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Expat food choice widens in Vienna with Bobby's

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Expat food choice widens in Vienna with Bobby's
Some of the team at Bobby's. Photo: Bobby's Market
16:03 CET+01:00
British and American expats living in Vienna will be able to get traditional treats from back home while Christmas shopping after Bobby's supermarket opened up a new store on the Mariahilferstrasse.

Located at the Westbahnhof end of the busy shopping street, the second branch of Bobby's food store which is already a fashionable hit in Vienna's fourth district is now also accessible on the city's main shopping street.

The main store on Schliefmühlgasse came into existence after British-born businessman Johnny Szewczuk, 51, decided to open the first of a number of pubs that he now runs in the city, and needed to import a lot of the things he wanted to sell like crisps, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages such as cider.

Realising it was impossible to buy the stuff locally, he then decided to try and sell it to the strong expat community in the city, and the supermarket idea was born. But the now famous Bobby's supermarket does not sell warm food, and for some time now he's wanted to add a second address where some of the things on sale can be heated up and tried out by customers.

So every day there is a selection of curries, pies and soups being sold which are the perfect thing during a cold winter shopping expedition to take a break, and warm up.

The store also sells a selection of sweets and drinks, biscuits, marmalades, sauces, cereals and other traditional items from English-speaking countries that are available in the main store in the fourth district.

But despite the warm food, the main reason everybody is visiting the store at the moment is to buy Christmas crackers, the traditional British festival item that adorns the dinner table every December.

And as a special treat for readers of The Local, anybody who shares the new store's Facebook page can claim a 10 percent discount on their Christmas shopping bill at the store. 

Just say you are a Local reader and that you shared the page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Little-Bobbys-Takeaway-395265764158658 to claim your 10 percent discount - with the offer open until the end of January 2017.

This article was produced by Central European News and sponsored by Bobby's Foodstore

 

 

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