Mercato: New Premium Supermarket Is Now Open In Gurney Plaza

Hello, friends! We are so excited to announce that Cold Storage has been completely transformed. Believe it or not, it is even more premium now! Introducing Mercato, the coolest fresh premium supermarket available in Penang. You can make your own nut butter, get freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, and create your very own healthy fried ice-cream!

Introducing Mercato, Premium Supermarket Offering Quality Groceries

Mercato Gurney Plaza

From far, you will notice that the new space is in a darker tone now. Furnished with dark wooden shelves, and marble tops, this place definitely screams premium! With a good range of products, you will find any food, beauty, and household items right here. There are so many things that Mercato is doing differently compared to the other supermarkets in Penang. Check it out!

Mercato Gurney Plaza

1. Fresh herbs with a longer shelf life

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Here are some quick facts about fresh herbs! Fresh herbs often contain higher antioxidant levels compared to processed or dried herbs. With that said, it helps to reduce blood clots! Have you ever thought of elevating your dishes with some fresh herbs? You can check out the range in Mercato, as they carry fresh herbs with longer shelf life.

2. Wholemeal bread with low Glycemic Index

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Here’s another healthy thing to check out. This premium supermarket carries a good range of wholemeal bread and sweet buns. If you are opting to live a healthy lifestyle, try out the wholemeal bread available here as it is known to have a low glycemic index. Some food can make your blood sugar spike up really fast depending on its glycemic index. Hence, the lower the number, the better! Any number less than 55 is low.

Mercato Gurney Plaza

3. Freshly made pomegranate juice

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Feeling thirsty while shopping? Get your hands on freshly made pomegranate juice! Fresh pomegranate juice has been a hit in Klang Valley, and it has finally landed on our shores. Filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C, pomegranate juice is commonly known for its potential health benefits such as prevention of heart disease, and cancer. A bottle for us, please!

4. Create your own fried ice cream

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Ice cream lovers, you’ll be on your feet to know that Mercato offers fried ice cream to all shoppers! Also, you can even customise your own fried ice cream and watch the fun process unfolding in front of your eyes! Just select the fruits that you think will complement or go well with your ice cream and you’re good to go.

5. Customise your very own nut butter

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Did you know that here at Mercato, you can also customise your very own nut butter? Forget about typical peanut butter, you can now have almond butter, pistachio butter, or even black sesame! Sure is unheard of but it’s true as we witnessed it ourselves. Also, you can also decide to have your nut butter raw or roasted. If you have a palate for strong flavours, definitely go for the roasted one.

Mercato Gurney Plaza

6. Premium Japanese wagyu beef, Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac & Live seafood

Mercato Gurney Plaza

Mercato Gurney Plaza

In addition to all the exclusive elements at Mercato, there’s one more thing that makes this supermarket stand out. Mercato is the first-ever supermarket in Penang to offer premium items such as Japanese wagyu beef, Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac as well as live, fresh catches from the ocean. So, if you’re ever in the mood for high-quality groceries, you’ll know where to find them.

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Mercato Gurney Plaza

Mercato is already in operation right now in Gurney Plaza and it’s already our favourite supermarket to date! The entire place creates a fun and modern shopping experience whereby we can lose ourselves in.  Bye! We’re off to Mercato for some grocery shopping!

Co-written with Thexeilia Yeap 

Address: B1-15, Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 9.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Opens Daily)

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  1. This store is probably the biggest joke to hit Penang this century. Stay well away if you don’t want to be ripped-off by their extortionate prices. You have been warned!

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