Tampa’s Ground Foods Cafe, known for its stacked vegan plates, closes this week

Its last day open will be Saturday, Feb.19, from noon-6 p.m.

Photo via Ground Foods Cafe / Facebook
Tampa’s plant-based foodies will soon have to find another place for fat plates of penne alla vodka when Ground Foods Cafe—at 6428 N Florida Ave. in Seminole Heights—permanently closes this week.

In a Facebook post from yesterday, Ground Foods Cafe stated “we have made the decision to close the cafe permanently for many reasons, but the most important reason is that we need to be back home in NJ with our friends and family.” As expected, there are many comments from dismayed patrons below the closure announcement.

In late 2019, Greg and Krissi Koodish opened Ground Foods Cafe in Seminole Heights, and were immediately met with rave reviews of their organic and vegan Italian dishes.
In addition to the pasta dinners that put them on the map, Ground Foods Cafe is also known for its imported Italian wines, variety of sourdough flatbreads, homemade vegan cheeses, and decadent desserts—like its double chocolate olive oil cake. The Italian fast casual joint also caters to dietary restrictions, and offers gluten-free pasta alongside regular pasta.

“We are so happy that you all were able to enjoy our food through the pandemic, ” the Ground Foods website reads, as it prepares for its final few days open.

Since Ground Foods Cafe is a fast casual cafe geared towards counter service, we suggest take-out instead of dining in, assuming its last few days will be bustling. 

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