Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Specialty Grocery Stores

Need a hard-to-find ingredient or some expertly prepared pre-portioned meals? Our readers share where to find them.

April 30, 2020

Superb Markets (Best Specialty Grocery)

Morton's Gourmet Market

1924 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-9856, mortonsmarket.comFacebook

Delivery available to your home or business with hot prepared foods daily, including salads, sandwiches, meat and seafood, specialty cheeses and fine wines. Monday through Sat 8 a.m.-8 p.m., bakery opens at 7 a.m; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Bakery opens at 8 a.m.

Detwiler's Farm Market

6100 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 378-2727; 6000 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota,  (941) 378-2727; 2881 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 378-2727;  1250 U.S.-41 Bypass, Venice, (941) 378-2727, detwilermarket.comFacebook 

Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., plus special hours for disabled, elderly and at-risk  from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto and Venice, plus the just-launched Palmetto Express drive-thru. For more info on this new program, visit

Whole Foods

1451 First St., Sarasota, (941) 316-4700; 5298 University Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 806-6130, wholefoodsmarket.comFacebook

Natural and organic foods; specialty food market. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon through Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Those ages 60-plus can shop at 7 a.m.

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