Yes, you can buy groceries, and that is what we did when they were available. It was nice, however, to have the FD veggies to supplement, and use when fresh veggies were not available. The boat with the food
only comes so often, and sometimes they would not have much, in some locations, like much of the Exumas
except for Georgetown
. We found the groceries in the family
islands to be much better stocked.
The canned meat was great - the meat selection in the Bahamas is lacking, and having something you could grab and cook was helpful. Impromptu dinners with guests were something we could do, the meat was great on spaghetti!!!!