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Posted By: reddoglady

grocery stores - 10/14/2018 01:18 PM

just checking which grocery stores are up and running -- will be there in about a month -- thanks
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 01:31 PM

The two large Carrefours are closed just now. Just about everything else is open.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 03:11 PM

To expand on what Elaine said---Super U I think is the best grocery store open now. Hopefully the Carrefour by Mark's might be open by your trip, but not the one in Cole Bay. There are small Carrefours open at Porto Cupecoy, and by the medical school. Market Garden is there, as always, as well as Maho Market. After having their coolers inoperational for quite some time after Irma, the CostULess has finally reopened their fresh meat and food sections. What used to be the Fresh Market has reopened as another grocery store, can't ever remember the name. What used to be Sangs by the port has also reopened under another name. As far as I know, the supermarket that used to be by the bridge there in Sandy Ground is NOT open. I believe there is a another larger grocery store open now in Hope Estates. I have HEARD that what used to be Petit Casino in Orient Village is supposed to reopen as a Carrefour, but I don't know if that is correct, as otherwise there are no Carrefours open on the French side.
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 03:27 PM

There's also Sunny Food

http://stmaarten.guide/item/sunny-food-supermarket/
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 03:32 PM

What did that used to be? Is that what used to be Sangs?
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 03:43 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
What did that used to be? Is that what used to be Sangs?


Fairway Market is where Sangs used to be....
https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69681-new-supermarket-opens-in-sang-s-building
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 04:06 PM

OK.
Posted By: sasasal

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 04:59 PM

We shop at sunny quite a bit. Although we go here and there for different items. Sunny is a great grocery option
Posted By: beachbum1313

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 06:40 PM

We are arriving next Saturday, the 20th, and are staying at Divi. What grocery store would be the best for us to get our groceries at for a couple of weeks. We used to use the Grand Marche over beside Marks Place, but I know they are now the Carrefour, and more than likely still closed due to the fire they experienced some months ago. We appreciate any suggestions.
Posted By: eightzerobits

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 06:58 PM

Fairway Market or Sunny Foods. We went to Sunny on the Sunday after we arrived and were disappointed. In hindsight it seems like the whole island was grocery shopping that day. We went to Fairway a few days later and had a better experience.
Posted By: candj

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 08:38 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
To expand on what Elaine said---Super U I think is the best grocery store open now. Hopefully the Carrefour by Mark's might be open by your trip, but not the one in Cole Bay. There are small Carrefours open at Porto Cupecoy, and by the medical school. Market Garden is there, as always, as well as Maho Market. After having their coolers inoperational for quite some time after Irma, the CostULess has finally reopened their fresh meat and food sections. What used to be the Fresh Market has reopened as another grocery store, can't ever remember the name. What used to be Sangs by the port has also reopened under another name. As far as I know, the supermarket that used to be by the bridge there in Sandy Ground is NOT open. I believe there is a another larger grocery store open now in Hope Estates. I have HEARD that what used to be Petit Casino in Orient Village is supposed to reopen as a Carrefour, but I don't know if that is correct, as otherwise there are no Carrefours open on the French side.


As a side question, what bags are they using and do the charge for plastic? In past years we brought our own reusable bags.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/14/2018 08:42 PM

Not sure about anyone else, but Super U definitely does NOT provide plastic bags. They do sell GREAT reusable bags for around 50 cents, that are 5 times as big as a regular plastic bag.
Posted By: crsxm

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 12:32 AM

If you are staying at Divi, I would give Sunny Foods a try and also Cost Pro--we found both satisfied our needs and were reasonably close to Divi. We tried FairWay but thought the other two had fresher produce. This was during our trip in July, perhaps things have changed. Also, the store on site at Divi is very good in a pinch. They pack quite a lot into that tiny store! Enjoy your stay!
Posted By: Kennys

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 01:38 AM

WE always walk with our bags .
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 02:15 AM

I would never take plastic....I'll hand carry things out of the store if I have to.
But we don't....I always haver reusable shopping bags with us. Pack them in the outside zipper of our luggage and they are easily reachable for our "first shop" on the way to our place.

Still have some of the cool Grand Marche' LARGE bags with the cow on them. Funny.
Posted By: jaxon60

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 02:17 AM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
... I have HEARD that what used to be Petit Casino in Orient Village is supposed to reopen as a Carrefour ...


Based on the most recent pictures I have seen of the construction, the store in the village will retain its association with Casino. In the picture I saw, there was a new sign displaying "Le Petit Casino". Apparently it is supposed to reopen October 27.
Posted By: bdeeley

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 02:18 AM

The management at Carrefour stated that it is their intention to reopen the store on Bush road during the first week of November. Maybe you will get a chance to shop there if they get open.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/15/2018 01:05 PM

ok, thanks jaxon for the info.
Posted By: the captain

Re: grocery stores - 10/18/2018 12:20 PM

Speaking of groceries....I forget, what ‘twas the name of the young lady’s business that stocks up your unit PRIOR to your arrival?
Posted By: pat

Re: grocery stores - 10/18/2018 12:35 PM

Her name is Jeannie G (Gunthenan? ((Sp?)) or similar but she goes by Jeannie Gee for simplicity sake) and her business is Shopndropgrocerysxm.com. Such a great service for those of us who hate to shop........
Posted By: RonDon

