6 Nearby Places Where You Can Stock Your Vacation Kitchen

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One of the many perks of staying at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation during your Grand Strand getaway is that the resort’s wide-ranging accommodations feature fully equipped kitchens – so you and your family can work some home-cooked meals into the dining mix in between visits to the area’s amazing restaurants. And while you could go to most any local market to grab your groceries, savvy cooks know that fresh ingredients make for the best home-cooked meals – and that’s just what you deserve on your hard-earned vacation. You’ll also need some signature Carolina pantry staples to take your (home-away-from) homemade meals to the next level.

For the freshest produce and all your other kitchen-stocking needs, check out these six local businesses, all located within an easy drive of The Cottages at North Beach Plantation:

Publix – Located about 11 minutes south of the resort at the Village Shops at Grande Dunes on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this employee-owned chain puts a heavy focus on customer service and quality foods. Learn more at publix.com.

The Fresh Market – Located about 12 minutes south of the resort on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this Carolinas-based chain puts its focus on supporting local growers and providing the freshest foods possible. Further, The Fresh Market strives to deliver a shopping experience filled with the charm of the markets of American eras past. Visit thefreshmarket.com to learn more.

Bay Naturals – Also located about 12 minutes south of the resort on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this “healthy market and kitchen” puts its focus on healthful offerings, including raw and organic foods, herbs, nutritional supplements and homeopathic medicines. For grab-and-go prepared meals with an eye toward health and avoiding additives, the organic kitchen is a great option. To learn more, visit baynaturals.com.

Lowes Foods  – Found just off Highway 17 about 13 minutes south of The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, Lowes is a homegrown grocery store headquartered in North Carolina that strives to support local farms and businesses. Fresh produce and convenient, delicious to-go meals are specialties here. Visit lowesfoods.com to learn more.

Paula Deen’s Market – For Southern-cooking spices, sauces, mixes and more, there’s no better source that The Lady of Southern Cooking herself. To find a selection of such Paula Deen-approved pantry supplies, as well as an assortment of cookware, cookbooks and the like, visit the celebrity chef’s namesake store at the new Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen restaurant, located at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach. Learn more at pauladeensfamilykitchen.com.

The Olive Shoppe – Found at Barefoot Landing less than a mile from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, The Olive Shoppe is the place to go for gourmet oils, balsamics, stuffed olives, spreads and dips – all of which are great ways to give your vacation meals that extra oomph. Explore their entire line of delicious offerings at beacholiveoils.com.

To enjoy a true home away from home during your Grand Strand vacation, book your family getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation today. With our long list of comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities, you and your vacation crew are sure to cook up some lasting memories during your time in the