Where to Eat
While escargots au chevres might not be the first thing that comes to mind on a Florida vacation, Cafe Largo’s elegant French cuisine is a pleasant surprise in St. Pete/Clearwater. From duck with tarragon sauce to rack of lamb provencal to fresh catch-of-the-day, diners rave about Chef Dominique’s culinary acumen. Cooking classes and wine pairing dinners are offered occasionally.
Looking for a stylish, contemporary setting and some delicious Meditteranean food? Cafe Sahara is a cozy place with a wine bar and a large menu that includes halal meats and many vegetarian dishes. Dig into delicious baba ghanouj, falafel, grape leaves, kibbeh, pitas, gyros and more.
Hungry visitors can feast on sushi burritos, boba and pho at The Spot Sushi Burrito and Vietnamese, at the Largo Mall. Also located at the mall The Hungry Crab offers a wide variety of delicious seafood.
If sweet things are your thing, check out the famous Jupiter Donuts, near Largo Mall.They offer more than 40 handcrafted donuts along with bagel sandwiches and pastries. You an also head straightaway to Frida’s Cafe & Bakery - its unassuming exterior on Ulmerton Road in Largo contains delicious treats such as raspberry biscotti cheesecakes, fresh fruit tortes, dulce de leche and more than 15 kinds of cookies (even several that are gluten-free). If you feel you must eat something more nutritious first, Frida’s offers a great selection of breakfast items, paninis and signature sandwiches.
Looking for delicious health food? Don’t miss Fresca Vida on Clearwater-Largo Road for organic, vegan and gluten-free options including sandwiches, bowls, salads, smoothies and more (enjoy your treat on their charming little patio).
Fans of classic Italian cuisine will want to check out award-winning Alfano’s, owned by the same family for more than 35 years. In addition to a stellar dinner menu, the restaurant also offers an extensive gluten-free menu - a rarity in Italian restaurants - and can accommodate other food sensitivities.