Allergy-friendly Sōl Bistro is moving into the old Wepa restaurant in St. Petersburg

Owners of Xtreme Fitness and Cycling Studio are behind the project.

click to enlarge Sōl Bistro specializes in ‘gluten-free, lactose intolerant friendly, peanut-free, soy-free, refined sugar free’ comfort food. - Sōl /a st pete bistrō/Facebook
Sōl /a st pete bistrō/Facebook
Sōl Bistro specializes in ‘gluten-free, lactose intolerant friendly, peanut-free, soy-free, refined sugar free’ comfort food.

If you have food sensitivities, then you’re going to enjoy this particular bistro coming to the old WEPA space which closed in July at 222 22nd St. S in St. Petersburg.

Sōl Bistro specializes in “gluten-free, lactose intolerant friendly, peanut-free, soy-free, refined sugar free” comfort foods that anyone can indulge in, according to its website. While the concept will serve meat, you can also expect vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.

Owners Debbie DeVico O’Neil and husband Ron O’Neil—the duo behind Xtreme Fitness and Cycling Studio—want diners to experience food the same way others can. Whether you’re health-conscious or just have a food sensitivity—there’s something on the menu for you.

Sōl promises that everything on the menu is made with “whole food ingredients” and the produce is always local and in-season. That means grass-fed beef, poultry and eggs; sheep and goat’s milk; organic cultured cow’s milk products (think butter and non-fat greek yogurt); nothing processed, always GMO-free.

There’s no exact opening date or menu yet—even the concept’s phone number is still coming soon—but an early fall opening is expected.

You can keep up with the latest via the bistro’s Facebook or by following @solstpete on Instagram.

UPDATED 07/23/21 5:40 p.m. Updated because Debbie DeVico O’Neil and husband Ron O’Neil own Xtreme Fitness and Cycling Studio.

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