Straz Center's TASTE food festival returns to downtown Tampa in 2022

It took a two-year break, and tickets go on sale on Nov. 29.

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Brian Adams via Straz Center
The Straz Center’s TASTE event is one of the best ways to sample the most popular restaurants, breweries and bars in town, all while getting a tasty view of downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk. After a two-year hiatus, TASTE—formerly known as Best of Tampa Bay—will return on April 9, 2022 at 1010 N Macinnes Pl.

General admission tickets for next year’s TASTE at the Straz start at $90. VIP tickets start at $165 and come fully equipped with exclusive tents and earlier access to the eats. And if you want to ball out with nice other foodie friends, you can purchase a 10-person table for $2,000. Browse all ticket options at the Straz website here.

All tickets come with unlimited samples from any participating restaurant, brewery or winery, a full open bar, and access to live music on the outdoor Riverwalk stage, as well inside of the Straz Center itself.

The Straz will announce all businesses for TASTE 2022— as well as the live band lineup— when the event nears closer. Past participating Tampa Bay restaurants include Colombia Restaurant, Siam-ThaiAmerican Restaurant, Coppertail Brewery, Timpano, MADE coffee, Hula Bay and Big Storm Brewery.

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