Chain of stores purveying imported cheeses, olives and cold cuts, as well as staples like dried pasta, canned tomatoes (and beans) and cereal. Prices can be high for goods that can seem a bit shopworn. The Shunyi branch offers a small but constant “specials” section, which often features imported cookies and filter coffee.
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User reviews of April Gourmet 绿叶子食品店
It took me some time to locate this . For over 3 months that I am back in Beijing after a stint abroad I was missing these stuff.
Good cheese, and many small things which feel at home. I find the prices reasonable and the staff is helpful.
Recommend this place for western daily life groceries and more.
When I discovered April Gourmet it was at the Xingfucun one by Chunxiu Lu I was the happiest man alive. I had been going to the Jenny Lou's (and getting brutally beaten in the wallet) once per month to pick up essentials. But now, I always go to Aprils. Its my first choice and it is my only choice. I have been so impressed with the customer service at their Dongsi shitiao branch and their other branch. Just last Christmas, one of the girls behind the counter, with a big smile on her face said "Merry Christmas, sir." Much of the staff doesn't speak English (I'm sorry, but you CANNOT expect them to, this is China, and I get very angry when I hear foreigners yelling at Chinese people to speak in English) but the ones that do always seem happy to at least make the effort and help you fumble through with Chinese (always a fun time for all).
I have NEVER had a bad customer service experience at any of the stores, I find many of the prices relatively comparable to back home (usually plus or minus about 50 cents to a dollar USD.) Of course, some of the stuff is obviously going to be more expensive than back home.
I'm actually so impressed that I can do two weeks of grocery shopping for myself and my flatmate (we split the bill) for a total of 800 (400 each). This is comparable to what I was paying for myself, maybe about 60-70rmb cheaper, back home in Massachusetts. I love April Gourmet, great quality, great service, friendly store environment. 5 stars.
P.S. I should mention I've never used the delivery service... I usually just take a taxi home. So, in-store experience is great, totally worth at least a visit. Delivery service, unfortunately I cannot offer too much in-put on that.
Whether you need a quick cereal or a Jam or any such product, you could find it has good variety.
Good brown breads, they also have some good cheese .
The store is spacious and clean and you would pick mostly what you wanted .
The staff is also friendly and helpful.
Passed by the Xingfucun shop on Sunday and was surprised to see they had food for Canadian Thanksgiving there, Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, and Pumpkin pie as well as loads of other things. I went in for milk and bread and came out with my delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Good Stuff
Nearly forgot the best part, they had the best Fudge i have had in years, and honnest to goodness Butter Tarts - It was a real Thanksgiving in Beijing