Friday, September 26, 2014

Southside Village Shopping District in Sarasota

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Art & Crafts Supplies in Sarasota

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Burns Square Shopping District in Sarasota


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sarasota Farmers Markets

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Downtown Sarasota Shopping Streets

Downtown Sarasota FL offers several shopping streets, each one with its own character. 

There's a lot to discover at Whole Foods Market Centre on First Street, which is a mixed-use complex with stores and restaurants on the ground floor and condominium apartments above. 

Looking east from Selby Public Library, you can stop into each shop along the way to see what's new and interesting.  
At the end of the block is Whole Foods Market, with convenient parking on ground level across from the entrance.
You can select tasty items from the hot, cold, and soup bars inside and enjoy eating and people-watching from the cafe tables located out front. 

Main Street is a multi-block Sarasota shopping district that runs from the Sarasota Bayfront Park to the west, 
to Rte 301 (Washington Blvd) to the east.  

The blocks in the immediate downtown area are lined on both sides with local shops and international restaurants.
Sarasota is an outdoor cafe town, from the ever-popular Mattison's City Grille at the corner of Main and Lemon,   

to Pastry Arts diagonally across Main, to Epicure at the corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue.

Lemon Avenue is the site of the weekly Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7AM to 12PM, year-round. 37 years old, this popular market is chock-full of fresh local produce, including a lot of organics, flowers, crafts, prepared foods, baked goods, live music, etc. 

During Season, to add variety to your Sarasota shopping , there are numerous arts and crafts shows on Main Street, as well as street fairs and festivals.

Palm Avenue, which runs perpendicular to Main Street, is the center of the gallery scene in Sarasota FL, with a regular First Friday evening art walk that takes place during Season. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bookstores in Sarasota

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sushi in Sarasota

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gulf Gate Shopping and Dining District

You can do your Sarasota shopping easily on foot here with its concentration of international restaurants and gift shops that bring a taste of home to Sarasota's many European visitors. For instance, you can sample Polish, Thai, Scandinavian, British, Italian, Irish, Middle-Eastern, and Moroccan cuisines.

Healthy and vegetarian-oriented restaurants include Veg (on Gulf Gate Drive) and Zest (on Superior Avenue). For breakfast and lunch, Word of Mouth is busy and satisfying. The shopping ranges from consignment shops to gifts. 

At the Sarasota Pavilion, you'll find Beall's, Ross, Marshalls, Michael's Crafts, Books-a-Million, Bed Bath & Beyond, video games, a Publix supermarket, Steinmart, and other brand name clothing and shoe stores, along with Chinese food. Panera Bread, which has a varied menu and free wifi, is a pleasant spot for sitting, sunning, and noshing.

At night, Gulf Gate becomes a destination for nightlife, as the bars along Gateway and Superior Avenues fill up with eaters, drinkers and music-lovers. Gulf Gate is a fun meet-to-eat neighborhood for people of all ages in Sarasota FL.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shopping Malls in Sarasota

Monday, September 1, 2014

Natural Foods in Sarasota