Vacationers in Door County have many choices when it comes to shopping. Repeat visitors typically have a routine for buying groceries and supplies. Some visitors or families with larger parties buy bulk supplies before their trip. One possible outlet is Costco or their local grocery store. This works for groups that are driving less than a day to arrive. It also depends on how long their vacation will last and where they will be staying.
Some groups up for a weekend getaway may prefer to buy a few food and supply items on the peninsula but, plan to go out for meals more. Many visitors don't want to cook on vacation. There are plenty of great restaurants in Door County. Most are listed with links on our website. There are also numerous free publications available for visitors in local shops.
For those who want to buy groceries and supplies on the peninsula here are some ideas: Piggly Wiggly is a great grocery store located in Sister Bay. Shopko is also in Sister Bay. Shopko can be compared to a mini Walmart and has a pharmacy. The Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay is a very nice smaller grocery store located in town on route 42. The Fish Creek Market is also a smaller local grocery store located in town on Route 42 in Fish Creek. The Main Street Market is in Egg Harbor on Route 42. It is a larger grocery store and one of our favorites.
In Sturgeon Bay, there are several grocery stores, a Walmart and a Target. The two main in grocery stores in Sturgeon Bay are Econo Foods and Pick and Save. Sturgeon Bay is a bit of a drive if you are in the middle of the Peninsula. If you are picking up groceries and supplies, you may want to stop there on your way to your peninsula destination. Sturgeon Bay is a little over a half hour drive from sister bay.
There are two hardware stores we visit from time to time when we visit. There is an Ace Hardware in Sister Bay on the corner of Route 42 and ZZ and Nelson's hardware in Fish Creek on Route 42 near the drive-in theater. Shopko in Sister Bay also sells hardware supplies. Lambert Lumber on Route 42 in Sister Bay is also a good source for hardware supplies.
Visitors find there are plenty of options for groceries and supplies in Door County. We hope this blog is helpful and look forward to your visit!