Thinking about traveling to Kiawah Island? Who wouldn’t love miles of sun-kissed beaches, the soothing sounds of crashing waves, the anticipation of lazy afternoons lounging under an umbrella (or napping by the pool), and spending long, uninterrupted stretches of quality time with your nearest and dearest?! As you wind closer to the beautiful shoreline of Kiawah Island, all you can think about is sinking your toes into the sand and diving into the crystal clear water, but there’s one last obstacle on your pathway to the beach – grocery shopping for your vacation.
For some, strolling leisurely down unfamiliar aisles becomes an exciting adventure in itself, for others, it’s a necessary evil and ghastly chore best left behind when relaxing on vacation. The good news, on Kiawah Island you can customize your grocery experience to suit your vacation vibe – bulk shop before arriving, hop on your bike and explore the local markets, or leave the work to a professional concierge delivery service and arrive at a vacation villa fully stocked with your favorites!
GROCERY STORES & DELIS
Phone: (843) 768-2775
Hours: Daily 7 AM to 9 PM
View Cafe Menu HERE
Nestled in the heart of Night Heron Park in East Beach Village, the Nest Market & Café is the local neighborhood grocery store on Kiawah Island. Here you’ll find a well-stocked selection of groceries including fresh produce, pantry staples, fresh-baked goods, convenient grab-and-go options, packed picnics, beer, and a big selection of wine. On-site dining is also available indoors or out on the peaceful wrap-around porch shaded by Night Heron Park’s ancient live oaks.
Phone: (843) 243-3276
Hours: Daily 6 AM to 11 PM
The Village Market at Freshfields Village is the largest grocery store near Kiawah Island and will cover all your food and pharmacy needs, with Instacart delivery options available! The Village Market offers a fresh farmers market section with local produce, fresh Lowcountry seafood, an excellent range of local cheeses, beers, and wine, grab-and-go meals, and a hot deli section for a picnic on the Village Green. You can get your Starbucks fix here too!
Phone: (843) 768-4567
Monday – Friday 6:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday 6:30 AM to 8 PM
Deli Open Daily 6:30 AM to 3 PM
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The Station is conveniently located right at the entrance to Freshfields Village, and on the paved bike path extending from Kiawah and Seabrook Island! The Station offers a 24/7 gas station with 8 filling stations, an environmentally friendly carwash, a convenience store with a large selection of beer and wine, and a gourmet deli open daily. The Station Deli has a grab-and-go line with sandwiches and salads and a full breakfast and lunch menu if you have extra time to dine in.
Phone: (843) 243-0007
Monday – Friday 9 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 2 PM
Vincent’s Drug Store at Freshfields Village is no ordinary drugstore! Vincent’s combines innovative pharmacy technology with the nostalgic atmosphere of an old-school soda fountain, excellent service, and welcoming southern hospitality. The drugstore offers an extensive selection of over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, and personal care items, with on-site pharmacists for personalized advice and prescriptions.
KIAWAH ISLAND LIQUOR STORES
Phone: (843) 718-1978
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM
Tastings: Every Friday & Saturday
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If you’re looking for a local liquor store to stock your vacation villa wet bar, head over to Kiawah Spirits while shopping at Freshfields Village. Kiawah Spirits stock the top 200 spirit brands in the US including 110 small-batch bourbons and ryes, over 100 single malt scotches, and 60+ local spirits including almost all spirits from local Charleston distilleries. If you’re searching for a rare Bourbon, Whiskey, Scotch, or Gin, they’ll order it for you. Kiawah Spirits are closed on Sundays by SC state law.
Phone: (843) 768-2245
Retail Store Hours:
Monday – Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM
Friday – Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday 12 PM to 9 PM
Fancy a fine wine instead? After stocking up at Kiawah Spirits, head next door to FortyEight, a high-tech wine bar, restaurant, and retail store with over 1,000 labels from every varietal and major wine region of the world, and craft beers available to go! Their new SmartCard wine stations feature full-color, high-definition, touchscreens for tastings in three sizes – 1 oz, 3 oz, or 6 oz, with a team of sommeliers to ensure you purchase the perfect wines to take home. Searching for cigars? FortyEight Wine Bar has a humidor with a selection of premium cigars available to purchase.
