Dining in Florida’s Capital City is a unique experience, as Tallahassee is home to a wide array of markets, restaurants and unique grocery shopping options. From locally farm-to-table cuisine, award-winning fine dining experiences and some southern favorites, it’s guaranteed there is something to satisfy even the hungriest of cravings. According to Urbanspoon, acclaimed restaurants in Tallahassee include a variety of options, such as Bella Bella Italian cuisine, Cypress Restaurant with its Southern fare and Kool Beanz Café with its unique menu and mouth-watering brunch options. In order to further cultivate the community and support local business owners and farmers, many restaurants and markets feature locally grown food products.
If you’re looking for a cuisine experience unlike any other, Tallahassee’s Capital Cuisine Restaurant Week is not to be missed! The annual event highlights local restaurants across town, as they deliver multiple-court meals for just $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner, often showcasing locally grown, farm to table fare.
Tallahassee’s food truck community rivals the selection of most big cities! Whether you’re seeking a delicious lunch break option or looking to experience Food Truck Thursdays every Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. by beautiful Lake Ella, food trucks with a wide variety of options can be found around town all week long.
Markets and Food Festivals
In addition to the city’s fun-filled schedule of arts and cultural events, Tallahassee is home to numerous annual food festivals for the foodies in all of us! For those craving southern cuisine, the Annual Downtown Crawfish Festival at Klemen Plaza features a New Orleans style menu, crawfish eating competition plus more fun events. For those looking to experience cuisine from the other side of the world, the annual Greek Food Festival showcases a range of traditional Greek cuisine cooked by local Greek restaurants and volunteers! Another staple food festival is the Tallahassee Jewish Food and Cultural Festival. Delicious Jewish cuisine combined with contemporary and traditional Jewish music makes for an exciting day out!
If locally grown cuisine satisfies your cravings, enjoy a day exploring locally treasured organic food and farmers’ markets while mingling with families, students and locals alike.
Downtown Market, 115 E Park Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
Tallahassee Farmers’ Market, 1415 Timberlane Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32304
Green Grocers’ Market, 2600 Blairstone Road, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL, 32303
The Fresh Market, 1390 Village Square Blvd, Tallahassee, FL, 32312
New Leaf Market, Parkway Center, 1235 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
Whole Foods Market, 1817 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32303