Shopping

There is some excellent shopping in Key West, if you know where to look. Skip the crass t-shirt and trinket shops and seek out these charming boutiques. Grocery store options also detailed.

A tree hidden gem, Besame Mucho is one of the most delightful shops on the island.

A true hidden gem, Besame Mucho is one of the most delightful shops on the island.

Historic Duval Street in Old Town Key West offers the best people watching, eating and drinking and, most importantly, the best shopping in South Florida. Everybody who comes to the island eventually gets around to cruising this street, where some of the most unusual and original shops offer something for everyone.

Anchored at one end by Mallory Square and at the other by the southernmost point in the United States, Duval Street’s boutiques and gift shops are as much of the local charm as the gorgeous sunsets.

Whatever you want to purchase is probably available somewhere on Duval & at almost any hour you want to do it. Though there are plenty of tacky tee shirt shops peddling items of questionable taste, there are dozens of fine stores selling the excellent work of local artists and craftspeople.

National chain stores such as Banana RepublicCoach and Gap have moved in and satisfy some of the shopping needs in a town that does not boast even a single mall.

A genuine Key West shopping experience is Key West Aloe, at 419 Duval Street, who for over 35 years has made natural aloe products to protect, soothe and moisturize your skin the way nature intended.

Off Duval you will find the charming, well-curated, and unique Besame Mucho at 315 Petronia Street, offering a romantic collection of international delights including French beauty products, exotic chocolate, housewares, and original jewelry. And don’t miss The Key Lime Shop, located at the corner of Greene Street & Elizabeth Street which, as the name implies, makes and sells items made from the legendary local citrus fruit. Caroline Street is another colorful Old Town street with eye-popping shops such as Local Color..

If you are interested in original designs for your home,  visit Glass Reunions on Duval Street. You’ll find the incredible work of noted stained-glass artist Greg McDonald, whose exquisite arts and crafts genre lamps are found in only a few galleries worldwide.

Key West Grocery Stores

There are numerous options for grocery stores in Key West, from the boutique to the large chain stores, including:

  • Fausto’s Food Palace – With two locations in Old Town, this smaller boutique grocery store has been in business for over 90 years and is one of the oldest businesses on the island.  Inside you’ll find an excellent wine selection, a bountiful harvest of fresh produce, gourmet shelf items, fresh fish, and the best butcher counter on the island.  Prepared foods are available for take-out, and fresh-baked bread and deli meats are available to make sandwiches.  Owned by a one-time mayor and current city commissioner, Fausto’s is a significant part of the fabric of Key West life.  Located at 522 Fleming Street and 1105 White Street.  Grocery delivery is available; call 305-296-5663.
  • Publix – With two locations in New Town, both within a mile of each other,  this large chain store is filled with every item you would expect from a supermarket. Located at 1112 Key Plaza and 3316 North Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Winn-Dixie – Another large supermarket chain filled with the typical items you’d expect. Located at 2778 North Roosevelt Blvd.

If you are looking for something truly different, and need a local’s advice, call Key West Travel Guide’s toll-free number at 877 INFO KEY or [ninja_forms_modal_form id=10 text_link=”click here to send us a note”]

More Info About Things to do in Key West

Ultimate Watersports Package

Ultimate Watersports Package

Six-hour trip includes breakfast & lunch, beverages, snorkeling the coral reef, sailing, parasailing, jetskis, kayaks, and big water toys
Backcountry Snorkel, Kayak, & Sail

Backcountry Snorkel, Kayak, & Sail

Instead of visiting the reef in the Atlantic, this trip heads to the Gulf Side for snorkeling smaller patch reefs and exploring the mangroves with kayaks.
Private Snorkeling Charters

Private Snorkeling Charters

Have the boat and Captain to yourself, allowing for custom trips to suit your wishes. Six passenger limit on these vessels.
SNUBA

SNUBA

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SCUBA Diving

SCUBA Diving

With some of the world's best warm-water wreck and reef diving, Key West is a great place to scuba dive.
Parasailing in Key West

Parasailing in Key West

Tethered by parachute to a slow moving boat, it's an exciting way to get a bird's-eye view of Key West and the ocean.
Party Boat Fishing

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Fish with a large group for snapper, grouper, and other pan fish. Stable boat provides inexpensive fishing trip.
Light Tackle Fishing

Light Tackle Fishing

Catch snapper, grouper, tarpon, and more on these versatile fishing charters.
Flats Fishing

Flats Fishing

Stalk bonefish, tarpon, and permit in the shallow, calm water of Key West's backcountry.
Deep Sea Fishing

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Key West deep-sea fishing is world class - legendary for large and powerful game fish.
Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

Easy and rewarding kayaking trips that explore offshore mangrove islands and seagrass habitat.
Glassbottom Boats

Glassbottom Boats

Explore the coral reefs, located six miles offshore of Key West, aboard an air-conditioned, glass bottom vessel.
Dolphin Encounters

Dolphin Encounters

See local Key West dolphins in the wild & up close. Swim and snorkel nearby patch coral reef.
Bike Tour

Bike Tour

Relaxing, laid-back bicycle tour in the historic quarter of Key West, sampling wild grown island fruit along the way.
Dry Tortugas Camping

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