Our Favorite Palm Beach-Area Businesses Preparing Fresh To-Go Meals
The trend toward healthier lifestyles and diets emphasizing non-packaged, nutritious food has led to a big boom in businesses preparing fresh-to-go meals in their own kitchens. Customers can walk into one of the many gourmet markets that dot Palm Beach, Martin and Saint Lucie counties, and walk out with a table-ready dinner for four.
Joseph’s Classic Market
A family-owned outfit with a love for food, Joseph’s Classic Market specializes in hand-butchered meats, seafood and quality produce. Mozzarella is prepared daily, as are Italian breads, pastries and homemade restaurant-style dishes.
4409 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; josephsclassicmarket.com; 561.799.0322
Carmine’s Gourmet Market
Another full-scale specialty food store rooted in Italian culture is Carmine’s Gourmet Market, famously known for its signature brick-oven pizzas. It makes more than 15 of them, in addition to calzones, flatbreads and garlic knots, and gluten-free and whole-wheat crusts can be requested.
2401 PGA Blvd., Ste. 172, Palm Beach Gardens; carmines.com; 561.775.0105
Doris Italian Market & Bakery
It bills itself as “The Gourmet Market Without The Gourmet Prices” and regularly engages shoppers with special promotions and weekly coupons. Doris Italian Market & Bakery is known for honoring Old World traditions, most notably through its Italian butter-cookie recipes from years past, including jelly-and-chocolate-filled finger cookies and chocolate-and-vanilla Florentine cookies.
11239 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach; dorismarket.com; 561.517.8488
Annie’s Vintage Gourmet Prepared Foods Market
In a world of corporate food chains that mass-produce, freeze and ship their menu items across the country, Annie’s Vintage Gourmet Prepared Foods Market gives customers an enlightened alternative. Carry out a family meal that can be preheated onsite or at home, or sit down for homemade lunch in the quaint dining room.
1132 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; anniesvintagegourmet.com; 561.575.4700
Mediterranean Market and Bakery
This vegetarian market offers authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes buffet-style or for take out. Hand-stuffed pies, an array of cheeses, meats and falafel, plus baked goods round out this menu.
327 Fifth St., West Palm Beach; mediterraneanmarketanddeli.com; 561.659.7322
If the United States had an American version of a souk, it would be Planet Ozone, a marketplace filled with rarely carried foods such as baba ghanoush, kibbe and masala. It is attached to a gas station in a building certified as Martin County’s first green commercial structure and houses a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant called the Tabuleh Café.
1601 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; planetozone.com; 772.403.2199
Nelson Family Farms
Celebrating 70-plus years on the Treasure Coast, Nelson Family Farms is a fruit and vegetable store that welcomes visitors to take a tour of its ornamental-plant nursery and well-maintained groves. The inventive inventory enables those with good taste to stock up on sorghum and syrup, smoked bacon, fish and sausage and, for dessert, coconut patties and rum cake.
875 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce; nelsonfamilyfarms.com; 772.464.2100
Supreme Meats & Gourmet Market
With top quality meats and Italian specialties, this is a meat lover’s paradise. Find arancini, ravioli, soups, veal Parmigiana and dozens more freshly prepared meals that make weekday meals a breeze. Most dinners serve two.
2026 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; 772.283.7567
Bella Roma Italian Market & Bakery
An all-scratch bakery, Bella Roma offers fresh, quality and nutritious meals. Visitors will find artisanal breads, pastries, desserts and prepared food. The lamb, beef and chicken used for sandwiches are roasted in-house. The market also delivers.
1626 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie; bellaromaflorida.com; 772.343.7405