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Posted By: Mbrott

Groceries - 05/21/2019 10:02 PM

We are staying in Pelican Key. Best place to get groceries. We are staying 10 days and know about the market by Burger King. Where else should we go.

24 Hours!!!
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Groceries - 05/21/2019 10:16 PM

Carefour at the circle on Bush Rd towards Phillipsburg. Best prices and selection. We shop them both. Marker garden by BK for convenience.
Posted By: bizzottom

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 09:53 AM

and Market Garden opens at 6 for us early birds
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 09:55 AM

Not sure if it still applies but they used to offer a 5% (I believe) discount if checking out prior to 8:00am.
Posted By: Second_To_N0ne

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 01:26 PM

Wife and I were told carefour has most American brands and pricing cheaper. We went to the one in Jordan Village as well as the one going towards Philipsburg.

There is no question these places have the most American brands, but I disagree with the pricing being cheaper. We found Market Garden by BK to be cheaper in price and they seemed to have most of what we were looking for - including liquor : )
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 01:34 PM

Originally Posted by Second_To_N0ne
Wife and I were told carefour has most American brands and pricing cheaper. We went to the one in Jordan Village as well as the one going towards Philipsburg.

There is no question these places have the most American brands, but I disagree with the pricing being cheaper. We found Market Garden by BK to be cheaper in price and they seemed to have most of what we were looking for - including liquor : )


I have almost always found liquor and beer prices cheaper in the smaller grocery stores and liquor for sure cheaper in the jewelry stores in town if one is in town and knows their prices.
I like the layout of Carrefour better but if one is in the Simpson Bay area, Market Garden is a good option.
Posted By: Second_To_N0ne

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 01:45 PM

I agree with cheaper prices in smaller grocery stores. Not too sure about jewelry - went to several places in Philipsburg and they were extremely pushy.

I like the layout of Carefour better as well - everything is tidy and neat. However, I am the type that refuses to pay $1 or $2 more for something if I can get it cheaper - it's just the principle... It drives my wife and kids CRAZY!!! LOL
Posted By: George1234

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 01:48 PM

In April, I purchased a pack of 3 "Desperados" at Market Garden by BK for $6.50. I found later that they were only $4.00 at the liquor store next door!!!
George
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 01:56 PM

One can negotiate on liquor just like on jewelry. I bought a bottle of Disaranno in town for almost $10 less for the exact same size bottle that Market Garden had.
Posted By: SXMbeacher

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 02:00 PM

We didn't purchase a lot from market garden, but water and a couple other small items and i thought it seemed more expensive. I know the water did. Paying for the convenience i guess, which was fine, as it beats driving to Carrefour for a few items!
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 02:05 PM

Market Garden is WAY more expensive that Carrefour for most items. $10 for a pound of bacon??????? And the store smells.
Posted By: MrWhiskerssammy

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 02:33 PM

I couldn't agree with you more, Elaine, on both counts!!
Posted By: PreK176

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 02:41 PM

We just went into Market Garden for a couple things. Didn't notice a smell but we were there briefly. Also went to the little market in Maho. We mostly use Jeannie to deliver to us. Easier even if more $$. We are on vacation and don't want to be driving around to stores. I imagine it is much different if you live on island and have time to shop. Our trip was short!! Nice seeing you and Bill!
Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 02:55 PM

Nice seeing you also! The smell hits me as soon as the doors open.

I do shop there. Their fresh chicken legs are almost free and they are the only place I can get the milk I use.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 03:11 PM

Absolute vodka was 14.99 at Garden Market and 8.99 at carefore and Friendly Duty Free for a Liter in Phillipsburg where I buy all my liquor.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 03:37 PM

I buy very little at Market Garden, as I find their prices very high for most things, including snacks and wine. Their meats do not look good to me at all. We spend a lot of money on groceries, and usually shop at Carrefour by Mark's and Super U. If you want just a few things, Market Garden is convenient. But I personally don't buy much there. The other option is the Maho Market, which is close to Beachside Villas, so we often buy an item or two there. Prices there are high also and the parking is hit and miss, but it's convenient for us if we're just making a real quick run. I hate that they closed the Gourmet Grand Marche in Simpson Bay, as that was our go-to place for a quick grocery run. We haven't been to the Jordan Village Carrefour, but will maybe check that out next time, as people here say it is very well stocked.
Posted By: pburke40

Re: Groceries - 05/22/2019 05:28 PM

Not a fan of Garden Market for all the reasons listed above. Carrefour and Super U are our go stores. Peli Deli when we need something quick.
Posted By: lfey

Re: Groceries - 06/09/2019 01:41 PM

Can I ask who Jeannie is? Does she have a grocery delivery service? We are visiting the end of June for 5 days and would love our groceries delivered.
Thanks.
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: Groceries - 06/09/2019 01:46 PM

Originally Posted by lfey
Can I ask who Jeannie is? Does she have a grocery delivery service? We are visiting the end of June for 5 days and would love our groceries delivered.
Thanks.


