The Best Stores For Authentic Argentinian Food

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Looking for Argentinian stores in your neighborhood? That’s what we did after spending several months in Argentina trying to recreate Argentinian flavors back home.

Although there are not many local Argentinian stores, we found plenty of online stores selling Argentinian products. 

Tasting the country’s rich cuisine and culture is made possible with the variety of Argentinian stores online.

After scouring the internet, we selected a few stores that offer a range of products from popular sweets and snacks to the finest grassfed beef from Argentina.

If you’re craving Argentine cuisine and a trip the country is not feasible, here are some of the best places to buy Argentine food online.

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Argentinian Grocery Store: Pampa Direct

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Are you looking for authentic Argentinian food for your recipes or gatherings?

Based on where you live, Pampa Direct promises to get it shipped to you in time for your weekend dinner, this week or the next. 

This is one of those Argentinian grocery stores that sources products directly from Argentinian vendors and manufacturers. 

Their products are not limited to food items. You’ll find a small and interesting selection of board games, magazines, clothing accessories and even crafts.

These imported products are then shipped to customers worldwide from Europe to Asia with reasonable shipping charges.

If there is a popular board game, brand or food item you’re interested in buying, Pampa Direct is likely to stock it.

We were amazed by the great selection and variety of Argentinian products, snacks, grocery items and more.

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Argentinian Groceries

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Dulce de membrillo was one of our favorite sweet in Argentina

Pampa Direct sources and delivers some of the best Argentina groceries. This customer service-oriented website sells everything from baked goods to spices, pasta and more.

Although you will not be able to shop and purchase all your items on the store, you can find some unique Argentian foods. Among others, typical Argentine spices, dulce de membrillo, dry fruits, cold meat, Argentine cheese are available.

Pampa Direct has a large selection of Argentinian foods online at reasonable price.

The site is very easy to use. You can add to the cart items you wish to purchase. Once ready, you go through the guided checkout process to enter your address and payment information.

All major credit cards are accepted and you can also pay via Paypal. Delivery is available worldwide at different rates depending on your requirements.

Argentinian Alfajores and Snacks

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You can get the alfajores Havanna as a combo box for gifting

The alfajores, Argentina’s most iconic sweet treat features prominently on Pampa Direct. Indeed, no Argentinian grocery store cannot miss stocking up on the most famous cookie.

With that said Pampa Direct ships some of the tastiest alfajores. You can choose from milk, dark to white chocolate alfajores with the delectable dulce de leche. 

Some of the popular brands carried are Havanna, Terrabussi, Cachfaz and Jorgito. The online grocery store also sells the “triple” alfajores cookie, Fanatoche.

If you are looking to give Argentinian snacks as a gift, you’ll love the Havanna combo boxes. 

The gift box includes dulce de leche, alfajores cookies and tablets of delicious Havanna chocolate. A wonderful gift option for Argentina sweet lovers.

Savory Argentina snacks options to whet your appetite are also plentiful. The salty snacks range from potato chips to crackers with irresistible flavors. 

How about some potato sticks from Krachitos? Or perhaps Argentine salame from Tandil? 

Dig into a bag of Palitos pep, or “peps”, Saladix crackers or Don Satur Talitas crackers while savoring Argentine flavors.  

The range of Argentinian snacks and alfajores available on this Argentine online grocery store is impressive.

Dulce de Leche

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Find popular brands of Argentinian dulce de leche

Pampa Direct brings some of the popular dulce de leche brands available in Argentina to the world market. 

Havanna’s classic version, thick San Ignacio milk caramel (for cakes), Poncho’s gluten-free Negro are just a few of the brands available. 

For those concerned about their diet, you’ll find a sugar-free version from Dona Magdalena. There is even have a reduced fat one from San Ignacio.

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Yerba Mate

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There is a wide range of Yerba Mate available on Pampa direct

Yerba Mate, the traditional South American drink is popular in Argentina and consumed throughout.

Made from the infusion of yerba or dried mate plant leaves and hot water, it is typically consumed with friends or any good company.

Pampa Direct offers a wide selection of brands like Playadito Yerba Mate, Cruz de Matla, Rosamonte and many others. 

In addition to loose plant leaves, you can also purchase Yerba tea bags for a ready to brew convenient option.

To drink this native tea, you need cups or mate gourds. This online Argentinian shop store makes it easy to buy everything in one place. 

You can find varied choices of mate gourds from wood to silicon in a range of colors and sizes. to match your drinking and serving needs.

Argentinian Butcher Shop Online: Carne Collective

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The meat from Carne Collective is high quality Argentinian grass fed beef

Carne Collective is an Argentinian butcher shop online that is passionate about bringing grass fed beef directly to discerning consumers. 

Meat lovers and especially those that love grilling can enjoy juicy high quality Argentinian grass fed beef.

Certified Angus beef from the best ranches in Argentina are curated by master butchers and delivered as subscription boxes,

You pick from 3 subscription boxes of various sizes. The meat is sent frozen directly from Argentine farms and ships within 24 hours of ordering. Free shipping offered.

