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Grocery & Food Stores

It was not too, too long ago when there were essentially no grocery stores on St John but that is not the case any longer. Today, there are a number of grocery stores on both on the west and east ends of the island. Most grocery stores sell liquor, beer, and wine as well as food. These days fresh produce is pretty plentiful as are fresh meats, poultry, and fish. The prices, though, can give you sticker shock since everything (except for Josephine's fresh greens grown locally and sold at Starfish Market), is imported.   

If you are looking for a particular item or brand, it might be a bit of a scavenger hunt going from store to store. Remember, as you shop and greet folks, our custom, before blurting into the question of what you are looking for (e.g., do you have Nutella?), is first to say "Good day"; you will find extending that little courtesy is usually rewarding (and they may be more likely to say "Good day, yes, we do")!

Here is the listing of known grocery stores on St John:

Between the Villa and town (Cruz Bay):

St John Market
Greenleaf Common, South Shore Road, Cruz Bay (just past the Westin as you drive from the Villa); open daily until 10 PM
340 776-5322 
Full service including large fresh produce section, deli with prepared meals to go, cheeses, wines, liquor 

Pine Peace Market
South Shore Road, Cruz Bay (at the bottom of Jacob's Ladder)
340 693-8725
Open daily
Full service (but small) grocery store sells wine, liquor, beer

Starfish Market & Gourmet
The Market Place, Cruz Bay
340 779-4949
Open daiy 7:30 AM - 9 PM (Gourmet store cloes at 8:30 PM)
Full service grocery store (largest on St John), fresh produce, meats, fish, deli section including prepared meals; gourmet (expensive) wines, cheeses, vineger, oils

In Cruz Bay:

Dolphin Market
Boulon Center, Cruz Bay
340 776-5322 
Open daily 7:30 AM - 11 PM 
Full service grocery store sells wine, liquor, beer; fresh produce

Fish Trap Seafood Market
Raintree Court
340 776-0580
Open Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 6 PM
Fresh fish & shellfish, wines 

Nature's Nook
Cruz Bay, across from the Park Services dock
Open daily
local fruits (and wonderful smoothies); fresh air market 

Nature's Way Deli
The Marketplace - 2nd floor (above Starfish Market)
340 693-3333
Open Monday - Friday 
Serves hot and cold items (including tofu, veggie, black bean burgers and lots of smoothies) , also limited health food supplies 

In Coral Bay (east side of St John):

Calabash Market
Coral Bay - just past Shipwreck Landing
Open 7 days a week from 7 AM - 10 PM (supposedly!). Fresh produce, chicken, meats, beer, liquor.  

Dolphin Market (newly opened fall 2014) -- old location of Lily's Market

Love City Mini Mart
Coral Bay
340 693-5790 
Basic food supplies (the outside of the store is classic Caribbean - even with chickens roaming by the store)


Bakery & Delis:

Baked in the Sun
Near Tamarind Court
340 693-8786
Great sandwiches and fresh breads 
Voted 'Best Bakery in the Virgin Islands' 

North Shore Deli (formerly the popular Deli Grotto)
Mongoose Junction
340 777-3061 
Open Mon - Sat 7 AM - 6 PM, Sun 7 AM - 3 PM
Fresh breads, pastries, sandwiches, cheese, wine, beer & sodas 

Sam & Jack's
The Marketplace (worth the climb to the 3rd floor above Starfish)
340 714-3354
Open Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Fabulous sandwiches, take out meals, fresh breads 


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