When living in Brazil it can be quite a challenge to pick a supermarket to shop at!
There are many big chains including Mundal, Extra, Carrefour etc and they all vary in price and quality.
Hortifruti is at the top end which could be compared to Waitrose in terms of quality and market space. Of course you would never pay the same prices there as in the western world but comparatively within the Brazilian market it is pricier. The supermarket specialises in good quality, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheeses and eggs and a good range of whole wheat pasta.
I went on a shopping trip there to buy ingredients for my super smoothie which you can read about in my article Healthy and Refreshing.
The food is very neatly packaged, carefully arranged and kept in a squeaky clean environment. I really like the fact they had these signs everywhere saying what each food was good for and what it doesn’t contain which is helpful if you’re in a rush.
Something I noticed immediately were the complimentary tasters all around the store!
A great way to taste their quality ingredients!
There is also a small café in the back of the supermarket
if it all gets too much and you need to take a break.
The prices there weren’t too high.
In my opinion this a great store if you decide to live in Brazil and want a more western-style experience which is calm and organised but personally if I were just visiting Brazil I would be happy to be part of the hustle and bustle of the many street markets and corner shops.
Tip! If you’re looking for certain health product this could be the place you will find them and at a fair price.