Creative Entrepreneurs Changing the Tampa Bay Area

If you’re like me,and wholeheartedly believe in supporting our local economy by filling your jewelry box with killer Tampa designers and you’re cleansing your body with Clearwater juicers, then you’re in for a treat. It’s time to dedicate your weekends to hitting every St.Pete market under the sun. After all, you’ll need a little shot of espresso  — or, okay, a new succulent to hang in the house. To make it all a little easier, I’ve compiled a mini guide to the very best can’t-miss shops in the Tampa Bay area’s coolest shops, artists, designers, and so much more. Whether you’re looking to grab some food in St.Pete or find your chaturanga in Tampa, I’m positive you won’t be disappointed.

What do locals love about Ybor City?

Energetic bohemian vibe and the special story that each small business tells as you walk down the brick paved streets.

What do people say about Ybor City?

Hipster • Art • Electro • Bohemian • Outside Spaces

My Favorite Spots in Ybor City

Tampa Indie Flea
Every 3rd Sunday at the Historic Rialt

Blind Tiger Cafe
Coffee & tea bar with vegan pastries

What do locals love about Seminole Heights?

Seminole Heights is the under-the-radar residential neighborhood surrounded by creators, dreamers, & doers. It’s a laid-back locale and easy commute to other neighboring areas.

What do people say about Seminole Heights?

Historic • Creative • Artsy • Gritty • Diverse

My Favorite Spots in Seminole Heights

Astatula Candle Co.
Hand poured soy wax candles

Jug & Bottle
Local liquor store (also displays favorites from Belle Fleur!)

What do locals love about Tampa?

Tampa is dreamy neighborhood on the gulf. With crowded boutique-lined streets and unmatched views of the best people watching, Tampa is ideal for a small business coming into its own.

What do people say about Tampa?

Nightlife • Coffee • Trendy • Shopping • Bottomless Mimosas • Striped Shirts

My Favorite Spots in Tampa

Belle Fleur Studio
Boutique floral design studio

Buddy Brew Coffee
Coffee roaster with a coffee bar at the Oxford Exchange

TeBella Tea Company
Loose leaf tea and tea accessories

Paper Seahorse
Fun paper + classes for creators, dreamers, & doers! 

Coppertail Brewery
Production brewery and tasting room with brewery tours, taps, & more

Honey Lake Studio
Photographer and fine prints

Savannah Lauren
Natural light and portrait photographer

Green Body + Green Home
Massage + Skin Care & Interiors

Commune + Co
Coffee company serving up Pressure Brew from a fleet of tricycles

King State Coffee
Founded by two Tampa locals. These coffee roasters pack a punch!

Sarah Heyl
Digital + Social Strategist

Jeanine Leigh Photography
Creative wedding photographer

What do locals love about St. Pete?

St.Pete brings together all sorts of people. Tech-savvy start-ups are rubbing elbows with bohemian types, and Starbucks share the sidewalks with speciality coffee cafes.

What do people say about St. Pete?

Cool • Hip • Start Ups • Burritos • Restaurants

My Favorite Spots in St. Pete

Mother Kombucha
Small batch kombucha 

Urban Canning Co.
Hand crafted and hand preserved foods (jams, pickles, beer mustards, yum!)

The Genesis Shop
Handmade earrings, bracelets, necklaces & more

Bandit Coffee Co.
A multi-roaster coffee bar

Kairos Ceramics
Handmade ceramics

Bridge + Bloom
Branding studio

Bottled Blooms Terrariums
Succulent and moss terrariums, jewelry, and arrangements. (Workshops too!)

O’Berry’s Succulents
Traveling boutique succulent store

Bodhi Basics Soap Co
Botanically based, organic, handcrafted body products

Sunken Gardens
Open-level Hatha yoga class for $15

Tamarie Photography
Boudoir, couples, and family photographer

What do locals love about Dunedin?

Although Dunedin’s main attraction is its beautiful white sandy beaches, it’s Main Street contributes to its sought-after-status.

What do people say about Dunedin?

Food Trucks • Relaxed • Young • Dogs • Sunny

My Favorite Spots in Dunedin

Honeymoon Island Dog Beach
Hands-down, best way to spend your Saturdays.

7eventh Sun Brewery
Belgian-style beer, IPAs, second use spirit barrel aged beer, oak aged sour beer.

Yoga in the Park at Edgewater
4:30pm every Sunday at Edgewater Marina Park

Stillhouse Brewery
Technically Palm Harbor, but it’s close enough 🙂

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What do locals love about Clearwater?

Clearwater is defined by its easy-going attitude and surfer stylish mindset. A quintessentially-Florida beach town is a blend of surf, sand, and sun.

What do people say about Clearwater?

Beach Cruisers • Beach Bums • Margaritas • Pier • Bikes

My Favorite Spots in Clearwater

Pinellas Chocolate Bar
Artisan dark chocolate and dark chocolate with orange bar using locally-sourced Florida citrus

Good Vibes Juice
Cold-pressed, 100% organic juice

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