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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Shopping for Groceries in Cuba

In Cuba, you can get your groceries from state-run stores or private enterprises.

Typical state-run store with long lines waiting to get just a few staples--rice, beans, eggs, oil, soup base. We didn't see much else available.

A state-run place selling vegetables.

We peeked in the window and saw plantains, yuca, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, onions and garlic. The produce were not in great shape and definitely no leafy greens in sight.

Typical private enterprise selling sausages. They're hung on display in windows. 

Another place with fresh meat.

You can get fruit from carts.

Finding bottled water can be hard. We came across this grocery store in Chinatown that sold drinks. We got a 5 liter bottle of water for 1.90 CUCs, which was a great deal. Most of the bottled water on the streets is 1 CUC for 0.5 liter bottle. It's almost cheaper to drink beer--1 CUC for a bottle of beer.

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