Quality Specialty Foods, Wines & More.
Learn where to go to find delicious gourmet products and unique gift items for the food lover & fanatic. Kitchenthusiasts will score new finds at a chef-inspired kitchen store stocked with hard-to-find gadgets and other culinary wares. Discover an assortment of culinary-themed goodies made in Beaufort from homemade fudge to Beaufort’s own chocolate bar. And don’t forget locally made cheese straws!
Distinctive wine shops offer a variety of wines and gifts that will satisfy the wine enthusiasts. Cookies, éclairs, chocolate silk pie, coconut pie and carrot cake are hard to resist from a family-owned bakery. Come and explore.
Located next to Black Sheep, Beaudega is local provision shop that has quickly become a favorite culinary stop for locals, visitors, and boaters. Prepared foods include grab & go sandwiches, chicken salad, mac & cheese, and their popular crab dip. Try Black Sheep’s signature frozen half-baked pizzas! You can create your own charcuterie board with their cheeses, olives, and nuts. They feature many North Carolina products including Cheshire Pork, Salami, Bacon Jam, Sauces, and Heritage Farm Artisan Ham. If you are looking for cheesy deliciousness, try the North Carolina Cheese Straws. Headed to the beach? They have you covered with hats, sunscreen, and sundries. Daily wine tastings. Beer, wine and cold drinks. Gift baskets. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Beaudega at Black Sheep, 510 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-838-9329. Follow on Facebook.
Beaufort Olive Oil Company
Beaufort Olive Oil Company is a specialty retail and culinary shop located in downtown of Beaufort. This chef inspired kitchen store specializes in premium extra virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegar, gourmet, and flavored salts, in addition to many artisan and local culinary provisions. Visitors can expect to see olive oils from places as varied as Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Portugal, California, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, South Africa, among others. They offer free sampling all day and provide recommended pairings. The bottles with the iconic Cape Lookout Lighthouse make wonderful gifts. Shipping available. Other locations include Morehead City, Emerald Isle, and Swansboro. Beaufort Olive Oil Company, 300 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-504-2474. beaufortoliveoil.com
The Chandlery at The Boathouse Marina
The Chandlery is store and wine shop at The Boathouse Marina is an amazing combination of a wine shoppe, convenience store, fresh food market, and bait & tackle shop. Beer selections available. Whether you need a cigar, a bottle of Chardonnay, a pint of homemade chicken salad, or just a bag of chips, you’ll find it here. If you need a unique bottle of wine or champagne, a birthday gift for your best friend, or a memento to take home from a great vacation, be sure to check out The Chandlery. Boathouse Gift Baskets are ideal for any and every occasion! These custom-made gift baskets can include wine, gourmet food, coffee, and an array of other gift items. Free wine tastings take place on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. The Boathouse Marina, 2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, 252-838-1524. boathousemarina.com.
Coastal Community Market
Coastal Community Market is a wonderful health food store tucked in the heart of historic Beaufort. The market offers organic foods and natural products as well as gourmet foods. They offer locally grown, organic and sustainable meats and products. The store offers products for people with food allergies and has wheat-free or sugar-free items for special dietary needs. You’ll find bulk food items, all types of cheeses, farm-fresh eggs, locally made breads and granola, natural honey and hundreds of items for your pantry. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are sourced locally by Merrell Farms and Underground Farm. You’ll also find earth-friendly cleaning products, toiletries, as well as incense & candles. The market also carries organic wine. Coastal Community Market, 606 Broad Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, 252-728-2844. coastalcommunitymarket.com.
The General Store
Remember the old tyme General Stores? This family owned and operated business brings hand-dipped ice cream to the Beaufort boardwalk. They feature fresh creamy ice cream from some of the best brands in the world! Built in 1980, it’s become a favorite stop for vacationers, boaters, and locals. The homemade fudge made on the premises won’t disappoint. They offer many flavors that change with the seasons! Their best-selling fudge flavor is none other than pure Chocolate! Take time to browse their wide selection of tee shirts, sweat shirts, hats, beach wear, and foot wear including brands like Simply Southern, Columbia, Guy Harvey, and more. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your favorite ice cream! Open six days a week. Closed Sundays. General Store, 515 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-728-7707. beaufortgeneralstore.com
Made in Beaufort
The Beaufort Bar
In 2006, the first chocolate bars at Cru Wine Bar & the Beaufort Coffee Shop were made using Venezuelan chocolate. Named after the town where Escazu Artizan Chocolates started, the Beaufort Bar is 64.5% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. If you love chocolate covered pretzels or anything sweet and salty, this just might be the one for you. Today, the handcrafted chocolates are still made in Beaufort. The bars are made using Cru’s own perfected recipes and tempering and molding methods. The bars are rich and smooth, with a memorable earthy bouquet enhanced by the presence of crunchy sea salt. If you are a Chocoholic, your desire for chocolate is never satisfied. But, you’ll come pretty close with the Beaufort Bar. Cru Bar & Wine Store/Beaufort Coffee Shop, 120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, 252-728-3066. thecruwinebar.com.
350° Cheese Straws
Handmade, hand baked, and hand mixed, you’ll experience the delectable and traditional treat that is a cheddar cheese straw from 350° Cheese Straws. Cheese straws have been a Southern delicacy for over 200 years and 350° Cheese Straws are quickly becoming a tradition in their own right. As the name implies, they are baked at 350 degrees – but that’s the only part of the family recipe that’s ever been revealed. 350° Cheese Straws brings you fresh, crisp cheese straws, fresh baked from scratch in a state of the art bakery in Beaufort. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, flour & spices are carefully crafted according to their family recipe to satisfy the toughest critic. They are beautifully packaged in a decorative platinum tin with 9.5 ounces of freshly baked cheese straws. Available at Jarrett Bay Boathouse, 507 Front Street, Beaufort, NC. 252-728-6363. 350CheeseStraw.com.