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9 Must Haves on a Sarasota Florida Vacation

Sarasota Florida is located 70 miles south of Tampa Bay on The Gulf of Mexico. It is home to a beautiful downtown, Siesta Key & much more.

Here is a quick list of food & drinks you must have on your trip to Sarasota!

1) Sun Garden Cafe (Siesta Key)
Helen's Wavy Biscuits & Gravy


One of the best restaurants for breakfast or lunch is right here on Siesta Key. Enjoy their wide selection of savory dishes and make sure to try Helen's Wavy Biscuits & Gravy!

2) The Hub or The Cottage Restaurants (Siesta Key)
Lobster Bisque Soup


These restaurants are located next to one another in Siesta Key Village and share a kitchen. If you love lobster and soup, this is where you need to go for the best lobster bisque around!

3) Siesta Key Oyster Bar (Siesta Key)
Crustacean Happy Hour


Get a dish with crawfish brought in fresh from Louisiana at SKOB! Half price during Crustacean Happy Hour!

4) CROP Juice
Cold pressed Raw Organic Juices & Vegan Meals


Infuse your body with goodness on vacation to help you see and accomplish more during your trip! CROP Juice has 3 Sarasota locations and have delicious juices, smoothies & vegan meals! CROP offers organic juices with a focus on nutrient density. All of the juices are hand poured in glass bottles. Sample their juices to find your favorites!

5) Owen's Fish Camp
(Secret Item) Mahi Mahi Po Boy


Owen's Fish Camp is a favorite restaurant of locals, snowbirds and tourists. That's because you quality is always in demand! We recommend our favorite sandwich, the Mahi Mahi Po Boy, which used to be on the menu. They will still make it for you if you ask! Also make sure to get a drink out back while you wait!

6) Ham Heaven & Devil Dogs
Best Reuben in Florida


Tucked into a small unassuming strip of shops in Gulf Gate is Ham Heaven & Devil Dogs. Rocky & Anna make some of the best food around and their Reuben sandwich has been called "The Best Reuben in Florida." I eat it myself regularly and have to agree!

7) Heavenly Cupcakes
I Just Got Dumped Cake Jar


Deliciousness in a jar. Just make sure to get some!

8) Local Restaurants
Alligator Bites


Make sure to enjoy this appetizer while you're in Florida if you like meat. Gator is a sustainable food with the healthy population here in Florida. It tastes a lot like chicken and goes well with creamy chipotle dipping sauces!

9) Pangea Alchemy Lab
Craft Cocktails


This "secret" bar downtown has craft cocktails and a high end atmosphere. Try a different night life experience at Pangea!

You now know the 9 must have items to try out in Sarasota Florida. Stay with us at Minorga on the Key Village Condos in the heart of Siesta Key Village to be close to the beach and food!

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