Tampa is becoming a city for vegan foodies. Veteran restaurateur Keith Sedita and partner Jill Faline Sedita will soon open the plant-based pizza concept Eat Florish at 2307 S Dale Mabry Highway. The pair just announced that the restaurant will open to the public on March 1.
Eat Florish will specialize in plant-based pizzas, in addition to offering up hearty bowls. Throughout the construction process, the owners of the restaurant have taken time to celebrate other vegan gems in the Tampa Bay region. They’ve visited the likes of Black Radish (which is also set to open in St. Pete next week), Love Food Central, Meacham Urban Farm, and Farmacy Vegan Kitchen.
A plant-based pizza kitchen in the city of Tampa
“Florish is 100% plant-based,” Keith Sedita said. “Our two sons provided the inspiration. They researched the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and adopted it well before we did. Our children taught us.”
The Florish menu will feature handcrafted pizza and savory bowls made exclusively with plant-based ingredients including housemade cheeses, meats and desserts.
“We learned that plant-based eating is better for our health, and for the health of the planet,” Jill Sedita explained. “Along the way, we realized how difficult it is to find plant-based meals for our family in most restaurants. We began a mission to make plant-based eating delicious, simple and more available.”
Follow Eat Florish on Instagram and Facebook for updates. The plan is to debunk the myth that plant-based food is bland or unsatisfying. Pizza and bowls are the ultimate comfort foods and Florish will offer them fresh and made-to-order. They will feature crave-worthy ingredients including herb-roasted vegetables, perfectly seasoned grains, plant-based meats and housemade cheeses and sauces.
Dreamy desserts and hearty bowls will be on the menu
Keith Sedita’s local restaurant pedigree is impressive. The restaurateur is the former Vice President of New Business Development with the Columbia Restaurant Group. Faline Sedita is an attorney.
Dreamy desserts will also be on the menu. The owners have teased dark chocolate peanut butter pretzel cookies and scrumptious white chocolate blondies.
The restaurant will be open for dine-in and carry-out Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m with plans to expand hours in the near future.
Need more vegan eats? Head over to the brand new We Vegan Eats Cafe in the city of Tampa. A new vegan deli also just popped up in Ybor City. Hale Life Bakery also recently made a splash on Dale Mabry with its wild array of decadent desserts.