Spanish in Argentina

Food Shopping

A sign for a bakery

Argentines do most of their food shopping in large supermarkets that offer the usual array of fresh, canned and frozen produce, dairy and meat. There are smaller neighborhood stores that specialize in meat and poultry, dairy products, fresh produce or dry goods. Open markets set up once per week in each city or town and sell fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables as well as assorted clothing and handcrafts. Kiosks are tiny stands or stores found on every corner that sell everything from cigarettes, candies and newspapers to assorted essentials such as batteries, dairy products, over-the-counter medications and other dry goods. A kiosk can be as small as a newsstand or as large as a small convenience store.