We’ve used her several times, as well as attended her wine tastings.

https://www.shopndropgrocerysxm.com/
Posted By: Renee

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 12:35 PM

Does anyone know if there is a minimum amount you have to order with Jeannie? We would just like a few things for when we arrive before we go to to the grocery store. I messaged her this question on her web site and have never received an answer. TY
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 01:12 PM

Yes, she used to have a minimum one time when we checked on it, and as I recall, it was pretty high, like $100 or so.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 02:51 PM

Doesn't it state on her web site?
Posted By: eightzerobits

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 03:23 PM

$150 is the minimum. It is on the website - https://www.shopndropgrocerysxm.com/Delivery-Info_ep_43.html

It's definitely a luxury service. Prices are marked up, as should be expected, and there is a 15% delivery charge. We used them last year and it really was worth it for us, especially since we arrived after 11PM with one small kid and one baby. It was great to have the essentials ready for us (like a case of beer) after 18 hours of travel.
Posted By: Renee

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 04:13 PM

Thank you. I must have missed that on her web site.
Posted By: jazzgal

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 05:23 PM

Huh. I just tried going on the site and received a "403 access forbidden" message. However, my recollection from previous times is that there is a $100 minimum.
Posted By: pat

Re: Groceries - 06/10/2019 05:43 PM

Originally Posted by jazzgal
Huh. I just tried going on the site and received a "403 access forbidden" message. However, my recollection from previous times is that there is a $100 minimum.


Hi, Linda,

Hope your trip is going well. In a conversation I had with Jeannie a while back she did mention the likelihood of increasing her minimum order and I think it was $150.00 per order. Not too difficult to reach if you're staying any length of time and really hate shopping, given island pricing.
Posted By: islandgem

Re: Groceries - 06/11/2019 03:01 AM

It has been $150 minimum now for at least a year. It is not difficult to reach the minimum as many grocery items are expensive on the island.
Posted By: The_Lurker

Re: Groceries - 06/11/2019 01:30 PM



We buy the basics--milk, bread, butter, coffee, eggs etc......so Market Garden is close and
convenient the first night. I never noticed the smell, but bring a sweater. It is so cold, so we
are in and out quickly.

We do stop in Jordan Village and the Cupecoy market along with the tiny markets on Airport Rd.
for water, bread and whatever we run out of. We are usually near one of them.

Before leaving, we try to find a market that carries good chocolate bars to take home.
I found some in a clean little market attached to the Gas Station in Nettle Bay. I didn't look around , but it seemed very nice.
Posted By: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY

Re: Groceries - 06/11/2019 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by Renee
Does anyone know if there is a minimum amount you have to order with Jeannie? We would just like a few things for when we arrive before we go to to the grocery store. I messaged her this question on her web site and have never received an answer. TY


Hopefully you received an answer by now. She is pretty good about getting back to people. Her service is great and she is a sweet person!
Posted By: pat

Re: Groceries - 06/11/2019 09:33 PM

Renee,

That is so very unlike Jeannie. Did you check your spam folder? I’ve never noticed others having it happen but people have mentioned here occasionally that Island messages were delivered as spam.

Do try Jeannie one more time. I’ve used her a couple of times a year since she opened her business and she has always responded promptly. Good luck. It’s a great service, particularly if you hate to shop the way I do......
Posted By: islandgem

Re: Groceries - 06/11/2019 10:14 PM

Pat, I think Jeannie may be off island now. Someone was looking after things for her so it is strange there was no reply.
Posted By: Renee

Re: Groceries - 06/12/2019 12:49 PM

Thanks for the replies. I did not hear from Jeannie, but no biggie. It was a simple questions and others on here answered my question plus I eventually saw it on her site under FAQ. So thanks to all as always!
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