Since 2002, there
have been lots of new supermarkets (western style) opening in Ulaanbaatar such as Passage Market, State Department Store,
and Sky Shopping Centre. You can also find smaller supermarkets offering about the same range of products anywhere in
the city. Nowadays, it is possible to find almost anything you want to eat in Mongolia, most of the products are imported
from all around the world.
Here is a list
of products you can easily buy at the markets and also off the street:
Apple, pear, orange, grape, kiwi, lemon, apricot, plum, tangerine, watermelon and more.
Carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, cucumber, radish, zucchini, pepper (red, green, yellow), onion, potatoes,
spinach, cauliflower, and more.
Flakes, Mueslix, Cherrios and some others.
Milk, all kind of juice, mineral water (you can get it delivered at your apartment), pop, coffee, tea, beer, wine and
vodka, and liquors.
beef, pork, lamb, sausages, ham and more.
Bread and pastries:
There are lots of different types of bread and pastries you can buy in the markets and they taste good, but if you
are looking for very good quality products, there are a few bakeries selling very good stuff also.
- All kind of jams, peanut butter and chocolate spread
- Canned fruit, vegetables and meat
- Ritz Crackers, Oreo cookies, chocolate bars, chips, popcorn, a wide variety of candies and
- Flour, wheat, yeast, sugar, pasta, noodles, Mac & Cheese, salt, pepper, fresh herbs (parsley
and cilantro) but very few spices (bring your own)
- Ketchup (Heinz), mustard (Yellow and Dijon), mayonnaise, tomato sauce, tomato paste, spaghetti
sauce, Tabasco, hot sauce, soya sauce, all kind of pickles, vinegar (white, balsamic, wine), and oil (olive, canola, vegetable)
There are also lots of other imported products you can find at the La Belle France Supermarket
and Good Price 2 stores.
The prices of food products are pretty similar from a market to another; but fruit and vegetables
are cheaper when you buy them off the street, but not always as fresh.
The Mercury Market usually offers fresh fruit and vegetables, but the prices might not be
fixed. Depending on the seller, it might cost you a different price each time. You can always try to bargain, but just remember
that for us a few hundreds Tg won't make a difference in oour budget, but for the locals it will.