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 01:05 PM

When we stay at Divi we shop at Sunny Foods because of traffic it's the closest. Sunny's prices were less that the market next to Mark's Place. Used to prefer Fresh Market but I've heard that has closed. Has anything opened in its place?
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 01:16 PM

Yes, I can't remember the name of it, but a new grocery store opened where Fresh Market was. They opened in June when we were on island. They literally opened I think the day we were there and there were NO prices on anything, so I have no idea what the prices were. They appeared to have lots of US products. This was a day or so after the Carrefour fire, so they rushed to get open when they weren't really ready, I think. There were a TON of locals in there that day, checking it out.
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 01:30 PM

It's called Cost Pro.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 02:27 PM

Thanks! I don't know if I have a mental block about these things, or if stores in SXM just seem to automatically pick names that sound like the names of other stores!! duh

Elaine--have you shopped there?
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 02:42 PM

No, have not been there. Honestly, when you say they have lots of American brands, it does not appeal. We're spoiled!

The one that was Sangs is called Fairway Mark It! Haven't been there either.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 03:38 PM

OK, I understand where you're coming from. A lot of tourists prefer American brands though. Sangs would be quite a ways from you, and if there are ships in, that area can get quite congested..
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/19/2018 03:39 PM

Exactly.
Posted By: indi

Re: grocery stores - 10/21/2018 02:23 PM

What's the closest grocery store to Pelican Key?
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/21/2018 02:41 PM

Market Garden, but quite expensive because it's close to Pelican!
Posted By: indi

Re: grocery stores - 10/21/2018 03:20 PM

Elaine, what would you recommend?
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: grocery stores - 10/21/2018 10:04 PM

Market garden forconvenience and a good selection. Prices might be higher for some items and lower for others. Produce is usually pretty good too.
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: grocery stores - 10/21/2018 10:06 PM

Depends on what you want. Carrefour is fine, and Super U if you want to make the trek.
Posted By: indi

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 04:03 PM

Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Market garden forconvenience and a good selection. Prices might be higher for some items and lower for others. Produce is usually pretty good too.

Do we need to bring bags?
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 04:52 PM

Market Garden does NOT provide bags, although you can buy them there. Super U does not provide bags either.
Posted By: jeannie239

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 05:52 PM

hi Carol ,

no the petit casino is opened as petit casino. i was there yesterday
Posted By: jaxon60

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 06:03 PM

Jeannie,

Is the new Petit Casino set up similar to the old one or has it expanded? Similar selection?
Posted By: sasasal

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 06:53 PM

I think most americans like market garden, and It does have that american flavor. For us??? Spending monthes on Island we found better to shop around and get much better prices We like sunny, but so go to other local small supermarkets. We have shopped many times at french super markets, where only french is spoken, but we still find what we want... I think if your there for a short time it really does not matter if you over pay, but for us? We shop around. Never go into market garden, saw there prices and left. but thats us.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 07:00 PM

Jeannie--yes, someone else said that. I was surprised when someone said that it was going to be a Carrefour. Glad to hear they are open.
Posted By: fabila

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 07:26 PM

The Carrefour near the University is superior to the one in Porto Cupecoy. Prices were good with a variety of foods fresh. Dairy, frozen, liquor tioletries. All shelves were well stocked. We bought a bag of frozen deshelled, cooked and clean shrimp for $11. They are 21/25. What products I saw that were the same at Mao Express, Carrefour was cheaper.
Posted By: SXMbeacher

Re: grocery stores - 10/28/2018 09:05 PM

There is a video from Magic of the Caribbean on Facebook that takes you right inside the store. It pretty much looked the same inside to me. It didn't look to be any bigger.
Posted By: jaxon60

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 03:04 AM

I saw that video, too, after I had posted. I thought it looked a bit bigger, but may just be the layout. A picture I saw during construction looked like they may have taken over the space of one of the smaller shops that used to be there, so that it now takes up the entire block between the two walkways.
Posted By: candj

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 11:54 AM

Is there a Super U in the middle of Marigot?
Posted By: SXMbeacher

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 12:02 PM

It may be larger. Its great that it's back open! Give us an update when you get there please.
Posted By: sxmbeachlover

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 12:59 PM

I read every post, but am still wondering if there is currently a supermarket open in Hope Estates?
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 01:06 PM

candj--Super U is in Marigot, yes. It's where Match used to be. And it is almost beside the McDonalds in Marigot.
Posted By: pony600

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 04:04 PM

No grocery open in Hope Estate, but just past the round about is Leader Price. Before that, on the same side is Grape Wine which has a nice selection of wine, cheeses, gourmet foods, sausages, ham, etc.
Posted By: KarenandRick

Re: grocery stores - 10/29/2018 04:23 PM

There is a grocery store in Hope Estate ... Hope Estate Market was open in August. We bought some groceries there, including Etna ice cream!
Posted By: VGerfo

Re: grocery stores - 10/30/2018 01:12 AM

Food store junkie that I am, I could go to Super U every day. They have great croissants, beautiful produce and lots of French products. I think it’s the very best market on the island! Oh and a great selection of cheeses and specialty items. So hoping the Towers gets its act together so we can use our weeks 5, 6 and 7 in 2019. We are longing to be back!
Posted By: eric

Re: grocery stores - 10/31/2018 12:44 AM

i signed up on the super u Websitesite got a coupon for a Free carry bag as well as a discount 5 euro on 50 purchase and a courtesy Card discounts It took a month for it to arrive
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