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Q: Any foreign outlets for imported food in chengdu??

5 years 5 weeks ago in  Food  - Chengdu

 
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Best bet is Carrefour's international section, if they have a carrefour. In areas with few foriegners you can still get proper coffee, granola bars...etc

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Sabrina's Country Store is even better than Carrefour. There's one on Kehuabeilu accross from the West gate of Sichuan University. It's a bit pricey but they have everything...snacks, canned goods, chips, coffee, soda, pasta, etc.

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