Doris Italian Market & Bakery (Hollywood, Plantation, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines)


*****  Doris Italian Market & Bakery  *****

The other day, I told you guys about a terrific “market”…The Boys Farmers Market (5/6/09) located in Delray Beach.

Now let me tell you about another terrific “market”…Doris Italian Market & Bakery which currently has 5 locations… Hollywood, Plantation, Coral Springs, Boca Raton and Pembroke Pines…another spot in Sunrise is scheduled to open in the very near future. For full details/addresses check Doris’ website at

Just so you know, Doris started out in Hollywood in 1947 as a neighborhood Italian meat-market. Today’s locations, are probably 7,500-10,000 sq. ft and have a full range of meats, seafood, baked goods, fresh produce, prepared foods and grocery items. Although it calls itself an “Italian Market & Bakery”…Doris’ baked goods and prepared foods are not limited to Italian “style” food…unless  stuff like bbq ribs, tuna salad, shrimp salad, egg salad, chocolate chip cookies are Italian food.

Over the years, my family has shopped countless times at Doris’ Boca location…and I have to tell you, that its baked goods and  prepared foods…are outstanding. This joint’s cakes, breads, pastries are top-notch…its Italian “dishes” are as good, if not better, than the stuff served by your favorite neighborhood pizza joint.

The way I look at Doris…outstanding joint for baked goods,”take home” food, fresh meat-seafood…by the way, Doris makes a chicken salad which is one of the “best” that I have eaten…As for produce and grocery items, your local Publix is better…Prices?— local supermarket prices.

Doris is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-7pm, Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 8:30am-5pm.

11 Comments to “Doris Italian Market & Bakery (Hollywood, Plantation, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines)”

  1. Randi says...

    Doris’s is great. My sister moved to Cali and really misses Doris’s. I shopped at one in Sunrise last year. I wonder if that location closed( its on 44th street). There is a great Jewish Bakery in the same plaza called Family Bakery.

  2. Live right down the street from the Boca Doris. Every night, all of the cabinets and display cases are washed and hosed down. I have seen this with my own eyes. The market is spotless. The takeout food is great same goes for the meats and baked goods. If you live near a Doris you got to shop there.

  3. jenna says...

    Lived in Hollywood from 1971 and knew Doris herself. She sold the store and they branched out. When I moved here I went a few times to the Boca store. We bought an Italian Rum cake and served it the next day at a party and it was bad. It was definately not fresh. I called the store and don’t know but think I spoke to the manager or the bakery manager but he yelled at me. He was so nasty and rude to me and I will never go back to that store again. The cake went into the garbage. That is not the way to treat people.

  4. Frank W says...

    Doris is consistantly first rate. Their meat is terrific with the exception of their Italian sausage which we now buy at Joseph’s or Howard’s. Their salads are great and they run some terrific specials.

  5. rk says...

    got a choc bobka, it was lousy.

  6. Jeanene says...

    I was sorry when they closed the Broward Blvd store. Now I have to travel a bit further north or travel south to the Pemb Pines store. Both are very nice stores and their prices on meats are wonderful. I go several times a month and stock up on all sorts of chicken, beef and sausage. I have also been shopping in their produce more cause the pricing has been so competitive. Great store and always recommend it.

  7. Robyn says...

    Been going there for their deli specials. Very good. The bakery rocks too.

  8. Michele says...

    I love Doris Italian Market. I must shop there 2-3 times a week. I always enjoyed George the fish guy. He was colorful at times, but he knew his fish and I always got very fresh fish. It is sad that you guys let him go after allll these years. I know he will be missed by many customers and i think you shoud consider letting him come back. This will hurt you fish dept.

  9. Liz A says...

    Doris in Boca was good years ago. In recent outings I found several food items that I purchased to be sour and spoiled. Don’t go there anymore.

  10. tina says...

    For those that use to shop at the Broward Blvd store and the 44th store. Make sure you check out the sunrise store on nob hill and sunset strip.

Leave a Comment