Great food can perk up any day, whether you’re cooking at home or heading out on the town. Luckily, Bradenton and Sarasota have a well-rounded selection of food bloggers who can keep recipe ideas flowing and your belly full, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Here are five blogs you should check out:
Kitchen Serendipity is run by Longboat Key photographer and food blogger, Stacey. Stacey covers both cooking in and dining out and is passionate about whole foods and nutrition, so the recipes you’ll find on her site are as healthy as they are delicious. Stacey’s interest in photography also makes her blog a treat for the eyes. If you want a mouthwatering glimpse of some great meals you could be cooking up in your kitchen or enjoying on the town, this is a great place to start.
Run by local realtors, Sarasota Foodies blog highlights the distinctive flavors of Sarasota in a crisp, clean format. You’ll find all the essentials neatly presented in the sidebar, so you don’t have to hunt for a restaurant’s price range, location, or website. The detailed reviews delve into the background behind each location, with information on the atmosphere, food philosophy, and chef’s personality alongside details about each dish. Filled with photos and fun facts, these restaurant reviews offer all the info you could want about Sarasota’s dining destinations.
Edible Sarasota is a local offshoot of the Edible Feast blog. This blog calls out notable local highlights with a diverse selection of posts that cover everything from the best cocktails around town to in-depth profiles of local chefs. You’ll also find a delicious selection of recipes that you can whip up in your own kitchen, along with plenty of inspiration for bringing gourmet flavor to your apartment home.
The Eat Like a Local blog highlights outstanding Bradenton and Sarasota restaurants, food events, and even specialty dishes. It will point you toward locally-inspired and sourced flavors like the beer-braised wild hog sliders at Mar Vista that are made using wild hogs from Punta Gorda. Don’t miss out on this detailed guide to some of the best deals and special happenings in local restaurants.
Dine Sarasota’s best feature is a search bar at the top that lets you filter your eats by cuisine, location, or attribute. Whether you’re looking for a great pizza place or you want to find an Ethiopian restaurant, you’re only a click away when you're on this site. You’ll find detailed reviews of specialty dishes as well as helpful roundups of the best restaurants by area, so there’s plenty to explore.
Who’s your favorite local blogger? Share the Floridian blogs you love following in the comments below!