Best Curacao Grocery Stores and Supermarkets (With Map)

Are you looking for the best Curacao grocery stores? Then you are not alone.

There are not that many supermarkets in Curacao, and it is especially hard to find a good one that is up to Western standards in your area.

I have lived in Curacao for a couple of months, and we have tried every supermarket in Curacao.

If you need a bit of help finding the best grocery store in Curacao, keep on reading!

Tip: keep reading until the end to find the best liquor store in Curacao!

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Curacao Grocery Store – Map

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1. Van Den Tweel – Albert Heijn

  • Address: 28 Kaya Jacob Posner, Willemstad, Curaçao

The Albert Heijn Van den Tweel is the best grocery store in Curacao overall.

Since Albert Heijn is a Dutch Brand, they mostly have typical Dutch groceries. You can find all of the favorites, such as Stroopwafel and Hagelslag.

The quality of the supermarket is great, and the food is fresh. You can buy seafood, meat, produce, and other necessities.

The grocery store is about 15 minutes outside of Willemstad, so it is definitely possible to go from the city.

They have coffee to go and even a smoothie station – super fancy!

2. Carrefour

  •  Address: Sambil Mall, Veeris 27 L-155, Willemstad, Curaçao

Carrefour is my personal favorite of the Curacao grocery stores.

Carrefour is one of the biggest supermarkets in Curacao. It is also the most expensive one, but they have high-quality food and alcohol.

You can also buy cosmetics, sun products, and BBQ utensils at the Carrefour.

The supermarket is conveniently located in the Sambil shopping center just outside Willemstad. You can combine your visit with some shopping or a movie in the cinema.

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Credit: Carrefour

3. Vreugdenhil Supermarket

  • Address:  z/n Schubappelweg, Willemstad, Curaçao

The Vreugdenhil Supermarket in Curacao is another one of my favorite grocery stores.

They have many North American things, but also plenty of Dutch products.

The store is pretty big, and they even have a small cosmetics store included.

Vreugdenhil Supermarket is also beloved among locals, and it is a lot cheaper than Albert Heijn or Carrefour.

There is a small coffee-to-go cart, and you can buy fresh cake and bread.

4. Curacao Centrum Supermarket

  • Address: Weg Naar Bullenbaai, Curaçao

The Centrum Supermarket is another great supermarket in Curacao.

They have everything you could possibly wish for – it is quite big.

This grocery store is also where Curacao locals shop. It is not as fancy as the Carrefour or the Albert Heijn.

Centrum Supermarket is a little more expensive than Vreugdenhil, but the quality is about the same.

Centrum Supermarket is also about 15 minutes outside of Willemstad, located a bit more to the West.

Centrum Supermarket is located in the Piscadera area, so great for people who stay in Piscadera.

5. Albert Heijn Jan Thiel

  • Address: Kaya Damasco, Jan Thiel, Curaçao

The second Albert Heijn supermarket in Curacao is located in Jan Thiel.

This supermarket will be your first choice for grocery shopping if you are staying at Jan Thiel Beach.

The store is quite small, so you can basically only buy food.

The selection is not very big, so if you need a little more choice, you have to go to a different market.

6. New California Supermarket, Tera Cora

  • Address: 6XF9+X52, Tera Korá Willemstad, Curaçao

The New California Supermarket is one of the only Curacao grocery stores in the west of the island. If you are staying in Playa Lagun, Westpunt, or Koraal Resort, this is a great choice.

The quality is slightly less good than in the Willemstad supermarkets, but you can still find everything you need in this store.

New California Supermarket is also a little less expensive, and much visited by locals.

The store is quite easy to find if you drive towards Westpunt through the village of Tera Cora, you can see it on the left side.

7. Bon Bini Supermarket

  • Address: 21 Jongbloed, Willemstad, Curaçao

The Bon Bini Supermarket is another popular choice for grocery shopping in Curacao.

They have a bakery for fresh bread, and you can even buy ice cream there.

I have not been there often, it is not one of my regular supermarkets in Curacao.

Are There Other Curacao Supermarkets?

Yes, there are many more grocery stores in Curacao.

Sadly, we have found that they do not have the quality standards that we are used to in Europe or the US.

If you are looking for great quality grocery stores in Curacao, I suggest you stick to the seven stores I recommended.

Curacao Grocery Delivery

We have not ordered many groceries online in Curacao. However, I do know it is a thing.

Goisco is one of the best online food delivery websites in Curacao.

If you are looking to order full-blown meals, I suggest checking out the DushiFood app.

Liquor Stores in Curacao

Luckily, you can buy Liquor in Curacao in the supermarkets. You do not need to find a special grocery store that sells alcoholic drinks.

Carrefour, Vreugdenhil Supermarket, Centrum Supermarket and Albert Heijn all have great selections of Liquor.

A great tip if you are looking to buy Blue Curacao: go to Landhuis Chobolobo directly, to save some money and see where the liquor is made.

  • Address: Saliña Ariba, Willemstad, Elias R. A. Moreno Boulevard, Willemstad, Curaçao

Are Groceries Expensive in Curacao?

Yes, grocery shopping in Curacao is quite expensive.

The prices in Curacao supermarkets are comparable with North American Supermarkets.

This means it is slightly more expensive than European stores (of course also depends on the exchange rate).

If you visit local supermarkets, the food is slightly cheaper than in the Carrefour or the Albert Heijn. However, the quality is also a little less.

Curacao grocery prices are usually marked in Curacao currency, so keep that in mind when going shopping.

What to Eat in Curacao

Curacao has a diverse range of culinary delights that you should try when you are on the island.

The cuisine in Curacao is a mixture of African, South American, Spanish, and Dutch dishes. They eat lots of seafood and fish.

Here are some must-try dishes and beverages when visiting Curacao:

  1. Stobá: A hearty stew made with beef, chicken, or goat, cooked with local spices/
  2. Ayaka: Seasoned meat wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed.
  3. Keshi Yena: The rind of a gouda or Edam cheese stuffed with spiced meat
  4. Funchi: A popular side dish made from cornmeal similar to polenta.
  5. Arepitas: local breakfast delicacy
  6. Sushi
  7. Blue Curacao Cocktails

If you are looking for a more in-depth guide about where to eat in Curacao, I suggest checking out my Curacao restaurant guide.

Conclusion: Best Curacao Grocery Stores and Supermarkets

In this post, I have shown you my favorite grocery stores in Curacao.

All of them offer a wide range of products with amazing quality.

Grocery shopping in Curacao can be a bit of a challenge since many local stores are not up to Western quality standards.

However, I feel confident that you can have a great shopping experience in my favorite stores in Curacao.

Make sure to refer to my Ultimate Curacao Travel Guide for more information.

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Sabrina is a passionate travel blogger and content creator, based in the Netherlands. She spends most parts of the year abroad at various destinations with her husband.

She provides slow-paced itineraries that focus on quality over quantity. Sabrina wants to help her readers to get more out of their travel experiences – while doing less. Read more.