Food Provisioning on Water Island
I will be staying on Water Island in June with a group of 12. Does anyone know of any food provisioning service?
Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
There is a small (but expensive) market at the Crown Bay Marina.
Also, there's a Pueblo Super Market about 1/2 mile way (from Crown Bay Marina).
Call Grocery Goddess. They are good and experienced at provisioning houses on Water Island.
Thank you. I will contact the Grocery Goddess.
I second the recommendation for Grocery Goddess. http://www.grocerygoddesses.com/
Julie is very reliable and professional. Be sure to tell her which house you are renting and the name of the property manager. The property manager will meet her at Phillips Landing and take her and the provisions to the house then take her back to the ferry.
I also always recommend to my guests that they consider looking through their spices that they commonly use at home and put them into little "snack" sized ziplocs - mark the name of the spice with a Sharpe pen - and drop them in their carry-on or checked bag. The home you're staying will likely have salt, pepper, sugar, etc. and they might even also have oregano, garlic powder/salt, onion powder/salt, etc. But, I find that in a crazy short amount of time, the oregano turns dark, the garic and onion powder turns hard, etc. Spices can be pricey in the USVI and you don't really need a whole container anyway. So, consider bringing with you those spices that you commonly use to cook. Food for thought.
FL Barrier Islander wrote: But, I find that in a crazy short amount of time, the oregano turns dark, the garic and onion powder turns hard, etc.
Hint for when you're on island and having this problem - divvy up your spices and herbs which turn quickly and store them in the freezer in small marked freezer bags. Just take out as needed. Works like a charm.
Good idea! Thank you STT!
If you have not fund a suitable service please consider On Deck Provisioning. Originally reh service focused on provisioning for private yachts Or charter yachts and has expanded to resort and Villa provisioning.
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ondeckvi, I was not aware of your services. And, you also provide provisioning services for homes on Water Island? Do you have a web site?