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Sainsbury St Andrews Square

9-10 St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2AF
Still with Waitrose the market leader amongst supermarkets, and both have certainly raised general standards of the middle ground. Their comprehensive range of organic and fair-traded goods, and the introduction of some locally-produced products, springs to mind.

However, they still rarely sell the very best of anything - the powers that be, would probably blame continuity of supply as their excuse.

While fish on their seafood stalls has, more often than not, recently been thawed from the freezer - and only close scrutiny (or an enquiry) will tell you if it can be frozen (rather than re-frozen) at home.

Likewise, like most supermarket chains, their claims about the length of time meat is hung for, depends on the way it is hung - and the breeds of chickens offered is as important as the label on their feed - or whether they are free-range. If you've ever tried a 'Sasso' chicken you'll know what we mean.

Some of their 'Taste the Difference' items are good, but no better than should be expected from a good grocer. So is their expanding range in their 'Specialist' section, consisting of good (not excellent) quality oil and luxury items.

It's excellent that biodegradable carrier bags are now the norm and great efforts have also been made to use 'greener' packaging.

Key Features

  • Open: Mon-Sat 7.00-22.00; Sun 9.00-20.00
  • Closed: some Bank Holidays

Products

Show All ProductsShow Less ProductsAioli Almonds Amaretti Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh – in season Baby Food - organic Bacon Bagels Beef - grass fed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - kosher Biscuits - organic Biscuits - sweet Bread Bread - French Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal – organic Brioche Butter - organic Buttermilk Butter - goats milk Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - general Cheese - Scottish Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - water buffalo Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken - reputable Free Range Chicken - top class but not free range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Clingfilm/Clingwrap Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Cream - Clotted Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Dips Ducks - top class but not free range Eccles cakes Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Essences Fish frozen Fish stock Flour - bread mixes Flour - stone ground Flour - buckwheat Flour for breadmakers Flour - good selection Flour - organic Flour - rye Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - tinned Garlic Strings Garlic - Elephant Ginger - crystallised Groceries Groceries - organic Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Ham - Serrano Harisa/Harrissa Hazelnut Oil Herb Plants Herbs - dried of the best quality Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Macaroons Maple syrup Marmalade Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Milk - Goats Milk - organic Cows Milk - organic soya Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muesli organic Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - dried Mushrooms - organic Mushrooms - Shitake Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastry - puff with butter Patisserie - fresh Peanut Oil (groundnut) Pears Peel - candied Pies - Vegetable Pine Kernels Polenta Pork pies Pork - free range Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pulses Pulses - organic Pumpkins - in the Autumn Pumpkin Seed Oil Quiche Rennet Rhubarb; in season Rice cakes Rice paper Rice; organic Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed – of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked venison Sorbet/Water Ice Soup - top quality Spices - a good general selection Stare anise Sugar - organic Sugar - unrefined Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tin Foil Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tofu Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - tinned organic Tomatoes - in season Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vinegar - flavoured Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic

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Contact Details

Tel: 0131-2258400
Address: 9-10 St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2AF