Kenyans love shopping under one roof. They buy from places with a wide range of products such as food items, household items, and personal items, among others. Supermarkets have many products making them suitable shopping joints for most Kenyans.
Given the huge demand, supermarkets are opening branches in most residential and commercial regions of Nairobi. Depending on their strategy, most supermarkets either own or rent places in Nairobi to set up these branches. Owing to stiff competition in the industry, the number of branches is a close indicator of the market leaders.
If you are in Nairobi Cbd and would like to do some shopping, here is a list of the most popular supermarkets available.
1. Naivas Supermarket – Moi Avenue (Development House)
This is one of the largest supermarkets in Kenya, established in 1990. Naivas has over 60 branches across the country. It prides itself on having a state-of-the-art food market in East Africa. The branch above is located near a public transport at Afya Centre and Railways buses.
The items in it are both neatly arranged and have reasonable pricing for most products. They have a large selection of products ranging from fresh produce, household goods to foodstuff. From time to time, they have product promotions where they introduce discounts.
Also, they have an excellent staff who help during your shopping and quick service at the teller points. They offer gifts and launch competitions for customers. They also have a fabulous kitchen with delicious foods prepared by qualified chefs.
Location: Development House, Moi Avenue
Working Hours: open 24hours
Google rating: 4.3 stars, (949 reviews)
2. Naivas Supermarket – Ronald Ngala St.
The supermarket is in downtown CBD, opposite Afya center. They have a well-stocked range of products and have arranged their shelves conveniently, leaving space for free movement. In addition, their kitchen has well-prepared meals that you can grab and go.
Their price range on high-quality products is very fair. They also have excellent customer service, security for your items, a lovely ambiance, and fast-moving teller counters. Naivas Ronald Ngala is the ultimate timesaver during shopping.
Location: Ronald Ngala St
Working Hours: 7.30 am to 8.30 pm every day
Google rating: 4.2 stars, (2,025 reviews)
3. Eastmart Supermarket – Mfangano Street
The supermarket takes pride in the variety of products it offers. They are closely competing in becoming the leading retail market in the country. All the goods and products are in an affordable price range.
They also offer a variety of items, from designer doormats, personal effects, laundry material, foodstuff. Their products are nicely displayed and are easy to find. Everybody loves excellent customer service, and they have fantastic staff that answer all your inquiries. It has championed for cleanliness despite its congested location.
Location: Mfangano St, Nairobi.
Working Hours: 8 am to 5 pm weekdays, 8 am to 12 pm Saturdays and closed on Sundays
Google rating: 4.1 stars, (303 reviews)
4. Quick Mart – Tom Mboya
The supermarket is conveniently located close to the public transport terminals. They are well stocked, offer reasonable prices, and also well known for their famous Banana bread and signature hotdogs. They offer the Quickmart card for loyalty points that one can use to pay for shopping using a standard rate set by the supermarket.
Location: Tom Mboya Street.
Opens: open 24 hours
Google rating: 4.1 stars, (1,217 reviews)
5. Maathai Supermarket – Ronald Ngala St.
It is the most convenient to shop for kids going back to school. The supermarket is well stocked with various products, including household items. They also stock a range of consumable products at reasonable prices. Their customer service is fantastic. It is the only supermarket found on the lower side of Ronald Ngala street near the Nyama Kima stage.
Location: Ronald Ngala St
Working Hours: 8 am to 5 pm weekdays, 8 am to 12 pm Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Google rating: 4.1 stars, (361 reviews)
6. Karrymart Downtown Supermarket
It is a small supermarket and is very convenient when shopping is less bulky. They have a range of household items and consumable products. Their prices are very fair in comparison to the quality of the products they sell. It is easily accessible with little or no congestion. They have fantastic customer and quick checkout services.
Location: Moi Avenue, Nairobi
Opens: 8 am to 9 pm daily
Google rating: 4.0 stars, (37 reviews)
Having a convenient location for shopping after running errands is everybody’s goal. Therefore, supermarkets make our shopping easy as they have almost all items in one place. Nairobians have embraced this convenience. If you are in Nairobi Cbd and want to shop for various products, you can drop in on any of the supermarkets on the list above and get your products. Have a happy shopping!