Anyone who’s visited Mackinac Island is undoubtedly familiar with Doud’s Market, “Michigan’s Oldest Family-Owned Grocery.” It’s THE place for fresh produce, meats, groceries, picnic fixin’s and more on the island in the Straits of Mackinac between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Last year marked the 125th anniversary of the family-owned landmark, and the fifth generation is now in charge.
About two weeks ago Doud’s opened a second location in St. Ignace, the UP gateway city at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge. There’s no trace of the grocery store that previously occupied the gleaming, renovated space with a cafe and outdoor seating.
The new Doud’s retains the old fashioned signage and checkered flooring found at the Mackinac Island market, but is about a zillion times larger.
Paige and I popped in for a few items en route to Blue Skies; we usually shop at the Glen’s Market closer to the Bridge.
We like Glen’s just fine, but I also appreciate the variety and prices at Doud’s, and will undoubtedly be back to explore further.
It’s nice to have that option!