Should you move to Côte d’Ivoire, one of your first culinary adjustments will probably involve your grocery shopping routine. While Abidjan has many excellent supermarkets, their prices for fresh meat and produce can be stiff, particularly when compared with prices at the numerous local markets. Personally, I prefer to buy most fresh foods at the market, reserving my supermarket budget for dry goods and specialty foods.
The very best place to buy meat in Abidjan is the abattoir in Port Bouet. The abattoir sells every variety of meat imaginable –goat, sheep, pork, beef, chicken and much more. It is also a terrific place to buy the smoked meats which are used to season a variety of local sauces.
Personally, I’m not much of a carnivore. So, heading to the abattoir, haggling over live animals, and supervising their butchery is definitely not my cup of tea. However, my family –like most African families I know– are pretty dedicated meat eaters. So, CoqIvoire has been a welcome solution to what was becoming a serious poultry shopping dilemma.
They have outlets in every neighborhood of Abidjan and offer a wide variety of fresh, frozen and smoked poultry, and poultry products –like chicken sausages and fresh eggs. Their shops are clean and modern, and offer a selection of products to fit any budget, with friendly service to boot! The only downside to shopping at CoqIvoire is the fact that their staff are not equipped to cut poultry to the customer’s specifications.
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