Quality and Convenience at Jerry’s Foods on Sanibel Island

MustDo.com Jerry's Foods is Sanibel's only supermarket and they have everything you need while visiting Sanibel Island, Florida.

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It’s hard to find quality without sacrificing convenience, and vice versa, but Jerry’s Foods on Sanibel Island has everything covered when it comes to sourcing great food locally.

MustDo.com | Stock up on healthy snack items while on vacation. Fresh fruits and vegetables in the produce dept. at Jerry's Foods Sanibel, FL

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Whether you want to select some everyday household staples or pick up some fresh top quality USDA Choice meats for a barbecue, you’ll find everything you need – and more – at this supermarket. If you want someone else to do the cooking, Jerry’s Kitchen Café is right next door!

MustDo.com | Jerry's Foods on Sanibel offers USDA Choice meats as well as fresh produce, bakery items, frozen items, beer and wine.

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Visitors to Sanibel most likely have already walked or cycled right past Jerry’s Foods and seen the tropical birds in the lush greenery out front. This green oasis with its cool waterfall is the perfect place to park your car in the shade and head inside for a delightful food shopping experience. If you already know what you want, you can use Jerry’s online ordering and pick-up service, or arrange delivery wherever you are staying on Sanibel or Captiva Island. From frozen foods to freshly made salads, Jerry’s Foods offers both quality AND convenience.

MustDo.com | Jerry's Foods on Sanibel will deliver your groceries right to your vacation rental or home!

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Whether you are enjoying a family vacation in a vacation condo or are a Sanibel resident or snowbird, Jerry’s Foods will certainly enhance your stay. Jerry’s Food was originally founded in Edina, Minnesota back in 1947. It quickly became known for its high quality foods and personalized service. You’ll now find a second Jerry’s Foods in Eden Prairie, MN as well as the landmark store on Sanibel Island.

Jerry’s Kitchen Café on Sanibel

Jerry’s Foods is more than just a local grocery store – it has an amazing café too. Open at the crack of dawn (6am) for breakfast, it serves classic hot breakfasts, eggs benedict (classic or Sanibel style with crab cakes), vegetarian breakfasts, burritos and more.

Jerry's Foods cafe in Sanibel, Florida.

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Lunch at Jerry’s Kitchen Café may mean tasty burger sliders with Angus beef, a visit to the soup and salad bar, delectable shrimp, clam or grouper baskets or a choice of signature sandwiches featuring Jerry’s homemade salads and Boar’s Head meats. Checkout the Sanibel Boat which consists of seafood, chicken or tuna salad piled high on a fresh pineapple and served with a side of cottage cheese. Healthy eating has never looked so good!

Dinner is served at Jerry’s Café from 4pm to 8:30pm with additional entrees such as the Seafood Platter – broiled or crunchy, fresh fish, crab, ribs, rotisserie chicken, top quality steaks and a range of side dishes to make any meal a feast. Leave room for a slice of Jerry’s Key Lime Pie – voted the best on the island – or take a dessert to go.

MustDo.com | Famous Key Lime Pie from Jerry's Foods supermarket on Sanibel Island, Florida

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If you want to stop in for a Seattle’s Best coffee, iced tea or soft drink, Jerry’s Kitchen Café offers bottomless cups along with the same great atmosphere and service all day long.

Where to Find Jerry’s Foods

Located on Periwinkle Way, this hidden gem is in Jerry’s Shopping Center opposite the junction with Casa Ybel Road. Conveniently close to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, it’s a great place to pick up snacks, sandwiches and cold drinks for lunch as you head off to enjoy some of Sanibel’s beautiful beaches and attractions.

The store has a tempting array of cold cuts, salads and cheese in the deli, which features only the highest quality food such as Boars Head. You can buy fresh seafood to go and make it a delicious meal with a box of fresh salad from the self-service salad bar.

MustDo.com | Pick up lunch for the beach from the deli and salad bar at Jerry's Foods on Sanibel Island, FL

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There’s also an in-store bakery offering freshly baked breads and as assortment of sweet treats such as their delectable apple fritters.

MustDo.com | Delicious fresh bakery items and sweet treats Jerry's Foods Sanibel Island, Florida

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To complement the refrigerated cold drinks, Jerry’s Foods also has a wine and beer section making it a great one-stop shop for all the necessities of life.

MustDo.com | Fantastic selection of wine at Jerry's Foods, Sanibel Island

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Jerry’s is open from 6am to 10pm daily so you will never be caught without a place to shop great food, drinks and snacks from breakfast through dinner.

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.