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Everything you need to know about Qra, the latest sustainable premium grocer in town

Qra is the perfect supermarket for those seeking a wide variety of plant-based options alongside bulk foods and eco-friendly packaging.

Chances are, you’ve been seeing Qra featured in your social media feed. Everyone’s curious about the new premium supermarket located in Bukit Tunku. It is to Bukit Tunku what Ben’s Independent Grocer (BIG) is to Plaza Batai, and you won’t be far off to think so — Qra supermarket is led by one of the co-founders of BIG, David Tseng. But that’s where the similarities end.

Local and international in one aisle

Think of Qra as Malaysia’s answer to Whole Foods in the States. The products curated in the supermarket are premium and there is an extensive list of not only imported goods but also items sourced from local farmers and producers. You’ll find vegetables from Cultiveat, organically-grown kale from Plucked, sourdough bread from Provisions, soy sauce from Mu Artisan Soy Sauce, and more.

Another category of food that Qra is championing are plant-based options. While tempeh is a common variety, you’ll also see the supermarket stocking plant-based meat brands like OmniMeat and Beyond Meat. You’ll also find local brand Rawsome here, that also stocks ready-to-eat plant-based meals. We approve.

Zero-waste effort

One initiative that we hope more supermarkets will take on is the bulk-food items option for a zero-waste future. Qra is jumping on this bandwagon with a dedicated bulk foods section, where you can purchase dry food items such as nuts, grains, noodles, and more into your own jars or containers.

Also, if you’re planning to host an intimate gathering at home in the future and don’t want to clean up dishes after, Qra also stocks bio-degradable paper cutleries, plates, and more.

Kick back and relax

More than just a place for you to get your shopping done, Qra also has coffee and pastries for you to snack on and chill after doing your groceries. We love the trolleys at the supermarket that come with a nifty little coffee holder — all the better for you to get your caffeine kick while shopping. The cafe section also offers matcha drinks from Niko Neko Matcha, alongside a selection of pastries, sandwiches, salads, and more food choices to-go.

(All images: Instagram/ @qrafoods)

Lot E1, E2 & F2, Persiaran Taman Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.