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brooktroutchaser Nov 24, 2013 02:54 PM

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.

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  1. scubadoo97 RE: brooktroutchaser Nov 24, 2013 03:23 PM

    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.

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      brooktroutchaser RE: scubadoo97 Nov 24, 2013 05:39 PM

      Thanks, Scubadoo. Costco is great, but sometimes you want fewer than nine lamb chops. Any butcher shops in or close to Dunedin? How is the farmers market?

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        scubadoo97 RE: brooktroutchaser Nov 24, 2013 07:54 PM

        No real butcher shops that I know of. You can get lamb chops at Publix, Fresh Market or similar stores. The rack of lamb at Costco would be a nice meal for 2-3 ppl.

        There are several produce stands along Alt 19 between Dunedin and Palm Harbor

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          brooktroutchaser RE: scubadoo97 Nov 25, 2013 05:08 AM

          Thank you, Scubadoo97.

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            Delucacheesemonger RE: scubadoo97 Dec 27, 2013 12:43 PM

            'The rack of lamb at Costco would be a nice meal for 2-3 ppl'

            That has been my problem, have thought it was a single serving package.

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              scubadoo97 RE: Delucacheesemonger Dec 27, 2013 12:45 PM

              Could be

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              brooktroutchaser RE: scubadoo97 Jan 4, 2014 05:25 AM

              Drove to Dunedin yesterday. Had only limited time to see the town. Lovely. The farmers market was just breaking up. Reminded me of Lake Michigan resort towns of Saugatuck/Douglas.

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          jpclaridge RE: brooktroutchaser Nov 25, 2013 09:40 AM

          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/

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            scubadoo97 RE: jpclaridge Nov 25, 2013 12:41 PM

            Do you use the coop? Where do they get their products?

            Are there locals making goat cheese in pinellas?

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              brooktroutchaser RE: jpclaridge Nov 25, 2013 04:23 PM

              Thank you, JPC!

            2. annemarie07 RE: brooktroutchaser Dec 25, 2013 12:47 PM

              Trader joe to Tampa and st Pete early 2014 and whole foods to Clearwater try fresh market on 19 and enterprise

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                brooktroutchaser RE: annemarie07 Dec 31, 2013 08:59 AM

                Thanks. Will visit the area the 3rd of January.

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                happytoes1 RE: brooktroutchaser Jan 13, 2014 05:15 AM

                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!

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                  BBQSNOB RE: brooktroutchaser Jan 20, 2014 02:23 PM

                  Clearwater will soon have a Whole Foods. Downtown Dunedin has a Farmer's Market on Wednesday.

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