Lhasa's glittering new supermarkets now offer a staggering range of imported goods, from frozen squid to ripe pineapples, alongside a bewildering array of dried yak meat. Baiyi Supermarket, next to Lhasa Department Store, boasts Lhasa's best range of foodstuffs, though the nearby Hongyan Supermarket and Sifang Supermarket, the latter closest to the old town, are also good.
Tromsikhang Market: This bazaar style area in the old town has the widest selection of dried fruits and nuts and is the place to buy such Tibetan specialities as tsampa and yak butter.
The old town has a couple of Tibetan-run Nepali supermarkets selling everything from imported muesli and chocolate spread to Indian spices and peanut butter, though at prices higher than Nepal.
Norling Supermarket: Located near the Muslim quarter, this has one of the widest selecions. Cheese-heads desperate for a lactose fix can try the Dunya and Nam-tso restaurants for local made yak cheese by the pound.