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 area's more interesting specialty retailers is Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. They're located within Belize City. The Image Factory Art Foundation is a not for profit art institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in Belize. They have been around since 1995 and host a wide variety of visual arts(painting, photography, sculpture, and installation), history, and anthropology exhibits. The property is situated at 91 N Front Street.

A second option is Fine Arts Gallery, which is located mi. ( km) from 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 be able to find them at 1 Fort St. in Tourism Village.

Belizean Handicraft Market Place: Formerly known as the National Handicraft Center, the Belizean Handicraft Market is set up with a huge selection of local and regional souvenirs and hand made crafts. If you're looking for a nice item to bring home at a low price, this is a good place to look. They can be found at 2 S. Park in Fort George.

Glance through this table to learn more.

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

You can look through the table just below for more information about your options.

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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