Last week I ran by Gateway Supermarket in Sheung Wan to pick up some cleaning supplies. When I arrived, I immediately noticed the bright yellow walls leading down to the basement had been painted white. I also couldn’t detect that weird smell that typically hit me as I approached the front door. Was I in the wrong place? After going back up and confirming I was in fact heading down the right basement, I continued back down only to find the store was empty! As in NO MO JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER! Even though I wasn’t planning to buy peanut butter, when I saw the store empty it was the only thing that hit my brain.
Needless to say, I left a little pissed and confused because 1) Gateway Supermarket was my go-to store for as long as I could remember. What was I going to do now? 2) I had to return home without any cleaning supplies, which meant that long soaking bath wasn’t going to happen, and 3) Why was the door open??
All better now, because after a little research I uncovered Gateway actually moved to a bigger and better location. Yeah! They’re no longer in that stinky-smelly, weird fluorescent-light-buzzing sound, bright yellow basement, that if not for the goodies in my cart would have otherwise DRIVEN ME COMPLETELY CRAZY with each visit! The new location offers a much better shopping experience on the 2nd floor of the Unicorn Trade Building, while still offering free home delivery of purchases over HK$ 850.
If you’ve been looking for those hard to find American brands, I highly recommend you visit the new Central Gateway. Just don’t touch the peanut butter and jelly section. For a complete beginners guide to Hong Kong… according to me, check out my original post here.
GATEWAY SUPERMARKET | 131 DesVoeux Rd. | 2/F Unicorn Trade Building | Central
Also, while out…
I visited the new A&M US Groceries Central location. Compared to the Stanley location, the assortment in Central is much smaller and more expensive. After visiting both Gateway and A&M the same day, I found Gateway almost 30% less expensive. That being said, I still suggest checking out both stores as they each offer items the other doesn’t.
A&M US GROCERIES | 30-32 Connaught Rd. | 1/F 101 Chuang’s Tower | Central