3. Take your first exit and you will very quickly see the entrance
gates to the parking lot for Pingo Doce.
Lots of parking available. Note that the entrance gate is locked
Lidl and Aldi - 2 Other large supermarket chains
Features: Fresh meats; fish; bakery; dairy; wine; beer; household goods
: Refer to our Shopping Map.
: Lots of parking available.
General groceries on a smaller scale; also a good selection of beer, wine and port; bottled water is often less expensive; located
in most neighbourhoods making them easily accessible by foot; if
you do not have access to a car, you will enjoy the convenience
of these small supermarkets; extended hours provide access both evenings and
Sundays. Choose the one that is most convenient if you are in the area.
Near our Vila Dona Ana Apts: There are a few handy Small Supermarkets.
A) Super Rotunda:
At Stone Tulip Roundabout. This former Ali Super shop is now called Super Rotunda.
From our Vila Dona Ana apartment, walk out the entrance
of the complex; turn right and walk to the end of the road; turn
right and walk to the Stone Tulips roundabout #5; the supermarket
is directly at the Stone Tulip roundabout (5 minute walk).
Parking is not easy here; you will need to park further down a the
B) Super Eureka: In front of the Vilabranca complex. We often find some unique food items that other small supermarkets do not carry.
: From our Vila Dona Ana apartment, walk out the entrance
of the complex; turn right and walk to the end of the road; turn left; then take your first right and walk to the end of the road; turn left and walk about 2 minutes to the Super Eureka Supermarket on your right;
right; (10 minute walk).
: The supermarket is in a residential area and there are a few parking spots in front.
C) Spar & Other Small Supermarkets:
Spar Supermarket is bright, clean and well organized with a great selection. It's near the Campismo (Camping) between our Dona Ana Apartment complex and the Old Lagos Town. They also have internet for a fee.
Another tiny supermarket is between our Dona Ana Complex and Ponta da Piedade.
1) German Bakery Padaria do Wini - Features:
baked German bread; savories, sweets and the most decadent cakes
2) Other Bakeries - Features: Fresh
baked Portuguese bread; savories; sweets
3) Bakeries in Supermarkets: The larger supermarkets have their own on-site bakeries, offering an abundance of fresh baked goods from the bakery counter; including birthday cakes
1) German Bakery Padaria do Wini: At the back entrance into town, as you enter the old wall archway, you pass Praça d'Armas on your left; the road turns into a V; stay right; you are on Travessa do Forno; keep walking until you reach a 4-way intersection; the bakery in on the left corner; the bakery is not well signed; it has a stand-up chalkboard just outside promoting its baked goods; see Walking Tour #3 Old City for directions; also refer to our detailed map of the old historic town
2) Other Bakeries: Follow your
the other bakeries
see Walking Tour #3 Old City for directions; also refer to our detailed map of the old historic town
: Avoid driving in the old town; lots of parking available in a parking lot just outside the town wall at the back entrance into town.
Fish Market / Butcher / Fruit - with a view