Grocers & Food
When I am working with clients who are considering a move to the island one of the most common questions I am asked is “Where do you buy groceries?”
Bainbridge Island offers two full grocery stores, a variety of smaller markets, a thriving farmer’s market, numerous seasonal farm stands and various Community Supported Agriculture offerings including typical vegetable CSAs as well as those offering oysters, fish and meats. This is an abundant island with many options for fresh, local food!
The two grocery stores are Town and Country Market and Safeway. Town and Country has been family owned since it opened in 1957. A few years ago the store underwent a massive remodel and was awarded LEED® Gold status. Often referred to as “T&C” this market is a community gathering place with everything a typical grocery store offers as well as an espresso bar, beautiful floral department, local organic offerings, bulk foods, a nice wine department, bakery, made to order flatbreads and catering. Safeway is a chain store found throughout the country. This local Safeway also offers a pharmacy and a Starbucks.
The Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market runs from April to December on Saturdays from 9am-1pm in Town Square by City Hall. There is great energy on Saturday mornings with live music, fresh food, crafters and farm offerings. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and see friends while supporting local agriculture.
Nestled in Rolling Bay, Bay Hay and Feed is part of the core of what makes this neighborhood so charming. In addition to being a nursery, Bay Hay also includes The Market at Bay Hay which offers seasonal locally grown fruits and veggies, farm fresh milk, organic free range eggs, artisan cheeses, meats, breads, local honey and more. There are lots of great items to choose from!
Situated in charming Lynwood Center, Hey Day Farm Store has many offerings from the farm and local artisans. It is a beautiful space that expanded last year. The store is closed on Mondays.
Pane is a beautiful bakery with three locations, one of which is in Lynwood Center on Bainbridge. In addition to beautiful baked goods and pastries, Pane d’Amore has a small market with local produce from island farms, high end cheeses and gourmet foods in addition to beer and wine.
Walt’s Market is in Lynwood Center and offers grilled items, salads, beer and wine groceries.
The Jiffy Mart is in Rolling Bay and is a common meeting place for neighborhood kids riding bikes and the lunch-time crowd. This is a great spot for that forgotten something.
There are a variety of CSA offerings from numerous farms on the island.