Food Shops in Gainesville:

When it comes to grocery shopping in Gainesville Florida the city has a lot to offer. If you are exploring the culinary scene then your first stop will have to be one of the cityís farmersí market.

The Gainesville markets offer locally grown vegetable and fruits at very reasonable prices. The appeal of these markets lies not only on the great quality of their products but on the culinary experimentation that takes place due to interactions with farmers. Farmers may have suggestions as to how to cook and eat their products. Donít hesitate to ask about new ways in which you can cook and enjoy your purchases. If you are looking for vegetables, fruits, fresh milk, spreads, or products you will only find in Gainesville the Farmerís Market is the place to go.

For exotic fruits and vegetables Gainesville offers various options. There is a Latin American grocery store called La Aurora which carries almost anything found in Latin America and the Caribbean. This store also sells really well priced meats and pastries. Here you may find all the ingredients needed to make traditional Latin American cuisine, as well as some common American ingredients at very comfortable prices.

There is also an oriental market called Chun Ching Oriental Food Supply which carries hundreds of products imported from the other side of the world. This shop market also carries distinct oriental vegetables and very well priced seafood products. You may find the compliments to a seafood risotto in this market at surprisingly low costs. The market itself is filled with products encrypted with foreign language, but the service is spectacular and they are willing to help you navigate through their product aisles.

You also have the usual chain super stores like Walmart, Publix, Sweetbay and Whole foods which carry very similar products to the ones found in the other markets but at higher prices.

Gainesville has a lot to offer in terms of food-particular shops. You may purchase cheese and artisan bread at the Uppercrust Bakery, or wine at Donís Liquors and Wine Warehouse. At both these shops the staff is very knowledgeable about the distinctions from one brand or type to the next and will be very helpful when it comes to finding the right flavors for your palate.

Gainesville also boasts Wardís Supermaket, a family owned market which sells locally grown products. The product selection ranges from chocolate to frog legs.

While you may not always know exactly what you want to eat one thing is for sure, you are very likely to find it in Gainesville.

So what now? What do you do with all this information about the endless opportunities that await you? Get out there and start figuring out the Gainesville culinary scene! Try new recipes or restaurants every weekend, take small trips to the farmerís Market, buy products which are not a part of your regular diet, exchange recipes with your neighbors or roommates. Gainesville is a great place in which to begin to experiment with food, take advantage of all this city has to offer.