In the globalised world of foods and beverages, it comes as no surprise that the majority of produce is available in the region. It causes some discern to note that supermarkets tend not to reach the quality standards of those in some other countries since Germans don’t wish to pay the price.
On the other hand, speciality stores can be found for quality foods and many downtown Asian and numerous Turkish dealers offer superb vegetables and meats, including halal produce.
The quality of supermarket premises has improved more recently with better lighting, more spacious aisles and better trained staff. Small ones are tucked into inner city streets, other larger ones on the periphery. Brands in the region include Aldi, Edeka, Lidl, Netto, Penny, Plus, Real, and Rewe. Organic chains include Basic and Super Bio Markt.