St. Petersburg 

When the pundits talk about the best cities in Florida for foodies, they mention Miami, Tampa, and Orlando, all large cities where tourists storm a variety of attractions. Just across the bridge from Tampa, though, St. Petersburg is home to a thriving food and beverage scene that can rival any of the “big boys.” St. Petersburg restaurants are home to a thriving food and beverage scene that can rival any of the “big boys.”

The Library

MUST TRY: Kale, arugula, noodle, and spinach salads!

Ceviche

MUST TRY: Ceviche or paella!

Tropez

MUST TRY: The Mediterranean Sampler!

Maple Street Biscuit Company

MUST TRY: Squawking Goat, a biscuit sandwich topped with fried chicken, a fried goat cheese medallion, and homemade pepper jelly!

Mazzaro’s Italian Market

MUST TRY: Fresh-baked bread and pastries, fresh meat and produce, cheese, handmade pasta, beer, wine, gourmet coffee, and more!