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  • Writer's pictureJoel Shapiro

Going Beyond the Grocery Store

To bring you the best in Local Products!

I am excited to introduce a couple of LOCAL—TOP QUALITY products that you can’t find at grocery stores (they all have retail locations but are not convenient to the beach). However, Grocery Concierge can get these products along with your typical grocery items and stock your vacation beach rental with everything you need!


Looking for the best WATER? Emerald Coast Ultra-Pure Water is perfect for the beach because the bottles are different!

BPA Free with a waterproof label that doesn’t peel off and go into the ocean. These bottles are intended for multiple uses not single-use like most brands which is great for long days at the beach and nights listening to the bands’ play and they are recyclable. This water is not readily available for retail, but we can get cases when requested. 2 case minimum per delivery.

Are you looking forward to enjoying an ICED COFFEE as you walk along the beach in the morning? Or maybe you prefer an afternoon coffee BUZZ—Let me introduce Mrs. Jones Cold Brew Coffee. While writing the article, I stopped, went to the kitchen, mixed 2 oz Elixir Coffee Concentrate with 1 packet of Stevia, 2 oz Soy Milk, and 4 oz filtered water. I poured it over crushed ice, and I have my perfect afternoon Sweet & Creamy treat. The best part, all the ingredients were in my kitchen already. No driving or waiting is required. Could I get extra FANCY and add flavored syrups and even some whipped topping? SURE! If you have those ingredients, you can practice your Barista skills anytime, and impress your friends and family.

Coffee Exlixir Concentrate

Spending a week at the beach and want Iced Coffees—order the following items:

  1. Mrs. Jones Coffee Elixir (1 bottle = 16 oz or 8 servings)

  2. Milk or Non-Dairy Beverage (Soy, Almond, Coconut, combination, ½ & ½)

  3. Sweetener (packets or simple syrup (sugar water) or flavored syrups)

  4. Toppings: Whipped Topping, Chocolate Syrup, Caramel Syrup, Sprinkles, spices (Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg)

  5. 18 oz plastic cups (cold) or 16 oz hot cups with lids—be sure to dispose of all cups properly!

Another local beverage company, Big Jerk Soda, offers a variety of natural sodas and cocktail mixers that are great for a beach vacation! Recipes like Gin & Flowers sound complicated—but all you need is Gin (your favorite brand) and Big Jerk Lavender Lemonade with a garnish of lemon twist! Delicious and Easy! Or the ever-popular Moscow Mule—Big Jerk has a delicious Ginger Beer (nothing artificial). Combine Vodka (or try with Tequila for a Mexican Mule) and fresh lime juice (roll the limes on the counter for better juicing).

Spending a week at the beach make some tasty cocktails—order the following items and check out the recipes below:

  1. Alcohol: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Whiskey

  2. Big Jerk Sodas: 4 bottles/$10—

  3. Flavors include Ginger Beer, Lavender Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Blueberry Peach, and Key Lime Seltzer water (not sweet).

  4. Garnish: Lemon, Limes, Oranges (twists and wedges, and fresh juice)

Food Items:

Are you looking for an artisan charcuterie experience? The Board Chef is a partner of ours for Sunset Beach Picnics and she prepares boards of all sizes. Request a board, and we will deliver it along with your other grocery items and beverages. There’s nothing better than arriving to a fresh board of meats and cheeses to help you start relaxing and feeling the island vibe.

Artisan Cheese Board-The Boat Board

How does a sweet indulgence from Peterbrooke Chocolatier sound? Although they say “Your Neighborhood Chocolatier” the location is on Palafox Place in Pensacola and do you really want to make one more stop? Chocolate-covered popcorn. Hand-Dipped specialties. Gift Baskets. Call the store to discuss what you’d like and then let us know to swing by and pick it up for you. 850-285-0128.

Chocolate Popcorn

Looking for a healthy, plant-based snack option? The Hummus Lady has you covered with flavors like traditional Lemon, Sundried Tomato with Basil, and her signature Black Garlic. 6oz “mini” size for $4/ea and a 12oz for $8. Seasonal selections as well–see full menu option on her Facebook page:

Do you shop at Whole Foods? There are no stores near Navarre or Pensacola Beach but what we do have is Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe! The West Garden St location is convenient for us to pick up items from their BULK area, locally roasted coffees, and deli items from Boar’s Head Simplicity. Ever have a recipe that requires just a little amount of spice? At Ever’man you can measure out spices and only purchase what you need! Ever’mans also carries Mrs Jones Coffee, The Hummus Lady, Big Jerk Soda (great minds think alike).


Do you know of local companies that offer top-quality food or beverage? Please reach out to us. We want to help our fellow small business owners be successful and we want to help our visitors have the very best experience possible on our beautiful beaches.

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