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Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Does anyone know of any cheap fruit/veg markets in or around Basel?
I'm wanting to buy mass fruit and veg once a week if I can find a good market or something similar.
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Old 17.05.2011, 21:46
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Have you checked Saint Louis market on Saturdays?
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

http://www.loerrach.de/ceasy/modules...p5?cPageId=225
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

can definitely second the lörrach tip - it's really very cheap and particularly nice in the summer during the berry season!
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Hi we like to go to Aldi in Germany there are 2 close to the border in Weil - they have great quality fruit and veges at amazing prices! Not too sure how much you need to buy... but maybe its worthwhile having a look?
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

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Have you checked Saint Louis market on Saturdays?
+1 for St Louis.
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Many fruits and vegetables that Aldi and Lidl sell are of inferior quality, they look good but taste like cardboard (Monsanto monsters, I assume.) There are exceptions, though, but you need to shop around.

Regarding St. Louis, I really loved what the market had to offer last year, so it's great to know that they've restarted. Does anybody know if the market is on every Saturday? If not, do they have a calendar somewhere in the internet, for example?
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Many fruits and vegetables that Aldi and Lidl sell are of inferior quality, they look good but taste like cardboard (Monsanto monsters, I assume.) There are exceptions, though, but you need to shop around.
I think that you have to accept that some people really don't care what they taste like - as long as they look nice.
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Regarding St. Louis, I really loved what the market had to offer last year, so it's great to know that they've restarted. Does anybody know if the market is on every Saturday? If not, do they have a calendar somewhere in the internet, for example?
they haven't stopped and yes, have the market every Saturday at Place de l’Europe from 6 to 1.

Also on all Tuesdays and Thursdays at Croisée des Lys, but I haven't visited this one myself.
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Many Turkish and Indian stores have good prices, and some even open on Sunday. There's a good one in front of the Bläsi public library.
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

You should also try ALIMA in KleinBasel on Breisacherstrasse and Blasiring . We buy ours there and they are great. It is a Turkish Market with also excellent meats, seafood, and food preparation ingredients.
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You should also try ALIMA in KleinBasel on Breisacherstrasse and Blasiring . We buy ours there and they are great. It is a Turkish Market with also excellent meats, seafood, and food preparation ingredients.
I second this suggestion. There is another Alima on the street behind SBB (the side where MediaMarkt is). The one in KBasel is a bit betetr but its the same shop so can also get good deals there.
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Thanks for all of your responses. Lots of various options to try!
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Thanks for all of your responses. :msngrin: Lots of various options to try!
This is why we live in Basel ;)
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

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they haven't stopped and yes, have the market every Saturday at Place de l’Europe from 6 to 1.
That's wonderful news, can't wait to visit it! (It's apparently a different market than the one I visited last summer - the latter was all over Av. du Général de Gaulle.)

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I think that you have to accept that some people really don't care what they taste like - as long as they look nice.
Touché...well, for those people Aldi veggies are unbeatable owing to their rock-bottom price.
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Many Turkish and Indian stores have good prices, and some even open on Sunday. There's a good one in front of the Bläsi public library.
Interesting. and where exactly is Bläsi public library?
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

It just says that it's at Neuer Marktplatz. What's the street address?
I've only been to Lörrach once before and don't really know my way round yet.
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Interesting. and where exactly is Bläsi public library?
Tram 8, Station Bläsiring
Address: Bläsiring 85, 4057 Basel
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

Just be aware of the limits on what you can import without paying duty.
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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Re: Buying Cheap Fruit & Veg in or around Basel?

I checked out St Louis yesterday and liked it. The prices range from about 50% to 100% of the prices in a typical migros and the quality looked decent.
Next week I'll have a look at Lörrach
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