Belize City isn't terribly crime ridden in the daytime on the busy streets. I like to eat at Big Daddy's, 2nd floor of the big yellow building next to the Swing Bridge (there are gift shops and a market place downstairs). At the Water Taxi there are gift shops. Albert Street has banks and grocery stores, ice cream shop (Blue Bird), clothing stores. Further up the street a few blocks, I discovered a nicely priced gift shop on the right hand side. There are street vendors that sell fruit, nuts, veggies, hammocks, dishes, etc.