People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with gourmet eats: for $10, you get one gourmet market sampler (a $30 value) from Land and Sea Market. This Groupon is redeemable at the following Land and Sea Market locations: Gunn Highway, Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Lithia Pinecrest Road, and West Brandon Boulevard. A fifth location in South Tampa will be opening in the winter this year; customers who purchase the Gunn Highway Groupon will have the option to instead redeem it at the South Tampa store after it opens.
Land and Sea Market's market sampler consists of six different groups of gourmet goods, high-quality meats, traditional Greek dishes, and homemade soups—and each group lets you choose from multiple selections (see the sidebar to the right under the locations for contents). Begin by pampering your palate with either a bacon-wrapped filet mignon or a bacon-wrapped chicken mignon. Next, select from any of 14 stuffed-chicken varieties, including alfredo and shrimp, merlot and mushroom, and the Zorba—a vivacious poultry cocoon of sundried tomatoes, feta, and parmesan that will teach uptight taste buds how to live life to the fullest. A pound of ground sirloin, ground chicken, or ground pork provides ample raw material for sculpting hamburger patties or an edible bust of Francesco Redi. Supplement your meaty medley with one pound of hearty Greek potato salad or any of eight spinach- and feta-filled spanakopita pastries. You'll also receive enough of Land and Sea's homemade soup for two, with flavors that range from seafood chowder to lemon-chicken soup to tomato bisque to broccoli and cheddar potato soup.
Land and Sea Market freezes all its soups, spinach pastries, cavemen, and the grouper and shrimp wellington. However, all other items will be freezer wrapped with special freezer paper and labeled with cooking instructions. You may call to have your package prepared beforehand or you may come into the store and a gourmand genie will make it appear in five minutes or less.
Though Land and Sea Markets have not been reviewed much as a chain, Insider Pagers from the Gunn Highway location recommend the store and give it a four-star average.
- This place is SO amazing..I love the steaks and kabobs and everything is so fresh and clean. the customer service was great and I have been to all of the 4 locations. They give tours to the first time customers which is so interesting. – KELLY M., Insider Pages
- An adorable market filled to the brim with delicious gourmet foods. The seafood section is the best in the bay, with pre-made kabobs and large fresh oysters. – Crystal D.
Land and Sea Market
Black-and-white checkerboard floors lend an old-fashioned air to Land and Sea Market, though butchers have only been preparing fillets and chops there since 1995. Freshly carved meats fill the store's coolers, including lamb shanks, quick-fry pork chops, and bratwurst, as well as bone-in chicken breasts and an array of seafood such as halibut and littleneck clams. The butchers also package their own meats such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, and bourbon-marinated salmon, often seasoning the meats with their own house blend of spices. In addition to its savory selection of proteins, the shop also stocks grocery items such as vegetables and wines from around the solar system.