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    ganesh
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        I am a marmite addict and the last time I came to Crete I couldn’t find any anywhere Does anyone know of any shops in Western Crete that sell it? There must be some of you expats that can’t live without marmite toast in the morning!

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        #19921
        megandjim
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            I know Im not in Western Crete but our Spar here in Hersonissos sells it, so probably yours would too.

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                I know it’s not in western Crete, but Pili’s in Ammoudara, Heraklion, sell Marmite, along with many other British products, (Atora suet, gravy granules, pickle, pickled onions, mint jelly, cranberry sauce etc), also Oriental, Indian, Polish & Russian foodstuffs.

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                #20367
                ganesh
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                    I haven’t seen a pilis or a spar in W.Crete but thanks,I shall look out for them next time. :)

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                        Isnt there a british shop in Maleme?? Just seen a thread for parsnips and swede being sold there!!

                        Just wish we could get our hands on swede here in the east…anyone know of a secret supplier???!!!

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                            Yes! – On the road leading out of Aghios Nikolaos, heading towards the traffic lights, just before the Post Office and almost beside the cigarette kiosk – there is a small fruit and veg’ shop that sells a great selection of fresh vegetables and last year we bought, sprouts, swede and parsnips!

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                                Where is Pili’s in Ammoudara, Heraklion? I know Carrefour and the road along but cannot think of where it is – probably being dummmmmm but any clues would help!!

                                #20761
                                lea and lou
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                                    From Carrefour to the lights turn left to heraklion 1 km on the right just before the flyover.

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                                    Carolinec
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                                        567F677C7563100 wrote: Yes! – On the road leading out of Aghios Nikolaos, heading towards the traffic lights, just before the Post Office and almost beside the cigarette kiosk – there is a small fruit and veg’ shop that sells a great selection of fresh vegetables and last year we bought, sprouts, swede and parsnips!

                                        That sounds more like that…..!!!!

                                        Sorry but which road ‘leading out of Ag Nik?? I can only think of the roads out towards Kritsa traffic lights or the road up to hospital. Really not sure where the post office is.

                                        thanks

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                                            The freezer shop in Kalyves, the English shop Maleme and tescos’ Rudmore. ;)

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                                            megandjim
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                                                Hi Caroline……yep its the road leading to the Kritsa X roads!!

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                                                ganesh
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                                                    Thanks Bill,just what I wanted to know-had no idea tescos had reached Crete.
                                                    And thanks for getting the thread back to my question (flippin hijackers!!! ::)

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                                                    ganesh
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                                                        PS
                                                        Rudmore??

                                                        #20968
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                                                            Sorry about that, it’s the name of a road in portsmouth. It’s always best to list in threes’ apparently. :D

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                                                                I don’t know where you live in Western Crete, Ganesh, but the "new" supermarket in Plaka has a wide range of british goods. The mini markets in Gavalochori,Almyrida, Kalives and Vamos all have non-Greek food sections too.
                                                                There is a large Spar on the Souda Road out of Hania (Car Alley) that holds a wide range of goodies too, plus Lidl on the Mournies Road out of Hania offers good value plus some familiar brand names.

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                                                                ganesh
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                                                                    Thanks G,I don’t live in Crete yet but on my last visit I tried in Vamos where I saw it last time (maybe they’d just run out) and I actually asked in Gavalachori where I know there are lots of expats and they had never heard of it. I found it hard to explain what it was too as there’s nothing quite like it is there?
                                                                    I shall make a note of these places,I know Almyrida and Kalives so thanks- I will search next time. :)

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                                                                    koukla
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                                                                        Pilli is in the opposite direction to Carrefour,just before you get to Alex Pak on the same road near the BP garage;
                                                                        .Its tucked away off the road but is signposted

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                                                                        mikedunn
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                                                                            Pili (means Gate: gateway to Oriental food) is just opposite Sprider.  The lady who runs it speaks excellent English and Mandarin.  There’s a good stock of all sorts of Chinese, Thai, English, Russian, Japanese and even Korean foods, including a whole range of Patak’s curry pastes – they tend to run out of korma before other flavours. :)

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                                                                            ganesh
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                                                                                Did I miss something? Is Pili a town? If so where is it or are we still talking about Chania?
                                                                                Thanks for the info,the last place sounds good if I can find it. 8-)

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                                                                                    Pili is the name of the shop, it’s on the edge of Heraklion, heading, towards Ammoudara. It’s on the main road that runs from Heraklion to Carrefour hypermarket.

                                                                                    It not only sells a selection of British foods, including Marmite, but also sells oriental, Indian, Polish & Russian foods.

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