Stocking Up

How to fill your pantry from supermarkets to farmers markets and vendors on the side of the road.


With their original little store on the south coast and their new super store at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre on the west coast, Clifton Market has a fantastic selection. The Gourmet Shop, a west coast staple for over 30 years, offers superb personalised service with a fine variety of quality groceries. 

In addition to the large supermarkets like Massy Stores, Jordans Supermarket, Popular Discounts, PriceSmart and Cost-U-Less, there are a number of smaller specialty shops that sell a variety of high quality local and international brands.

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La Baguette offers superb selection of French breads and pastries, croissants,  pains au chocolat, country breads baguettes, quiche and sausage rolls - all sourdough. 

Created by the The Cliff Restaurant, Café de Paris in Limegrove Lifestyle Center, offers a delicious assortment of specially prepared desserts, breads and pastries, selection of international cheese and charcuterie, coffee, juices and more.

Traditional, Bajan breads and pastries are also available from: PRC Bakery and a host of other small shops around the island. These include local sweet treats like jam puffs, coconut turnovers, and the famous bajan salt bread - a savoury bread roll used to make sandwiches filled with meats, cheese or fish, also known as "cutters".

Fosters Bakery is famous for their Barbados Rum Cake, which you can order directly from their website.

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Seasonal Produce

 A wide variety of very tasty, high quality vegetables and fruit are grown in Barbados. The best sources are farmers markets and roadside vendors who dot the landscape. Steeped in history, Cheapside Market in Bridgetown is brimming with fresh produce and interesting characters. Speightstown on the west coast and Oistins on the south coast both have a great selection of fresh local produce, sold by street vendors.The Slow Food Buyer’s Guide is a great resource for locally grown produce with an exhaustive list of farmers, producers and manufacturers.

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Farmer's Markets

With the pervading smell of freshly brewed coffee, the charm of Brighton Market on Saturday morning in the countryside is undeniable. There is a good but small selection of fruit and vegetables but a sophisticated array of stalls selling food, crafts, art, plants and much more. The same is true of the Holders Farmers Market on Sunday morning, conveniently located just off the west coast slightly south of Sandy Lane. Hastings Farmer’s Market on the south coast in Hastings has a good selection of fruit and veggies as well as food, crafts and plants. Market days are Wednesday and Saturday but they sell fresh produce on most days. 

lady selling vegetables at hastings farmers market

Fish Markets

With daily caught fish that is cleaned and prepared in the market by local vendors the fish markets supply Bajans with one the biggest cornerstones in our culinary heritage and culture. Head to one of these locations and see why Bajans have such an affinity for fish:

Red snapper at Oistins Fish Market