SUPERMARKETS – SPECIALTY STORES

Major supermarkets in Jakarta are offering an increasing choice of imported and local produce, although don’t be surprised if your favorite product suddenly disappears without explanation. KemChicks is especially popular, as is Ranch Market. Other major players include Hero, Carrefour, Super Indo, Farmers Market, Lotte Mart, Hypermart and Grand Lucky. There are also specialty grocery stores, where you can purchase everything from Middle Eastern olives to Indian delicacies. Over the past decade, the number of minimarts in Jakarta has skyrocketed to about 2,000 – not all of them properly licensed, but all offering the same sugary and processed foods. Although convenient and usually clean, they are displacing traditional grocery stalls and being blamed for a rise in obesity and diabetes. Jakarta has 153 traditional markets, some of which may not seem the most hygienic places, but they are certainly the most interesting and offer cheap, fresh produce. There are also dedicated fruit and vegetable shops, some of which have fresher and cheaper stock than the supermarkets.


Supermarket-supermarket besar di Jakarta memberikan banyak pilihan untuk produk impor dan lokal, namun jangan heran bila produk favorit Anda tiba-tiba menghilang tanpa ada penjelasan. KemChicks sangat populer, seperti halnya Ranch Market. Pemain-pemain besar lainnya termasuk Hero, Carrefour, Super Indo, Farmers Market, Lotte Mart, Hypermart dan Grand Lucky. Ada juga toko-toko khusus, dimana Anda dapat membeli apa saja mulai dari minyak zaitun Timur Tengah sampai penganan India. Selama dekade terakhir, jumlah minimart di Jakarta telah melejit hingga sekitar 2000 tempat – tidak semuanya berlisensi, namun semua menyediakan makanan manis dan makanan olahan yang sama. Meskipun nyaman dan biasanya bersih, mereka menggusur warung-warung kelontong tradisional dan dipersalahkan atas meningkatnya obesitas dan diabetes. Jakarta memiliki 153 pasar tradisional, beberapa diantaranya mungkin terlihat bukan tempat yang bersih, tetapi tentu saja sangat menarik dan menawarkan produk segar dan murah. Ada juga toko-toko yang secara khusus menyediatan buah dan sayuran, beberapa diantaranya mempunyai stok yang lebih segar dan lebih murah daripada supermarket.

































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