Posted on 3/25/2024

Grocery Stores in Galveston: Where to Shop

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the Gulf Coast, Galveston, Texas, brims with rich history, vibrant culture, and a tantalizing food scene. If you’ve booked a getaway to this coastal gem, whether for a weekend escape or an extended stay, sampling the  local cuisine is an absolute must.

However, for travelers  staying in vacation rentals, the prospect of cooking in your beach home’s kitchen means the chance to whip up your favorite meals or grill that fresh seafood you caught while fishing in Galveston.

Whether you want to grab a week’s worth of groceries to meal prep for a big group or just need a few snacks to take down to the beach, there are plenty of grocery stores in Galveston stocked with everything you need during your stay.

In this guide, we've rounded up the best spots to shop at national and Texas supermarket chains, as well as smaller markets you can only find on the island.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

  • Address: 3304 Market St, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (June to Sept) and 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (October to May)

Fresh local produce, prepared foods, and artisan products are all in store at the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. Hosted weekly on Sundays at The Depot on Market, the event is the perfect way to shop local and support small businesses while stocking up on groceries, snacks, and unique souvenirs.

The market features Texas farmers and vendors. You’ll typically find produce stands, fresh eggs and meat, bakery items, flavorful dips and salsas, juices, and ready-to-eat tamales. There are also special events and activities from week to week and live music, making it a fun morning outing for the whole family.

Seven Seas Grocery and Market

  • Address: 17523 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

If you’re looking for a place to grab groceries on the West End of Galveston, Seven Seas Grocery and Market is a small and convenient store close to Jamaica Beach.

While it’s not as large as places like Kroger and Walmart, it has everything you need to cook up a meal at your Galveston beach house, from a fresh produce section and meat cuts case to aisles of pantry goods. There’s even a section of seasonal items, souvenirs, and small gifts.

Arlan’s Market

  • Address: Parking lot, 513 Market St, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily

If you’re looking for somewhere different and local to grocery shop in Galveston, the family-owned Arlan’s Market is worth checking out. The small chain has just a few Texas locations scattered mostly around Houston and San Antonio. The Galveston location is on the island's east side, making it a convenient stop when you’re hanging out at Stewart Beach or East Beach.

The store is open daily and has everything you need, from wine and beer to beach snacks to ingredients to cook dinner at your Galveston vacation home.

Maceo Spice & Import Company

Photo Credit: Maceo Spice & Import Company

  • Address: 2706 Market St, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

While the selection at  Maceo Spice & Import Company may not be as large as the other grocery stores on this list, the specialty shop in Downtown Galveston is worth checking out when you’re in the area.

The store is known for its global varieties of quality olive oils, sauces, meats, cheeses, pastas, olives, and, of course, spices. On top of that, an onsite cafe serves sandwiches and subs, salads, cannoli, and a special Sunday brunch menu. You can dine “in” on the patio full of picnic tables with a backdrop of the store’s colorful wall mural.


  • Address: 5730 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily

Kroger is one of the largest and most convenient grocery stores in Galveston to pick up supplies or grab a quick bite to eat on the beach. Located on Seawall Boulevard across from the Gulf, it’s just a block from the 61st Street Fishing Pier and close to popular spots like Babe’s Beach and Fort Crockett Park.

The store is a national chain, and this location offers a deli, bakery, floral department, Starbucks, pharmacy, and everything else you might need to cook dinner at your Galveston vacation rental or craft a picnic to eat on the sand.

Walmart Supercenter

  • Address: 6702 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily

The Walmart Supercenter on the island is ideal for stocking up on groceries and supplies to take back to your vacation rental in Galveston. It’s situated on the Seawall between Babe’s Beach and the 61st Street Fishing Pier, so it’s convenient to pop in here during a  beach day to grab extra sunscreen or snacks.

This location offers a bakery, deli, groceries, and services like a vision center, auto care center, and pharmacy. The store also has grocery pick-up, so you can conveniently order from your phone for a curbside stop on the way to your vacation rental home.


  • Address: 2931 Central City Blvd, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily

The store chain grocer is about a half mile from the coastline on one of the island’s main roads, so it’s easy and convenient to reach when you’re spending the day at the beach or when you’re driving in from the mainland on the way to your Galveston vacation rental.

The store offers grocery pick-up and delivery and has a bakery, deli, pharmacy, Starbucks Cafe, and grab-and-go meals that are quick to cook or reheat in the kitchen at your  beach rental.

Target Grocery

  • Address: 6128 Broadway St, Galveston, TX
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

The Target in Galveston is one of the first stores you’ll encounter when you cross over the causeway onto the island. This makes a super convenient stop to stock up food to take back to your Galveston beach house or grab sunscreen, beach toys, and other supplies you may need for your vacation.

This Target location has groceries and a pharmacy, and it offers order pick-up and delivery.

The Best Grocery Stores in Galveston

While not everyone likes to cook on vacation, staying in a  Galveston beach home means access to a full kitchen during your time on the island.

Whether you want more intimate meals at your vacation home, have special dietary needs, or just need to stock up on snacks and drinks for beach days, grocery stores in Galveston will have all the supplies you need for vacationing on the island!

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