Ahh… Sugar-white sand caresses your feet, gentle breeze plays in your hair, turquoise water refreshes you. Find your Paradise in either Siesta Key, Turtle Beach, Lido Key or Longboat Key. Siesta Key beach was rated #1 beach in the country for its white sand that consists of 99% pure quartz that is cool to the touch. It is a Heaven on Earth and it is here in Sarasota.
While visiting Siesta Key, stop by Siesta Key Village, where you can find great gift shops and restaurants. Come to Siesta Key Sweet Shop to try ! They have a Huge variety of every possible kind. They also Siesta Key Outfitters is the Biggest little store in Siesta Key village! It offers customized t-shirts and an array of fun products you can pick from! Hungry? Boardwalk Eats & Sweets feature delicious funnel cakes, foot-long corn dogs, hamburgers, and much more. Solorzano Bros. Pizzeria is a great place to order delicious pizza. They also deliver everywhere. Sub Zero Ice Cream is quite an experience as you’ll see chemistry in the making, and ice cream and yogurt taste SO GOOD! Across the street, Siesta Key Tropical Wines offer wine tasting and specialize in unique Domestic, Florida Wines and “Hard to Find” Imported Wines. Further down, Island Boutique has the latest fashions straight from Italy. Michael & Co. Jewelers has been in the jewelry industry for nearly 25 years, that actually designs, manufactures & repairs fine jewelry. Feeling creative? Siesta Key Bead Shack is a unique boutique that carries a beautiful selection of hand crafted jewelry as well as a large selection of beads from around the world!
If you are South of Siesta Key beach by Stickney Point Bridge, come to Orange Octopus homemade ice cream shop for sweet goodness and great coffee. Siesta Sports Rentals will make your trip to the beach more fun, as they have bikes for all the family, Kayaks, Kayak Tours, Paddle Boards, 50cc Scooters, Scooter Cars, Beach wheelchairs, Strollers and more… Family-owned Toasted Mango Cafe is a new second location in Sarasota that has the best breakfast in the Sunshine State. Feeling adventurous? You’ll feel like a bird flying with Siesta Key Parasailing.
Going inland, South on 41, Tammie’s Patio Boutique is your new Everything Outdoor Boutique. They have years of patio furniture experience and are excited to bring it to the Sarasota area! The Mattress Store Of Sarasota is a home of the chemical free and organic mattress. It is locally owned and operated for 30 yrs., voted the Number One Mattress Store In Sarasota. At Angel Hands Physical Therapy, LLC, services offered include Spinal Decompression, Cold Laser, Fluidotherapy, Microcurrent Point Stimulation. Manual techniques include Active Isolated Stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, Strain Counter Strain, Trigger Point Release, Occipital Cranial Release. Flavors of India offers the authentic blends of Indian home cooking in a warmly adorned restaurant. Art from Within (previously SilsArt Studio) offers various fun classes in Lapidary/Stone Cutting (Beginner to Advanced), Cabochon/Stone setting and Custom Metal Clay Jewelry Creation/Design. One on one guidance in all workshops available. Be open to endless possibilities: make turtle pendants, “peas in a pod” pendants, set a cabochon in a pendant, printing leaves, even working with shell pieces… Whatever Inspires you! All workshops include 20 grams of Art Clay Silver, the use of tools and equipment and firing of your piece. Chic Art and Accents is your local Sarasota Art Gallery and Home Decor Store, representing wide variety of artists and styles to suit every taste. It also offers canvas prints. At American Gourmet Gift Baskets and More, you can order the world best tasting pretzels and gift baskets for any occassion. It does not have a physical address, but you can still order from their website. Palermo Pizza serves authentic delicious Italian food.
Going more South, Pro Tile is a family owned and operated business located in Osprey, Florida specializing in the professional design and on site installation of Pro Tile. Since 1987, they have been providing superior quality work transforming everyday concrete into beautiful decorative finishes. Their projects range from residential driveways, pool decks, and lanais to large commercial projects such as condominium walkways and indoor water park resorts.
Coming back to Gulf Gate area, on Gulf Gate Drive, Thomas German Bakery provide customers with fresh, traditional German baked goods. A Taste of Europe is an international food market. Eastern European foods include deli meats, cheeses, fish, breads, cakes and desserts. They also have wide variety of European beers and wines. theWinetoBuy.com was established in Sarasota 9 years ago by Mitchell Soffer who has over 34 years experience in the wine business. M’Orelli Italian Shoes carry Fine Italian Women’s Footwear. Seascape Aquarium & Pet Center is a great destination for pet lovers. Seascape Aquarium has been Sarasota’s Premier Aquatics Specialty Shop for over 39 years. They also carry food and supplies for birds, cats, dogs, bunnies and exotic lizards. Veg is A Vegetarian and Seafood Eatery. Vacuum Doctor sells and repairs vacuums and central vacuum systems in Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and Siesta Key.
On Gateway Avenue, Sal’s Pizzeria & Pasta House serves Authentic New Jersey style thin crust pizza, homemade pasta dishes, Stromboli, Calzones, fresh Salads and Entrees. Consignment Connection is a great choice to consign and shop. Fiona’s Children’s Wear does not have a physical shop now, but you can order by phone and by appointment a unique children’s clothing. It offers functional children’s everyday wear, whimsical costumes and handmade sundresses, party dresses and gorgeous gowns. Suncoast Laser is a full service laser engraver specializing in personalization for the awards & gift markets, and customization for the commercial & industrial markets. At Lucylocks Grooming Studio, they offer Pet Care Treatments: Hydro-Bath Spa, Natural Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner, Hand – Fluff Drying, ‘Shed Less,’ and Skin Allergy Caution. Piccolo Italian Market & Deli is the authentic New York Italian Market and Deli. They can make any event a special occasion with custom meat trays, hot entrees, salads, cold subs, hot subs, fresh baked breads, homemade desserts, homemade tiramisu, Italian fancy cookies, and sfogliatelle available on request! Gulf Gate Frame Center provides personalized quality framing services designed to make framing and preserving your cherished artwork, photographs, even keepsakes, a simple and rewarding pleasure. Rico’s Pizzeria is a popular Gulf Gate Italian Pizzeria serving authentic New York style pizza and classic Italian dishes since 1998. At Vizen Japanese Cuisine, come enjoy Edo-style sushi, tempura & sashimi served in a sleek, sophisticated dining room. Each dish is prepared with masterful presentation, and tastes delicious.
On Superior Avenue, Solorzano Late Night Pizzeria open late till 3:30 am. Also, they have “Pie-It-Forward” Campaign where you can donate to less fortunate. Solorzano’s Italian Restaurant is cozy and inviting from inside out. Come see Franca and Carlos Solorzano in their Italian restaurant, where it features southern Italian fare and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Authentic Italian recipes are prepared and offered on a small, nightly menu. Shaner’s Pizza is the restaurant known for its thin-crust pizza and owned by former Major League Baseball player and National League All-Star Shane Rawley. Schnitzel Kitchen serves authentic German food. Opa Opa Greek Restaurant provides an authentic Greek dining experience and treat their guests like family! They pride themselves on serving only high quality, homemade, and fresh food. Polish Pierogi Inn is a family-owned business and has been in Sarasota for over eighteen years. It is a traditional deli and grocery store where customers are part of a family. They also offer parcel service.
