Leblon's Best Shopping: There are no prizes for guessing that this chain of upscale supermarkets is to be found largely in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) - after all, the name is a bit of a giveaway. Should you be making your base in Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon or Botafogo, chances are you'll find yourself here on quite a few occasions, and it's easily the best supermarket in Rio for sourcing deli treats and imported goodies. It's far from being the cheapest in town, but queues are shorter than elsewhere and quality is high - look out for the in-house pizzerias in larger branches, whose thin-based creations are raved about by local pizza fans.
Local Expert Lucy Bryson Says:
Leblon's Best Shopping: "Be careful when it comes to pricing - seemingly low 'offers' in yellow are usually restricted to those carrying Zona Sul loyalty cards."
Best for Leblon's Best Shopping Because: There are several branches of this upmarket chain in Leblon, all with a wide range of deli goods, wines, fruit and vegetables.