Phnom Penh is great for groceries, and you’ll be shocked to see how many items from back home can be found on the shelves of the city’s supermarkets.
The best places to shop for fruits and vegetables are local Cambodian markets, of which there is at least one within walking distance from almost anywhere in Phnom Penh. But if you’re looking for dry goods and imported products, you should head to one of Phnom Penh’s grocery stores and supermarkets. We’ve got a full list with reviews of the best grocery stores in town. Here are some excerpts:
Grocery stores and supermarkets
We’ve got a full list with reviews of the best grocery stores in Phnom Penh on the blog. Here are some excerpts:
Chip Mong Supermarket is a relative newcomer, but has quickly become one of the most popular groceries in town. They carry a wide range of imported items from around the world, and their entire stock is available to order on their website for delivery by Food Panda.
Lucky is a chain of Western-style grocery stores in Phnom Penh (18 at last count). Lucky Supermarkets have a massive selection of foreign foods, including imported meats, fruits and cheeses, including specialty items including Greek yogurt and chorizo.
If you want to stock your pantry, Bayon Market in Phnom Penh offers the widest array of dry goods at the lowest prices. From American cereals to Korean ingredients, Bayon has brands from around the world, including some surprising finds, like Costco-brand olive oil and vitamins.
Thai Hout has a few locations these days and is a good place to get dry goods, dairy, and cupboard items. They’ve got a great selection of French wines and cheeses and French baked goods, plus an excellent array of European spices.
Perhaps more of a grocer than a supermarket, Le Marché on Street 456 in Tuol Tom Pong is packed with imported French and European grocery items. They’re a great source for grains, legumes and specialty rice, baking goods and ingredients, plus French wines and craft beers.
The Aeon supermarket at Aeon Mall is the flashiest grocery store in town. It combines the best of imported international products with traditional Cambodian foods. The pantry and dry goods section has a wide selection of international items, while the fresh foods department carries everything from silk worms to prahok. They’ve also got an amazing food court, with a huge selection of Cambodian dishes, sushi, and more.
Super Duper is an Australian 24-hour grocery store in the Toul Tom Pong area. The store isn’t huge, but they stock a surprising array of all sorts of imported foods, plus a nice selection of things that you’d find in a grocery store back home but rarely in Cambodia, such as light bulbs, birthday candles, and batteries.
More of a specialty shop than a supermarket, Veggy’s offers a selection of frozen, imported meats and seafood, canned goods, and imported wines and features a cold room in the back that is packed with Western vegetables, meats, and cheeses.
We’ve got a full list with reviews of the best organic grocery stores in Phnom Penh on the blog. Here are some excerpts:
Natural Garden is the godfather of organic groceries in Phnom Penh and a leading produce supplier for many of the city’s hotels and restaurants. A member of Cambodia Organic Agricultural Association (COrAA), they grow and sell organic rice and chemical-free vegetables.
Green-O Farm works with farmers in several villages in Kampong Speu to supply customers with chemical-free products. They’re also a member of COrAA; certified chemical-free, they are working toward organic status. They carry a large selection of locally grown vegetables, salad greens, and herbs, as well as “safe imported vegetables.”
The Aeon supermarket has a surprisingly large selection of locally grown, organic vegetables, as well as organic vegetables imported from around Asia (including places they may have more stringent standards when it comes to growing and labeling organic).
Farm to Table by Artillery has a selection of vegetables from Discovery Farms, a farm in Kampong Speu that is certified organic by COrAA. The selection is small and the prices are high, but they have a personal touch and have on-site events and daily specials. They can also organize weekly vegetable delivery boxes.
Updated Jan, 2022.