Most items are generally available. There are four large supermarkets plus several smaller ones which are similar to British and US stores. Prices are in CI$. Some food items are produced on Island including eggs, chicken, beef and fish plus a limited amount of local fruits and vegetables. Local specialities such as conch and turtle are also available. However, the supply of local produce cannot meet the demand from the hotel and restaurants that cater for Cayman’s thriving tourism industry, therefore most food and beverages are imported.
The large supermarkets carry a wide variety of international/speciality foods to satisfy most palates. They are well stocked, comparable with any small Sainsbury’s in the UK for variety and even offer named brand products in their ‘English Section’, although these items can be pricey.
Supermarkets with in-house bakery, deli and pharmacy sections include Foster’s Food Fair located in Republix Plaza in West Bay, The Strand on West Bay Road, Airport Centre in George Town, Countryside Shopping Village in Savannah and Morritt’s Shopping Centre in East End; Kirk Supermarket & Pharmacy on Eastern Avenue in George Town and Hurley’s at Grand Harbour in Red Bay.
A 10 minute drive from George Town, you will find The Grounds in Lower Valley, Bodden Town – a new 30-acre complex offering everything locally grown and made in the Islands every Saturday morning. And Camana Bay hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market every Wednesday between 12-7pm.