Middle Eastern food with delicious house-made dips like hummus and baba ghanoush. Locals love the shawarma!
Healthy eatery with vegan, gluten-free, and raw food options.
St. pete winesmith
A wine bar and retail shop run by owner and wine aficionado, Todd Smith, who handpicks the selection. Weekly tastings take place Friday nights 6pm-9pm.
Neighborhood bar and grille with daily specials and great burgers. A lot of the food is inspired by the owner’s Greek roots, like the award-winning Greek Gyro Feta Burger (it’s a beast.. but a delicious one!) Mahi tacos, chicken & waffles, and the Greek salads are all great.
A cozy wine bar with a neighborhood feel to it serving up some of my favorite food in St. Pete. Create-your-own charcuterie by picking the meats and cheeses for them to cut, prepare, and make look pretty. You must also try the homemade jars like the lavender-honey ricotta and their small plates. On Wednesdays, they do $5 glasses of wine.
love food central
All gluten-free and vegan with a lot of raws foods. This is a restaurant that’s loved by the locals, no matter their diet. My personal favorite is the falafel salad. They also create amazing vegan desserts, including vegan ice cream and ice cream sandwiches.
New fresh fish concept only open Thursday - Sunday because the other days they are Gone ‘Fishin to provide the freshest fish possible – usually grouper or snapper. Don’t miss ordering a drink from the extensive (and delicious) craft cocktail menu. Same owners as the Mandarin Hide so you know the cocktails are damn good.
A dessert bar with mini-sized desserts, giant slices of cake, and boozy (& non-boozy) cupcake shooters. My all-time favorite mini is the rum cake, which pairs well with the cream ale!
urban brews & bbq
The OG concept by the Urban Restaurant Group that serves a variety of scratch-made-in-house BBQ and a killer skillet mac + cheese. They have a lot of rotating beers on tap and host brewery battles where reps from local craft breweries compete in blindly pairing a 4-course dinner with their brewery’s beers.
Inside the old train station where Morean Clay Center is just a couple blocks off Central. They have my favorite Italian sub ever – The Locomotive!
Coffee bar and cafe with a lot of vegetarian options and breakfast on the weekends.
old key west bar
Old Florida charm at it’s finest. On Tuesdays, they have a Folk Music night and brunch on the weekends with an AYCD bloody mary bar ($20) and mimosas ($15). My favorite thing on the menu is the Chicken N’ Dumplings.
British food (think Fish & Chips and shepherd’s pie) with hip decor. They’re always jamming out on Friday nights with live music.
Finger linking fried chicken, craft brewery, shuffleboard courts under stringed lights. A lot of ambiance, atmosphere, and greasy Southern food at this well-known spot.
Mexican street food and tacos, a lot made in-house, including the tortillas. I love their polo verde salad, burrito bowls, and especially the homemade soups! They do $2 tacos every Mon-Thurs from 4pm-6pm. Better than Taco Tuesday, amiright?
Only place you will find New Mexican style food like the Frito pie and hatch chiles. On weekends they have brunch, usually with live music. The blue corn pancakes are really interesting and tasty
pom pom's teahouse
Delicious and inventive soup, salads and sammies. They carry a wide variety of tea blends and do breakfast sandwiches on the weekend.
Known for their Chicago deep dish pizza but their New York Style slices are great, too. I love the casual and friendly vibe of this spot, one of the OG restaurants in this area.
punky's bar & grill
A good spot for cheap-ish drinks and bar food done right. They have a monthly Saturday crafts and art fair market in their parking lot.