exterior of selva grill in downtown sarasota
Selva Grill

Self-Guided Food Walking Tour of Downtown Sarasota

Enjoy fresh air, open spaces and global cuisine throughout the day in Downtown Sarasota

March 3, 2021

What’s a better way to enjoy the vibe of a beautiful city than taking a leisurely walking tour of the main drag? Doing so while also tasting the flavors of the community! In beautiful Downtown Sarasota, begin and end your day, with fabulous French cuisine highlighted in the middle by other food from around the country.

  1. C’est La Vie

    Begin your tour of downtown Sarasota in the morning with a classic Le Petit Dejeuner from French bistro C’est La Vie on Main Street. The classic combination of a fresh baked baguette with European butter and jam will energize your taste buds and prepare you for a global tour of the neighborhood.

  2. 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen and Cocktails

    As lunch rolls around, stop into 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen and Cocktails, also located on Main Street, for their epic Zucchini Beignets. Classically known as Kolokithokeftedes in Greece, these fritters are far easier to eat than they are to say. Admire the contemporary decor while savoring flavors of zucchini, feta, caper and lemon, as refreshing as a Grecian island breeze.

  3. Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grille

    Stroll west on Main Street and hang a right on Central Avenue to visit Japanese staple, Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grille. Indulge in a collection of sushi rolls with options for every dietary preference including vegan, low carb, and my favorite diet - the eat whatever you want diet. We particularly love the Ahi Tuna Tower, complete with ahi, crab delight, rice and avocado.

  4. Circo

    For a mid-afternoon snack and cocktail head over to Circo in the new Desota building on 2nd St. For $5 you can indulge in a refreshing Margarita and lounge on one of their cozy banquettes. Snack on a signature taco, like the Korean Pork with angry crema, kimchi, and pickled Fresno’s. Finish your afternoon snack with a churro, because honestly, what really is better than a churro?

  5. Selva Grille

    For dinnertime appetizers return to Main Street for a visit to Selva Grille. Known for their creative Peruvian cuisine and fresh flavors it’s the perfect place to start your dinner adventure. Their extensive ceviche offering is sure to titillate. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose a favorite, so go for the Triologia, a generous sampling of the Selva Wild, Spicy Tuna, and Maya Shrimp Ceviches.

  6. Bijou Cafe

    To round out the night, end in the country where you began, France. At Bijou Cafe, elevated French fine dining is the name of the game. Stroll through historic Five Points Park to arrive at your destination on 1st Street. Tuck into a comforting bowl of Soup A’Loignon to begin, and choose from a variety of French staples for your main. The Roast Duckling is particularly special, accompanied by a mixed berry and cognac sauce which wraps you in a culinary hug and lulls you into happiness

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