Universall: "Grocery stores" Bucharest Shopping Tip by Dabs

Bucharest Shopping: 55 reviews and 70 photos

by Dabs

We always stop by grocery stores when traveling, to buy beverages such as bottled water or soft drinks which are cheaper than other places, to check out local products or grab food to make a picnic lunch.

There are many small grocery stores throughout Bucharest but there is now a huge Universall grocery store right behind the Unirea shopping mall (not the smaller grocery store located below the mall). It's two floors of grocery store, connected with a moving walkway that you can take a grocery cart on, with a huge variety of products. We stocked up on beverages and snacks for our flight home and Kinder Eggs for the nieces and nephews since we can't buy them here (that garnered a few giggles from some young women on the metro).

If you don't bring your own bag, you have to buy one from the cashier and bag your own groceries although at this one they had some really flimsy bags which were free.

Using a credit card here caused a bit of confusion, I don't have a PIN for it so the cashier didn't know what to do. It appears that debit cards are more common in Romania.

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2005
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