Sun 18 Jan, 2015 06:37 am
Hello. I have to translate an article about groceries and eateries. Is there a word in English that combines both, meaning a place where food is sold regardless of whether the place is a restaurant or a supermarket? Thanks very much.
cafe if it's a sit-down.
deli if it's a take away
A deli does offer some groceries as well as some prepared foods, but it is neither a restaurant nor a supermarket.
I don't think there's one word to describe such a place.
A Supermarket Cafe/Cafeteria/Restaurant.
I don't think you all understood the question. Note that I wrote "whether the place is a restaurant OR a supermarket," not AND.
Anyway, I found the answer: food retailer. Food retailers include both food services and groceries.
Thank you all for trying to help, though.
You have to be more careful in writing your question. You wrote:
Is there a word in English that combines both, meaning a place where food is sold regardless of whether the place is a restaurant or a supermarket?
Should have been: Is there an English word to describe the type of business for both restaurants and supermarkets?