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Foodies Rejoice as Food Halls Gain Popularity 

Foodies Rejoice as Food Halls Gain Popularity 

By. Meredith Biesinger 

Food halls and food trucks have grown in popularity in Greater Tampa Bay. With a large variety of food and dining options, they give consumers choices while offering a unique opportunity for business owners. Here are some of GTB’s finest food halls and food trucks. 

Armature Works and Heights Public Market

Armature Works has changed the foodie game in Tampa. 

There are two upscale dining options, Oak & Ola and Steelbach. The Heights Public Market, on the other hand, is an affordable and casual option, where anyone can grab a quick bite to eat in an aesthetic atmosphere. Heights Public Market has 15 different eateries, each with a unique flavor.

A Few Favorites to Try 


Ava’s wood-fired pizza has been recognized as among the best in Greater Tampa Bay.


Butcher and Barbeque offers cured and house-smoked meats straight from the cutting board and sandwiches with all the fixings. 

Graze 1910

From house made waffles to classic egg dishes and artisan cheeseburgers, Graze 1910 offers comfort food classics we all love in an atmosphere of casual elegance.

Sparkman Wharf

One of GTB’s newest food halls and hot spots. They have a great location right on the bay with views of cruise ships leaving for the voyage ahead, and they have 10 different eateries to choose from. Each eatery has authentic flavors and unique combinations.

A Few Favorites to Try 

Whatever Pops and Bowls

Whatever Pops serves handcrafted ice pops, house made gelato, superfood açaí bowls, locally roasted coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and waffles-on-a-stick. 

Gallito Taqueira

A fun Mexican restaurant serving up street tacos, quesabirria, tacos, antojitos and more.

Edison’s Swigamajig

This fish kitchen is also a sea-foodie dive bar is a “no frills container shanty that’s all about cocktails and the catch.”


A food and entertainment hub known as the KRATE is open for GTB’s dining pleasure. The KRATE Micro Shops are built from locally manufactured and repurposed shipping containers, making the dining and shopping experience unique. With 29 restaurants to try, there is something for everyone at KRATE. 

A Few Favorites to Try 

Bacon Boss HQ specializes in all things bacon, including bacon-infused burgers.

Palani’s Hawai’i Noodles serves scrumptious Saimin noodles and classic comfort foods of Hawai’i. Aloha.

The Blush Wine Room offers bruschetta, beef and pork meatballs with spicy marinara, plus a refreshing strawberry frose. 

22 South Food Hall

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Located in The Historic Manhattan Casino, this food hall in Pinellas County offers history with many flavors. Currently housing four food concepts, everything from an Italian eatery to some of the best bbq in the area.

A Few Favorites to Try

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Louie’s Italian Eatery offers a delicious Italian Wedding Soup with fresh vegetables, shredded chicken, mini meatballs, escarole and pasta in a slow-cooked chicken broth topped with parmesan cheese.

BBQ Mac and Cheese from Betterway BBQ has the reputation of being “the best mac & cheese customers have ever had.”

Scratch makes pretzel sammies full of flavor and perfect for anyone on the go. 

Food Trucks to Try

Flip’n Tasty

Shiso Crispy

Funnel Vision Food Truck

Heavy’s Food Truck

Maggie on the Move

La Strada Mobile Kitchen

St. Pete Taco Lady

Vamos Food Truck

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