Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We mostly shopped at the HEBs. I write this in plural, because we shopped at the one in Nuevo Laredo as well as the one in Laredo, Texas. For large, bi-weekly shopping trips we crossed and shopped in Texas. I'm a big fan of the HEB stores, and frankly think they are the best grocery chain in the whole of the US. The one on the north end of Laredo is a good example. It's shiny and new and large, and the prices are very fair. The HEB in Nuevo Laredo was smaller, dingier, and the selection was limited, but it was still mostly pretty good. I still miss the prices and quality of produce in Nuevo Laredo. - Dec 2022

It's easy to cross over to Laredo TX to stock up on supplies. Most of us also make regular runs to San Antonio for specialty items (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Central Market). I buy most of my fruits and vegetables at the HEB supermarket on the Mexican side -- great prices for excellent Mexican produce, including avocados, tomatoes, peppers of all kinds, onions, pineapple, mangoes, and fresh cactus (!) (throw it on the grill with some olive oil, salt and pepper, it's delicious!) - Jun 2018

Most people shop for groceries in Laredo - both due to pricing and to the security situation. Grocery prices are significantly lower than in the DC area. - Feb 2016

Groceries are probably the same you will find in the U.S. Probably cheaper than DC. Anything is probably cheaper than DC. - Dec 2015

U.S. prices, some things are cheaper on this side and others are cheaper in Laredo. Most of us shop on the U.S. side and supplement with some Mexican groceries as well. - Jun 2014

I shopped on the Mexican side before the security deteriorated and then began shopping on the US side. - Feb 2013

Most of us shop at the grocery stores in Laredo. Standard U.S. prices. You can get good, cheap fruits and vegetables on the Mexican side. - Nov 2011

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