Providenciales is home to the majority of the development in the Turks and Caicos, and consequently supports the best supermarkets and groceries stores in the country.
Most food in the Turks and Caicos is imported directly from Florida, so many brands and items are American products. Due to our luxury tourism market, several stores also carry organic, gluten-free, and specialty foods and international ingredients.
There are some imports from neighboring Caribbean countries as well, so it’s possible to find Coca-Cola made with real cane sugar!
The dairy section at Graceway Gourmet supermarket.
There are two convenient groceries shopping options in the tourism districts of Grace Bay and Leeward.
Graceway Gourmet is within walking distance of many of the Grace Bay resorts and accommodations. This store isn’t quite as large as the supermarkets in central and Downtown Providenciales, yet it offers a great range of high quality and organic foods, as wells as a selection of prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, and pizza. The prepared food can be served as take out, or there’s an outdoor dining patio with chairs and tables. This store stocks a great selection of wine and alcohol.
The Market is located at the luxury Blue Haven Marina. This small yet select grocery store and deli sells great prepared meals, basic groceries, and snacks and cold drinks.
If you’d prefer a larger selection of items to choose from, the Graceway IGA on Leeward Highway is only a couple of minutes drive away.
Unlike in some American states, there's no law against selling alcohol (including wines and liquors) at grocery stores. However, it should be noted that alcohol sales are prohibited on Sundays (it's still possible to purchase alcohol on Sunday in bars and restaurants).
The best price on the island for beer is the local Turk’s Head by the case (amber, lager, or IPA) bought at its source at the Turk's Head Brewery.
Drinking Age in Turks and Caicos
The minimum drinking age in the Turks and Caicos is 18. Persons that appear under the age of 21 may be asked to show identification, especially when buying from grocery and liquor stores.
The Turks and Caicos is generally an expensive destination, and our food prices are no exception. Costs tend to be equal to or a little more than what’s found at expensive cities such as New York.
The best local food and groceries prices are typically found at the wholesale supermarkets near Downtown Providenciales. These establishments don’t typically offer a great selection of perishables, yet the prices on dry goods can’t be beat.
For those wanting to ensure that they have certain products, may need to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies, or simply want to save on food costs, one option may be to bring food when traveling into the Turks and Caicos.
If you’re staying at a rental vacation villa and you’d like to have groceries pre-stocked, it’s often possible to have the service handled by either your villa manager, a private chef, or by a concierge service.