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(@soxman21)
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After years of staying on St Thomas we have decided to spend a week on St John rather then day trips or short stays. Any thoughts on grocery shopping in Cruz bay? We are staying near coral bay and i know they have a small market but am thinking something in Cruz bay may be better. Thanks all

 
Posted : January 31, 2013 3:59 pm
(@toes-in-the-sand)
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In my limited experience this is what I have found:

Best StJ grocery selection - Starfish Market
Best StJ name brand selection and least expired goods - Starfish
Best StJ prices - Usually Dolphin, sometimes Starfish ( I have read that the new St John Market near the Westin is competing with both for best prices)
Best Coral Bay prices - Love City Mini Mart
Best Coral Bay name brand selection - Lily's market
Most surprising selection in a small place - LCMM

Always check the expiration date on perishables anywhere you buy on any island.

 
Posted : January 31, 2013 6:11 pm
(@alana33)
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Shop in STT, better prices for almost all items, tho depending where you are from, your jaw will drop at our STT prices.
May be worth the hassel of making a trip over or if renting a car on STT (if your plane arrives early enough to shop and catch the barge).
Bring lots of $$$! Paradise does not come cheap!

 
Posted : January 31, 2013 6:19 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Alana33 wrote:
Shop in STT, better prices for almost all items, tho depending where you are from, your jaw will drop at our STT prices.
May be worth the hassel of making a trip over or if renting a car on STT (if your plane arrives early enough to shop and catch the barge).
Bring lots of $$$! Paradise does not come cheap!

The OP says they've been staying on STT for years so probably know about the prices.

 
Posted : February 1, 2013 1:36 pm
(@alana33)
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I'm sure they'll be surprised at how much things have gone up since their last visit!
I am surprised every time I go to the markets.

 
Posted : February 1, 2013 2:09 pm
(@plasticpirogue)
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Just got back last night from a week on St. John; first time staying on St. John after multiple trips staying at Sapphire. I was very surprised at the selection I found in the Dolphin market. Prices? Meh....no more expensive than we found in the Food Center on STT.

 
Posted : February 1, 2013 8:52 pm

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