Your Account
    Log into your account here:
       Forgot Password

    Not registered? Sign Up for free
    Registration allows you to keep track of all your content and comments, save bookmarks, and post in all our forums.
Follow the dark path or use the light
Thank you for printing this page from Remember to come back to check for updates to this guide and much more content for The Sims FreePlay

The Grocery Store

Last Updated:
While it may not be obvious at first glance what the Grocery Store is about is providing you with discounts on the ingredients for Cooking the different dishes you can cook and bake in your oven at home, and discounted seeds for the different crops you can plant and harvest and, in the end, it is all about saving you money...

The Cooking Aisle

The Listing Key below provides you with a list of the Items you can purchase here at the Grocery Store along with their Stats - bear in mind that the comparative cost or reward may be different for making the same recipe by using the stove in your kitchen rather than buying the discounted ingredients here at the store... Not all of the recipes will be more economical, and not all will offer better XP, but some do!

Cooking Time
1 Minute
10 XP
Hot Cross Buns
2 Minutes
20 XP
5 Minutes
80 XP
10 Minutes
60 XP
Heart Shaped Chocolate
12 Minutes
90 XP
Apple Pie
40 Minutes
180 XP
Choc Pudding
2 Hours
300 XP
Gingerbread Sims
6 Hours
500 XP
8 Hours
1200 XP
Caramel Slice
10 Hours
700 XP
18 Hours
1,150 XP
Banana Bread
20 Hours
2400 XP
Rocky Road
12 Hours
1000 XP
1 Day
1,500 XP
Birthday Cake
5 Life Points
1 Day
999 XP
4 Hours
400 XP
45 Minutes
300 XP
30 Minutes
120 XP
1 Life Point
4 Hours
400 XP
Wedding Cake
2 Life Points
22 Hours
1700 XP

The Grocery Store is a source for discounted Seeds and Baking Supplies

The Gardening Aisle

The Listing Key below provides you with a list of the Items you can purchase here at the Grocery Store along with their Stats - bear in mind that the comparative cost or reward may be different for growing the same plants by using the garden plot in your yard rather than buying the discounted seeds here at the store... Not all of the recipes will be more economical, and not all will offer better XP, but some do!

Seed Name
Grow Time
Bell Peppers
30 Seconds
1 XP
5 Minutes
5 XP
20 Minutes
25 XP
45 Minutes
60 XP
1 Hour
30 XP
1 Day
350 XP
2 Hour
50 XP
4 Hours
100 XP
1 Day
225 XP
6 Hours
215 XP
9 Hours
155 XP
7 Hours
150 XP
1 Life Point
1 Day
600 XP
24-carat Carrot
2 Life Points
5 Hours
25 XP
8 Hours
325 XP
18 Hours
400 XP
Chilli Pepper
16 Hours
250 XP
Hamburger Plant
12 Hours
465 XP

You will also discover that the ingredients and seeds that can be purchased here are released at different levels than those in the stone/garden at home.

Generally speaking the more expensive the item and the longer its grow/Cooking time, the better the profit margin is... While none of these discounts stands out as a major element, when it is viewed over time and especially when it is averaged out over the entire cumulative play time of the game it does add up to a potentially significant figure.
▼ Comments Verdict:
Very Helpful
Not Useful

