Virginia June 03, 2017
9 Incredible Supermarkets In Virginia You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Grocery shopping isn’t necessarily the most glamorous activity, especially considering that it’s something that must be done on a frequent basis. Fortunately, Virginia is home to several markets that are sure to spruce up your routine. Whether you’re looking for a local specialty product or some fresh produce, you can head to any one of these stores for a welcome change of scenery.
1. JM Stock Provisions (Charlottesville)
JM Stock Provisions has locations in both Charlottesville and Richmond and specializes in sustainably produced meats. In addition to deli meats, hand-cut steaks, and barbecue accessories, you'll find plenty of other local goodies and snacks. Address: 709 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903.
2. Stella's Grocery (Richmond)
Stella's Grocery is a charming grocery store that features takeout from the across-the-street restaurant with the same name. It's here you'll find authentically prepared Greek meals as well as any other provisions you might need to pick up. With a coffee bar and selection of gifts, Stella's Grocery is a wonderful place to spend some time. Address: 1007 Lafayette St. Richmond, VA 23221.
3. Sandbridge Seaside Market (Virginia Beach)
Step back in time with this charming Mom & Pop grocery store in Virginia Beach. Whether you're looking for bait tackle, a homemade donut, or a dozen eggs, this is your one-stop shop. Address: 209 Sandbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
4. First Gate (Harrisonburg)
If ever you need an authentic Middle Eastern Market, you'll want to step into First Gate in Harrisonburg. This locally owned Halal store showcases teas, spices, and fresh produce. Address: 20 Charles St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
5. The Health Nut (Callao)
The Health Nut is located in the tiny town of Callao and stands as one of the only heath food stores in the Northern Neck. This spot carries a little bit of everything, including a sample of the world's healthiest olive oils and vinegars. Address: 30 Northumberland Hwy
Callao, VA 22435.
6. Virginia Farm Market (Winchester)
This adorable market in Winchester is the go-to spot for apples during Fall. Other times of the year, you'll find a bounty of farmer's produce as well as locally-made treats. Address: 1881 N Frederick Pike, Winchester, VA 22603.
7. The Local Market (Falls Church)
This country store has a wonderful selection of produce, meats, and delicious seasonal fruits. You can also stop by for a piece of mouthwatering fried chicken with a side of corn pudding. From veggies to comfort food, this spot has a little of everything. Address: 3881 Bridge Rd., Suffolk, VA 23435
8. Bennett's Creek Farm Market (Suffolk)
This country store is filled with natural foods, produce, and seasonal fruit. It's also a great place to stop by for a piece of mouthwatering fried chicken and a side of corn pudding. From veggies to comfort food, this spot has a little bit of everything. Address: 3881 Bridge Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435.
9. Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op (Roanoke)
Roanoke's Natural Foods Co-Op is a great place to get your weekly grocery shopping accomplished, knowing you've bought some of the freshest food in the area. Folks also enjoy stopping by for an excellent cup of coffee or a homemade sandwich from the "Happy Belly Deli." Address: 1319 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015.
Are you a regular at any of the above markets? We’d love to hear about your shopping experiences! If any of your favorite spots may have missed the list, feel free to share them here.