25 new restaurants opening this summer in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area's restaurant scene has been exploding with new concepts over the last few weeks. If you haven't had a chance to explore them, time to make a summer bucket list of the new joints that will ruin all hopes of that beach body.  Here are some of the latest restaurants that have debuted, and a handful of ones on the way.

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Pete’s General Store  
495 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-440-6183
Since its opening in April, locals have been raving about Pete's General Store's signature bagels. The general store, which aims for waste consciousness as well as convenience, is inspired by the weekend markets in Tampa and the bodegas of New York. While the store is mainly grab-and-go, outdoor seating with string lighting and picnic tables are available if you want to kick back with a beer and stay a while.
Photo via Pete’s General/Facebook

Pete’s General Store

495 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-440-6183
Since its opening in April, locals have been raving about Pete's General Store's signature bagels. The general store, which aims for waste consciousness as well as convenience, is inspired by the weekend markets in Tampa and the bodegas of New York. While the store is mainly grab-and-go, outdoor seating with string lighting and picnic tables are available if you want to kick back with a beer and stay a while.

Photo via Pete’s General/Facebook
Baum Mi By La V  
1113 Baum Ave. N St. Pete, 727-379-1100
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The new concept at Baum Ave Market offers boba tea, Baum mis, fresh fruit smoothies, salads, spring rolls, and rice noodle bowls. Quick grab-and-go snacks include roasted seaweed, energy bars, and wafers. Plus, all offerings can substitute meat for tofu.
Photo via Baum Mi By La V/Facebook

Baum Mi By La V

1113 Baum Ave. N St. Pete, 727-379-1100
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The new concept at Baum Ave Market offers boba tea, Baum mis, fresh fruit smoothies, salads, spring rolls, and rice noodle bowls. Quick grab-and-go snacks include roasted seaweed, energy bars, and wafers. Plus, all offerings can substitute meat for tofu.

Photo via Baum Mi By La V/Facebook
Aloha Ansley Hawaiian Fusion  
1931 West Bay Dr. Suite B, Largo, 727-953-3757
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Aloha Ansley serves up Hawaiian fusion-based offerings. Slide by to try dishes including poke bowls and Oahi sliders made up of three Hawaiian rolls loaded up with slow-cooked shredded chicken breast, Hawaiian vinegar-based slaw and home-made barbecue sauce. There is a limited wine and beer menu offered as well as a selection of sorbets for dessert. 
Photo via Aloha Ansley Hawaiian Fusion/Facebook

Aloha Ansley Hawaiian Fusion

1931 West Bay Dr. Suite B, Largo, 727-953-3757
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Aloha Ansley serves up Hawaiian fusion-based offerings. Slide by to try dishes including poke bowls and Oahi sliders made up of three Hawaiian rolls loaded up with slow-cooked shredded chicken breast, Hawaiian vinegar-based slaw and home-made barbecue sauce. There is a limited wine and beer menu offered as well as a selection of sorbets for dessert.

Photo via Aloha Ansley Hawaiian Fusion/Facebook
Boss Bitch Pizza  
Delivery through UberEats, DoorDash or Postmates 
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: This delivery only pizza service is all about getting what you want without the guilt and without sacrificing flavor. Boss Bitch Pizza’s pies are made with gluten-free vegan cauliflower crust and named for iconic women of history like The Jackie Kennedy, The Donatella and The Audrey Hepburn.
Photo via BossBitchPizza/Instagram

Boss Bitch Pizza

Delivery through UberEats, DoorDash or Postmates
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: This delivery only pizza service is all about getting what you want without the guilt and without sacrificing flavor. Boss Bitch Pizza’s pies are made with gluten-free vegan cauliflower crust and named for iconic women of history like The Jackie Kennedy, The Donatella and The Audrey Hepburn.

Photo via BossBitchPizza/Instagram
The Cake Girl  
13713 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, 813-360-0909
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Cake Girl herself, Kristina Lavallee, is known for her decadent cakes prepared for birthdays, weddings and special events as well as her two-bite cupcakes. Customers can also indulge in brownie sundaes and home-made ice cream.
Photo via The Cake Girl/Facebook

The Cake Girl

13713 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, 813-360-0909
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Cake Girl herself, Kristina Lavallee, is known for her decadent cakes prepared for birthdays, weddings and special events as well as her two-bite cupcakes. Customers can also indulge in brownie sundaes and home-made ice cream.

Photo via The Cake Girl/Facebook

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