Your Taste buds will be Blessed
Today is the last day of Black History Month. So, I want to write a post that will leave a good taste in your mouth.
When people think of Tampa they don’t think “good food.” They think, Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers and maybe even USF. But Tampa is more than that. After living here for almost 4 years, I can see that Tampa continues to surprise me. As far as food, people are sleep on Tampa’s food community.
When I first moved here I only knew the basics: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Steak n Shake, etc. I didn’t know where the caribbean, chinese or any ethnic restaurants were. I missed my moms cooking after I moved away, i still do.
After making friends and going out a little more often, I found some places that people need to know about. Their affordable, close by and delicious. So, whenever you’re in Tampa, you must eat at these places.
Main course Tampa, a black owned restaurant, specializes in american delicacies with a southern twist. From krispy kreme burgers to vegan options of fried cauliflower— there is something on the menu for you! Chef Ai is an eight year Culinarian and has served as a Culinary Specialist in the United States Army from April 2010 to December 2017. With her expertistes, Chef Ai will blow your mind with just one bite.
you can call Main Course Tampa at 813-488-7122.
I’ve eaten Haitian food my whole life. I know what good Haitian food is. I’ve eaten a many Haitian restaurants in Tampa and hands down, Yeshua Bistro has the best Haitian food in Tampa.
“Authentic Haitian Great Cuisine in Tampa. If you are looking for the finest of Local Haitian cuisine in the Tampa Bay area, then you've come to the right one.” -Yeshua Bistro, a black owned business.
If you’ve never eaten Haitian food before, go to Yeshua Bistro. The right amount of salt, seasoned rice and meats, and they also have vegetarian options as well.
As soon as you enter the restaurant, there’s a homey feeling about Yeshua Bistro. They welcome you with a smile and are always ready to answer your questions. The food comes hot and ready to eat. Don’t forget to ask for pikliz on the side!
Visit Yehsua Bistro at 10910 N 30th St Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33612 or call and place your order at (813) 533-6165
LADIES OF THE SEA SOUL FOOD RESTAURANTS
Ladies of The Sea Soul Food Restaurant is another black owned restaurant. Located in the heart of Tampa, Ladies of The Sea, caters to the southern food lovers.
They have everything you want when it comes to soul food. Fried chicken, collard greens, candid yams, rice, baked chicken—you name it they have it!
I also can’t stress enough their bomb ass strawberry lemonade! I’ve never tasted strawberry lemonade so good in my life.
The hospitality is A1. The staff is kind and patient. Especially with me since I don’t really eat american foods, besides breakfast, often. They helped me find something I would like.
Visit Ladies of The Sea at 2705 E Dr M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
You can also call them at (813) 247-2722 and follow their instagram @ladiesofthesea2705