In the era of big grocery stores, it can be hard to find locally owned markets like our grandparents shopped in. Luckily, they still exist here in Mississippi—from the biggest cities to the furthest rural areas. Here are our picks for the best locally-owned, independent markets in Mississippi!
B.T.C. brings today's awareness of eating healthy, locally-sourced food and combines it with and old-fashioned approach to customer service and work ethics. Here, you'll find everything from standard grocery fare to locally-grown grits, produce, meat, and more. And you can't miss having a meal at their Dixie Belle Cafe!
Wayne Lee had a long history of being in the grocery business in Mississippi. He first started his own store in his hometown of Columbia in 1939, and opened his first grocery store in Pascagoula in 1942. Wayne Lee's grocery stores are known for having excellent beef, and today Mr. Lee's family continues to carry on his legacy through their commitment to the business.
Jeffcoat's Family Market is the kind of family-owned business that brings a town together. The Jeffcoats are personally involved in running their store, and if you go in enough, they'll remember your name and call you by it. Be sure to drop in to the Deli around the corner for a delicious lunch and some ice cream!
Brooks Grocery in Iuka is a great place to get fresh produce and excellent deals on meat, pantry goods, and more. They pride themselves on their customer service as well as in carrying specialty products that you might only expect to find in a bigger store. You'll definitely want to try their pre-made food!
Gardner's Supermarket in Corinth was originally purchased by Mr. Jimmy Gardner in 1965, who remodeled the store and re-opened it in 1972. The store is still run by Mr. Jimmy's family, and they uphold his vision for the store by treating their customers well and providing quality products at affordable prices. Be sure to check their website for exciting new recipes to try at home!
Allen's Supermarket strives to be the kind of neighborhood family market that used to be the center of communities. They stock their products based on what customers ask for, creating a truly personal shopping experience. They're known for having incredible specials as well as for the food they serve Monday-Friday for breakfast and lunch.
Treppendahl's Super Foods is a charming little store in Woodville with a picturesque storefront and the kind of family atmosphere people are hungry for these days. Mr. Carl Marius Treppendahl opened his first grocery store in 1924 after moving to the U.S. from Denmark. Treppendahl's has been in its present location since 1976 and is still operated by the Treppendahl family.
Ramey's was born by a business first started by Mr. Herbert Ramey Sr. in the early 1950s, when he would travel around providing rural families with fresh meat and produce. Eventually he opened a permanent store, but his work ethic and sense of community persisted, and today there are 22 Ramey's stores across Mississippi and Alabama. Today, you can find a fourth generation of Ramey’s working in the stores!
Neco's in Pass Christian is a one-stop shop for all of your needs. In addition to a full grocery store, they also have a gifts, crafts, video rental, and a gas station stocked with automotive supplies, fishing tackle, nets, and bait. When you visit Neco's, you'll be a part of the family.
Froogel's is a discount grocery store in Gulfport's busy Hardy Court. They keep your bill low by pricing goods at or below cost and then charging a simple 10 percent markup at the register. Find whatever you need, from staple items to trendy ingredients, all while paying the lowest price in town!