Shopping in Belize City

Shopping in Belize City, though it perhaps has the largest variety of any shopping you'll experience in the entire country, is not like shopping in the United States.  Instead of big malls with national retailers, you'll find small, locally owned businesses and a lot of produce and craft stands.

Be on the look out for leather goods, black coral jewelry, hand-carved mahogany, woven wear, slate carvings, and bottled herbs for souvenirs, which you'll find the best deals for in the Tourism Village by the cruise port.  Queen's Square Market is where you'll want to head to purchase fresh produce and other foodstuffs, and for everything else you'll find the stores in the downtown area to be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting speciality shops in this area is Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. They're located in Belize City. Visitors interested in keeping abreast of the local Belizean arts and literature scene should head to Image Factory Art Foundation near the Water Taxi Terminal and Maritime Museum. Here, alongside an extensive collection of literature, is a constantly changing gallery that features locally produced pieces. They're located at 91 N Front Street.

A second option is Fine Arts Gallery, which is located to the of Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. Located next to the Tourism Village which caters to tourists, this gallery offers visitors the chance to pick up a piece of locally produced fine arts that utilizes Belizean tradition in each creation. You'll find them at 1 Fort St. in Tourism Village.

Belizean Handicraft Market Place: Typical finds here include hand-carved figures, pottery, woven baskets, and more. The property is located at 2 S. Park in Fort George.

The following table summarizes some key facts regarding the specialty shops located in Belize City.

Specialty Shops In Belize City
Name Type Phone Location
Belizean Handicraft Market Place Art Gallery (501) 223-3627 Downtown Belize City
DI Watch & Design Watch Store -- Downtown Belize City
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City
Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery (501) 674-5868 Downtown Belize City
Habano Cigar Store Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (501) 600-4795 Downtown Belize City
Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery Art Gallery (501) 223-4903 Belize City
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City

Food and Grocery

Check the chart below if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Belize City
Name Phone Location
Brodies Belize City (501) 223-5587 Downtown Belize City
Brown Sugar Market Place (501) 223-0901 Belize City
 

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