Guatemalan Tienditas

Guatemalan Tienditas

Guatemala has taken the concept of convenience store to new levels. Tienda is the Spanish word we use in Guatemala to refer for convenience store. The original definition of Tienda is tent as I imagine the original stores were actually tents. Tienditas, are smaller tiendas, or little convenience stores, which sometimes get to be as small as a window, must of the time is just a tiny room with just a door counter. The best thing about tienditas is that they are everywhere, almost every block has at least one, but often you can find more than two. Obviously, the most often bought products at a tiendita are junk food, soda drinks, chewing gum, canned juices and cigarettes, but you can also find chocobananos and hellos (ice creams).

What do you think is the most bought item at a tiendita?

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  • Lisa

    I will say a soda is the most-purchased item, and it must be poured into a plastic bag and served with a straw! 

    • You’re probably right and sodas is the most often bought item at the tienditas.

  • Eric

    Chocobananos !  I love my tienditas for the occasional gallon jug of water, or some gum, but if they have chocobananos…I become a loyal customer for days on end !

  • Erick!

    I bet you it’s “chicles” or tortrix!