Got a craving for Welch’s Grape Soda, Charleston Chews, Strawberry Quick, A&W Cream Soda, Mint Double-Stuff Oreos, or Blow-Pops by the 100-pack?
Several grocery stores in Hong Kong specialize in American products, also stocking an impressive selection of U.S. junk food!
The newest of the group is A&M U.S. Grocery, located in the basement of Shung Tak Centre (the same building that houses the Macau ferry terminal.) In addition to a great selection of candy, snacks and soda, it has other rare, super-sized items that you would typically find in Costco in the U.S..[photopress:american_supermarket_hong_kong_hk.jpg,full,pp_image] [photopress:americome_happy_valley_am_store_hk.jpg,full,pp_image]
You can get to A&M by approaching from the Central side of the building and taking a series of escalators down to the basement level.
A&M US Grocery
Basement B06-09 Shun Tak Centre (Macau Ferry Terminal)
200 Connaught Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
A smaller neighborhood store is the Americome shop in Happy Valley. Quietly tucked away on a side street, just off of the main thoroughfare of Sing Woo Road, Americome packs a large assortment of products (including many rare candy brands) into one little store.
Americome (Happy Valley)
65A, Sing Woo Road (on Shing Ping Street)
Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Americome (Tai Po)
Shop 15, G/F, Tai Wo Centre
Tai Po Tai Wo Road
Tai Po, New Territories
The grande dame of American supermarkets in Hong Kong is Gateway, located in the basement of Golden Centre in Sheung Wan. Here you can find large quantity sizes of typical American products, plus many miscellaneous items not found in Hong Kong’s supermarket chains. Gateway carries a good selection of sodas unavailable elsewhere, plus bulk-sized packages of candy.
Gateway is also handy for things like American cleaning products, Hefty bags, and better quality paper-plates. The stores mentioned above all stock miscellaneous items from Costco’s in-house brand, Kirkland.
There are two entrances to Gateway, one just next to the Sheung Wan MTR exit E1, and the other on 188 Des Voeux Road. In both cases, look for the staircases leading down.[photopress:gateway_supermarket_hong_kong.jpg,full,pp_image]
Basement, 188 Des Voeux Road
Golden Centre (take Sheung Wan MTR exit E1)
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
As Hong Kong rents are extremely high, don’t expect Costco-like prices at any of the stores. Think of these as places to augment your grocery shopping and fun destinations to browse when you miss looking at super-sized products.
All three shops are worth a visit, as their stocks differ.