From a distance this appears to be a walkable small town with nice restaurants. Can any chow residents apprise me of the quality of the grocery stores? No Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, I guess, but can a home cook find good lamb, fresh seafood, and more than two kinds of mushrooms? In other words, can a guy who cooks 360 days a year find happiness in Dunedin, FL? Thanks in advance for your advice.
I do, but I have to venture outside of Dunedin.
Jensen Brothers or Old Bay are two good places for fresh fish.
Old Bay is a the end of Main St at the docks. and Jensen's is on Douglas between Main and Skinner. Restaurant Depot has nice whole fish. I get most of my meats from Costco in Clearwater. We have an Asian market on Main and an international market at the corner of Main and Overcash.
There's also a co-op http://dunedin.locallygrown.net/market
Plus another fish market at the marina http://oldebaycafe.com/
If you're will to venture out a bit there's also a huge weekly market with local goat cheese,etc. http://www.saturdaymorningmarket.com/
And a huge Italian market Mazarros http://www.mazzarosmarket.com/
Jensen Brothers Seafood on Douglas just south of Dunedin Brewery. Wide variety of fresh and frozen seafood. Great staff and recipes to boot. Southern Steer Butcher shop by Home Depot on 19 and Curlew, Steve's produce - 2 locations on Alt 19. Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater. Dunedin has a Green Market on Fridays and Saturdays until it gets hot!