Welcome to Walter Stewart’s Market

Welcome to Walter Stewart’s market. We’re your award-winning fresh local family market, offering the very best products and service since 1907. Our family and staff have enjoyed serving our community with a smile and a helping hand for over a century.

Full Service

The initial idea for Walter Stewart’s was to house the baker, the butcher, the grocer and others under the same roof. With the addition of Stewart’s Spirits in 1974, we added wine and spirits to the mix. As a community market, we are excited to offer local produce and products. We love the idea of serving our customers as completely as possible and are always on the lookout for new things!

Stewart’s Wine & Spirits

The new home of Stewart’s Wine & Spirits, adjacent to Walter Stewart’s Market, has greatly expanded space available for the selection of wine, craft beer and liquor, as well as allowed the addition of a wine-tasting station.

Giving Back to Our Community

Preschool Tours
Food Drives for Person to Person and the NC Food Pantry
Coloring Contests
T-Bill Donation Days Drives
NCHS Scholarship Foundation
New Canaan Community Foundation
The Young Women’s League
The Waveny Life Care Network
Staying Put in New Canaan
Horizons Enrichment Program
The Rotary Club of New Canaan
Peter’s Stocking

Walter Stewarts 113 Year History

A pioneer in the New Canaan retail scene, family-owned and operated Walter Stewart’s Market takes pride in setting high standards for quality and dependability.

Founded in 1907 by an enterprising young grocer from Ireland, family patriarch Walter Stewart opened his “cash and carry” store on Main Street opposite Town Hall Groceries were delivered by horse and wagon, later by Model T. Over 20 years Stewart established eight more stores, but the Depression forced him to sell all but the original.

What’s New at WSM