Sarasota is a huge center for different art avenues: theater, music, dance, museums, art galleries. The Ringling is truly breathtaking where you can see world class masterpieces.
In season, come to Sarasota Opera House and immerse yourself in music of the world-known operas. Would like to listen to a classical music or to see different performances? Van Wezel is a place to be. If you wish to see contemporary plays or musicals, Florida Studio Theatre is all year round and has always a great performance lined up. The Players Theatre is the first and oldest theatre in Sarasota, and it is a second oldest theatre in Florida. The Starlite Room is a perfect place to dine before or after theater or entertainment. It is located right in the heart of theater district.
St. Armands Circle is a great place to shop and dine and be entertained. Since 1974, Jolie’s of St. Armands, has been known for having a passion for fashion. They offer fun and fantastic resort wear. In Sunglass Express Optical, they carry all the latest fashions of sunglasses. At Madison Avenue Cafe & Deli, they serve American Breakfast, European Breakfast, Sandwiches, Wraps, Paninis, Salads, Soups, Vegetarian Sandwiches and Salads, Bagels and Pastries, including Homemade Cannelés, baked fresh for you every day, Coffee, Espresso, Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte Chai, Beers and Wine by Glass or bottle. The Fudge Factory is taking a unique approach in fudge making. With over 100 different varieties of candy, scrumptious 42 flavors of homemade ice cream, cupcakes and more, come indulge your sweet tooth. Need Interior Designer? DK Luxury Interior Design is the Best. La Creperie Caffe offers authentic mouth-watering delicious French crepes and more. Come to Otto Jewelry to experience European handwork and custom jewelry design. Green Zebra Cafe is a family owned restaurant located at the beautiful St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota, Florida. Their menu ranges from satisfying sandwiches and salads to more adventurous offerings, such as raw entrees and raw desserts. They offer an extensive list of blended smoothies and cold pressed juices, wellness shots and elixirs, as well as a wide variety of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. On Fillmore Street, Uniquity has a variety of unique Florida inspired gifts. It is a three generation shop since 1976 and very well known for their gold-by-weight and whimsical gifts. Bennington Tobacconist is a family business since 1965, known for their finest tobacco and gifts selections and a great service. Dalia Koss Unique Jewelry is a local treasure where you can find unique one-of-a-kind masterpieces, paintings and photography. Crab & Fin Restaurant is serving Sarasota since 1978. Preparing each meal from scratch is something they take great pride in. Your taste buds will surely notice the difference when tasting their fresh, homemade pasta and bread, made in their kitchen. They literally search all over the world to find the freshest and most unique seafood available. Enjoy 15 South Ristorante, an authentic Italian restaurant and bar with live music. Summer’s Jewelry & Accessories offer a vast array of jewelry, a variety of gifts, and even patio furniture. La Malinche Restaurant is a family-owned upscale Mexican restaurant, and their food is very high quality. Everything is made from scratch, come and try it, their food speaks for itself.
Feeling Adventurous? Sarasota Helicopter Services will give you a different perspective of our Paradise Sarasota.
Looking to buy real estate? Carolyn Donnelly, P.A. is a Luxury and Waterfront Real Estate Specialist that sells premier luxury & waterfront real estate in beautiful Longboat Key & sunny Sarasota, including Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, west of Trail & Downtown Sarasota markets. On Longboat Key, Amore by Andrea is a Must See place to visit. Working with local farms, growers and fishermen, Andrea supports a local economy and makes sure everything is fresh. All pasta is hand-made in-house from special pasta imported from Naples, Italy. Each dish is artfully crafted and lovingly prepared and so delicious. The atmosphere is inviting with a big fireplace, piano, white cloth tables. There is a patio where you can enjoy a garden setting and a setting sun. at the Whitney Beach shopping Mall, LBK Liquors offer the largest World class spirits selection on a world class island. At Bayou Tavern Italian Restaurant, they serve home-made pasta, pizza, fish, seafood, veal, beef, chicken. The Bayou Tavern has a Full bar and offer Early Bird Dining Specials. The restaurant has a breathtaking waterfront view. What a cozy beautiful restaurant!
Just before crossing the Cortez Bridge leading to the alluring azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s one of the most enchanting chandleries ever… The Sea Hagg. It is a nautical and curiosity shop owned by Jan Holman, and is located in the historic fishing village of Cortez, Florida, North Longboat Key.
Are you a Nature and Animal Lover? Our Worldly treasure Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will satisfy your oceanic curiosity where you can meet Hugo and Buffet the giant manatees, see sharks up close, and enjoy dolphins at play. Next door to Mote Marine Aquarium, there is a Save Our Seabirds sanctuary where many birds are being rescued and saved by wonderful individuals. The Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest Sarasota attractions. Not only you can enjoy tropical birds and animals, but also you can even hand-feed Flamingos. Marie Selby Gardens is a breath-taking sight with a huge variety of exotic plants and trees.
Even the parks around Sarasota are abundant with local birds and animals and a beautiful nature. Sarasota Bayfront Park is very popular for walks, sunset strolls, rollerblading, dog walking, children playing or just enjoying the bay.
Are you into yachts or sailboats? During nearly forty year period, Massey Yacht Sales and Service has sold and outfitted new and pre-owned sailboats, trawlers, motoryachts, downeast style yachts, sailing and power catamarans.
Bird Key Park and Ringling Bridge are popular to go for a walk or run. At one side of the Bridge, you can see a sunset, on another one, you can see a moon rise. Would you like to have a picnic or to walk a dog in more serene surroundings or go for bird watching? Ken Thompson Park is a great place to be. The Celery Fields is located East and a great park for bird watching, biking, running, walking, etc. What is unique about Celery Fields is that it has a hand-made hill and a huge acreage to walk around. Phillippi Estate Park is a beautiful place to take a stroll. There are many events going on in season.
On Ringling Blvd., Ringling Pizza & Grill has a Pizza made fresh-to-order with quality ingredients and quality service. Dine in, carry out or delivery. Also, try their pasta with meatballs or sausage, belly bustin’ burgers, baked sandwiches or wraps with your choice of beer, wine or fountain drinks.
On Main Street, at Bravo’s Italian Eatery, next to a movie theater, enjoy a great lunch, dinner, ice cream or a slice of pizza and a beer before or after the movie. At Old School Bar & Grill come for a Happy Hour, listen to the music and dance, play pool or games, or watch sports at the Bar. At Le Bordeaux Restaurant, the new owners brings traditional French selections for late breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Make sure to stop at shops such Milan’s Jewelry who has a variety of fine jewelry and specializes in wedding and engagement rings. Samba is a downtown boutique that offers beautiful, comfortable clothes and jewelry for women who love style. It is a perfect shop for a new elegant look. Southeastern Guide Dogs Discovery Center moved out of Main Street, but check out their website. It makes a huge difference in the world.
