It’s a simple little walk-up stand, with tables all around the outside for al fresco dining. You’re going to wait in line a bit, as this place has risen on the popularity meter. Their veg offerings include a chopped romaine salad tossed with fresh fruit and veggies with chili lime dressing; a plato dinner with black beans and rice, mojo tofu and grilled veg; and a tofu-veg version of a Cuban sandwich. Locally-made ice cream bars are what’s for dessert, and yes of course! you bet you can tank up on hi-octane Cuban coffee.
1120 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
Web Site: http://bodegaoncentral.com/
Gratzzi Italian Grille November 25, 2011
Even though Gratzzi has moved around downtown a few times, it still commands a loyal following for its basic Italian specialties. Vegetarian options rely mostly on the salads, including the melon & arugula; insalata caprese; insalata di spinaci; and Caesar. Pasta dishes include the whole wheat penne Meditteranea, and pappardelle Alfredo. Gratzzi serves gourmet pizza, whole and by the slice.
Express lunch available, catering, and private dining service. Beer and wine available. Early dinner menu, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm every day, $13 per person; includes soup or salad, choice of entree, and dessert.
Hours: Sunday: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 10 :00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lunch: Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
211 2nd Street South
Web Site: gratzzigrille.com
Lonni’s Sandwiches August 10, 2011
This popular ‘healthy’ sandwich spot is famous for its generous portions, but mostly famous for its thick, homemade wild rice bread that most of their sandwiches are served on. Good vegan options include the “custom vegetarian” sandwich which has cukes, alfalfa sprouts, onion, lettuce, tomato and black olives with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds; tomato stuffed with wild rice salad; gazpacho; the guacamole & sprouts sandwich; and the Southwest wrap. Lonni’s also has plenty of salad options; feel free to ask them to omit egg or cheese-based dressing. Sandwich/soup, sandwich/salad and soup/salad combos available. Freshly-brewed iced tea (regular, tropical or mango), water and coffee are the beverages of choice.
Catering and delivery available. Open Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm.
425 Central Avenue
Web Site: www.lonnisstpete.com