Name of establishment

Mercearia Bio

What is it?

An online shopping service selling fresh, organic produce, delivered door-to-door throughout the Algarve.

What can you buy?
Organic fruit and vegetables, meat, wine, and a range of foods including baby foods, tea, coffee, snacks, confectionery, cooking oils, jams and dairy produce.

How does it work?
Log onto the website, choose your language (Portuguese or English), register, search the menu, and place your order. What could be easier?

Why do you love it?

Superb quality produce - and in season. Almost everything comes from Portugal, taking advantage of the country's different climate zones and regional growing and production methods. The meat is terrific, especially the black pork, chicken and beef.

Where and when do they deliver?

The company currently splits the Algarve into four routes:

- Portimao, Silves and Lagoa (Wednesday)
- Lagos, Aljezur, Vila do Bispo and Monchique (Thursday)
- Albufeira, Loulé and Faro (Friday)
- S. Bras de Alportel, Olhao, Tavira, Castro Marim, Vila Real and Alcoutim (by arrangement)

Orders from the different routes are delivered between 2pm and 8 pm on the days listed above. Orders for fresh products must be placed by 2.00pm on the Monday prior to distribution day (2.00pm on the Tuesday for non perishable-products).

Insider knowledge

The company also organises a series of tastings and promotions at selected shops, markets, restaurants and wine cellars.

Price guide

Roasted peanuts €2.10 per 0.2kg, strawberries €1.95 per 0.25kg, raisins €1.65 per 0.125kg, broad beans €2.30 per kg.