Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.
The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.
Berryism's menu offers frozen yogurt and a wide array of accessorizing toppings, as well as smoothies. There are always three flavors on constant tap (original tart, wildberry, and chocolate) as well as a rotating flavor of the week. Cup sizes range from kids ($1.99) to large ($5.79). You can also pick up a fresh quart for $9.99. Toppings are $0.95 for the first one and $0.35 for each additional. Dress your creation with a variety of seasonal fruits, such as pineapple, mango, banana, or kiwi, or choose a perennial topping such as Oreos, Gummy Bears, chocolate pretzels, or granola. Sip a savory smoothie ($4.25 for a small, $4.95 medium, $5.65 large) to avoid the complications of managing unpredictable spoons. Satiate a sweet tooth with a peanut-butter banana smoothie with chocolate yogurt, or boost your fruit intake with a tropical fruit smoothie featuring original tart yogurt, mango, pineapple, and oranges.
One taste of the 24 rotating flavors of premium homemade gelato—including reliable standards of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and stracciatella, along with a bevy of other possibilities—and you will understand why public-service announcements insist that eating gelato is like tasting ice cream for the first time, every time. Unlike the black-market gelato dealers littering the streets with heaps of dishonorable fake frozens, the staff at Swirls uses the top-of-the-line Carpigiani equipment to make authentic, all-natural gelato with techniques learned from world-renowned gelato expert Luciano Ferrari. For an even-lighter frozen treat, the homemade soft-serve frozen yogurt is 98% fat free, and the sorbetto is fruitastically fresh.
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Home to more than 140 flavors of dairy-based frozen treats, Bruster’s offers everything from traditional sundaes ($5 for regular) to customizable, candy-loaded blasts ($4.75 for regular). A lengthy flavor list offers enough cold, creamy options to placate the pickiest palate and smother the smokiest campfire. Browse the menu to select your optimal sweet-tooth-sating device, such as a single-scoop waffle cone filled with one of more than 24 flavors of ice cream made fresh every day ($4.15). Though flavors vary by store, dairy denizens may sample eclectic edible hues such as mint chocolate chip—one of Bruster's featured mint flavors in April. Opt for the lighter options of sorbets and italian ices or takeout containers in pint ($5.50), quart ($7.50), half-gallon ($11.75), and udder-size servings.
Britans Yogurt Mill tempts sweet teeth with troves of trans-Atlantic treats and healthy, probiotic substitutes with a regularly-rotating cast of flavors. Britans' stash of Only 8 frozen yogurt, free of fats, sugars, cholesterol, and lava, packs 48 calories per small serving ($2.50) and 64 calories per medium cup ($3.25), letting sweet-seekers indulge without sabotaging waistlines. Churn spoons over gobs of Working Cow Ice Cream ($2.65–$3.95), Florida's own boutique dairy blend brimming with fruit, chocolate, and nuts; or expand horizons with Britans' import selection of candy ($1.25–$5.25) and biscuits from England and South Africa.