After Hurricane Dorian we are very lucky that we already have several options for grocery shopping. The largest and best grocery store: Maxwell’s Supermarket, in Marsh Harbour is open and well stocked! There is also a large Variety Store in Murphy Town, and a convenience store at the Big Bird Chicken Farm, which is only 6 miles from Casuarina Point! And…another great option is the Cherokee Food Fair in Cherokee Sound – just across the water from Casuarina.
This is Maxwell’s:
Maxwell’s is very much like any large US grocery store – with a large selection to choose from. The ship usually arrives on Monday, so by Wednesday afternoon the shelves are most completely stocked. I believe the shipping schedule is back to normal. Maxwell’s Hours in February 2020: Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm and Sunday: 8 am-2 pm.
They have shorter hours (and sometimes are closed all day) on Bahamian Holidays, so you should call them to inquire: (242) 367-7283. See sample prices at the end of this page. PLEASE NOTE: Maxwell’s does NOT accept American Express. I have also been to Maxwell’s more than once when they had a sign on the door saying their credit card system was down, so it was cash only that day.
I have updated the sample price list at the bottom of this page – on February 24, 2020, so scroll down if you want an idea of current pricing for groceries.
Another option with longer hours: Park View Variety Store:
Another option – CLOSE TO CASUARINA POINT – is the Big Bird Chicken Farm!
It now has a convenience store! ….and is open Monday through Saturday from 3 – 6 pm.
These other stores listed below have not reopened yet, following Hurricane Dorian. I am going to leave them on this page in hopes that they will reopen soon, and I can update their hours, etc.
Abaco Groceries – CLOSED at this time
Abaco Groceries is another good choice. They originally had bulk packaging and still have some of that, but they have smaller sizes now, too, and they have locally grown fresh produce when possible. They are located just north of the airport roundabout, so they are slightly closer to Casuarina Point. Their hours are: Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 6pm Sundays: 9-4. Hours are subject to change so you can call them to inquire: (242) 367-0278.
Roderick’s Convenience Store is open from 7 am to 11 pm EVERY DAY – ALL YEAR! Their phone number is: 242-367-3237.
Some groceries are quite a bit more expensive in Abaco than in the US, because most are imported from the US. To give you an idea of pricing, here are some sample prices from Maxwell’s in January & February 2020. I will try to update the blanks when we shop again.
* Vidalia Onions: $1.55/pound