One of the first things most people do when they arrive on island is check into their rental property and go grocery shopping! The Mid-Island Stop & Shop has the most food options, but don’t forget about the smaller markets and even the local farms that sell fresh, organic produce! We have you covered on where to go grocery shopping on Nantucket.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about what to expect on your Nantucket vacation- Erin Wilson
31 Sparks Avenue
The Stop & Shop on Sparks Avenue is the largest grocery store on island and what you may be more accustomed to off-island. This grocery store was built in 2014 and is a whopping 40,000 square feet. You can find pretty much everything you need here including flowers and beach gear. It can get quite busy (even in the winter at peak times), but during the summer they are open from 6am to midnight. Fisher Tip: Check out “Shop and ChillACKs,” the new Nantucket grocery delivery service that does the heavy lifting for you!
9 Salem Street
If you are staying in Town and do not have a car, this is the best option. It is located near the Hy-Line ferry and has it’s own parking lot, so it’s relatively easy to stop in quickly for any immediate needs when you get to island. This Stop & Shop is smaller than the mid-island location, so, for example, the produce section is much smaller.
33 Bartlett Farm Road
This family owned farm dates back to the 1800’s and is an important part of our year-round community. Bartlett’s Farm has a great pre-made foods section, a beautiful assortment of vegetables and produce, a fabulous dessert section, wine and beer and an entire garden center. This is also a great stopping point for lunch before heading out to the beaches at Cisco. Fisher Tip: Don’t forget about the ice cream truck out front!
In Town Outside 33 Main Street and in ‘Sconset Just Before the Rotary
During the summer, Bartlett’s Farm sets up in Town with fresh produce including barrels of their very popular heirloom tomatoes. Stop by the truck earlier in the day to get the best pick of produce. They are in town starting on June 14th and in Siaconset starting on June 20th.
14 Amelia Drive
“We are your new neighborhood grocery store. When you shop with us, you enable local growers and producers to continue doing what they love – growing food, making sauces, throwing pottery, weaving, making soap, scoby-fermenting, spice blending, and all sorts of other things done with love on the island of Nantucket.”
99 Washington Extension
This is a full fish market located near the Great Harbor Yacht Club by the Harbor and is walking distance from Town. You can also order lobster dinners and clambakes if you want to keep things easy! And a bonus, Sayle’s stays open year-round!
167 Hummock Pond Road
We love ordering from the 167 Raw food truck and eating at a picnic table in the courtyard, but they also have a great market where you will find fresh fish, meats, wine and more. Fisher Tip: Some say they have the best key lime pie on the island.
21 Old South Road
This market offers a large selection of fish and meats, marinated or not, plus a range of prepared food options. There is also sushi to go, Starbucks coffee and a bagel and sandwich station. We highly recommend the steak tips!
40 Polpis Road
If you are looking for a charming farm stand, this is a great stop off the beaten path. You can find fresh eggs, honey, beautiful flowers and of course produce including their famous corn! Take the bike path out towards Polpis/Wauwinet or hop in an Uber. Fisher Tip: In December, find your Christmas tree at Moors End Farm and in the summer, bring in your flower pots and the farmers will pot them for you!
25 Millbrook Road
As of the end of April, Pumpkin Pond Farm had arugula, carrots, baby leaf lettuce, pea tendrils, baby kale, baby turnips, micro greens and radishes available. They are a nursery and CCOF Certified Organic farm that supplies many of the top restaurants on Nantucket.
There are many other purveyors who set up at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmer’s Market on Saturdays behind Fisher Real Estate. Did you know that they put together a Nantucket Local Food Suppliers List? Click here for the May 2019 Updated Spreadsheet. According to them, here are three great reasons to buy locally. “Buying from local vendors and manufacturers cuts down on fuel emissions for a lower carbon footprint. Secondly, it is better for your health. Local food often retains more nutrients. Your food is picked fresh and in season and doesn’t have far to travel before being sold. And finally, you are supporting local businesses and helping the local economy grow.”