Brazzaville - Post Report Question and Answers

How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?

You can find just about anything in Brazzaville. You might have to stop at 3-4 stores when you shop, but many products are available. There are even some gluten-free and organic foods available. That being said, shopping in Brazzaville is expensive. There are some U.S. brands, and those are expensive. Some stores also carry comparable brands from Europe. There is a wonderful butcher in Brazzaville (Boucherie Poissonnerie du Rail) offering a pretty nice selection of chicken, meats and fish. We often shop at the local fruit and vegetable markets for our produce, which is much more affordable than supermarkets. Fruits and vegetables must be washed in a bleach solution prior to eating. - Jul 2020

The local produce is not that great. But lots of imported frozen stuff. I have developed expertise at cooking frozen food. - Jan 2020

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