Eating well is one of the greatest pleasures in life. And ‘good food’ means not only food that tastes delicious, but also food that is good for your health, and produced in a manner that is kind to the environment.
The Bay Market at Camana Bay is the home of good food in Cayman. Opened a year ago, and with an ever increasing inventory of products, this is where you will find the largest of selection of gourmet items, natural and organic foods, eco-friendly cleaning products, specialty items and foods for those with special dietary requirements.
Natural and organic produce
Wherever possible, Bay Market sources organic and natural produce, from onions and fresh herbs to rhubarb and mangoes. Availability varies with seasons and conditions, but the selection of fresh organic produce is always extensive and between 75 and 85 per cent of the produce sold is organic. All organic fruits and vegetables are clearly labelled.
When possible Bay Market also sells locally grown, fresh produce such as tomatoes, salad greens, papayas and more.
Other Organic Goods
Organic products are certainly not limited to fruits and veggies at Bay Market. The store carries a selection of vacuum packed fresh chicken, pork and beef and has organic options in every product category. From whole wheat organic pasta to organic canned goods, cereals, coffee, juices and more, those wanting to feed their families exclusively on organic goods can do so from Bay Market.
Clean and Green
The chemicals in cleaning products are just as harmful to the environment as those involved in mass food production, so if you’re really going green, you’ll be wanting to source eco-friendly cleaning products. Grab Green and Seventh Generation produce a range of naturally derived, biodegradable cleaning products including degreasers, glass cleaners, dishwasher detergents and more. You’ll also find a selection of biodegradable garbage bags and other recyclable cleaning items.
It’s not only what you put in your body, but also what you put on it, that concerns the health conscious generation. If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you be happy to put it on your face or body? There is a full range of all natural beauty products from Andialou and VERIAID, as well as locally made, natural products from Cayman Scents.
Special dietary requirements
Do you need to keep the weight off and the blood pressure down? Are you diabetic or do you have a wheat allergy? Many of today’s chronic conditions are diet-related, and finding foods that will not trigger allergies or exacerbate existing conditions was tricky – until now. Bay Market sells a large number of gluten-free products including Food for Life gluten-free bread, delicious cooking sauces, dips and spreads from Rothschild Farms that are all also gluten free, and the popular gluten free popcorn from Oogies.
Lactose intolerant individuals will find a great choice of milk alternatives including rice, almond, soy and coconut milk as well as soy yoghurt and vegan cheese. There are also plenty of canned goods with a significantly lower sodium content and various low sugar or sugar free treats including sugar free chocolate.
Even if you eat healthy, nutritious meals three times a day, it’s the snacking in between that can send you off course. At Bay Market, however, you can stock up on all manner of delicious, healthy snacks and nibble between meals with a clear conscience.
There are all sorts of healthy potato or vegetable chips, great with organic dips, or grab a bag of organic peanuts. Better still, make your own peanut or almond butter spread on site, completely free from additives. Kids will love the dried fruit snacks and fruit and nut bars. You may even get them growing their own with the packs of seeds for sprouting at home – then add the nutrient rich bundles to salads and sandwiches.
Food to Go
Whether it’s a morning pick-me-up or a more substantial midday meal you need to keep you going, Bay Market offers freshly prepared, healthy meals to go at the deli counter. Choose from two soups which change daily, build your own sandwich or create a gourmet salads from the freshest ingredients.
Alternatively, there is a choice of hot and cold dishes prepared on site by talented chefs, all of which change daily.
Because Bay Market makes every effort to respond to their customers’ demands, they create menus specifically to be compatible with popular diets. At present, for example, individuals following a paleo diet will be able to find suitable prepared meals at the deli counter. Eating lunch on the run need not mean letting the diet slide.
There’s an App for that!
Are you day dreaming about lunch by 10am? Don’t have time to wait in line to get your sandwich or salad? Not sure there will be something you want on offer today? Like all good things in life, there’s an app for that.
Visit the Bay Market Facebook page and follow the link to download the app. Then you’ll be able to see what’s on the menu each day and beam down your order, whether it’s a breakfast coffee and omelette or sandwich for lunch, and it will be ready to pick up at the time of your choice.
Ask and you will receive
Bay Market makes every effort to respond to customer requests. If you have used a product that you loved elsewhere and have not been able to find it here, let Bay Market know and they will do their best to source it for you. Simply email Geo Escobar, store manager, at [email protected] with details of the items you want.