Grocery Store 101: Shopping on Anna Maria Island

| August 15, 2022

No matter how much fun you are having during your stay on Anna Maria Island, you still need to eat. Fortunately, there are a number of grocery store options on the island to get your refrigerator and pantry filled easily so you can go back to having fun.


Publix is one of the largest grocery chains in the Southeast and has a store on the island. This full-service location has everything you would expect in a grocery store, including a bakery, meat, seafood and deli departments, and a floral section. While in the deli, you might check out the made-to-order sandwiches, known as Pub Subs. They are so loved they even have their own Facebook pages. The store also sells beer and wine. The nearest store is located at 3900 E Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 and does offer curbside pickup.

The Anna Maria General Store

If you are looking for a smaller store with some local flavor, the Anna Maria General Store could be just what you are looking for. They sell basic needs such as produce, chips, meats and snacks. A variety of craft beers and wines are also available. The store was originally founded in the 1950s and moved to its current location in 2015. They also stock those often-forgotten items such as toothpaste, deodorant and that all-important sunscreen. If you’re hungry while shopping, the store also serves breakfast and both hot and cold sandwiches. The store is located at 503 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island, 34216.

Island Fresh Market

The big draw for Island Fresh Market is the locally sourced fresh seafood. Whether you are getting it to take home or eating it on-site in their café, the seafood is fresh and ready for you to enjoy. The market stocks basics like milk, eggs, bread and pasta, as well as a variety of snack foods. You can get beer and wine there, as well as homemade Key Lime Pie. The store is located at 5604 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

The Fresh Market

Another option, just off the island, is The Fresh Market. The store offers fresh produce, baked goods, custom-cut meat and conveniently prepared meals. The location also has fresh-cut flowers. From spicy guacamole made in the store to national brands, Fresh Market can cover all your needs. The store is located at 6701 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL. The location offers curbside pick-up to get you back to your beach house as quickly as possible.

Stock Your Refrigerator

We also partner with local companies to “Stock Your Refrigerator”. If you provide us the list 7 days prior to arrival, we can “stock the fridge” prior to your arrival. That means you can hit the beach or just unwind from your trip without having to concern yourself with shopping right away.

The Loaded Kitchen

If you are too busy having fun or just too tired from all the fun you’ve had The Loaded Kitchen could be an option for you. They are available in the Anna Maria Island area and will shop the local stores for you and have whatever you want to be brought directly to your door. This keeps you from missing any time having fun…or having some quiet time.

If you still have questions about grocery shopping on Anna Maria Island, feel free to contact us and our local experts will help you out.

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