Supermarkets/Food Stores

Bahamas Supermarket Sweep

Up and down Eleuthera's 110 miles, there are small towns and villages every five to 10 miles. Each village has its own unique flavor and style. There are no large supermarkets like in the U.S. and the hours are limited compared to what you might be accustomed to back home. Specialty items, exotic spices and food for specific dietary needs such as gluten-free, lactose-free, etc. can be hard to find so you may want to plan on bringing any special items with you. Most food stores are only open for a few hours on Sunday; some stores are not open at all. Many of the guest homes are well stocked with spices, left by the homeowners or previous guests –take a look and see what is on hand before purchasing things such as spices, sugar and flour.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

North Eleuthera, Glass Window Bridge North

  • North Eleuthera Shopping Center (Burchies): open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. –9 p.m. Friday – Saturday and 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Sundays. This is one of the largest grocery stores on Eleuthera, located just outside the Bluff Settlement. They have a good selection of deli meats, frozen food and produce, they accept special orders for items that they do not regularly carry and credit cards are accepted. Phone: 242-335-1880
  • Johnsons Grocery Store: open Monday – Sunday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., call ahead on Sundays to make sure they're open, this is the only market in Lower Bogue and they have a good selection of all your basic needs. Phone: 242-335-1340
  • Gregory Town 7 Eleven: open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily, call to make sure they're open on Sundays. A market and convenience store on the north side of Gregory Town. They carry groceries, meat, electronics and toiletries; they accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Phone: 242-335-5711 and 242-225-0898
  • Triple TLC: a market in Alicetown
  • Eleuthera Island Organics: a new organic farm, south of Gregory Town and the Island Shores Community. The entrance is located between two silos. Phone: 242-335-5708
  • Hearty Mow Farms: a farm and vegetable stand between Hatchet Bay and Rainbow Bay. They have fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh bread on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Big Rock General Store: located just south of Rainbow Bay, they have your basic groceries and supplies. Phone: 242-335-6008
  • Fresh Fish at the Docks in James Cistern: look for fishermen selling their daily catch at the docks in James Cistern, across the street from Kel-D's around 2 p.m. most days
  • East and Final: a small market on the south end of James Cistern in the northern part of Eleuthera

Central Eleuthera, Governor’s Harbour South to Savannah Sound

  • Fresh Fish: look for fisherman selling their catch at the small boat ramp at the main Governor’s Harbour traffic light; they are typically there around 3 p.m.
  • Eleuthera Supply: open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday till 6:30 p.m., Saturday till 7:30 p.m. and Sunday till 3 p.m., sometimes they close for briefly mid-day on Sundays. Look for the Shell gas station. Phone: 242-332-2728
  • Burrows One Stop Grocery Store: open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday till 7 p.m. and Sunday till 10 a.m., on the Queens Highway south of Eleuthera Supply, the Burrows Liquor Store is next door. Phone: 242-332-2929
  • Banks Road Deli: open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sundays. Part of the Pineapple fields resort complex on Banks road halfway between Governor’s Harbour and North Palmetto, it’s just north of Tippy’s. This is European style deli and gift shop with fresh sliced meats and cheeses, bread, wines and a small selection of gourmet items. Phone: 242-332-2221
  • Millards Variety Store: at the Palmetto Point intersection, take a left towards North Palmetto Point and go about a half-mile, it is on the right hand side. A great little grocery store with all your basic needs. Phone: 242-332-1239
  • Lakia’s: open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and till 11 a.m. on Sunday. Take a left at Tia’s and then another left at the corner bar – it will be on the right about 150 yards down the road, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Phone: 242-332-0188
  • Island Farms: open 9 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, located just over a half mile south of the Palmetto Point Crossroads, on the right side of Queens Highway. Phone: 242-332-0141

South Eleuthera, Savannah Sound to Rock Sound

  • Carey’s Groceries: open Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., a small grocery store on the left hand side as you enter Tarpum Bay from the north, across the street from the school
  • Fresh fish at the docks in Tarpum Bay: dockside in Tarpum Bay, they are usually out there every afternoon, weather permitting around 3 p.m.
  • Bert’s for the Best Groceries: small food store on the left about a block up the hill as you are heading south out of Tarpum Bay toward Rock Sound. Phone: 242-334-4253
  • The Market Place: open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday till 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday till 7 p.m. Phone: 242-334-2203
  • The Market in Rock Sound: will also deliver groceries to ensure your vacation is ready to begin once you walk in the door. Phone: 242-334-2280 or email

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