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Cooking Some Great Meals in Your Home Away From Home

Among the numerous perks of staying at Breakers Resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach during your next getaway is that the resort’s wide-ranging accommodations feature many units with fully equipped kitchens — enabling you and your family to work some home-cooked meals into the vacation dining mix. And while you could grab your groceries at most any local market, savvy cooks know that fresh ingredients make for the best home-cooked meals — and that’s just what you deserve on your hard-earned vacation.

For the freshest produce and all your other kitchen-stocking needs, check out these six local businesses, all located within an easy drive of Breaker's Resort:

Piggly Wiggly — Found about a mile south of Caribbean Resort & Villas, this signature Southern grocery store was the originator of the self-serve grocery concept in the early 1900s, when the standard practice of the day involved clerks rounding up grocery orders while shoppers waited. Today, this independently owned and operated store offers a full range of groceries for an easy grab-and-go shopping experience. Learn more at pigglywiggly.com.

Food Lion — Located just over 2 miles south of Caribbean Resort & Villas, the North Carolina-based Food Lion chain of grocery stores aims to provide shoppers with fresh foods, along with an easy and affordable shopping experience. The supermarket prides itself on providing fresh, locally sourced produce, as well as a full range of grocery items for one-stop shopping. Visit foodlion.com to learn more.

The Fresh Market — Located 4 miles north of the resort on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this Carolinas-based chain puts its focus on supporting local growers and providing the freshest foods possible. Further, The Fresh Market strives to deliver a high-end shopping experience filled with the charm of the markets of American eras past. Visit thefreshmarket.com to learn more.

Mr. Fish — For some of the freshest local seafood on the Grand Strand, head 3 miles north of Caribbean Resort & Villas to this seafood market, which offers fresh whole fish, filets, shellfish and seasonings, along with a selection of homemade sauces and soups. Popular choices include sushi-grade tuna and salmon, grouper, mahi-mahi, shrimp, sea scallops, crab legs and oysters, as well as gumbo, she crab soup and clam chowder. To learn more, visit mrfish.com.

Croissants Bistro & Bakery — Known for its fresh-baked goods, this locals’ favorite offering a range of cakes, cookies and cupcakes is located just a 5-minute drive inland from Caribbean Resort & Villas. The quaint and inviting local bakery/restaurant features a glass case displaying the day’s fresh-made desserts, and for those looking to skip the cooking with a ready-made meal, popular menu items include fish tacos, fried green tomatoes, the quiche du jour and a range of delicious sandwiches. Visit croissants.net to see the full menu.

Green's Discount Beverages — For many of us, vacation provides the perfect opportunity to kick back with a few adult beverages, and Green’s — located just a block inland from the resort on North Kings Highway — offers a full line of wines, craft beers and liquors. Visit greensbeverages.com to learn more.

To enjoy a true home away from home during your Grand Strand vacation, book your family getaway at Breaker's Resort today. With our wide range of comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities, you and your vacation crew are sure to cook up some family fun and make some lasting memories during your Myrtle Beach getaway.