Adam’s Rib Co. – 5 Years
Best known for serving some of the most delicious barbeque in town, Adam’s Rib Co. gives each and every customer fast and friendly service with a great big smile. Adam’s Rib Co. was founded in 2005 and the menu features a number of barbeque classics. With two locations, it’s easy to silence your hunger pains using any of our tasty homemade sides, including macaroni and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.
Eat the 80 – 2 Years
Eat the 80 is Gainesville’s premier healthy meal delivery service. We create fresh, healthy and delicious meals and deliver them right to your door. We have different meal plans and sizes to fit your dietary needs. We believe in locally sourced produce and sustainable farming. This means no GMO’s, antibiotics or added junk. Just real food. Save yourself from shopping, cooking and cleaning. Try Eat the 80 today!
4 Rivers Smokehouse – 2 Years
Priding itself on slow-smoked meats, home-style sides and friendly service, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a cut above your average barbeque joint. Excited to be a part of the community, they bring a sophisticated, multi-regional barbecue style to Gainesville. The award-winning signature angus beef brisket is a favorite among guests. After your meal, head over to their in-house bakery, The Sweet Shop, for an array of freshly made cakes and mouthwatering confections.
Island Grove Wine Company – 2 Years
Island Grove Wine Company is a division of Island Grove AG Products (IGAP), a major supplier of fresh, organic and conventional blueberries harvested throughout Florida. The company carries a full selection of sweet and dry, 100 percent fruit and fruit-flavored grape wines. The winery is open for tours Monday-Friday, and the Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House is open seven days a week, right in Island Grove, Florida, on Highway 301. Look for Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens in Kissimmee, Florida, that opened summer of 2016.
Edible Arrangements – 1 Year
Edible Arrangements #846 has delivered smiles to residents of Greater Gainesville since 2008. Located in Tower Square Shopping Center, Edible Arrangements offers artistically designed, fresh fruit bouquets and chocolate dipped fruit gifts to celebrate all of life’s special moments.
Edible Arrangements is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for pickup and delivery across town or across the country. Edible Arrangements is a proud member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and pleased to support local schools and non-profit organizations through our Edible Cares fundraising program.
Blue Highway, a Pizzeria – 2 Years
Blue Highway, a Pizzeria offers casual dining featuring our hand-crafted, house-made pizzas, calazones, sandwiches, paninis, salads, pastas and desserts. Offering local organic (when available), vegan and gluten-free items. There is also an excellent selection of wines and local craft beer. Comfortable seating for both an intimate meal or a large group, with outside dining on the patio. Open for lunch and dinner as well as catering for private parties. Ask about the Federal Food Truck experience. Eat Well, Live Well…
San Sebastian Winery – 3 Years
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Saint Augustine, San Sebastian Winery is an industry leader in the production of premium wines. San Sebastian wines satisfy an array of palettes with 12 distinctive wines, including award-winning table wines, sparkling wine and decadent dessert wines. With live music, light fare and craft beer, San Sebastian wines can be enjoyed every weekend from the rooftop bar. The winery offers complimentary winery tours and tastings seven days a week.
Mi Apá Latin Café – 3 Years
Mi Apá customers get the best of both worlds: our dishes are fast and affordable, but they’re also authentic, delicious and made from scratch. When you visit our café, your taste-buds (and your wallet) will never be disappointed.
From our wildly popular Cuban and Miami sandwiches to our mouth-watering entrees like Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo to our tasty beverages, including Café con Leche, Café Cubano and a range of succulent juices — we truly have something for everyone.
Omi’s Elegant Catering – 8 Years
Omi’s Elegant Catering has been catering in the Gainesville area for 31 years. Omi’s company can cater any event from a graduation to a wedding reception. The signature menu has a broad ethnic selection, from award-winning lobster bisque to Cuban mojo pork with real black beans to chicken lasagna. Check out Omi’s website to schedule a tasting for your next event.
Saboré – 6 Years
Saboré is a world-fusion restaurant that combines exotic flavors and the freshest cuisine with influences from European, South American, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. The international menu features: vieiras tartar, a Japanese scallop dish that pairs well with a tequila shot, tequeños, a Venezuelan fried cheese dish, fiocchi, a pear-filled pasta, and a chocolate and bacon brownie for dessert.
Metro Diner – 1 Year
Once you walk into Metro Dinner, you feel like a regular. We believe that when you care about the people you’re cooking for, it shows in the food. And what we serve is comfort food with flair.
Metro Diner features well-known classics such as our Fried Chicken and Waffle: half a fried chicken and a Belgian Waffle topped with sweet, strawberry butter and served with our signature sweet and spicy sauce. Another great plate is the Yo Hala on the Square: two thick slices of challah bread stuffed with bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese and hazelnut syrup, prepared like French toast and topped with a blueberry-strawberry compote.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café – 1 Year
Mediterranean food prepared in a home-cooked style. Fresh food prepared daily, no freezers, no fryers. That’s the Taziki’s way! Get away from the busy pace of your life and the noise of the world. Step through our doors and discover a place where we combine extraordinary food with meaningful connections. Our Mediterranean-inspired menu has a bit of a southern accent, which we make from scratch every day. Watch us prepare your meal through our open kitchens, and enjoy the relaxing music and quiet environment that is designed for conversation and community gatherings. After all, in a world hungry for connection and happiness, relationships are what matter most. Need to get away? Time to escape to Taziki’s.
