Country-specific food

Shopping can be a lot of fun – even we Germans talk about “shoppen”. Sometimes however shopping is a duty e.g. when the family is hungry and supper has to be on the table at a certain time. And shopping can be an unhappy experience e.g. if you are in a foreign country with foreign supermarkets and shops…

To help you relax and get on with what is important to you in your new surroundings here are a few tips and tricks: In general the shops in Germany are open between Mondays and Saturdays. On Sundays and public holidays they are closed.

However bakeries are open on Sunday mornings – opening hours are decided on an individual basis. But fresh “Brötchen” (rolls) are guaranteed.

Every supermarket has trolleys to help move goods from shop to car. To use these trolleys you have to pay a deposit of € 1, € 0,50, 2 € or use the so-called shopping trolley chip. In Germany no-one packs your groceries for you but shopping packets are for sale at the till.

Opening times
Most supermarkets:
Monday –Saturday: 08h00 – 20h00
Sunday & public holidays: closed

You can pay either in cash, an EC-card (in smaller shops only if the value exceeds a set amount) and credit card.

Special shopping facilities – Wolfsburg

In spite of the many shopping facilities that Wolfsburg and its surrounds have to offer, we are sure that from time to time you just long for food from home. Luckily in your new surroundings, in addition to German supermarkets and discounters, there are shops that are dedicated to country-specific food.  Whether Italian, Spanish or Asian foodstuff – there is a big selection of country-specific supermarkets and delicatessens right under your nose.

Asian supermarket
Asiatische Lebensmittel Thi Ha u. Doan
Kaufhofpassage 8
38440 Wolfsburg
telephone: +49 5361/3869338

Italian supermarkets
Pagano G.
Kleiststraße 49
38440 Wolfsburg
telephone: +49 5361/24822

Gigo Uomo
Schillerstraße 43
38440 Wolfsburg
telephone: +49 5361/8906503

Russian supermarket
Saarstraße 33
38440 Wolfsburg
telephone: +49 5361/293449

Special shopping facilities – Gifhorn

Russian supermarket
Handwerkerring 1
29386 Hankensbüttel
telephone: +49 5832/979893

Special shopping facilities – Braunschweig

Asian supermarket
Anh Linh Asia Markt
Rebenring 6/7
38106 Braunschweig
telephone: +49  531 / 3495514
business hours:
Monday – Friday: 09h30 – 20h00
Saturday: 09h30 – 18h00

A-Chau Lebensmittel
Karrenführerstraße 1
38100 Braunschweig
telephone: +49 180 / 5115152
business hours:
Monday – Friday: 9h30 – 19h00
Saturday: 9h00 – 18h00

Brazilian supermarket
Mercearia – Brasil
Schlosspassage 21
38100 Braunschweig
business hours:
Monday – Friday: 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday: 11h00 – 23h30

Spanish supermarket
El Rocio
Steinweg 14
38100 Braunschweig
telephone: +49 531/3569499
business hours:
Monday – Friday: 10h00 – 13h00 & 14h00 – 18h30
Saturday: 10h00 – 13h00 & 14h00 – 15h00

Special shopping facilities – online

Brazilian food

Indian food