Supermarkets in Seville – Food Shopping

Supermarkets in Seville – Food Shopping

Tourist Guide to Shopping for Food in Seville

supermarket seville
food shopping in seville

When visiting Seville for a short city break, many tourists make the most of the many tapas restaurants and eating-out options available.

However, many people also stay for extended periods, and make use of airbnb’s or hostels, where you have the opportunity to prepare your own food.

Also, if you’re like me, you’ll want to find some snacks in local supermarkets in Seville to be able to fuel exploring the many attractions the city has to offer.

Local Supermarkets in Seville

Seville has a wide-range of local supermarkets (or supermercado in Spanish) where you can buy food and drinks.

Smaller Supermarkets

Smaller supermarkets are spread through the centre of Seville and tourists staying in the centre will not struggle to find one close by.

They often have a good selection, including fresh meat, fish, and fruit/vegetables. You’ll find that many locals living in the centre rely on these local supermarkets for their weekly shop.

The best thing to do is to plug into google maps ‘supermarket’ and try and locate one of the following brands; Dia, Carrefour, SuperSol, or Mas y Mas.

Prices in the smaller supermarkets in Seville are often very reasonable, and there doesn’t seem to be a premium on items compared to shopping at a larger store.

Larger Supermarkets

I’ve found during my time in Seville and Spain in general that there are less larger supermarkets then you would find in countries such as the UK.

There are larger supermarkets but they tend to be outside of the central areas and are less commonly used by tourists and visitors.

If you’re specifically looking for a larger supermarket I would advise locating an Aldi, Lidl, or Mercadona.

aldi seville
dia supermarket seville

If you’re staying central, the best bet for finding one of these larger supermarkets is Mercadona in Plaza de Armas, where the supermarket has a large store within the shopping centre. The public transport links make this a great option for people looking to do a larger food shop.

One of my favourite places to shop in Seville is El Corte Ingles Food Hall. In the basement of this department store is a ‘food hall’ where you can find an excellent range of food (deli, cheese and fish counters!). It is slightly pricier than other supermarkets, but the selection is varied, and the food is premium. Furthermore, I often find popular brands and products from my home country of the UK – things that I can’t find in other Spanish supermarkets!

Food Markets in Seville

Seville also has a large selection of food markets scattered around the city, offering fresh meat, fish and vegetables. Here are a selection of the best local food markets in Seville:

Food MarketDescriptionLocationOpening Days/Times
Mercado de TrianaA vibrant market offering fresh produce, seafood, and tapasPlaza del Altozano, TrianaMon-Sat: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mercado de la Encarnación (Metropol Parasol)Modern market with a variety of stalls, including fresh produce, meats, and local productsPlaza de la Encarnación, city centreMon-Sat: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mercado de FeriaHistoric market with a focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, and local specialtiesCalle Feria, near Alameda de HérculesMon-Sat: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mercado de ArenalCentrally located market offering a mix of fresh products, spices, and local cuisineCalle Pastor y Landero, Arenal districtMon-Sat: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mercado Lonja del BarrancoTrendy market with gourmet offerings, including seafood, Iberian ham, and international cuisineCalle Arjona, near the Guadalquivir RiverMon-Sun: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM (midnight)

These markets tend to be similar to ‘Farmers Markets’ and offer a wide selection of local produce that is almost always fresh and organic. Communicating can be a little more tricky, as English isn’t that widely used in these markets, but it is fairly easy to get by.

A full guide on the markets in Seville can be found here

Bakeries in Seville

Seville has a large variety of bakeries in the centre offering everything from fresh pastries, bread and cakes. A lot of these bakeries are also cafes and are a perfect place to grab breakfast and a coffee.

One of my favourite bakeries in the centre is Ofelia Bakery where they offer daily fresh cakes and pastries, coffee and juice, and breakfast. There is seating inside and out, and the serve food all day. I recommend one of the blueberry muffins – amazing!

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, I’d recommend checking out Manola Bakes. There are 3 stores scattered around the centre (my favourite being the one on Av. de la República Argentina).

Here they sell ‘Manolitas‘ (Mini croissants with different toppings) and ‘Palmitas‘ (small flakey pastry) that are delicious!

manola bakes seville bakery
seville bakery cake and coffee

Common Phrases for Food Shopping in Seville

If you do not speak Spanish you can usually get by fine in a supermarket with a lot of pointing. Furthermore, a lot of workers often know some small English. However, it is always good to try and communicate in Spanish, so here are a few simple phrases that may be useful when food shopping in Seville:

Where is the supermarket?¿Dónde está el supermercado?
I’m looking for…Estoy buscando…
How much does this cost?¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
Can I have a kilo of…¿Puedo tener un kilo de…?
Do you have…?¿Tiene usted…?
I would like…Me gustaría…
Is there a discount?¿Hay algún descuento?
Where can I find bread?¿Dónde puedo encontrar pan?
I need some vegetables.Necesito algunas verduras.
Excuse me, where are the eggs?Disculpe, ¿dónde están los huevos?
Is this product fresh?¿Este producto está fresco?
Can I pay with a credit card?¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito?

More Food and Drink Guides on Visit-Seville

Check out a selection of our other guides and pages on food and drink in Seville: