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Food Tastings for Foodies Around Sarasota

A foodie is defined as a person who enjoys high quality food and trying new food. I'm fairly certain that just about everyone would classify themselves as a foodie, but we won't break trend here. We will share with you 12 great spots around Sarasota to try something new, exciting and delicious that you won't find anywhere else!
 

Eating Well

Let's start this list out on a positive note. Sarasota is home to some great vegan restaurants. If you are just looking for some sampling, snacks & healthy indulgences we recommend trying these spots out!

CROP Juice

You won't find cold pressed juice like this anywhere else! Try these delicious and nutritious 100% organic juices out at any of their 3 Sarasota locations. 
Free juice samples available every day! They also carry all organic smoothies, vegan meals & snacks.

Nutritious You

Marina works her magic making delicious raw vegan snacks and meals! You have to visit this spot for some tasty nutritious samples! 

It's located near Crescent Beach on Siesta Key. Take some snacks with you right across the street to the beach! You won't find a better place to pick up healthy snacks for a long beach walk!
 

Drinking Well

Siesta Key Wines

Are you ready for some wine tasting on Siesta Key? Located right in Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key Wines specialize in local and imported boutique wines. Stop by the tasting bar to try before you buy for a small sampling fee!

Calusa Brewery

You'll love this brewery. It's a large, clean facility with a diverse tap list that has a great set of core beers and delicious seasonal offerings as well.

Food trucks are often outside to keep you well fed and trivia nights and large events are happening on site at least once a month. Get 4 oz. shots of any of the beers on tap or get a flight to test four of them out!

JDub's Brewing

More delicious award-winning local beer in Sarasota? Yep! Another dozen plus local craft beers for you to enjoy at a very fun laid-back facility. Play some games in the back yard or visit the monthly food truck fest on site.

You won't want to miss out on the fun events going on here many days a month. They also host large events off site a few times a year and those events are tremendous.

Siesta Key Rum (Drum Circle Distilling)

If you're a person who likes spiced Rum, this place has the best in the World. No, really. It has been voted as the top spiced Rum in the entire World multiple times. 

Free rum sampling in the tasting room. Use Lyft or Uber, please.
 

Tasty Treats

5 O Donuts

These donuts are no joke. Seeing and smelling these sweet treats will leave your mouth watering. Tasting is truly believing, and you'll be a believer after you try one of their donuts. Get there early as they run out quick!

Piccolo's Italian Market

You know you've found an authentic Italian spot when most people in the restaurant and market speak Italian. Sarasota's largest ethnic population is Italians and Piccolo's doesn't disappoint.

Get lunch or dinner to eat there or to go. There are lots of imported meats, cheeses and products straight from Italy. Get a taste of the old country right here in Sarasota.

Tropical Shores Popcorn

Dozens of flavors of yummy popcorn are available for you to sample before you buy at Tropical Shores Popcorn! 

They now have a location on St. Armand's Circle & in Southgate in Sarasota for your popcorn convenience!

Table Creekside

This quaint and beautiful spot on Philippi Creek has a tremendous tasting menu during Happy Hour. Sample lots of amazing creations in small portions for $5 each!

Beers and craft cocktails are also priced very reasonably to show you why this is a place you need to visit for your next high-end dinner! Don't forget dessert, either!

Artisan Cheese Shop

This spot is going to be your heaven if you love a wide variety of cheeses. Find cheese from all over the World here and sample them all!

Thomas German Bakery

Authentic German pastries, cookies & meals are served up at this cozy spot in Gulf Gate. You'll love the genuine taste of German foods & treats with recipes straight from Germany! The Florentine cookies can't be beat! 

Vacation with us in Siesta Key Village to be close to the beach and close enough to all these delicious foodie options!

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