You’ll see the name Bailey all over Sanibel, because the family were pioneers ?who have been involved in feeding islanders since the days when a ferry brought in supplies to the original store on the bay.
Today’s Bailey’s is a general store in the true sense of carrying everything from Allen wrenches to zucchini, but it has grown thoroughly, including a new coffee bar. Locals especially rave about its baked and deli goods, even if the price is considerably higher than going “off-island” for groceries.
It also has good meat, seafood, and produce departments. Between its hardware store and grocery store, you can find just about anything you might need at Bailey’s.
So much a part of the community, it throws a free Baileyfest one Sunday each October with free food and fun for the whole island.