The best supermarkets in Siem Reap

Luckily for expats, there’s no shortage of excellent supermarkets and grocery stores in Siem Reap. Recently, two new stores have opened their doors, making the grocery landscape even more competitive. Like supermarkets in Phnom Penh, the grocery stores in Siem Reap are chock full of imported goodies at surprisingly low prices. Of course you’ll find fresher produce and lower prices at the local markets, but sometimes you just want access to Western products and meats that have been refrigerated. Here are the best grocery and supermarket options in Siem Reap.

Angkor Market

inside of Angkor Market, Siem Reap Cambodia

Angkor Market in Siem Reap carries an astonishing range of imported groceries.

Angkor Market is the local favorite with Siem Reap expats and it’s not hard to see why. The store is small and usually crowded, but it’s packed full of just about every conceivable product a foreigner could want, from imported cheeses and natural yogurt to cocoa powder and black beans. Since the announcement of the opening of two new grocery stores in Siem Reap, Angkor Market has upped their game and expanded their meat, seafood, and produce selection. You can now find a wide range of local and imported fruits, vegetables, and herbs (including dill, tarragon, and sage) as well as local and imported meats, cold cuts, and sausages.

The outside of Angkor Market, Siem Reap

Angkor Market in Siem Reap is an expat’s dream grocery store.

Upstairs they offer a full range of homewares, from kitchen tools to pet supplies to stationary. Angkor Market also has a better selection of cleaning and laundry products than any of the other stores in town. While there is no way they could pack every conceivable product into such a small place, it certainly feels like they have somehow managed to do it!

Lucky Supermarket

Lucky Mall, Siem Reap

Siem Reap’s Lucky Mall is the home of the aptly named Lucky Supermarket.

The most popular supermarket in Phnom Penh has never really managed to take off in Siem Reap. It’s more than twice the size of Angkor Market but Lucky Supermarket is usually empty, save for the random tourist wandering the aisles looking for Kampot pepper. That said, they actually have an excellent selection of products, including many Western and Asian brands, all at good prices. They’ve also got fresh produce and meats, including some imported stuff mainly from Australia. The dairy section is pretty good, featuring imported cheeses, fresh milk and a thousand types of interestingly-flavored Asian yogurts. They also have a bakery on site with fresh breads and cakes.

Lucky Supermarket Siem Reap

Aisles big enough to swing a cat, or use a shopping cart.

Excitingly (for me, anyway) Lucky carries a selection of UK brand Waitrose teas, jams, cookies, and other pantry items at very reasonable prices. An area Lucky particularly excels in is snack and junk foods, so if you’re looking for packaged cookies, soda, instant noodles or cake mix, you’ll be placated with all the brands you know from home and some you’ve never heard of. They also have a small homewares section, plus household staples like shampoo, diapers and pet food.

Lucky Supermarket is popular with parents who say that Angkor Market is too small and difficult to navigate with strollers, shopping cart, or angry toddlers.

Thai Huot

Thai Huot, Siem Reap

Thai Huot has finally come to Siem Reap. Hooray!

Thai Huot was a long-time expat favorite in Phnom Penh. More recently, they’ve expanded to two more stores in Phnom Penh and one in Siem Reap. Thai Huot has wide, spacious aisles that are filled with an excellent selection of imported pantry items. Thai Huot specializes in French and European products, and all of their shelf tags specify which country each item is from. Thai Huot is easily the best place in Siem Reap to find spices; they’ve got the sort of things that no one else carries (who knew you could get juniper berries in Cambodia?). They’ve also got a great range of French wines, European baking supplies, and hard-to-find items like dried morel mushrooms.

Thai Huot interior, Siem Reap

Inside the gleaming new grocery heaven, Thai Huot.

Thai Huot is not the place to go for meats, fruits, or vegetables, and their tiny selection pales in comparison to what Angkor or Lucky carry. But for European panty items and French beauty products, they can’t be beat.

Asia Market

Asia Market Siem Reap

Asia Market, it’s a mystery.

