Editors' Picks

Local Favorites

The Best Restaurants in Gulf Gate

Our top picks for where the locals hang in this distinct Sarasota neighborhood.

06/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Eat This Now

Eight Sarasota Doughnuts to Eat Before You Die

From red velvet to pork-stuffed, these local doughnuts are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

06/03/2022 By Megan McDonald

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants Near University Town Center

Our top picks to whet your appetite during a day of shopping.

05/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Win Mother's Day

The Best Mother's Day Gifts

Ideas for unique gifts for every type of mom, updated for 2022.

04/12/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is home to one of the world's most famous beaches—plus plenty of great restaurants and places to party.

03/17/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meals on Wheels

Sarasota's Best Food Trucks

These seven mobile businesses make food that easily rivals what you'll find at a great restaurant.

10/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

10/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Sips

Sarasota's Best Coffee Shops

Get your caffeine fix at one of these top spots.

09/29/2021 By Megan McDonald

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 22 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

09/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Shell yes

The Six Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

For a shuckin' good time, head to any one of these local spots.

08/05/2021 By Staff

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Food and Drink

The drinks, dishes and restaurants we loved this year.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020

Here are the stories you clicked on most this year.

12/30/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Dining Guide

Sarasota's Best Delivery Options

Whether you use Bite Squad, Uber Eats or another app, our area has tons of great choices for a quick delivery. Here are some of our favorites.

11/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fresh Air

Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Destinations

Covid-19 has made outdoor dining more popular than ever. Here are our favorite destinations for an al fresco feast.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Lakewood Ranch

The Lakewood Ranch and University Town Center area offers a bevy of great dining options.

08/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Green Energy

Our Favorite Salads in Sarasota-Manatee

Where to find the freshest, most flavorful salads right now.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Chad Spencer

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Palmer Ranch

Five restaurants where the folks in Palmer Ranch like to get together.

06/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Embracing the Future

Indigenous Chef Steve Phelps on His Restaurant's Survival and Recovery

“I’m trying to figure out how to save the restaurant."

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker