5 new and old local grocery stores in Huntsville

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Shopping local doesn’t just apply to gifts. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

We’re all about shopping local here at Hville Blast, and groceries are no exception.

Huntsville’s full of local spots—new and old—where they’re stocking their shelves with all the groceries you need, including local items that you can’t find at big-name grocery stores.

Here’s five local spots in Huntsville to grab groceries this year.

1. W. L. Halsey Grocery

If you enter downtown Huntsville by Jefferson Street North, W. L. Halsey grocery will be greeting you. The two-story blue brick building houses W. L. Halsey Grocery, a family-owned business that has been serving customers at the location since 1904.

The retail grocery eventually grew to Halsey Food Service and relocated its warehouse to Madison, Alabama in 1971, where it remains today. But, their Jefferson Street building is still in operation as their “Cash and Carry” location where you can find lots of bulk groceries.

2. Star Market

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The jewel of Five Points is always stocked up. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

The green-and-white-striped awning of Star Market in Five Points is an iconic Huntsville sight. Inside, you’ll find a local atmosphere, go-to groceries, high-quality meats and well-stocked wine racks.

BONUS: We’ve got the full story on Star Market and its history as the “jewel of Five Points.”

3. The Standard Social Market

This one’s a bit newer to the scene (decades newer, actually). The owners of The Standard, husband-and-wife team Erick and Stephanie Luther, wanted to bring a social market to downtown after moving here from Austin, Texas.

The Standard strives to stock their shelves with local and curated goods. While you’re grabbing your groceries, stop by the bar or grab a menu for one of their handcrafted dishes.

4. Walker’s Market

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Local and gourmet finds. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Walker’s Market in Five Points calls itself a “hidden epicurean gem.” Huntsville native Kimberly Walker is the owner, and she is always looking for new groceries to put on the shelves. They work with small batch vendors whose foods use locally-sourced ingredients.

5. Jamos Grocery

You may have eaten at Jamos Deli (which made our list of authentic spots to find international cuisine in Huntsville), but did you know that there’s a Jamos Grocery? They sell all sorts of specialty Middle Eastern groceries.

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