Naked Farmer will open its third restaurant location at 1001 Water Street in Water Street Tampa on Saturday, February 26, bringing locally-sourced, farm-fresh food to the wellness focused community. The sweet potatoes here are otherworldly, by the way.
The restaurant first opened in St. Petersburg, and soon opened its second location at waterfront destination, Sparkman Wharf, in Tampa. Naked Farmer is thrilled to expand its reach into Tampa’s newest development, Water Street Tampa.
Naked Farmer brings healthy eats to Downtown Tampa
Naked Farmer Water Street Tampa was designed to set a higher standard for sustainability and green-living in an urban environment. From bike paths and artfully designed spaces to cultural and culinary experiences like Naked Farmer, this ‘city within a city’ aims to change the way we live.
“To be part of a community that shares our eco-conscious mission is an opportunity we welcome with open arms,” Naked Farmer Founder, Jordan Johnson shared. “We look forward to connecting local farmers with ourTampa Bay guests through delicious food, experiences, and education.”
Naked Farmer’s storefront is nestled in Water Street’s Raybon Plaza, (next to USF Med School) named after one of Tampa’s first female entrepreneurs and real estate investors, Selena Raybon.
Aiming to source all ingredients locally
Restaurant ownership hopes to become 100% local in the sourcing of their food. Naked Farmer built a direct-to-farm supply chain with farms in Florida and the greater Southeast region — and its menu features high quality farm-fresh food cooked from scratch daily, priced to feed a neighborhood.
It has become known for its vegetable-forward menu featuring seasonal ingredients harvested as little as 24 hours ahead of being served. Meals start at $11.
At Naked Farmer, guests will find the freshest, most seasonal and locally-sourced food in town, crafted by chefs who know their farmers on a first name basis. The menu is grown in direct conversation with small and medium-sized farmers nearby, brought in from the fields, and cooked with care. Some of the Winter Menu items, which are currently available, include Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Pecan Kale Caesar, and Roasted Beets & Parsnips – each grown from farms nearby.
Gifts for the first customers at the new restaurant
To celebrate the grand opening, the first 200 guests to dine at the new Water Street location will receive a tote bag filled with locally-sourced vegetables as a token of appreciation. On opening day, 100% of profits will be donated to Metropolitan Ministries, a Tampa based non-profit that aspires to be America’s most effective caregiver to people experiencing homelessness.
The new location offers indoor and outdoor dining, pick-up, delivery, and catering. Visit their website for store hours and more information.