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, fiveodonutco.com
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, newpassgrill.com
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