Best Of 2017

Best Veggie Burger From a Porchetta Purveyor

Oh. My. Goood. The next time you’re with your vegetarian pal and this rolling rotisserie pulls up to your neighborhood brewery, run to its order window. Vanchetta dishes the most delicious veggie burger on the planet — as far as we’re concerned — which is kinda weird, considering porchetta, a slow-roasted Italian pork, is the food truck’s specialty. To pull off the veg-friendly marvel, the crew uses a black bean patty to create culinary harmony in your mouth with help from pickles, onion, tomato, greens, ketchup and chipotle aioli. That’s $7 well spent. —Meaghan Habuda

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Best All-Around Restaurant
Todd Bates

  • Runner Up: Ulele
  • Runner Up: Datz
Best Bagels

  • Runner Up: Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Runner Up: Clearwater Bagels
Best Bakery (Bread)

  • Runner Up: La Segunda Central Bakery
  • Runner Up: Alessi Bakery
Best Bakery (Pastries)
Best Bakery (Pastries)

  • Runner Up: Alessi Bakery
  • Runner Up: Frida's Cafe & Bakery
Best Banh Mi
freshcrackedpepper via Wikimedia Commons

  • Runner Up: Bamboozle Cafe
  • Runner Up: Saigon Deli
Best Bar Crawl
Brew Bus

  • Runner Up: Bar Crawl Nation (St. Pete)
  • Runner Up: Tampa Noles Pub Crawl
Best Bar Food
Courtesy of Dunedin Brewery

  • Runner Up: Engine No. 9
  • Runner Up: Mermaid Tavern