The new pan-asian grocery, Enjoy Our Foods, is now open on Yile Road, just north of Wen’er Xi Road. While it is not worth trekking across the city for (see: BLT), if you live within biking distance, it deserves to be on your radar. A few tables in the entryway make it possible to sit and enjoy a fresh coffee or dessert. Coffee, cappuccino and latte hover around the 20-25RMB price point, while cheesecakes and desserts are 25-38RMB. The raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, strawberry amaretto torte, molten lava cake, and chocolate peanut butter stack all appear to be worth trying out. For a quick treat, check out the mini chocolate croissants or mini apple pies, 3.5RMB.
But most of the action is on the shelves and is the reason you might come here. They have a quality beer and wine selection, with some cold ones available for immediate enjoyment. They have a small selection of fresh cheeses, cold cuts, and Hormel bacon. In the freezer section, you will find frozen king prawns, crab legs, and fish fillets. Produce is pre-weighed and, actually, quite reasonably priced. And fear not avocado lovers, you no longer have to pay absurd amounts at Century Mart, they have ripe avocados for 12RMB. In the dry goods section, you will discover a few hard-to-find options. Old El Paso Tortillas are available in three different sizes. Capri Sun and a decent tea selection anchor the beverages. Real Canadian maple syrup can be yours for 85RMB. A respectable spice selection can help you in a pinch.
Overall, Enjoy Our Foods is not groundbreaking, but I won’t have to rely on Metro for tortillas or buy 1 dozen avocados on taobao anymore.