The smallest box, the Campo Box is priced at $149. This box has contains 2 Ribeye steaks, 2 Sirloin steaks, 1 Skirt Steak, 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of Tenderloin Tips. 

The medium sized Asado Box at $169, gives you more meat cuts for your grilling needs. You get six different cuts like Ribeye, New York Strips, Filet Mignons, Skirt steak, Flank steak and ground beef.

The larger Gaucho Box for $249 is a meat lover dream. This box contains 9 cuts like Ribeye, New York Strips, Filet Mignons, Sirloin steak, Skirt steak, Flank steak, Tenderloin Tips and whole Picanha.

Argentinian beef is renowned world-wide and Carne Collective, an online Argentinian butcher shop, brings that experience home. 

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Argentinian Wine Store: WSJWines

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WSJ wines is one of the best platform to find top-rated Argentinian wines

Argentina, South America’s largest producer of wine has a long and rich viticulture history dating back to the 1500s.

The country is most famous for Malbec Wine, a rich and dark, easy to drink wine with fruity notes. 

Amongst the white wines, the signature wine is Torrontes, an easy to drink white wine with floral flavors.

If you are looking for a reputable place to buy Argentinian wines, WSJ wines is the place to go for top-rated wines.

Malbec Wines

If you’re looking for a truly outstanding Malbec wine, try an outstanding Opi Malbec Wine. These wines have been rated amongst the “Best Malbecs of Argentina’ and are highly rated.

Smooth with elegant plum and berry flavors, this is a great option to pair with beef and roasted meats, decadent chocolate, mature cheese and more.

Torrontes

This 750ml bottle of wine comes from some of the oldest vineyards in Salta, in northern Argentina. This area is home to the famous white Torrentes wines. 

Some describe Torrontes wines as being similar to Pinot Grigio. In our opinion, from visiting wineries in Salta, it is a crisp and refreshing wine, with or without food.

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Argentinian Stores on Etsy

Etsy offers another option for Argentina shopping online. This online marketplace connects buyers to independent sellers who specialize in unique, authentic and artisanal products.

The products sold by individuals or small businesses are crafted with love including the handmade products from Argentina.

If you are looking for unique Argentinian products and to also support small artisans, Etsy is another option to consider.

Empanadas

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Homemade empanadas shipped directly to your home – Photo credit: Traderskitchen on Etsy

TradersKitchen has been selling homemade empanadas and other goodies for over a year on Etsy.

These empanadas are fresh, made to order and shipped frozen for free from her kitchen to yours. 

These are sold in a sampler pack of 6 or a regular pack of 12. You get 2 or 4 flaky empanadas each with chicken, beef and chorizo fillings.

Place them in the microwave and bake for 5 minutes and these well filled dough wrapped pastries are ready. 

Customers have appreciated the combos with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Argentinian Sweets Snacks Box

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This Argentine snacks box is a great gift option – Photo credit: Calesbox on Etsy

Snacks and sweet boxes are a delicious way to introduce or share Argentine food with friends or family.  

If you want to give a delectable piece of Argentina, these snacks boxes curated by Carola are worth a buy. 

You’ll find a great variety of snacks including Alfajor, Bananina, Chupetin, Galletita Tita, Mantecol, Cabsha and Bocadito inside.

Other than the positive review, what we liked about this curated food box is the flexibility of products. 

You can swap a product for another one of similar value when placing your order. This allows you to personalize the snacks for the recipient.

Homemade Alfajores

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Irresistible alfajores

Nothing beats the flavors of homemade desserts, especially alfajores. The love and passion that goes into making them somehow enhances the taste.

If you’re keen to try traditional style alfajores baked and sold by home chefs, this is a good place to start.

Sandra bakery creates delicious soft butter cookies – Alfajores de maicena. These are filled with creamy dulce de leche and rolled in toasted coconut. After a dusting of powdered sugar, 15 of these delightful cookies are packed into a box.

Customers have raved about the taste of these sandwich cookies and appreciated the cute packing. 

With over 2600 sales of bakery products, this tiny shop delivers on authenticity and taste.

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Argentinian Stores on Amazon

Everyone knows Amazon and has probably shopped on the world’s biggest marketplace. If you are looking for anything from food, books, tech, kitchen, garden and everything in between, you’ll probably find it on Amazon.

Not surprisingly, you’ll also find a fair amount of Argentine products available. Argentinian snacks, cookbooks, Argentine grills, yerba mate, spices, and more can help you taste Argentina at home.

This is another Argentina shopping online website to consider.

Yerba Mate Kits

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Yerba mate, the traditional South American beverage made from the leaves of the yerba mate tree is extremely popular.

Enjoying this traditional beverage means you need to have the proper equipment.

Kalameh, the company owned by Argentinian immigrants and mother-daughter duo, offers complete kits to easily make yerba mate.

The yerba mate kit contains a gourd for the tea, thermos for hot water, a bombilla or straw and cleaning brush. 

A pack of organic yerba mate tea is included and everything is bundled into a convenient easy to carry little backpack.