Newcomer Asia Market is a bit of a mystery to yours truly. Located on Sivatha within walking distance of Pub Street, the store seems to cater to tourists rather than expats and locals. They dedicate a large amount of floor space to snack food, packaged local gift products, t-shirts and Cambodian trinkets. The store is designed like a supermarket, however, and since their opening at the end of 2014 they’ve started carrying more and more products.

They carry a random assortment of products, including a few bulk items like giant wheels of cheese. Their produce selection is better than Thai Huot and best of all, they don’t use plastic or styrofoam packaging for the vegetables they sell, they wrap them in banana leaves. Asia Market also carry many Cambodia-made products, including items that you used to only be able to find at the local markets, like dried fish, beef, and squid. They also have a large beauty and bathroom section, and carry products not found anywhere else in town (pH neutral shampoo, anyone?)

Angkor Mini Market

Angkor Mini Market Siem Reap

Packed with goodies: Angkor Mini Market.

A spin-off of Angkor Market, Angkor Mini Market boasts the same great selection as the full-size store and a convenient location near touristy Pub Street. Even better, this grocery store is open 24 hours a day and have the same prices as their other store.

It seems impossible, but they’ve managed to fit almost all of the products found there in this even smaller shop, but the focus seems to be more on items that tourists or those snacking in their hotel rooms might want. They have a decent selection of fruits and veg, but if you’re planning on cooking a five course meal, it probably makes sense to hit up Angkor Market, which is not far away.

Angkor Market
Open 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sivutha Blvd at Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap [map]
T: 063 767 799

Lucky Supermarket
Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lucky Mall, Sivutha Blvd, Siem Reap [map]
T: 081 222 068

Thai Huot
Samdech Tep Vong Street, Siem Reap [map]
T: 063 968 822

Asia Market
Open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sivatha Blvd, near Samdech Tep Vong Street, Siem Reap [map]
T: 017 765 092; 010 888 059

Angkor Mini Mart
Open 24 hours
128 Sivutha Blvd, Siem Reap [map]

11 Responses to The best supermarkets in Siem Reap

  1. Vincent says:

    Try the ASIA MARKET 1/2 block down from the Grand Hyatt, heading towards Pub Street. Very nice selections but lacking in the fresh meat department. Prices competative with the other places. Got more smiles there on my first visit than 25 visits to Angkor main or mini Market which has the least personable staff in town.

  2. vincent says:

    Not looking to get the shoes shined or a kiss but just a “hello, good morning” would be nice or maybe a thank you . Maybe a smile once in a while. Think you missed the point dear. We do drop our money there so it is just common courtesy nothing special or anal retentive as you put it..

  3. Yvonne says:

    Why do we some people need to be “professionally” served and greeted for no-brainer tasks such as getting our grocery? Honestly, life would be slightly less annoying if you’d just quit being so anal retentively full of yourself… Be grateful that your money can buy what you really need, and go find some real problems to complain about.

  4. Vincent says:

    The staff at Angkor Market is rude and could not care less. Gets worse at the Angkor Mini-Mart. Try walking in and down every aisle, pass a dozen staff members and I guarantee you will NOT hear a Hello, Can I help You, Did you find what you want. Lucky Market at least tries at check out.

  5. Michel says:

    Years ago Angkor Market have a friendly and helpful staff.
    Now the staff is not helpful and not friendly.
    Forget Lucky Mall !
    Chao San Hok is very good and cheaper that Angkor Market.

  6. John says:

    I prefer Lucky Mall, actually.

    The staff at Angkor Market can be kind of rude and very annoying sometimes.

    Lucky Mall is a far more professional place.

    And, if I need anything else, I just go to the Mini Angkor Mart, that way I don’t have to deal with the shitty staff at the Angkor Mart.

  7. William says:

    I’d have to disagree with you about Lucky Mall. Yes, it’s big, empty, and feels barren, but I wouldn’t say they are ‘all at very good prices’. Whilst they do have a great range of products, I find that every single product is more expensive than Angkor Market, in some instances it’s nearly double the price! I guess that’s the price you pay for being able to walk around easily and freely, something that is not always possible at Angkor Market!

  8. Ronald says:

    You forgot the best one! Chao San Hok at road 6, near Australy Guesthouse :) For example 1 bottle of Coke regular = $1.25 in Lucky Mall, here it costs $1.00 :)

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