Shula’s Steak House – 1 Year
Established 1989, Shula’s Steak House is a celebration of classic – yet modern – American fine dining. Customers are treated to the highest-quality, chef-driven menus paired with award-winning wine lists and craft cocktails served on crisp white table cloths. The menu features our famed Shula Cut® steaks, fresh seafood, and inspired sides. Decor is classic American steak house with a feeling of warmth and sophistication. Each Shula’s Steak House offers separate private dining spaces to comfortably accommodate groups of varying sizes.
Vale Food Co – 1 Year
Vale Food Co began in 2014 with the goal in mind to serve high quality, healthy food at affordable prices. Since then, the restaurant has become a convenient hub for health nuts, foodies and locals who are dying to try something unique. Every day, food is made in the store and cooked at a low, even temperature to ensure freshness. With a friendly and earthy atmosphere, we always welcome the opportunity to continue to improve and evolve in accordance with our customers’ needs. Visit us on Archer, and let us unVALE to you our best recipes!
Saporito OVS – 2 Years
Saporito OVS (Oil, Vinegar, Spice) is Gainesville’s premier extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room, offering a collection of estate-produced, award-winning extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and naturally-flavored olive oil, both fused and infused, as well as true balsamic vinegar. Saporito, which means “flavorful” in Italian, perfectly describes the 50 delightful choices of olive oil and true balsamic vinegar. The tasting room is family owned and operated and excited to share delicious, healthy products with the community.
The Sweet Tea Restaurant – 2 Years
Housed in the National Registry’s Queen Anne Victorian home, The McKenzie house, The Sweet Tea Restaurant is touted to be one of Gainesville’s historic treasures. But, history and beauty is not all you are in for at the Sweet Tea. We pride ourselves on “New Century Southern Food!” Prepared with care, we carry forward a tradition of Southern food with a flare reflecting today’s culinary tastes. After lunch enjoy a stroll through the gardens and take a tour of some of the best appointed guest rooms in Gainesville.
World of Beer, University Gainesville – 1 Year
Gainesville’s best gathering place to meet and socialize with friends, family and coworkers. With over 500 worldwide and craft beers, high-end cocktails, premium wines and dynamic food, WOB has something for everyone. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s makes weekends special at WOB. And, special occasions or private events are never better than in our private Cellar Room at the University Gainesville location. If you have not experienced our culture and unique atmosphere, you need to soon.
Tropical Sno Florida – 2 Years
Tropical Sno is a combination of Hawaiian Shaved ice and the highest quality flavors we guarantee will satisfy every time. No Italian ice, smoothie or snow cone can compete. Tropical Sno is in a league of its own and has been setting the industry standard in the shaved ice industry for 25 years. The staff at Tropical Sno Florida strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction.
The Hyppo – 2 Years
Blending fresh fruit and herbs with unconventional pairings, The Hyppo makes gourmet ice pops that are vibrant and authentic. From farm-to-pop, The Hyppo freezes up the bounty of the season and showcases it in the nostalgic form of the ice pop, rolling through 500 flavors per year.
Florida Fresh Meat Company – 1 Year
Florida Fresh Meat Company is your “One Stop” gourmet shop for locally raised, health, sustainable meat! Grass fed and finished gourmet beef, pasture raised pig, lamb, goat, chicken, and duck. Farm-raised gator-phosphate and preservative free. All raised without any hormones or antibiotics. Simply, great gourmet quality meat.
Bangkok Square – 1 Year
Bangkok Square has served authentic Thai cuisine in Gainesville since February 2014. Our first location was on Southwest Archer Road, next to Cloud 9 Spa and Backstreet Blues Chop House and Oyster Bar. We are excited to open our second location at Park Avenue on the corner of Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 83rd Street this year. Come try our green papaya salad (‘Som Tum’ in Thai) at this year’s Taste of Greater Gainesville! It’s a spicy salad made from shredded papaya with garlic, green beans, tomato, salt, peanuts, chilies, plum sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and dry shrimp or fresh seafood.
MOJO Hogtown Bar-B-Que – 2 years
The MOJO experience ignited in 2003 and since then has blazed across North Florida, into eight locations. “Mojo” comes from the Blues, denoting a good luck feeling or vibe, and when it was paired with barbecue, a divergent atmosphere erupted.
When you’re looking for killer BBQ food in a laid back, one-of-a-kind atmosphere, and you’re looking to get your mojo workin’… you can find it at any of the eight MOJO locations in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, and (soon to be) Lakeland.
Costa Vida – 1 Year
Costa Vida’s savory flavors stay true to the Baja experience with inspirations from the Pacific Coast and Southern Mexico combined with fresh fruits and vegetables. Entrées are made fresh in every restaurant and each tortilla is hand-crafted daily to be served hot, ensuring a fresh home-made taste.
The shredded beef and sweet pork are thoroughly seasoned and cooked for hours, creating the trademark smells and flavors that Costa Vida is known for. Our certified executive chef makes sure that only the freshest, most natural ingredients are used in our meals to give our guests an energizing and inspiring experience. Costa Vida believes that healthy eaters have a place here.
People have taken on the Costa Vida Lifestyle ever since the first restaurant opening in 2003. Being positioned as one of North America’s quickest growing dining franchises, Costa Vida has continued to grow and expand through an increasing number of U.S. states as well as in Canada.