Top Ten Supermarkets in Kenya

Are you wondering where to do your shopping while in Kenya? Are you new to a town or city in Kenya and you don’t know which one is the best supermarket to shop at? Worry no more. We have compiled a list of some of the best supermarkets and stores in Kenya. The list is based on the number of active customers, Value for money and availability of goods. Some of them have faced challenges in the past and their fate is not known. Yet!

List of top 10 supermarkets and Stores in Kenya

  • Choppies (formally Ukwala)
  • Tusky’s Supermarket
  • Naivas Supermarket
  • Eastmatt Supermarket
  • Quickmatt Supermarket
  • The Game Store
  • Carrefour Hypermarket
  • Tumaini Supermarket
  • Foodplus Chandarana
  • Cleanshelf Supermarket
  • Mathais Supermarket
  • Uchumi Supermarket
  • Nakumatt Supermarket



Overview of the best supermarkets in Kenya.

These Supermarkets are distributed in different towns and cities and town across the Country. Some of them in Shopping Malls and others at strategic places within residential areas.

Carrefour which is a French hypermarket has its main supermarkets located at Two Rivers Mall and Thika Road Mall.

Choppies formally Ukwala supermarket is found in Nairobi city center.

Tusky’s is one of the biggest Supermarket chains in Kenya with branches in Nairobi, Mtwapa, Nakuru, Thika, Meru, Kilifi among others.

Naivas supermarket has grown to become the best local supermarket taking over from Uchumi and Nakumatt which are facing hard times.  The main Stores are in Nairobi but the chain has branches all over the country.

The Game store is one of the international brands which have set camp in Kenya. One of their stores is located at Garden City Mall along Thika Superhighway.

If you are looking for groceries and healthy foods, Foodplus Chandarana and Cleanshelf Supermarket are your best bets.

Tumaini, EastMatt, QuickMatt, and Mathais Supermarkets offer shoppers a variety of items at affordable rates.

For a long time, Nakumatt and Uchumi supermarkets had dominated the Kenyan market but slowly lost to other chains when they started experiencing problems.