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Fran Y Chemi - Poligono Industrial El Matorral
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This shop is a hidden gem. Not many tourists are visiting but it's known by local residents and business owners for their quality of fruit & vegetables. It took us a good couple of years until we tried them even though we knew about the shop. The front-shop doesn't looks as inviting as other supermarkets but it's definitely worth to try them at least once. I'm sure you'll come back even the shop inside looks like is stuck in the 80's.

Lots of forum members will mention cheap prices, I'm honestly not sure about it. Many times I was able to buy fruit cheaper in Mercadona or Hiperdino when they've been running a promotion. I'm actually not sure if Fran & Chemi do any promotions or keep the prices all the time at the same level.
Anyway, I would never call the shop too expensive and the fruit taste always great.

So yes, please. If you're in the area, try to pop in. It's definitely worth it.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8AM - 5PM

And a quick link to Googlemaps, if you've never been in the shop.
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I also recommend Fran y Chemi.  Their produce is very fresh and their salad stuff, lettuce etc.seems to remain fresher for longer than the supermarket stuff. Prices always very reasonable and have a great selection of herbs and spices.
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I go along with Emmi's comments about herbs and spices - you can buy decent size bags/containers of them here as well as some other products in catering sizes.
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We also support comments about shopping at Fran Y Chemi a great selection of fresh fruit and veg as well as plenty of other catering food items.  One item price that sticks in my mind is loose mushrooms 3.35€ a kilo vs 6.30€ prepped in plastic in Spar or Mercadona
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Good selection of fruit and veg as well as other food and very well priced.

       
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A couple more pics from today's visit.

One from inside:
   

And one of the really uninviting entrance:
   

I still like the shop very much, though.
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(13-11-2018, 08:00 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: I also recommend Fran y Chemi.  Their produce is very fresh and their salad stuff, lettuce etc.seems to remain fresher for longer than the supermarket stuff. Prices always very reasonable and have a great selection of herbs and spices.

We've shopped here many times, but I hate to disagree with this post - I've generally found the food goes off quicker. Incidentally, one day we saw one of the checkout girls checking the prices in Mercadona.
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(11-01-2019, 01:50 PM)TrickyFox Wrote:
(13-11-2018, 08:00 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: I also recommend Fran y Chemi.  Their produce is very fresh and their salad stuff, lettuce etc.seems to remain fresher for longer than the supermarket stuff. Prices always very reasonable and have a great selection of herbs and spices.

We've shopped here many times, but I hate to disagree with this post - I've generally found the food goes off quicker. Incidentally, one day we saw one of the checkout girls checking the prices in Mercadona.

We used to buy all our F/Veg there at one time, but now we go there very occasionally for the same reason as TF, it  deteriorates faster unless you are very selective, we now go to F/Veg shop near 5 Oceans,and as I have said before not the cheapest but of a much better quality.
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(11-01-2019, 02:19 PM)Johnrgby Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 01:50 PM)TrickyFox Wrote:
(13-11-2018, 08:00 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: I also recommend Fran y Chemi.  Their produce is very fresh and their salad stuff, lettuce etc.seems to remain fresher for longer than the supermarket stuff. Prices always very reasonable and have a great selection of herbs and spices.

We've shopped here many times, but I hate to disagree with this post - I've generally found the food goes off quicker. Incidentally, one day we saw one of the checkout girls checking the prices in Mercadona.

We used to buy all our F/Veg there at one time, but now we go there very occasionally for the same reason as TF, it  deteriorates faster unless you are very selective, we now go to F/Veg shop near 5 Oceans,and as I have said before not the cheapest but of a much better quality.

Visited this place last weekend and yes, better quality but less choice of the fruit & veg. Also longer opening hours (8am-9pm) than Fran & Chemi.
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As it's about a fifth of the size of Frani Y Chem, that is to be expected, but we will always take quality before breadth of selection, we have been using it for about a month and have never failed to get, anything we needed, called into Frani Y Chem last Saturday, as it is the only place we can buy Cauliflower that has not had all the green removed, and I must admit it did not look too bad, except for a display  Sweetcorn, that was starting to  rot, and a lot of bulk sacks of carrots amongst their salad display, but better than empty shelves I suppose.
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