There are three things I will look forward to in my domestic chore of food preparation once I return to the States: Costco, Trader Joes and Whole Foods. There is a downside to all the options and never-ending supply of new products. It all takes time. And sometimes walking up and down the aisles browsing products is like playing solitaire on the computer; it’s a giant waste of time. So while this unlimited variety of food products affords imaginative meal planning, it can be a rabbit hole, when you might not have time for that kind of adventure.
Shopping in Argentina on the other hand is rather efficient due to there is not being much to buy. We are not talking about Soviet Union style shopping where there is difficulty finding staples. As you can see above there is no shortage of rice. As long as you like your rice white, long grain and of the Gallo brand. Let just say there is not a lot of variety. The lack of variety makes for a quick and dirty trip to the market.
That is if you go. As I mentioned in another post, everything can be delivered. That means major grocery chains deliver, that means the local veggie stand and butcher delivers and that means the eggs and chicken get delivered. You may have the option of sending the housekeeper to the grocery too. There are many options to minimize the impact of shopping for sustenance on things like hair care, tennis games and luncheon with the ladies.