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Convenience and Selection: Pepito Supermarket Near Bali Airport

In my last blog post, I talked about a less expensive way to travel from Bali airport to your hotel. Instead of using a taxi service from inside the airport, you can use a ride-hailing app like Grab or Gojek from outside the airport. Click on the link for more information on how to get to HARRIS Hotel Kuta Tuban Bali, which you can use as a pickup point when calling for a taxi.

Since the Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua is not close to any supermarkets or grocery stores, we decided to stop at the nearest one to buy some supplies before going to the hotel. We used Grab to get to Pepito Supermarket on Jalan Kediri, which is only 850 metres away from HARRIS Hotel Kuta Tuban. It would only take about 10 minutes to walk there, but using Grab only cost us Rp25,000 (S$2.25). Cheap!

We went to Pepito Supermarket for the first time and I was expecting it to be more of a local store because of its location. However, it turned out to be more upscale than I thought.

Even though it’s not a very big supermarket, it has a diverse selection of products, including both local and international brands.

A brief tour of Pepito Supermarket

Snacks and tidbits

There’s a small section where you can find snacks to bring back to your hotel room. You can munch on these while relaxing by the pool or watching movies in your room.

I picked up these taro snacks because I liked the packaging and flavours. They were so delicious that I wish I had bought more! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find them at other supermarkets when I went back to town for shopping. So, if you happen to go to a Pepito Supermarket, keep an eye out for this brand of taro chips! ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way, I wouldn’t recommend buying snacks or food gifts from here since there are better places to do so, which I will recommend later. Prices at Pepito are not cheap by local standards.

Tropical fruits

They have a variety of tropical fruits, including the Thai variety of durians.

Ready-to-eat food and cooking supplies

You can also find ready-to-eat food like sandwiches, onigiri, Japanese-style bento boxes, and fried and grilled food.

If you’re staying at a villa with cooking facilities or planning to have a BBQ, you can buy seafood and meat here too. Everything looks fresh and good!

I love Indonesian brands of instant noodles because I enjoy South East Asian flavours. It’s great that they sell individual packs so you can try a variety of flavours and see which one you like.

Beverages

I’m a big fan of Orange Water since trying it for the first time in Bali about 13-14 years ago. You can also find this brand in some Cold Storage outlets in Singapore, but it’s way cheaper to buy and enjoy in Bali.

I’m not much of a beer drinker, but you can’t come to Bali without trying Bintang beer. It reminds me of the good old days when J and I first met while travelling and spent the whole night chatting while drinking Bintang beer on the stairs of a mall.

Conclusion

Prices at Pepito Supermarket may not be the cheapest, but the convenience it offers is unparalleled. Being located near the airport, it saves the hassle of travelling out to look for a supermarket to grab supplies. You can get everything you need from here and head straight to your hotel without worrying about lacking in anything later on. So, if you don’t have access to nearby supermarkets or grocery stores or if you’re in a rush to get settled in your accommodation, Pepito Supermarket is a great place to quickly buy what you need.

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