Feel like staying at home today? Get the best ingredients in town or a prepared meal ready to simply heat at home in one of these gourmet grocers or specialty markets. Don't forget a great beer or wine or the ingredients for the perfect cocktail.
Indialantic Seafood Company (Fish Market, Pictured below.)
The freshest Tuna, Mahi, Grouper etc. They specialize in stone crab claws flown in fresh directly from Bahamas. If you are looking for great prepared seafood salads, they have Shrimp with Crab, Squid and seaweed salads to die for. They have the best crab cakes in the area. Simply brown them a bit on a pan with butter. They also have mouthwatering fish sandwiches (you pick the bread, fish and seasoning from a board). Call ahead if you do not feel like waiting.
Melbourne Beach Market (Local Supermarket and Deli, pictured below)
302 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951.
Tel: (321) 676-5225.
This is our favorite gourmet grocery spot for its convenient location (2 minutes away), and great selection of global ingredients. We buy gourmet salads, great wines, prepared foods like fresh meat lasagna and soups, pizza or subs for a picnic on the beach. They have fresh baguette baked daily too.
When you need a more complete shopping list. Publix is a national and more generic chain of supermarkets. Fun fact: Because they are located on the beach, they sell tons of pool toys, beach toys and “Melbourne Beach” logo merchandise.
Beachside Produce Market. (Specialty Grocery Store)
842 N. Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903. Tel. (321) 722-0027.
Fruit and vegetable Store right next to the Indialantic Seafood Company. Super convenient location minutes away from the house.
The Fresh Market, (National specialty fine grocer)
6385 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940. Tel (321) 259-5619
National Gourmet Chain supermarket. We shop here at least once a month. It is approx.. 25 minutes away from the house but it is the go to place to get amazing prepared foods, fresh and nationally recognized brands and ingredients.
1616 S Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32901.
Tel: (321) 725-0400.
Great Meat and cold cut selection. Home Made Desserts. Don’t forget the best Key Lime pie in Melbourne. A true Florida Classic. Local’s Insight: Sample a free cold beer while you wait at the deli counter.
Downtown Melbourne Farmer's Market
2400 Riverview Dr, Melbourne, FL 32901
Every Saturday 10-3 *YEAR ROUND*
In addition to organic produce, honey, cookies, and jams, you will find art, home décor and other fun vendors year round.
Green Turtle Market (Gourmet Grocery store, and express to go menu)
855 E Eau Gallie Blvd, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937.
Tel: (321) 773-2001.
A gourmet grocery market with tons of fresh fish and shellfish, a huge selection of prepared foods, and a bakery to die for. If you get hungry on your way out from all the amazing food, don’t worry! You can buy and eat at the tables, or go to the café and order casual but good dishes like shrimp wraps, soups and burgers.
Fun Fact: Stone Crab season is open from October 15th to May 15th. Although Jumbo claws look mouth-watering, I usually go for the medium claws that tend to have more flavor.
The Mansion (Restaurant, deli, and finely curated liquor shop)
1218 E New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901.
Tel: (321) 345-5800.
Located in a 1905 Historic House, this restaurant and gathering place is really one of a kind. We love the upper terrace for the view (must be over 21 years for the terrace), good casual food, and endless selection of draft beers. We usually buy prosciutto di Parma, cheeses and bread at the deli downstairs, and shop their endless selection of craft beer and fine wine to take back home.
7856 Ellis Rd., Melbourne, Fl. 32904
Originally wholesale distributors of food, they now have a huge retail front (and expanding!) with the best produce, prepared foods and wine.
East Coast Winery (Local Florida wines including Key Lime wine)
827 E Strawbridge Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901 Tel. (321) 409-8400
Shop unique and award winner Florida fruit wines and enjoy a tasting. Our very favorite is the Key Lime Wine! Super refreshing.