When it comes to food, locally owned establishments reign supreme in Tallahassee. The dining selection is expansive, as multicultural cuisines collide with Southern cooking.
For casual fare, favorites include Momo’s Pizza with “slices as big as your head!”, Uptown Cafe, Hopkins Eatery, and El Cocinero, which features Latin American cuisine and the largest selection of agave-based spirits in town. Masa, Sakura, and Izzy serve up exceptional sushi, and steak lovers can look no further than Shula’s 347 Grill or Marie Livingston’s Steakhouse.
Tally’s food truck community rivals the selections offered in most big cities. The trucks are most often found at outdoor community events and the popular Food Truck Thursday from 6-9 pm at Lake Ella.
For the diehard foodies, the city’s annual food festivals are just the time to indulge in exotic tastes. From the Greek food festival in the fall to the Crawfish Bawl in the spring, Tallahasseeans gather around the table to enjoy the best of the local region and beyond.
Locally sourced food is available in all parts of town, as Tallahassee is host to numerous organic food and farmers’ markets. New Leaf Market Co-op is a staple grocery store for healthy eaters, as are the Downtown Market and Frenchtown Heritage Market, both open every Saturday.