Food is a critical part of the vacation planning process. Whether you’re planning meals to make at your vacation rental or mapping the best spots to eat around town. Most likely you’re doing a little of both! Whatever your plans are, it is important to know the top grocery stores on or near the island.
To help, we’ve compiled a list of the places we recommend:
Publix is just about the best grocery store that exists. They carry a wide variety of brands and products, and they are known for quality. They are also known for their excellent customer service! Their employees are always available to help you with anything you need, and they will even load your groceries in your car for you. Publix also has a deli and bakery at every location, perfect for grabbing sandwiches on the way to the beach, or their famous key lime pie for a celebration.
Fresh Market is also a great option. They don’t carry as wide of a variety but they are known for having more unique, specialty items. They also have a hot deli section where you can pick up meals to go. It’s a great place to explore to find something you’ve never tried before!
Aldi is the perfect place to stock up on items to have at your vacation rental. Especially for items you will use most often like breakfast items, lunch stuff, drinks, and snacks. Aldi has great products at very competitive prices.
Trader Joe’s is located in Sarasota, just off of Anna Maria Island. It’s a great option if you are looking for organic products and produce, or if you have any food restrictions. They carry a lot of products that are gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. They also typically have unique and delicious snacks, especially seasonal specialties during the holidays!
If you don’t want to grocery shop on vacation, we get it! You can also use our grocery delivery service. The Loaded Kitchen is a premier grocery delivery service that’s incredibly easy to use. Simply browse products online, purchase them, and they will be waiting for you upon delivery. It’s as simple as that.
However you want to shop for groceries during your stay on Anna Maria Island, there are several great options to choose from!
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