Anything missing from this guide?
ASK A QUESTION for The Sims FreePlay


Comments for The Grocery Store

Add a comment

Please log in above or sign up for free to post comments
45 comments, latest first.
Page 1 of 2
Nov 12th 2015 Guest
I brought 2 cakes from the grocery story and it took 10 of my LPs. Now I can't find the cakes they are not in inventory.
ID #624586
Dec 11th 2015 Guest
If they are birthday cakes you will be able to use them when you select 'have birthday'
ID #632694
Sep 2nd 2015 Guest
Ummm this is completely UN related but it won't let me build anything else because apparently the swim centre is being built but I'm on lvl 12 so should I delete the app and get it again or what?
ID #604665
Nov 16th 2015 Guest
You have to wait until your swim center is built. They only let you build one thing at a time unfortunately.
ID #625810
May 9th 2015 Guest
Did you use Lifestyle points to unlock the buildings? Using LP causes the build cost to go up.
ID #553998
Mar 19th 2015 Guest
What are the wedding cakes for?? They're pretty much, ummm, USELESS?
ID #530531
Feb 22nd 2015 Guest
I bought a crib and I don't know where it is?
ID #519620
May 17th 2015 Guest
ID #557338
Jan 18th 2015 Guest
My supermarket says it will take 176705 hours.....I started it 24 hours ago.....
ID #503644
Dec 17th 2014 mjay11
Buying seeds at the supermarket also increases your town's value. The red peppers and the carrots don't because they are too cheap, but each corn bought boosts the value by 1 and as you go up the prices to the more expensive seeds the value goes up by more as well.
ID #485937
Nov 10th 2014 Guest
It's very expensive to build
ID #470079
Aug 6th 2014 mera-cuity
The sims active list is telling me to inspire a sim by using a cupcake (the green button) but the button isnt green what should i do
ID #431784
Jun 28th 2015 Guest
ID #576731
Jun 10th 2014 Guest
The price of the supermarket is going up because as you build more things in your town the price to build things will go there is actually nothing wrong with the system it's just how the game was made.
ID #397394
Mar 27th 2014 Snowy232337
Cool! <3
ID #368656
Mar 2nd 2014 Guest
I am on level 13 at bake gingerbread men but it is not in the oven or supermarket.I need help.
ID #360548
Feb 12th 2014 Guest
How can i use the wedding cake????? Plzzzzz tellll meeeeee
ID #354279
Jan 31st 2014 Guest
HELP! I'm on level 11
I havn to bake gingerbread to move on but I cannot bake that bread before level 14?! What to do, please
ID #350103
Dec 21st 2013 Guest
My supermarket is still being built but it has 145 hours until it's done. Why does it take so long?? And how do I speed up the process, I haven't got enough lifestyle points.
ID #332211
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
Where do i find things that i buy at the grocery store? I bought the onion seeds but do not know how to plant them
ID #331054
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
Aren't some of your number off? For the gardening section garlic gives you way mor xp I think it's 1925
ID #330965
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
I think as your town value goes up the price of everything goes up.
ID #330885
Dec 14th 2013 Guest
to buy seed.. u need to buy and place a plot first.. you can buy it from the homestore under plants and trees ( i think ?) then when u placed it outside the house click on it and the different kind of seed should appear on your right hand side.
ID #329439
Nov 28th 2013 Guest
Where can i find seeds?? I couldnt find it in the supermarket....the "money grows on trees" thing..
ID #323118
Nov 5th 2013 Guest
To get free money just plant either beans, tomatoes and other plants
That offer a lot of money Smile
ID #318075
Oct 28th 2013 Guest
I don't understand the timings . Say if u buy beans what happens? When I bought it from the supermarket I lost money but I don't think I gained any xp (experience). And why does it say the times. Like does it take 9hrs to get my xp (experience) ?? Plz reply x I'm soo confused x
ID #316814
Oct 27th 2013 Guest
Supermarket same issue as the above posts?
ID #316619
Oct 23rd 2013 Guest
What level are you able to build or buy pet shop and super market for I have no option to do so as of yet since I am in level 12. Thank you
ID #316020
Oct 18th 2013 Guest
Why is it that others who have the same freeplay game have to option to buy a supermarket, pet store, car dealership, etc. and why am I not able to see any of that?...

Is it a glitch?.. or does the new update no longer offer those buildings?
ID #315145
Oct 12th 2013 Guest
How do you get Carmel slices???
ID #314139
Sep 27th 2013 Guest
I am level 15 and there is still no option for the supermarket I need seeds ASAP please help
ID #311385
Sep 25th 2013 Guest
I'm on level 14 and there is no option for me to build a supermarket. But I have to because I have to complete the thing "money grows on trees". I know that it is supposed to be across from the party boat but all that is there is an empty parking lot. Please help.
ID #311176
Sep 12th 2015 Guest
Buy a garden patch in the home store. You do not need the market built. It's under trees plants and flowers. When a sim is not busy click on the garden patch and I the right seeds will appear Smile
ID #607703
Sep 25th 2013 Guest
I got nothing but an empty parking lot with a dumpster and no option to build anything. I'm on level 13. When does it become available?
ID #311166
Sep 10th 2013 Guest
I couldnt find the supermarket on my map. And i dont know how to build one because there is no option to do that so. The quest say that i need to buy seed from supermarket, please help me
ID #309056
Table of ContentsClose
  • Strategically Important
  • Walkthrough
  • Events and Quests
  • Social Quests
  • Hobbies
  • Professions
  • Business
  • Industry
  • Community Lots
  • Reference
Game Discussions
Click to close