The 10 Best Markets in Florida!

When it comes to stocking your fridge and pantry, sometimes shopping local is the best option! Smaller markets in Florida arguably offer a better shopping experience than anywhere else: they have fresh goods, unique gifts, hard-to-find items, and much more. Discover awesome local shopping at the 10 best markets in Florida. 

1. Locale Market, St. Petersburg, FL

This culinary experience is a new adventure every time you shop. Throughout the store are fresh food stations serving up the tastiest made to order meals in the city, from poke bowls to burgers and more. You’ll also find a labyrinth of quality pantry staples, wines, craft beer, vintage sodas, and other surprises that you’ll want to take home with you. It’s far and away the most eclectic selection of gourmet food and meals, and you’ll want to make this place a regular stop.

2. Doris Italian Market & Bakery, Multiple locations

With five locations in South Florida, there’s never been a better place to shop for authentic Italian ingredients and specialty foods. High quality meats, fresh produce, and their iconic house-made Italian sausage give you plenty of fresh options for your weekly menu. The bakery is also a must-see, with made from scratch breads, cookies, desserts, and cakes that are simply mouthwatering.

3. Morton’s Gourmet Market & Catering, Sarasota, FL

This corner market has been a Sarasota tradition for 50 years and counting, and they’ve got plenty to offer. Monthly wine tastings, an on-site smokehouse, bakery, coffee shop, and fresh produce are just a few of the treasures inside. They also offer local delivery and catering services to create a one of a kind market that all other markets dream of becoming.

4. Blalock Seafood and Specialty, Destin, FL

You won’t find a better selection of fresh seafood anywhere else in the Panhandle. Breads, wines, pantry items, and all the seafood you could want live under a single roof, so you take care of business in one stop. They can also prepare your food on site to save you even more time in the kitchen later.

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5. Asian Specialty Products, Stuart, FL

If you’re cooking up your favorite Asian cuisine, you can get all the ingredients you need right here. They specialize in hard to find items you’d never find in a traditional grocery store, so there’s always something new-to-you to discover. From sauces and snacks to supplements and seafood, everyone should shop here at least once.

6. Petty’s Meats, Longwood, FL

Fresh meats take centerstage at this amazing meat market, but that’s not all they going for them. This old-fashioned butcher shop is all about personal service, slicing up meats to order and adding a complimentary side of hospitality. They also have phenomenal selection of sandwiches made with Boars Head meat for a quick, easy lunch.

7. Cavallari Gourmet, Oviedo, FL

Hard to find specialty groceries and gourmet meats—there’s never been a better combination. Sophisticated ambiance makes shopping here as enjoyable as it is adventurous. You can pick up a freshly made sandwich from the deli, fresh cut meats from the butcher’s area, or indulge in other freshly made favorites like twice-baked potatoes or spicy cheese brats. There’s plenty to suit every appetite, and you’ll want to bring a little of everything home with you.

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8. Gaff’s Quality Meat and Specialty Food, Port Orange, FL

This fresh market’s roots go back to 1947, and their cornerstone of providing the best quality meats and edibles remains the same. You’ll find various cuts of meat, a variety of cheese, product, and other edibles that make it easy to eat well every day of the week. They even have freshly made dinners that are ready to put in the oven, so you can spend less time cooking and still get a tasty homemade meal.

9. Torino Meat Market & Deli, Hollywood, FL

This family-owned butcher shop will take you back to simpler times, where service and quality made all the difference. In addition to fresh cut meats, they also offer catering services and a must-visit Italian bakery that tastes every bit as good as what you’d find in Italy. They also have some of the best prices in the area.

10. M&W European Deli & Market, Dunedin, FL

With fare brought straight from Europe, this is THE place to find all the things you wish your normal grocery store would stock. From hard to find items to foods you’ve never heard of, this place is a treasure trove that every foodie will want to shop at on the regular. Have them make you something special, or just check off your weekly grocery list—either way, you can’t go wrong.

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