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive kit, these is the perfect gift and accessories for a yerba mate fan. 

Yerba Mate Gourd

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When it comes to the yerba mate cups, Kalameh sells some of the finest mate gourds

Their double walled stainless-steel products are unique as they are copper insulated to hold heat and are rust proof. 

These gourds come in five attractive colors and patterns. And, you also get a reusable bombilla straw and cleaning brush.

For the modern yerba drinker, they offer a line of silicone gourds as well.

If you’re looking for a mate gourd gift box, they have some pretty twin cup sets on offer. If you’re looking for a more natural gourd, BALIBETOV has one made with pumpkin shell with a decorative silver rim.

Yerba Mate

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Like Pampa Direct and Etsy, vendors on Amazon provide a premium selection of yerba mate from loose tea leaves to tea bags. You’ll also find organic and unsmoked yerba leaves for better taste.

Aside from loose leaf sold by Kalameh and other brands, Ecoteas offers a 24-tea bag pack that is organic, kosher and fair trade.

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In Summary

Now, more than ever, Argentinian foods and products are more accessible thanks to online Argentinian stores. You can get your favorite authentic and local Argentinian products delivered right to your home.

You have online Argentina grocery stores that source and sell authentic products directly from Argentina. And, local businesses and artisans that feed you with Argentina specialty products made with love.

Whether you are looking for alfajores, dulce de leche, Argentina grills, yerba mate and more you have many Argentina online shopping options.

What’s your favorite Argentinian products? Please let us know in the comments below.

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32 Comments on “The Best Stores For Authentic Argentinian Food”

  1. I haven’t sampled any Argentinean food before but I would love to try some. Checking out stores that sell authentic but foreign staples is one of my favourite things to do when I’m in the city!

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    • Glad you love visiting the local food stores as well. It is really a unique cultural experience. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve discovered? Argentinian food stores are so much fun!! Thanks for your comments Carly.

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  2. Yum!! It must be fantastic getting and eating freshly cut meat. There’s nothing that tops knowing where your food comes from. Good to know where to try the best Mollejas!

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  3. Your post just made me crave for food! I haven’t been to Argentina yet but I do hope I get to see it soon! Thanks to this post, I will now have prior ideas on where to get my food fix 😉

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  4. Excellent post and beautiful photos! I haven’t been to Argentina but I love visiting food stores when I travel to other countries. I hope to go to Argentina one day and will try to visit a few of the ‘food museums ‘ on this list. Thank you 🙂

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  5. Indeed, when traveling, one should check the local food stores as museums. They offer so many products that can turn into true gems and opportunities to really sense the local taste. These 8 places in Argentina sound amazing – I’d definitely check them out, especially the Lo Integral Bakery in Bariloche. 😉

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    • So glad you enjoyed “discovering” these 8 places in Argentina. And,glad that you check out local stores on your travels too. Truly, Lo Integral Bakery was a delightful find. Not only was the bread delicious, the staff was amazing as well. Hope you make it to Argentina soon. Cheers!

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  6. I like that you’re highlighting not just authentic restaurants but where you can authentic ingredients to create meals for yourself. Would love to have the chance to dig into some Argentinian food.

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    • Thanks Megan for your comments and support. We really want to inspire people to create their own food adventures – at restaurants or at “home”. The idea is to travel deeper through food!! Appreciate your comments.

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  7. I love visiting grocery stores around the world. It’s always cool to see how similar and how different they can be from home. I also love seeing crazy foods that I would never imagine seeing in a grocery store back home!

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    • That’s awesome Cailin that you love the local grocery stores as well. What’s the most “different” thing you have discovered on your travels? One of the most surprising things we discovered in South America is the packaging of yogurt. Instead of little individual “pots” you would find in the U.S., what we saw instead was yogurt sold in plastic bags. Delicious, but just different 🙂 Share with us your story 🙂

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    • Yes, Marteen indeed food stores are great for experiencing the authentic foods. You know, we didn’t have the chance try the chocolate and blue cheese ravioli.. so many great choices to choose from…and so little time to eat!! 🙂 Cheers!

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  8. That scenery looks so incredible. But I can see from your post that it’s not only the scenery that can be interesting about a place, but the food and the food stores. This is very useful info!

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  9. I love the photo of the Perito Moreno Glacier. The contrast of blues and whites always draw me in. The only thing that draws me in more is the Argentinian meat. 😉

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  10. Great post! Those places looks so nice to buy ingredients you need for an all authentic Argentinian food. And the cheese, they look amazing, I’ll bet they taste as well. By the way you have a great smile Ms. Claire 🙂

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  11. I wish I could access all of these! I love finding stores that sell authentic ingredients. I’ve personally just visited a Greek store today and bought supplies. Great article showing such a great range of places to buy these wonderful ingredients and foods.

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    • Thank you Kerri. There is so much “richness” at local grocery stores. Truly fascinating and what we call “food museums.” That’s wonderful that you shop at Greek stores. I’m sure it’s so great to see the differences in the similar products you buy 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience.

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