Bailey’s General Store Bakery Wins Best of Gulfshore 2021

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

A Sanibel Island favorite, the bakery at Bailey’s General Store has been voted by Gulfshore Life Magazine readers as the Lee County Best of the Gulfshore 2021. The store was also a finalist in the coffee shop and wine store categories.

The bakery items at Bailey’s are made from scratch daily with the heavenly scent of fresh bread and other treats greeting shoppers as they enter the store. The bakery has been recognized in the past as being the best on Sanibel Island by the Island Reporter and Sanibel-Captiva Islander.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized as the best bakery throughout Lee County,” says Calli Johnson, fourth-generation owner-operator. “This speaks to the traditional way we fry our donuts daily and the effort that goes into our fresh baked products we serve. Our bakery manager, Ashley Jennings, and our third-generation owner, Mead Johnson, are wholly responsible for the outstanding quality and unique products we offer here at the Bailey’s Bakery.”

Conducted annually, the Best of the Gulfshore winners are voted on by readers of Gulfshore Life Magazine and are meant to highlight locally owned and operated businesses like Bailey’s General Store.

About Bailey’s General Store
The business officially known as Sanibel Packing Company was founded in 1899 by Frank P. Bailey – providing groceries and general supplies to locals and visitors. Over these many years, it has continuously served the needs of residents and guests on Sanibel Island and Captiva, doing business as Bailey’s General Store. Committed to customer delight and giving back to their community, Bailey’s is a one-stop shop for high-quality grocery, hardware, and gift needs open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Shopping and delivery services are available to visitors and residents as well as catering. Learn more at

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