Javea, British and International Food Shopping
The international presence in Javea is very significant, and as many people often like to continue to eat the food brands they are accustomed to, shops and supermarkets have sprung up in and around Javea to cater for international tastes.
Some supermarkets now stock a small selection of items from other European countries, in particular British and Dutch food brands. Mas Y Mas has an international food range in a couple of its local outlets, but the selection tends to be a little restricted and concentrates on highly popular items such as Heinz beans and HP sauce. Lidle and Aldi are both German supermarket chains which offer a variety of German products from beers to bratwurst.
To find a wider selection of European foods you would need to visit one of the specialist outlets in the area.
Perhaps the best known to British people is the Iceland supermarket chain. In Spain this brand is operated by ‘Overseas Supermarkets’ a Tenerife based company that has stores in the Canaries, Portugal and Spain offering a large selection of British foods.
In Javea the Iceland supermarket is located at Avenida. del Plaza Calle Pescara No5 which can be found on Calle Venecia, the road that leads to Ondara and Gata de Gorgos. The store has a very large selection of frozen foods and canned goods as well as bread, sauces, curries and much more. There is also a branch in Benissa.
Another popular British supermarkets is Toms on the N332 in Pedreguer, 20 minuets from Arenal beach by car. This is an established shop offering many freezers full of breads, vegetables, ready-meals, cakes, meats and much more.
In addition the shop offers a good selection of tinned and pre-packed foods to suit British tastes. There are also a small range of hot foods available to eat in store or take away such as sausage rolls, pasties, pies, as well as hot and cold sandwiches and tea, coffee, cold drinks and beer.
There are also a couple of other services offered including post box rental for those who have difficulty receiving post at home. In addition you can also send post by courier directly to the UK to be dropped into the Royal mail system at reasonable rates. They also offer a large range of UK greetings cards for all occasions.
Mathew’s the Butcher
Also inside the shop you will find Mathew’s the Butcher offering imported British meats for those who have a preference for quality British style cuts of meat.
Close to the Arenal beach on Centro Commercial Arenal, Avnda del Pla 126, opposite Bay Radio is a Quicksave outlet. This is a smaller shop, but it is packed with a large range of British goods ranging from a selection of frozen items to bread, soups, ice creams, soft drinks, cereals and everything else you may need. They also offer postal services and British newspapers.
More International food shops coming soon.
You can also take a look at the Daily Food Market Javea