In all honesty, the quality and range of products in Norwegian supermarkets can be disappointing (although it’s gotten much better these past few years, especially in the large higher-end stores like Jacobs and Meny). If you’re a foodie in Oslo, you’re left with a couple of options. When the budget’s tight, the lively ‘ethnic’ grocery stores around Grønland are your best bet for good produce. As a pay-day treat, there are a few really great quality providers dotted around the city. Machmanns Matmarked is one of them.
Machmanns is located out of the Oslo CBD in the residential/business district of Skøyen, which is easily accessible by bus, train, tram or bike. It’s worth the trip. The fruit and veg section contains a variety of quality seasonal produce, there is a butcher/fishmonger, a deli, and a bakery and pizzeria that sells coffee, sandwiches, pastries and organic bread. There’s also a selection of fancy local and European biscuits, chocolates, sauces, oils, pasta, rice and dairy products.