A frequent question we get from first time St. John visitors, or those thinking about visiting, is whether St. John has a grocery store. In fact, there are several options for buying groceries to stock your St. John vacation rental. While some are quite small, and none resemble a Super Walmart (thank goodness), they each have St. John character (and characters), and everything you need to eat and drink on your St. John vacation.
This is by far the largest grocery store on island, and for many St. John vacation visitors it’s the only place to shop. It’s located at the Marketplace, which also houses St. John Hardware, and Chelsea Drugstore, among other businesses. You’ll find it just as you’re leaving town at the start of Southshore Road. Starfish has a good deli with prepared foods, and everything else you need for eating at your St. John vacation rental…meats, seafood, produce, dairy, frozen foods, plus beer/wine/liquor. You pass this on the way to all of our St. John vacation rentals.
This is a great little grocery store located right at the roundabout. They have everything you could possibly need to stock up your St John vacation home, including a recently expanded produce section and huge selection of beer/wine/booze. You also pass this one on the way to all Island Abodes vacation villas and suites.
If you’re staying in Chocolate Hole at Down Yonder Villa or the Garden Suite, this is your closest option for groceries. It’s a great little market with everything you’ll need. The fresh produce offerings leave a little to be desired, but the deli serves up an awesome breakfast and lunch daily and there’s a great salad bar, the only one on St. John. This is a convenient spot to buy ice and drinking water, and the beer/wine/liquor selection is impressive. You pass this on your way to our Chocolate Hole rentals.
All St. John locals know about Pine Peace. There are a few isles of groceries, plus all kinds of cleaning, personal, and household products. Where else on St. John can you buy ice cream, a magnum of bubbly, a hair dryer AND chicken feed? You really won’t believe the cornucopia of stuff available in this little store. Probably the best prices for food and household items on St. John. It’s located on Southshore Road, just after EC Service Station and the basketball courts, behind Caravan Auto, just before the start of Jacob’s Ladder. You pass this market on your way to all our St. John vacation rentals.
It might be a stretch to call it a grocery store, but this hole in the wall across from Longboard sells lots of food and beverages. It’s a super convenient place to grab snacks or drinks if you’re in town.
This is the sister store to the one in Cruz Bay. While not as large as the one in town, it’s waaay more convenient if you’re in Coral Bay. For its size it’s a well equipped store with everything you’ll need. It’s located in the same commercial center as Aqua Bistro.
This place is sort of legendary and definitely worth a stop of you need to pick up provisions while exploring Coral Bay. From the outside it looks tiny, but the amount of food, drinks, and supplies inside will blow your mind. It’s located just up King Hill Road, a few hundred yards past Pickles in Paradise, and just before the Coral Bay dumpsters.