You can certainly buy groceries inside Yosemite National Park. However, we strongly recommend stocking up before coming to our house. The nearest restaurants and grocery stores are 30 minutes away. So as a minimum, you should arrive with enough food for your first dinner and breakfast (we do try to keep the place stocked with coffee and tea).
We’ve arranged this guide based on which highway you’ll be driving on your way to Yosemite.
Also, we have two “eco” requests for you to consider while shopping:
- Our water source is excellent. Please don’t add to the world’s massive plastic problem by bringing cases of single-use water bottles.
- If you can, please avoid styrofoam ice chests. There is nothing we can do with these except put them put them in the trash.
And then, of course, it is legal within limits to harvest nature’s bounty. If it’s for personal use and you harvest only a small amount, you can pick currants, thimbleberries, morels, acorns and elderberries if you find them. Note that elderberries, though one of our favorites, are potentially dangerous due to the cyanide in the leaves, twigs, roots and seeds. So you’ll need to educate yourselves a bit before planning on this option.