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all things "Vieques"
Read an excerpt
the 2000 article that
"started it all".
Food Shopping in Vieques!
Many people ask what they need to bring with them
when they come to Vieques.
What can't we get there? I'm on a special diet! Or, I'm a
While you're obviously not going to bring everything
with you, everyone has their special needs. Click
on the Bold Text below for more info on the different stores.
There are two Supermarkets,
on the island for your major shopping. They are located on Rt. 200 in
Monte Santo and in downtown Isabel Segunda. They can supply you with most
of your fresh vegetables for salads and many of your cooking needs.
There are also many fruits that, when in
season are absolutely wonderful. These are mostly available from hawkers
and roadside stands. Most neighborhoods have at least one colmado, which
is the equivalent of a Quick Mart or 7-11. And Esperanza has the Green
Store (aka:La Tienda Verde)which falls somewhere between Supermarket and colmado.
We also have a large outdoor vegetable Vendor,
Vieques Fruit Market, across from the school near the eastern
end of Isabel Segunda on the north side. This is near the intersection of
Rt. 200 on 997. They, too, will have most of your vegetable needs. They
have a large refrigerated trailer full of fruit, fresh herbs, vegetables,
Also on Rt. 200 in Monte Santo, west of town, is
& Gourmet Foods.
We also have a small grocery that caters to Organic
food lovers, Zee Store. The store was sold
and is working on it's permits right now.
If you're a hot sauce freak, you'll be able to find our
local "Coqui Fire" products in many of the gift shops on the
island in addition to a few off-island products as well.
There are three Panaderias or Bakeries on the island.
Panaderia Lydia in Isabel Segunda, up from the ferry near the Hotel
Ocean View, is right outside my window. So in the morning, I awaken
to the smell of the local fresh warm bread, pan de agua. The panaderias also have
pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and espresso. If you click on the links, you
will find more detailed info of their offerings. Also in Isabel Segunda is
La Viequense and in Esperanza is
Vieques is getting more and more like the real world,
and is starting to be able to offer selections to satisfy most diet types
and palettes. It's also fun to visit all the stores to see what they have
After all, shouldn't your vacation be a delight to your
sense of taste and smell as well as the vision of Paradise?!
If these spots don't answer your questions, you can
If it's available here, I'll probably know about it.