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Delicious and Cheap Spots to Grab a Bite in Sarasota-Manatee

From an incredible selection of Asian food to over-the-top doughnuts, you can eat well on a budget here.

By Cooper Levey-Baker December 21, 2021 Published in the December 2021 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Five-O Donut Co.

Five-O Donut Co.

Five-O Donut Co.

Wow your Instagram followers with one of Five-O’s massive doughnuts ($1.50-$4.25), which are often decorated with bits of candy or cereal. Multiple locations,

Phuoc Loc Tho

Just try leaving this insanely well stocked Asian specialty store without an armful of products. Whether you’re hunting for hard-to-find spices or imported pantry items, you’ll find it here, and you can be assured it will be affordable. 1944 12th St., Sarasota, (941) 365-0520

New Pass Grill & Bait Shop

Enjoy million-dollar views for $6.99, the price of a burger at this legendary waterside shack. 1505 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 388-3050,

Bitia’s Taqueria

Bitia’s pupusas—thick griddled corn cakes filled with ingredients like beans, cheese and herbs—represent one of Sarasota’s best lunch deals. Grab a couple for around $5, and maybe grab a couple more to take home for later. 3436 17th St., Sarasota, (941) 366-8081

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