Come to Baltimore Snowball Factory for snowballs that are made in the exact manner as they are made at snowball stands throughout Baltimore. Love Greek? Choose El Greco Cafe for great food and entertainment. Drunken Poet Cafe – Thai food, complete with new Sushi Bar re-opened on Main Street with a very cozy atmosphere, great food as always, and very friendly staff. Each dish is masterfully crafted with fresh ingredients. Love pastries or French food? Cest La Vie Restaurant sure will spoil you. India Palace serves a great authentic Indian cuisine. Would love to see Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali work? Come to Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery and see a beauty of these and many other timeless artists. Tropical Thai Restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine. Main Street Kitchen and Bath offers semi-custom cabinetry that combines quality materials, individual design and functionality to create a space that fits your spatial and functional needs as well as design appeal. World Coin & Jewelry Exchange has been serving customers in the Sarasota, FL area since 1988. They specialize in buying and selling multiple items including money, gold, jewelry, estates and more. They also offer complete appraisal services. Their services include buying and selling: Coins, Paper money, Gold, Silver, Bullion, Jewelry and more! Stop by Black Bird Lifestyle for your home design needs. They also currently carry men’s clothing and accessories. At Sarasota Wine Bar and Bistro, more than 100 wines are featured in their wine dispensers, offering the ability to try new and exotic wines in one ounce, three ounce or six ounce pours. Pastry Art has great pastry and lunch choices and is a great neighborhood gathering place.
Michael’s on Main is an Art & Fashion Fusion, featuring both a fine art gallery and signature fashion styles. Pixie Dust is a metaphysical boutique where you can find unique gift, have a psychic reading or even a massage. At Eleganza Leather, all of their products are 100% made in Italy and each item has unique details, handmade by Italian artisans. For healthy pet food and treats, make sure to visit Wet Noses. They also have a spa for dogs in the back. The Herbarium is an importer of luxurious bath and body, and home products – with a large assortment of bar soaps, lotions, fragrances, diffusers and other premium products – all imported from Italy. Panache is a great boutique that shows Flamboyant confidence of style! Ivory Lounge is a great place to go out dancing. When you’re in the mood for good times and great Italian cuisine, Cafe Amici is the place to be.
On the 1st Street, don’t miss a shoe lover’s heaven at T. Georgianos Shoe Salon. iTesori means “the treasures” in Italian as they are the largest seller of handmade, and exclusive Murano glass jewelry in Sarasota. In addition, i tesori is known for a contemporary clothing for women and men.
On N. Palm Avenue, Classico Sarasota offers a comfortable place to eat and drink well, commune with your friends, connect with your business, and indulge yourself. Cafe Epicure prepares each dish carefully using only the freshest ingredients. Everything here is made from scratch: sauces, fresh pasta, bread, desserts and gelato. Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art has earned the reputation as the leading place in Southwest Florida to see contemporary art. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, mixed media assemblages, works on paper and prints. All of which are available. CasAntica Italian Restaurant is a home away from home with the most cozy atmosphere and delicious Italian cuisine.
Beautiful shops, salons and galleries are welcoming in a historic downtown S. Palm Avenue. In Art of Ireland Gallery, you will find original Irish Art Crafts and design all masterfully handcrafted in Ireland. Come and visit a Gourmet shop As Good As It Gets for worldly delicacies. Nicole Salon on Palm is a great choice to pamper yourself and get a great haircut and make-up. Have a delicious lunch or dinner at Caragiulos Italian-American Restaurant. Martin Freeman Clothing was created in 2011 by co-owners Nelson Martin and Harold Freeman in order to provide a much needed fine men’s clothing store. Martin Freeman provide clothing for the “discerning gentleman,” catered to your individual style, taste, and body type. Instead of attempting to give you “fashionable” men’s clothing without regard to your individuality, they offer classic clothing and expert guidance in customizing a style that is perfect for you.
At La Femme Fatale, their goal is to bring trendy, off the runway looks to everyday women in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. They have a variety of clothing, accessories, and do alterations on-site. La Mariee Haute Couture Bridal is a beautiful boutique to choose that perfect dress for the wedding. Visit a Dabbert Gallery to see paintings and sculptures from local, national and international artists. Villa Moda is a boutique that offers Home Fashions, Furnishings, Accessories, Lighting, Cabinetry, Countertops, Window Fashions, and Design Services. Melange Home is a perfect shop to select that luxury accessory that will beautify any home. Distinctive Interiors of Sarasota can assist you with all of your interior design needs: Space Planning, Design Concept Development, Paint Color Consult, Fabric Selections, Furniture Selection, Window Treatments, Lighting, Art & Accessories, Floor Plans for Furniture & Lighting Placement, New Home Construction Materials Selections, Rugs, and more. They can assist you designing one room or your entire home. Marianne E is a great antique shop where you can find various collectibles, custom floral arrangements and unique home designs. Come to Ana Molinari Salon Spa Boutique for a great hairstyle or manicure or pedicure. Hodgell Gallery exhibits fine art glass sculpture, that each one is a masterpiece. Billings Gallery has a post office and displays artwork from local artists. Galleria Silecchia is a fine art gallery where you can see life-size bronze sculptures and contemporary art from artists from all over the world. Art to Walk On is a unique rug store, that carries carpets from around the world. Antique, Traditional, Transitional or Modern, all of their carpets are unique pieces of art, all are hand knotted, most are dyed with indigenous vegetable dyes and woven with hand spun wool. Palm Avenue Fine Art is proud to represent national and internationally known painters and sculptors.
On Pineapple, Optional Art2 is a beautiful fine jewelry shop that offers unique designs. Ned Bowman at Bowman Originals is a master jewelry designer, illustrator, artist, craftsman and enamelist. His forte is the design and fabrication of unique and challenging works of jeweled art. Malbi Decor specializes in hand-picked artisan Italian decor creations which are both light and modern, and traditional and innovative. Indigo West is an earthy, cozy, delightful gallery where you can pick accessories, linens and furniture for your home. At Get Loose Tea & Art come and enjoy Organic Tea. They offer Green, White, Black, Oolong, Rooibos, Herbal Blends and Maté – Contemporary Teaware for home or on the go. They also feature Fine Art Photography, and other mediums of art as well as unique gift items. Sift Bakehouse is Sarasota’s craft bakehouse. They are whisking up sweets fresh from scratch daily. Visit their new downtown Sarasota bakehouse location or at a farmers market near you.
Artisan Jewelers is a custom design jewelry boutique showcasing designs both sophisticated and funky. It is great place for creative art jewelry. Burns Court Cafe is a real Parisian café and bakery in the heart of Sarasota’s Historic Burns Court district. They offer a variety of homemade quiches, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch items and they feature good Italian coffees: Espresso, Cappuccino, Lattes and Frappes. Their specialty juices are made to order with fresh fruits and vegetables and they also offer healthy yogurt shakes, authentic gelato and sorbets. Starflower Organic Spathecary provides over 100 skin nutrient products, including professional spa treatments, nationally and worldwide. At Farmhouse Frocks, you can feel Beautiful with one-of-a-kind designs that are a marriage of many styles–urban farmhouse, boho, shabby chic, cottage, and prairie style. Ally Cat is an eclectic gift shoppe full of charm with quality brands. Stop by and browse jewelry, chocolates, tea, honey, personal accessories, as well as beautiful items for the home and custom silk floral arrangements. Nessentials is an interesting shop where you can find the Best Selection of All Natural Bristle Brushes from Germany. They include shoe shining, clothes, horse and pet brushes, laptop, computer, book, neck, table sweeper, cushion, dryer lint, and even comb and brush cleaner. Come to Sarasota Trading Co. to shop for antiques. Blonde Cow Photography is a high end boutique photography studio. Come and make an appointment to take pictures of you and your beautiful family. 530 Burns Gallery is an intimate gallery that features many local artists, as well as those throughout the US. The gallery offers a variety of art mediums including fine oil painters, abstract and impressionist artisans, fine jewelers, one-of-a-kind pottery and glass sculpture. Rustic Rooster is the Sarasota home of the one and only Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. The store is full of hand painted furnishings as well as a mix of European Antiques and French Country Home Decor. [blank] slate gallery is contemporary style where you can find unique art. PHbotanical offers a line of organic, homemade, top-quality beauty products. Come to Philosophy and Vines where you can shop for clothing and accessories. The concept of the shop is to “Be your own kind of beautiful.” Osteria 7.13, is a traditional Italian kitchen. Every entree on the menu has been prepared out of the highest quality imported foods. They feature Sarasota’s freshest catches of the sea. On another side, on S. Orange Ave., at Solid You can find a wide selection of crop tops, jerseys, graphic tees, jewelry and sneakers. On Oak Street, at elle daniel, Linda creates custom lamp shades — including residential lamp shades, commercial lamp shades, and unique lamp shades as personalized gifts for weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, housewarmings, and more. On Dolphin Street, near Pineapple, come to Cravats Custom Clothiers for one-of-a-kind custom look.
Sarasota has great local artists and photographers, such as Eric Griffith and Vicki Chelf. Susie’s Paradise Portraits is specializing in Family, Pregnancy, Children, Boudoir, Glamour, Fashion, Advertising, and Pet photography. International award winning artist Linda Richichi is exclusively represented by 530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota located at 530 Burns Lane. She also has workshops in NY, FL and Italy.
On Fruitville Road, in Ionie Body & Mind Retreat, you can nourish your body with nutritious organic juice, smoothie or shake, raw food entree or dessert. All delectable dishes are dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and all raw. Come and enjoy a personal size pizza, lasagna, savory wraps, raw desserts and much more. Ionie also offers classes that will rejuvenate your body: Yoga, Feldenkrais® – Awareness through Movement, Contact Improv Jam.
The Tea House is a modern day tea lounge, that offers Premium loose leaf teas, tea ware, gifts, retail, tea bar café, and events. Pastries , Sandwiches & Decadent Desserts, Kombucha, Oriental Zen Tea, Wine and Beer. It is a place where you can come when you feel need to escape. With its eclectic decor and relaxing atmosphere, you can find good conversation, friendly people, a bite to eat, a tasty dessert, and most importantly: a delicious cup of tea! India Artisans carries India’s exclusive imports that include a collection of handcrafted items such as Authentic Tapestries, Textiles and Linens, Home Decor, one of a kind ethnic clothing in cotton, Khadi and silk etc., ranging from infants to plus sizes. Acceszorize offers everything women want and need to accessorize their wardrobes, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, scarfs, sunglasses, headbands, rings, hats, clothing and so much more. All at affordable prices. Snap-on-Jewels are their best seller, as you can customize the jewelry piece for any occasion.
Further down Fruitville Rd., at Beauty by Iveta, Iveta Mesarosova is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist that specializes in Eyelash extensions, Skin Care Services and professional Bridal makeup in her studio or on location, serving Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, and the Anna Maria areas.
In Rosemary District, Alfstad & Contemporary is set up to be much more than a gallery. Equipped with facilities and materials for printing, silk-screening and more, Alfstad envisions his space on 5th Street eventually becoming a hub for artists looking not only to showcase their work, but also develop their craft and expand their mediums. Make sure to visit a hidden gem – Lolita Tartine French Restaurant. Next to the restaurant, come and see designer Alexandra Lin and see what she’s up to. Rosemary District is a Great place for your home design needs. CabinetScapes can provide clients direction and guidance when choosing anything from kitchen and bath to setting up a dream closet or simply organizing garage space. SmartHouse Integration specialize in providing home electronics, energy management, entertainment and safety systems that are found in some of the most notable in Florida homes and beyond but flexible enough to satisfy any budget. If you’re looking to bring your home to the next level, look no further! Oracle Surfaces can help with each and every step of home design, from bathrooms to kitchens to flooring. The Sarasota Collection Home Store is a unique retail environment showcasing the best and most comprehensive home collection of exclusive furniture, accessories, art, lighting, rugs, linens, towels, outdoor furniture. They also carry window treatments, shades, blinds, custom bed-coverings, eco-mattresses, pottery and more. Home Resource shows the latest designs from around the globe. Come see the leading contemporary and modern furniture showroom on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sarasota Architectural Salvage is an eclectic mix of architectural antiques and furniture, décor, garden art and building materials. Used Stuff Inc. offers antiques, vintage & retro items, building materials, windows, doors, lights, books, records, kitchen ware, sinks, toilets, tubs and unique treasures!
On N. Orange Ave., Michael Urban Hair Studio is where hair design is more than a cut and color. It is an art. Debbie and Mike Urban, formerly educators, present you with Seacret – Age-Defying Skin Care with Minerals from the Dead Sea. Michael Urban Hair Studio carries this product, too. Sarasota Gallery is coming to Rosemary District. Stay tuned for address. On Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota Salon and Spa provides great manicures, pedicures, hairstyle, massages, facials, waxing, and more.
On S. Washington Blvd., step into time capsule Waffle Stop, and have delicious home-made breakfast or lunch where Elvis Presley ate in 1956. Rugs by Reza, LLC is a family owned and operated for 40 years, that imports Persian & antique rugs, buys & trades rugs, gives appraisals, and hand washes and fixes rugs. Barbie’s Boutique has an amazing selection of beautiful gowns. They carry dresses from finest designers. Sherwoods is more than a business. It is a global community of unique individuals establishing business relationships profitable for all involved while simultaneously advancing international peace. Diamonds they trade in for pleasure, investment and asset protection, but relationships are the core of their business.
On Hillview St. in Southside Village, Mercato is excited to bring the newest concept of both a traditional interpretation of classic Italian dishes, like thin crust pizza and fresh pasta, and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of Italian food. Hillview Grill’s menu uses fresh, quality ingredients in all stages of food preparation to create enticing entrees and innovative small plate tasting selections. Whether you want to dine leisurely with your friends or have a delicious lunch hour break, Hillview Grill will satisfy. They’re the best choice for lunch or dinner, featuring Seafood, Burgers, Salads & Small Plates. You can visit Elixir Tea House where you can enjoy teas from around the world in a relaxing European-style environment. They also have various events. Beautiful You Boutique is an upscale consignment shop where you can find great designer merchandise for low prices. Need a tailor? Pino’s III is the best in town for your tailoring and tuxedo needs. Love silver jewelry? Silver Obsession is the place to be.
If you are in the heart of Sarasota, do not miss Southgate Village filled with unique shops and great restaurants. City Vapor & E-Cig II offer 100% All Natural E-Liquids. This means you get great, clean taste with no added propylene glycol, synthetics or sugar. Just pure organic extracts from tobacco, menthol, fruit or other flavors. Craving for something sweet or planning a party? Make sure to come to cupcakes a go-go for a great treat. Siesta Interiors, Inc. provide excellent services with your interior decorating needs. Bright Life is an inspiring shop where you can learn about classical feng shui and bring home a gift to assist you with your intentions. Also, she offers different events and classes. Goodbyes Consignment is a great place to shop for high-end women’s clothes and accessories.
In Westfield Southgate Mall, not every shop is a chain. Come to Pretzel Palace for fresh hand-crafted pretzels, just made at the store, salads and wraps. There is a family-owned Shoe Diva, where they can dress you from head to toe. They have a great unique selection of shoes, including Birkenstock, boots, dresses, jeans, tops, belts, handbags, and even jewelry. Art Avenue Gallery is like a museum of great artists, such as Salvador Dali, Natasha Turovsky, Mariela Moode, Pablo Picasso, Leroy Neiman, and others.
Across the street from Mall, in Paradise Plaza, Pino’s is back and perhaps better than ever. The new space is filled with wood and warmth and a menu that is all Pino. Fresh seafood–like octopus carpaccio grilled with lemon, arugula and grape tomatoes–sing the songs of the coast of Italy. This is Pino!
On S. Osprey, Spa De Vries is the only spa in Sarasota that offers customized facial and body masques. Their masques are made from the finest clays and muds, the purest essential oils and botanical extracts as well as popular vitamins and antioxidants. Each masque is made fresh to treat your specific skin type and conditions. They also provide hair and nails services and physical therapy sessions. Pedlar’s Village Interiors was established in 1972. They specialize in eclectic, contemporary and traditional styles.
On Bee Ridge Road, Iverson’s Furniture is a family-owned since 1957. Consignment Furniture and Accessories– Iverson’s Furniture has a new inventory of quality used furniture arriving daily at each of their retail locations. The gently used furniture comes from area Estate Sales, model homes, new stores with excess inventory and from established decorators and interior designers. Their Sarasota consignment furniture and Sarasota used furniture are always gently used and many pieces look like new. Blueslade Motor Cars is the place to get an exceptional pre-owned vehicle. They specialize in low mileage, Florida vehicles with excellent history and service. Ocean Pro Dive Shop is Sarasota’s Original Dive Shop For Over 37 Years! Sarasota Florist and Gifts is the oldest florist in Sarasota since the 1950’s. Family owned and operated with fresh flowers arriving daily. Here you can find a unique selection of orchids and plants. Come to Venice Olive Oil Co. for 100% extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Roni’s Cafe serves Mediterranean and American Cuisine. Come for Best Gyros and salads and other great food. They take pride in their food and prepare it the way you like it. So, sit back, relax and let them do the cooking and serve you as family. Bee Ridge Lighting and Design showroom offers high quality lighting from inexpensive and functional to high end luxury. High Noon Guns is Sarasota’s number one gun range and store. They offer a modern safer, greener, cooler gun range.
On S. Tuttle, Bon Bon Vintage, is a delightful boutique full of vintage goods & pretty things. It expanded to over 7,200 sq. ft. of Vintage, Shabby Chic, French Inspired Home Decor to include Painted and Restyled Furniture, Mantiquities and Vintage Clothing. It is a modern take on vintage design and decor.
On South Tamiami Trail, at Elysian Fields, every item is hand selected, from each book and greeting card to jewelry, clothing, personal care products and unique home accessories including Japanese tableware, lamps, candles and incense. Sarasota Watch Company Inc. has been in the watch business for over 25 years. They specialize in all your watch needs. Loved Again Boutique is a upscale consignment shop, that carries women’s gently used clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry. High end designers include Max Mara, Armani, St. John, Hermes, Peter Cohen, Eileen Fisher, Stuart Weitzman, Taryn Rose, Arche and Fly London, and more. Also they have one-of-a-kind hand dyed art to wear piece just to name a few. Dulcefina is America’s premier Local and Imported Chocolate & Sweets Store, where they carry favorite sweets from over 30 countries all in small bites and single pieces. At Empire Gallery, you can find the impressive, very rich in decoration cabinets and home décor, as well as more simple and modern elements and household items. Inkanto is the best Peruvian Cuisine in Sarasota.
Make sure not to miss Taste of Asia Restaurant for fresh personally cooked meal and excellent service.
Signarama Sarasota is a design-focused custom sign studio and creative resource for all your marketing and branding needs. At Builder’s Model Home Furniture, they can provide you with quality furniture at the lowest possible price. German Sweets is a little manufacturer of German “Schaumkuss”, homemade delicious cakes and little german treats. They provide great tasting handmade sweets that are prepared freshly with the highest quality ingredients.
Sardinia’s is traditional Italian Cuisine and its menu is focused on farm fresh and locally grown food. Char-grilled meats and local fish will be cooked in the oven as it is in Sardinia. Need some lampshades for your home? Joe-Lin Lampshades has not only the biggest selection of lampshades, but also sell light bulbs, crystals, finials, harps, chandelier shades, fan pulls, bases, canopies, chains and so much more. Their repair department is unparalleled in quality, innovation, and efficiency in repairing or creating your lamp.
On Constitution Blvd., Casa Italia is Sarasota’s International Specialty Market. For nearly three decades, Casa Italia has widely been recognized as the premier destination for shoppers in search of quality European and ethnic foods. Casa Italia’s expansive selection of hard-to-find ingredients has been greeted eagerly by food enthusiasts on the west coast of Florida.
Continuing on S. Tamiami Trail, Just Fans Inc. is family owned and operated since 1991 and specialize in the sale and installation of quality ceiling fans and compatible accessories, and offering the finest and most reliable products available from the best manufacturers. U.S. Coin & Jewelry specialty is buying. They have been trusted in Sarasota for decades to pay the best prices for your gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, coins, scrap and bullion, including old dental gold. They also buy diamonds and gems, wrist and pocket watches, sterling silver flatware and tea sets, some signed crystal, porcelain and collectables. They buy, sell, trade and consign antique and estate jewelry, rare coins and currency. They are NGC Dealers and can submit your coins and currency for certified grading and authentication. Looking for skiing or tennis merchandise or warm clothes for the winter? Make sure to stop at Active Lifestyles Inc shop, serving customers for over 30 years. Angelo’s Restaurant offers upscale Italian cuisine specializing in seafood and pasta.The owner, Angelo DiFiore, formerly of Chianti, Cafe Gabbiano and Casa Antica is Back! Come in and taste Angelo’s Signature Fine Italian Dishes. At South Trail Auto Body dents, scratches and bumps are given the treatment until your vehicle looks new and unblemished. The small but friendly crew also provides repaints and custom painting. They are Green shop, as they use environmentally-friendly water based paint. Mazzone Olive Oil is a small family enterprise offering 100% DOP Coratina varietal extra virgin olive oils from the wondrous province of Puglia in southern Italy.
On Stickney Point Rd.,the most important name in the sale of luxury homes in Sarasota is the Matusiak/Vac Real Estate Group under the Action Realty of Sarasota Brokerage Company. Sarasota Tile & Marble has the largest selection of imported tiles in Sarasota. On Swift Road, Raymond’s Second Hand World Furniture have a vast array of fine, high quality used furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, lamps, and bedding, as well as jewelry, watches, and other curios. It would take hours to see all of their treasures!
On Clark Road, Vila Brasil Cafe offers a menu of authentic Brazilian specialties for lunch and dinner 6 days a week. Chianti Ristorante Italiano brings to Sarasota delicious Italian recipes with elegant presentation, created fresh every day with the finest ingredients. The chefs are very ambitious in the kitchen, using the best local and often organic ingredients to present new recipes, Italian classics and daily specials. Chianti’s traditional Italian recipes originate from generations of their family’s cooking in Italy. For over 30 years, A’Tu Jewelry and Clothing Outlet has provided Sarasota’s women with affordable fun accessories and attire. Having car troubles? At Renaissance Motor Cars, Bryan McBrayer runs the BEST Service Department in Sarasota.
If you love western wear, Redneck Outpost on Ashton Road is a great boutique that has a huge selection of western boots, jeans, apparel for both men and women. Also, they carry accessories such us handbags, belts, jewelry, cowboy hats, wallets, perfume, knifes, etc.
In Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy, you’ll find an eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Here you can relax outside in the garden among whimsical sculptures. Marietta Museum opens only for a season. In the mood for something exotic? At Painter’s Palate, they fuse food & fun, bring beauty to your belly, and make your taste buds sing with every bite! Queen of Sheba – If you have never eaten Ethiopian food, you are in for a wonderful and rich experience. It will also be a flavorful adventure. Family owned and operated Sarasota Carpet and Flooring has over 20 years of experience within the flooring industry.
On Fruitville, update the look of your shower with the help of My Shower Door. Don’t miss a hidden gem KaCeys Seafood & More for a delicious meal. Papa Nick’s is a family Italian Restaurant, since 1992. They serve many Italian favorites, including pizzas, pastas, appetizers, calzones, subs and salads, plus Greek entrees, everything which is homemade. Calzones are the best in town! At My Shower Door, from single doors to custom glass enclosures, they have the knowledge, resources, and skills to create your ideal shower.
On S. Beneva Rd., Your Farm and Garden is a family-owned garden center that provides unique plants and garden accessories since 1953. They provide the personal service and expertise that’s too often missing in our big-box store world. Creative Framing & Gift Gallery is a complete Custom Picture Framing & they carry unique handcrafted Gifts from LOCAL Florida Artists. Good As New has been in business for over 40 years from 1972, and it is owned by Sheri DiBello since 1988. They accept on consignment Men’s, Women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. They also accept bridal wear including gowns, accessories, flower girl, formal wear and tuxedos.
On Bahia Vista, Pinecraft Shoe & Repair is a family owned and operated business specializing in work shoes and leather products. Bulk-N-Natural Foods is a family owned/operated store that provides premium supplements, bulk and health foods at affordable prices with unequaled customer service. Miller’s Dutch Haus Furniture carries a full line of solid, hardwood furniture. All of their furniture is designed and constructed by skilled craftsmen who take great satisfaction in producing distinctive and superior products. Another their location is on University Parkway. Alma Sue’s Quilts celebrates the craft and artistry of quilting! They make custom quilts by hand. All work is done right in their Sarasota store, amid displays of finished quilts, Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics, and all the materials a quilter might need. They offer many types of fabric from the U.S. and overseas.
On Webber Street, at Solorzano Bros Pizza all dough, sauces, bread and desserts made in house from scratch. They use only the finest blend of Italian cheeses on the market. All pies are made to order, hand crafted and baked in an old school deck oven.
Need to brighten your room or office with natural light? Tubular Skylight on Cattleman Rd. is your best choice for any home or commercial properties.
Further down on Cattleman Rd, Elite Repeat Consignment and Gifts is an upscale consignment boutique dealing in ladies fashions and accessories for over 20 years. They offer a large selection of new and pre-owned clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes and sunglasses from top name designers at affordable prices.
At Meadows, Meadows Village Pub is a friendly neighborhood pub and restaurant that welcomes old friends and newcomers alike.
On 17th Street, you’ll find the best gourmet shop, that is been in Sarasota for over 46 years: The Butcher’s Block. They offer a wide selection of Prime Meats, Gourmet Foods, a vast selection of Aged Imported Cheeses, Seafood, Deli salads, Beer and World Class Wines from around the Globe. At America’s Pharmacy, in addition to offering prescriptions, they stock plenty of over-the-counter health care essentials. Also on 17th Street, Hap’s Cycle Sales has been a family-owned and operated business since 1948. Their dealership is old school where customers actually go to hang out and buy, and where the employees actually ride motorcycles, atvs, and scooters. Love cats? You’ll find Cat Depot Adoption Center where cats live a royal life before going for adoption. AquaFire Vapors carry from starter kits for beginners to advance hardware for the Cloud Chasers. AquaFire Vapors has a wide selection of Premium E-liquids. Come and enjoy great & relaxing atmosphere!
On N. Lime Ave., Antiques Gallery of Sarasota has many varied interests that range from the 1660’s to the 1960’s. It has over 8,500 sq. feet for your shopping pleasure. Featured for sale are genuine antiques and decorative items from many historical periods… Sterling Silver, Porcelain, Art and paintings, Fine antique clocks, Gilt and other mirrors, jewelry, antique and decorative lighting, Bronzes, Objet de vertu and Decorative accessories. Antique and fine reproduction furniture from all periods including French Provincial, American Federal, English Georgian, and Oriental.
At Grand Slam Plaza on Tuttle, Jager Tavern & Grill is a home of the Jager Burger. Here you can enjoy sports on 21 TV’s , pool tables, games, live music and much more… All Sports Consignment is a Paradise for sport lovers. You can find all sports-related equipment and merchandise, from bicycles to golf clubs, to various memorabilia, such as Joe Namath signed poster, helmet and football. They got tennis rackets, baseball gloves, your favorite team apparel, baseball caps, figurines, etc., etc. Do not miss a hidden gem Mariscos Azteca Mexican Seafood Restaurant, across from Ed Smith Stadium. In the same plaza, you can find Edible Arrangements, a unique shop where you can select fruit-and-chocolate arrangement for any occasion.
Looking to take care of someone? On N. Lockwood Ridge, A Lending Hand specialized in quality care for over 10 years. Their caregivers and staff contribute to their successful caregiving by possessing a positive attitude which improves each of their clients’ outlook on life. Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa will customize your hair treatment with naturally organic products that are powerful enough to repair previously damaged hair. Whether your hair is dry, coarse, sensitive, or if you have an irritated scalp, the products will bring out the natural texture while conditioning, moisturizing, and strengthening your hair.
Antique Buyers and Sarasota Estate Auction is Southwest Florida’s Premier destination for Buying and Selling Fine art, Sculptures, Furniture, Objects d’art, and other antiquities. They offer verbal appraisals and are always consigning. In the University Park shopping center, in the same plaza as the movie theater, Millers Dutch Haus Furniture carries a full line of solid, hardwood furniture. All of their furniture is designed and constructed by skilled craftsmen who take great satisfaction in producing distinctive and superior products. Essentials Spa of Sarasota is a place to pamper yourself with a facial or superior massage that will invigorate your senses and relax your mind. The massages include a signature pineapple exfoliation, therapeutic hot towel treatment and elements of a Hot Stone massage. University Park Jewelers has a variety fine jewelry to choose from. They can also do repair, and diamond setting. The White Horse Pub is the place to come for a warm and friendly welcome. British newspapers, TVs filled with soccer, cricket, and rugby, and an atmosphere of warmth and welcome that makes you feel like a friend when you walk in the door. Those are the qualities offered by The White Horse Pub, along with great food and over 40 varieties of beer. Lovely patio welcomes customers and well-behaved dogs. Authentic English pub fare. ReFlex Arts is a great place to learn yoga and dance. Maharaja Indian Cuisine specializes in Authentic Indian Tandoori, charcoal grilled, and Muglai dishes. Sweet in the City is a unique cupcake bar specializing in freshly-made cupcakes, desserts, cakes and special events catering.
Across University Parkway, Shah Jewelers Inc. was established in 1991, and has been in business for 23 years. They specialize in custom design. Shah Jewelers carries a wide variety of rings, bracelets, watches, fine and unique from India necklaces and more. Heinrich’s German Grill is a premier German Restaurant, serving Sarasota and Bradenton area for over 20 years. They serve authentic German food using old family recipes and quality ingredients made from scratch. Visit them and experience a family friendly atmosphere and the aroma of German cuisine. Always generous servings and excellent menu to choose from. They serve a nice selection of Wine and German Beer.
Across Lockwood Ridge, Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi is an upscale restaurant, that specializes in sushi and sashimi and Japanese and Korean cuisine. It features several dining areas and semi-private rooms, a marble sushi counter and a beautiful full liquor bar.
A little further down, across from Palm Aire, in Lockwood Village Plaza, Lazy Lobster is a another great neighborhood restaurant that is a hidden gem. E-Puffs are reliable vendors of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids. Need to pamper yourself? Ethnic Hair Salon cuts and styles any type of hair. At Italian Restaurant Papa Giorgio’s, they have a big variety dishes to choose from: pasta, calzones, subs, pizzas, specialty dinners and more. They serve fresh homemade bread and crispy, thin pizza from dough made every day on the premises. The pizza and pasta is now available gluten free. Come to marble bar for a drink. They serve red, white and house wines, sparkling wine, draft beer, imported and domestic bottled beer, coffee and more. Like Consignment? Nana’s Treasure Chest carries great brand name furniture and home accessories. Teez by Design is a family owned business that customizes apparel using Direct-2-Garment, Sublimation, Embroidery and Screenprinting. They also provide other services: Signs, Banners, & Graphic Design.
On 15th St E., Steven Postans Antiques was established in 1975, and it supplies Top Quality Merchandise to Dealers, Auction Houses, Designers & Decorators, and public. They are direct importers of English antiques.
On Desoto Rd., at Tiger Lily, only the finest flowers are used to create a lush, contemporary style. Mancini Italian Home Design is the brainchild of Mancini Serramenti (Italy) and has been founded to provide the world-class Italian furniture pieces to American homes to enhance their beauty. Mancini Serramenti was founded in 1956 in Pomezia (Italy) and since then they always strive to provide more products and services of the highest quality.
On University Parkway, Adventure Store X4 offers an eclectic mix of travel, culture, history, outdoor activity and automobiles. Michelangelo Sarasota is a Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant that delivers an assortment of divine authentic Italian dishes and pizza. From Veal Parmigiana to Tortellini, they also serve a wide variety of hero subs, including Chicken Cutlet Parmigiana, Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, Steak and Cheese, and much more! They also have delicious pizza made everyday fresh! You can also buy it by the slice! Their gourmet pizza include: Famous Grandmas Sicilian Pizza, Spinach Pizza, Eggplant Parmigiana Pizza, Chicken Broccoli & Tomato Pizza, BBQ Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, Lasagna Pizza, and much more!
Come and join Mi Pueblo’s on Tuttle Ave. family for food, drinks, music, and fun. Their food is traditional Mexican food made with fresh ingredients. From the moment you step through the door at mi Pueblo you will think you are in Mexico.
Going East on University, Tommy DaSilva Salon and Spa is a beautiful place to get your hair styled. On Honore Ave. 7e-fit-spa-srq is an esthetics company focused on bringing new technologies and protocols to clients with a focus on non-invasive body contouring and anti-aging treatments. Their services encompass TORC body contouring for inch loss, microdermabrasion facials, microcurrent facials, LED light therapy, chemical peels, infrared sauna, diet plans and so much more. At Pita’s Republic, at Tourist Center Dr., take control of your health and dining pleasure with Pita’s delicious and nutritious fusion of flavors where a little bit of Mediterranean magic is in every recipe.
On Cooper Creek Blvd., Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine opened in 2001 in south Sarasota. Since then, they have been offering authentic Indian food to the Sarasota community. Tandoor takes the best culinary extravaganza of the great moguls in order to bring a delicious and delightful “repast.” On a culinary level, it was the East that conquered the West, and the universal popularity of curry is the delicious proof. Their curry is based on an old family recipe. The types of herbs and spices they use are chosen not only for their flavor, but also for their digestive and nutritional values. They use only the finest ingredients to prepare dishes that are as healthy as they are delicious. Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria is all about great food, family and tradition. Its authentic cuisine borrows from every region of Italy along with a little influence from our Northern New Jersey roots. Valentino’s is committed to cooking with only the freshest ingredients available and try to source local ingredients when possible. All of the food is homemade and cooked to order!
At Lakewood Ranch, there is another side of beautiful Sarasota. Here you’ll see beautiful communities surrounded by water and parks, Polo Club. Here you can see wildlife, like Sandhill cranes, deer, wild turkeys, etc. Love horses? Would like to learn how to play polo or have riding lessons? Contact Megan Flynn, the head instructor of Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch.
Main Street is small, but great place to shop and dine, and entertain. Healthy Living Organic & Natural Market carries only high quality products: Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs, Natural Groceries, Homeopathic products, Sports Nutrition, Health and Beauty; all natural and organic ingredients. White Rose Interiors is the perfect place to find that special home decor items that can turn a house into a home. It features new, re-purposed, and vintage items. American Shore Trading Company is a family and locally owned surf and skate shop. They retail popular surf and skateboard inspired apparel, accessories, and shoes. They also retail skimboards, scooters, skateboards and more. Unleashed for Pets at Lakewood Ranch is dedicated to the health, care and happiness of dogs and cats. They offer the highest quality all natural, biologically and nutritionally appropriate pet foods, treats, supplements; plus toys, accessories and unique gifts for pet lovers. Casa Maya, previously El Lago Ranchero is a great Mexican Restaurant at Lakewood Ranch Main Street with pleasant atmosphere and returning customers. It has a Great Mexican cuisine and serves beer and wine. Main Street Trattoria features simply, fresh Italian cuisine including Bruschetta, chicken Milanese, and hand tossed thin crust pizza, just to name a few. Make sure to save room for their delicious homemade panna cotta or tiramisu for dessert. Come also for an entertainment. At Arts a Blaze, adults, teens and children of all ages are welcome to come in and create in the warm and inviting atmosphere. An artist or a first timer with no artistic background, once you step through the door, you will feel your creative juices flowing. At Katy Rose Olive Oils, you can get the finest Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars, Olive Body Care Products, Recipes and more. Katy Rose also carries a big selection of Fine Wines, specialty foods, Wisconsin cheese, pasta and more. At the end of Main street, there is even The Fish Hole Mini Golf Course, where you can have a family fun. Adjacent to mini-golf, Main Street Bazaar is the most fun gift, novelty and souvenir shop in Lakewood Ranch. Ed’s Tavern & Sports Pub was established in 1935. It is a great place to have a meal and watch sports. There’s a beautiful outside seating area, where you can enjoy lake scenery, and you can bring your dog.
In Lakewood Walk Plaza (corner of SR 70 E & Lakewood Ranch Blvd.), Gemz Fine Jewelry is the place to design that special piece of jewelry or repair a broken one. Paws in Paradise Pet Spa & Boutique will pamper your dog with great hairstyle and healthy treats. At Mojo’s Real Cuban, come get a taste of traditional Cuban food made right before your eyes.
On N. Washington Blvd., Gyros & Seafood Express goal to help Save Time, Spend Less and Eat Better. They specialize in a variety of seafood, wings topped with their special (and secret) home recipe, handmade burgers, subs, fish, salads and other dishes that will tempt and delight you. And their Mediterranean dishes will make you think you have traveled across the world…but you are right here, close to home! Bombon Restaurant Bar & Lounge is casual eatery that dishes up a combination of favorite Mexican eats as well as popular American choices. And, it’s also a sports bar, making it the perfect place to catch the big game. Starting with frosty drinks from the full service bar, you can sip on a cocktail or a cerveza with or without a meal. If you are hungry, check out chef-prepared dishes like the street tacos, the Cubano sandwich, juicy Bombon burgers, sandwiches, wings, sizzling Fajita platters and even a selection of pastas. They offer a wide variety of Seafood specialties, and their must have soups & salads. Auto Outlet of Sarasota is a independent car dealership in Sarasota that can do conventional financing or Buy Here Pay Here Financing at only 14% Interest. No credit Check. 301 Granite & Marble Inc. design, manufacture, and install premium counter top surfaces, cabinets & flooring.
On Myrtle St., Buckos Inc. was established in 1959 by J.D. “Bucko” Barrineau. Bucko’s Inc. has been selling and servicing office furniture and equipment in the Sarasota, Florida area for 56 years.
Going further on N. Washington Blvd., Global Marble & Stone is a Marble, Stone, Granite and Porcelain wholesale company with a solid position in the stone industry. Fine Home Consignments has an exceptional selection of fine furniture, art, home decor, glass, china and more. Everything in the store has been preselected with an eye toward style, quality and lasting value. Foremost Fence is an expert with “contractors you can depend on.” Classic Cars of Sarasota’s showroom is a home to over 100 gorgeous classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.
On 61st St, Take Aim Gun Range provides a centrally located, fully air conditioned indoor gun range located in Sarasota, Florida with numerous protected shooting positions.
On Matoaka Rd., Kauffman Glass & Mirror is a third generation, family owned and operated glazier offering a vast selection of glass and mirror products for the home, bedroom and bathroom since 1987.
On Whitfield Ave., Tile & Stone of Italy (previously Valencia Stone) work closely with their suppliers to assure that the products they offer are of the utmost quality. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or building your dream bath, Tile & Stone Of Italy can help you design the look you have been dreaming of.
If you are going to Bradenton, on 301 Blvd. E. Come See Come Sav is a great place to buy Western wear, feed for horses, food and supplies for other pets, and anything for your garden and farming. They are in business for 42 years. Oneco Florist on 15th St. E., since 1983, are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.
In Bradenton, on 41, across from Airport, Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant is local family-owned Sarasota seafood restaurant & market feeding the community for over 30 years. It features Gulf-coast & New England fish plus shellfish. Trailwalker Gear is family owned and operated Store. They carry ultra light gear for: hiking, camping, cross country trips… etc. Primo Ristorante is one of the most popular and reputable Italian restaurants in the Sarasota & Bradenton area. They have been a landmark for over 25 years. They have the first “wood burning” pizza oven in the area and they serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza, prime veal cuts, fresh seafood, homemade pasta, risotto and handmade desserts and much more. Plants & Treasures is Sarasota’s premiere location for discount florist quality orchids, houseplants, cactus, bromeliads, indoor & outdoor pottery, concrete fountains, birdbaths, and garden art, garden accessories, gift items, home decor & more! Further North, Carpet Depot is locally owned and operated, and has been serving Manatee and Sarasota since 1994. Their simple philosophy is: buy in bulk and pass the savings along to the consumer. Plant Place is 53-year Old Award Winning Company that is a Family owned and operated business through 4 generations. Their priority is servicing their awesome customers and treating them right. They offer Beautiful Plants at affordable prices. Since 1987, The Flower Place has grown to be a premier leading florist dedicated to offering the freshest flowers guaranteed, green & blooming plants as well as unique gifts available across town or anywhere in the USA. Enith Marin Art Gallery is a unique gallery that has different style paintings from Enith herself and other artists, hand-beaded jewelry, art glass, and more. European Foods & Gourmet Deli is a specialty food store with a great selection of gourmet foods. It has a wide variety of unique imported food such as: pierogis, russian style raviolis, fresh red and black caviar, smoked fish, fresh and dry fish, deli meats, cheeses, pates, canned goods, soups, sauces and more. Mamma Onesti’s is a beautiful combination, of both traditional Italian food and the best of bistro fare- wings, fries, and the best sandwiches. Menu items are individually prepared – completely fresh, no exceptions. Homemade items from three generations of family recipes.
On 53rd Ave. W., Tropical Interiors Florist is a Full Service Local Florist. They serve all of North Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish from their location. They have been a Family owned Local Shop since 1975 and is Manatee Chamber Member. Suncoast Medicare Supply Company Inc. is an independent, locally owned medical equipment and medical supply company serving Sarasota, Bradenton, and St. Petersburg community since 1974. They pride themselves in making personalized care and service their highest priority. Offering quality health care products and expert service with an emphasis on individualized attention and care. iFone Repair was established in 2012. Since the first day they have been serving their customers with the high quality replacement parts and repair services. Beside repairing phones and tablets that we are famous for, having Professional and well trained computer technicians with certifications such as Networking A+ have made them capable of fixing the most complicated computer issues and keep their customers happy.
On 63rd Ave E., Cafe Havana is a “Home of the Cuban Sandwich.” If you are looking for casual, clean, spacious, family-friendly, AUTHENTIC Cuban eatery, then Cafe Havana is the perfect place for you!
Off and on State Rd. 70 in Bradenton, come to Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria for a homemade NY style Italian Food and desserts in a laid back family atmosphere. Bogey’s Restaurant and Sports Pub has lively hangout for games on high-def TVs, familiar pub eats, beer & a late-night menu. Verona Pizza & Italian Restaurant was established in 1994. It is successfully all family-operated. The menu include appetizers and sides, wings, salads, hand tossed New York style pizza, specialty pizza, jumbo calzones, Verona’s cold and hot subs, pastas, baked dinners, desserts. Beer and Wine Available. Big Cow Creamery is an Ice Cream shop with an Indian twist, that has been in business for 18 years. Stop in at The Recipe Box Eatery for some good home American cooking.
Must See Sarasota is the place where you can experience the best in entertainment, dining, and shopping, or just plain relaxing. The best of all is that it features all locally and privately owned businesses. Must See Sarasota is your information guide to the places you don’t want to miss. Welcome and enjoy this magical place, our beloved Sarasota.
In season, do not miss Sarasota’s annual events, like Sarasota Chalk Festival and The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition, Sarasota Exotic Car Fest, The Sarasota Film Festival.
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