Sprouts Farmers Market opens stores in Miami and Fort Lauderdale

In March 2021, Sprouts Farmers Market announced that it would be expanding its presence in Florida with several new locations, including stores in Miami-Dade County.

The Phoenix-based grocery chain may be new to Miamians, but it has a loyal fan base, ranking as the 14th most popular grocer in America according to a UK-based research firm. YouGov. (Trader Joe’s is number one, with Whole Foods Market in fifth place and Publix in seventh.)

On December 1, 2021, Sprouts opened at the Dania Pointe Mall in Dania Beach (150 S. Compass Way).

This Friday, January 14, Sprouts will open another store at 700 E Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park. (On opening day, customers who download the Sprouts app can get 20% off purchases throughout the weekend. Additionally, the store will be offering in-store sampling events. )

Miamians can get a taste of Sprouts when it opens a location in Kendall (12690 SW 88th St.) on February 11 and a store in Homestead on March 18. (The exact address of the Homestead location is not yet available.)

So what’s the deal with Sprouts, anyway?

Fans of Trader Joe’s wallet-friendly items who also love Whole Foods’ organic and bulk selection will love Sprouts, which you might consider the love child of both markets.

The Dania Pointe store is a colorful place to shop, and much quieter than Trader Joe’s. Those who don’t like Trader Joe’s unnecessary pre-packaging – who needs two zucchini sealed in a plastic bag? – will enjoy Sprouts.

Also worth noting: the huge selection of bulk items at Sprouts. If your New Year’s resolution is to reduce waste, you’ll want to shop here. Bulk items include the typical nuts, rice, beans, and granola, but there’s so much more. Sprouts devotes entire aisles to coffee and bulk candy. And the store stocks spices in bulk — a welcome convenience when a recipe calls for a pinch of cardamom and you don’t want to buy an entire jar.

The shop also highlights new products to discover. A recent shopping spree revealed an eclectic mix of barley milk, grain-free brownie bites and puff pastry snacks made with beets in the “Currently Trending” section.

Known for its fruits and vegetables, Sprouts in South Florida does not disappoint, with a selection of tomatoes, squash, avocados and no less than five varieties of apples. Sprouts also offers a generous assortment of poultry, beef, eggs, pork and seafood.

As for deals, members of Sprouts’ rewards program receive coupons, and various sushi rolls are available for $5 on Wednesdays.

The short version: Worth checking out.

James V. Payne