Dine Local, Shop Local

Some of Tampa’s best kept secrets are held by the locals. All the dining and shopping options can be downright overwhelming for travelers. As your local source, we have tracked down a handful of the most intimate restaurants and most affordable places to shop that make us feel right at home.

With signature scents like Spiced Rum and Coconut and Tobacco and Vanilla Bourbon, Seventh Avenue Apothecary blends signature scents that are reminiscent to the historical, cultural and culinary legacy of Ybor City. Family-owned and operated these artisans made, hand-poured, soy wax candles are a top pick from locals and travelers combined. Or expand your book collection by visiting the Old Tampa Book Company and choose from over 40,000 rare, used and out-of-print books.

If vintage is more your style, check out Sherry’s YesterDaze Vintage Clothing & Antiques located in Seminole Heights. Unlock your palate at amazing local eateries like Anise Global Gastrobar, Carmine’s, Donatello, Edison Food + Drink Lab and Hyde Park Village’s Irish eatery, Irish 31.

Below is a list of some of our favorite local spots around Tampa Bay. When you dine local and shop local, the real treasure awaits.

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