Plant City is growing to show us it’s more than just strawberries; it’s slowly becoming a small foodie city with plenty of options for locals and visitors alike to choose from.
Instagrammers of Plant City (@igersplantcity) recently mentioned some new foodie spots in town: Three Hands Meadery, Crumbles and Cream, and The Tipsy Bookworm. “To say we are THRILLED for all the new businesses opening up in Downtown Plant City would be an understatement,” the group posted on Instagram.
Plant City’s first meadery, Three Hands Mead Company, is located in the historic downtown business district at 111 S Evers St. “Bringing you mead, fruit wines, and ciders!,” said Three Hands’ Facebook page.
In an email to Creative Loafing, Cody Lenz, who co-owns the meadery with his wife Jamie Paff, said Three Hands is scheduled to open mid-May. It’ss offer still and carbonated meads then gradually expand to hard ciders and fruit wines. “We will have guest beers available for on-site consumption as well as to-go,” he said.
Three Hands Meadery will be open Wednesday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bakery Crumbles and Cream held a soft opening event last week, sharing small batch baked goods and pastries like its popular French apple crumble cake and spinach feta quiche. “We did it! A big thank you to each & everyone of you, giving us such a warm welcome in our new home, in downtown Plant City today,” said a Facebook post.
Owner Grit Rambusch launched the bakery back in 2016 as something “on the side.” She sold her goods at farmer’s markets and through order requests.
“As the founder of Crumbles and Cream, I am thrilled to launch crumblesandcream.com today and share my passion with more people in the Celebration, Florida community and beyond!,” she wrote on the bakery’s blog. “I can't wait to excite your taste buds!”
Crumbles and Cream is next door to Three Hands at 113 S Evers St. Stop by for “handcrafted, authentic, and seasonal” goods Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The Tipsy Bookworm, a taproom/used bookstore located nearby at 115 S Evers St., just celebrated its first week of opening, and an official grand opening is scheduled for April 17.
“We’re doing the thing friends! Thank you to everyone that came out to support us during our first week, it means the world to us!,” owners Dani and Matt Morrow wrote on Instagram.
Its beer list features out-of-state and local brands Gulfport Brewery + Eatery, King State, Bay Cannon Beer Co., and Oviedo Brewing Company. Other drinks include wine, coffee, cider, kombucha, and craft soda. The Tipsy Bookworm’s hours of operation are Wednesday-Thursday 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 3 p.m.-11 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
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