Kentucky June 19, 2017
7 Incredible Supermarkets In Kentucky You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
When it comes to supermarkets, you likely visit the same one or two over and over again. But did you know that throughout Kentucky, there are plenty of locally-owned options where you can do the bulk of your shopping? Some of these stores offer all of your needs, while others are more specialized, but all of them are full of character and local charm.
1. Good Foods Co-op - 455 Southland Dr. Ste. D Lexington, KY 40503
Good Foods has been supporting the Lexington community for 45 years and continues to provide fresh, local groceries in a customer-centered environment. As a co-op, the community owns the store, and everyone is welcome to shop there. Stop in for your weekly shopping trip, a meal from their fresh hot buffet or for one of their many events.
2. King Brothers Market - 538 E US-68 Benton, KY 42025
For 60 years, family owned King Brothers Market has been serving the community in Marshall County. The locals who have shopped here for years rave about the friendly customer service and incredible quality of their meat and other groceries.
3. Lotsa Pasta - 3717 Lexington Rd. Louisville, KY 40207
Celebrating 35 years of serving the community, Lotsa Pasta is the place to shop for the finest pastas, breads, cheeses, and other gourmet delicacies from around the world. They've had a loyal customer base for years but warmly welcome all who want to browse their market and hopefully take home fresh ingredients to create a memorable meal.
4. Poppy's General Store - 24 Equity Dr. Bedford, KY 40006
Poppy's may be somewhat new to the supermarket scene, but it's quickly become a local favorite in Bedford. This family-run store is perfect for all of your grocery needs and also has a fantastic deli that offers soups and sandwiches.
5. Penn's Store - 257 Penn's Store Rd. Gravel Switch, KY 40328
Open since 1850, Penn's Store is the oldest country store in America in continuous ownership and operation by the same family. It may not be open 24 hours a day (in fact, they are usually only open on the weekends), but the history and charm of this historic market make it worth a visit. It's not exactly ideal for a big grocery shopping trip, but you can pick up the basics such as sugar, snacks and canned goods.
6. Troutt Old Time General Store & Market - 433 N 4th St. Paducah, KY 42001
You'll be greeted with a smile at this treasured market in Paducah. Troutt offers a unique shopping experience where you will find exactly what you didn't know you were looking for. They also serve delicious baked goods and deli items.
7. Kremer's Market - 755 Buttermilk Pike Crescent Springs, KY
Kremer's is a family-owned tradition in Northern Kentucky that has been serving the community for decades. They offer fresh produce, a garden center and a tasty menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
Have you visited any of these local markets? Did your favorite go-to shop make the list? If we missed any, let us know and share your thoughts in the comments!