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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

Great post! Care to elaborate on leclerc drive-in? Someone said you place your order and then they go and pick up the stuff for you? Is this really correct? Do I place the order online or how does it work?
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

Guess you would have to look.on their website like the rest of us
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No can do. Don't have a computer.
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

And you are posting on an Internet based board using telepathy?
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Yep.
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

A mention of Cora Hypermarche at the edge of Mulhouse. Lots of space and good flow of crowd. It's a mall, so there is a Sephora and clothing stores. There is also a huge Decathlon at the next highway offramp. I think Americans can relate to this shopping experience. It's a suburb.
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

Top man for taking the time to put this together.

The trip to Mulhouse can be worth it for the French market on a Saturday. Great veg, fruit, fish, meat and cheese you would expect in any French market and not expensive.
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5 mins away are 2 heifers.
I suppose you country boys have to pass the time somehow, right?
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

We went to the Carrefour near Mulhouse yesterday, quite big, with a small mall of mainly clothes shops but also a maison du monde :-) loved the carrefour simply for the vast choice of products that just aren't available here. Finished the day off with a KFC so 2 very happy shoppers !

Roast lamb shanks for Sunday lunch today which seem impossible to get here
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Great post! Care to elaborate on leclerc drive-in? Someone said you place your order and then they go and pick up the stuff for you? Is this really correct? Do I place the order online or how does it work?
yes, that's how it works - go to http://fd6-courses.leclercdrive.fr/m...s/accueil.aspx put stuff in basket, pay and go pick up, done in minutes. Note that you don't go to the Leclerc supermarket to pick the order up, the pick up station is a separate entity close to Casino supermarket instead.


The selection is quite limited though and half the items seem to be out of stock constantly, so there's some room for improvement.
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

One day I will get to Mulhouse! Cycled along the canal today but only to Rosenau
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France is more expensive than Germany for most things but as the southern Germans, like the Swiss, don't seem to care for fish or a variety of cakes/bread, France is where to go for these. Plus the deli counters are excellent.
Great summary!
There's a pretty well defined set we tend to grab from France, I'll itemize in case it's helpful:
  • pastries and cakes (do yourself a favour and try the gateau croustillant, opera, moelleux au chocolat, &c, &c just simply from the pastries shelf)
  • breads (they know the point of texture)
  • fish (delicious lotte can be as little as 16/kg at Geant.. well, on sale)
  • cheese
  • sausages (sorry, Germany, as long as fresh chorizos are out of reach, France wins this one)
  • beers (sorry, Germany, as long as Belgian beers are <1.5, &c, &c)
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One day I will get to Mulhouse! Cycled along the canal today but only to Rosenau
On top of the great SM advice provided above (supermarkets you dirty bastards), this thread also turned me on to the trail networks along the canals. It's my new Sunday morning religion.
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Re: Supermarket shopping abroad from Basel

Hi all, I left the area a few years ago but I used to like going to the Hyper U in Sierentz. It's certainly not as big as the Carrefour but it's only half the distance if you want a change from the shops in Saint-Louis.

https://www.magasins-u.com/hyperu-sierentz

The closest bus is probably the 755 although you may want to check this in case I am wrong.

Also looks like there's a train from Basel. It would be more of a walk to the supermarket though.

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