KIAWAH ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKETS
Location: The Village Green at Freshfields Village
Distance: 2.6 miles from Kiawah Island Gate
Date: Every Monday June 5 to August 28, 2023
Time: 3 PM to 7 PM
The summer season on Kiawah Island brings our local Farmers Market to the Village Green at Freshfields Village. Mark your calendars for Monday afternoon, take a bike ride to Freshfields, and enjoy an authentic Lowcountry shopping experience picking up fresh organic produce, sweet and savory treats, and authentic Lowcountry products, arts, and crafts from local vendors. From homemade sweetgrass baskets and Charleston spices to Gullah-inspired delicacies, you’ll love shopping at Freshfields Village Farmers’ Market.
Location: 4104 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island
Distance: 3.7 miles from Kiawah Island Gate
Phone: (843) 243-4040
Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday in winter
Located 2-miles from the Kiawah-Seabrook traffic circle and Freshfields Village, The Market at Storey Farms is a wonderful farm to table market experience with a quaint set up of two containers flanking a tent-covered, open-air market in between. Storey Farms is a treasure trove of locally sourced products with assorted meats and fresh milk from the farm, shelves brimming with homemade breads, pantry staples, locally crafted cheeses, and mouthwatering pies from St. Honoré Pastry, a Charleston favorite!
Location: 3883 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island
Distance: 4.4 miles from Kiawah Island Gate
Phone: (843) 768-0508
Hours: Daily 9 AM to 6 PM
Seasonal April through Christmas
Owned and operated for 30+ years by Charleston natives (and Kiawah Island icons!), Sidi Limehouse and Louise Bennett, Rosebank Farms’ 75-acre farm is known throughout the Lowcountry for quality produce. For summer 2023, the Rosebank Farms Market will be in a new location at the entrance to the Kiawah River waterfront community, still selling quality fruit and veggies, fresh flowers, southern seafood, locally produced grits, organic honey, Storey Farm eggs, and local cheeses like Clemson’s renowned Blue Cheese, a tasty classic of the South.
GROCERY STORES ON THE ROAD FROM CHARLESTON
Location: 3642 Savannah Hwy, Johns Island
Phone: (843) 573-8734
Daily 7 AM to 10 PM
Monday – Friday 9 AM to 9 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM
If you prefer to pack the grocery shopping into one bulk shop, you can make a midway stop from Charleston, or order ahead for in-store or curbside pickup, at Publix Supermarket at West Ashley Place. This Publix Supermarket and Pharmacy is conveniently located 11 miles from Charleston International Airport, at the intersection of Hwy 17 and Bohicket Rd to Kiawah and Seabrook Island.
KIAWAH ISLAND GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICES
Phone: (843) 216-7630
Prefer to shop online vs. in line? Groceries Ahead have a simple process to shop over 3,000 products online – create an account and shop, check out with your delivery address, check-in time, and rental agency, and arrive at a vacation rental fully stocked with groceries, bathroom and beach essentials, beer, wine, and liquor – Grocery shopping on Kiawah Island has never been easier! This is also the perfect option if you’re arriving late on Saturday – remember there are no liquor sales in SC on a Sunday! A service fee of $100 applies for deliveries to Kiawah Island.
Phone: (843) 212-7040
Hours: Monday – Saturday 4 PM to 9 PM
Delivery Boy is a locally owned and operated delivery service bringing Lowcountry cuisine from Kiawah Island’s favorite restaurants right to the doorstep of your vacation villa – they’ll even deliver to the beach! Local restaurants serviced by Delivery Boy include La Tela Pizzeria, FortyEight Wine Bar + Kitchen, Fuji Sushi, and Jersey Mike’s Subs at Freshfields Village, as well as Fisher’s and Salty Dog Cafe at Bohicket Marina. In the spirit of supporting local, check out their D.A.D Fund (delivery and a donation!)
Questions about Kiawah Island? Browse our exclusive collection of Kiawah Island vacation rentals, explore the best of Kiawah Island in our Exclusives Guide, get travel tips from our Vacation Blog, or call our team of expert vacation planners at (843) 768-0273 to customize your stay.