The Best Bowls in the Burg — smoothie, poke, burrito and more

Grain bowls, smoothie bowls, poke bowls, burrito bowls, whatever you prefer, this method of enjoying lunch is the best way to enjoy a full meal on the go. There are tons of spots to indulge in the Tampa Bay area, so we selected a few of our favorite spots for bowls.

Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Pacific Counter

660 Central Avenue (727) 440-7008

Pacific Counter is serving up a mainland mix of coastal classics in the form of Sushi Bowls & Burritos. At Pacific Counter, you get to design your bowl or burrito however your little heart desires. The options are nearly limitless (according to their website, they have 6,432,189 variations!) And for those of you for whom that many choices is overwhelming, have no fear. Pacific Counter has created 10 “Counter Creations” for you. Our favorite is the Ring of Fire: spicy tuna, shrimp, cucumber, jalapeño, peppers, radish, and garlic crisps with their special fire water sauce.

Fresh Kitchen

4447 4th Street N | (727) 835-8991

Fresh Kitchen is a build-your-own bowl line that provides fresh, high quality, health foods to keep you going in the right direction. You start with a base (or a couple of bases, depending on how hungry you are) and then add veggies, proteins, toppings, and dressing to create your perfect bowl. I usually get cauliflower potato mash, parmesan broccoli, chilled caprese tofu, topped with holy kale dressing.


Karma Juice Bar and Eatery

209 1st Street NE | (727) 896-4000

Karma is a juice bar and healthy eatery in the heart of downtown Saint Petersburg. Their açai bowls are their top seller, but don’t discount the cold-press juices, smoothies, fresh eats, and delicious drinks and snacks. They focus on health-conscious meals and organic ingredients. Our personal favorite is the Brainiac bowl: banana, blueberries, granola, pumpkin seeds, raisins, chia, with a honey drizzle. We also like to add almond butter to the bowl to add that perfect texture.

The Simple Greek

312 3rd Street S | (727) 592-4715

The Simple Greek has a build-your-own assembly line style set-up. The Simple Greek prides itself on serving the most authentic Greek style food. They are passionate about their products, quality, and taste utilizing homemade recipes. We love a traditional gyro rice bowl, topped with feta, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, shredded lettuce, and tzatziki sauce.

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery

656 Central Ave (727) 201-4400

The team at Brass Bowl has prepared some of the most compelling flavor profiles in the area using only fresh and organic ingredients. While there are so many options on their menu, we recommend the Hunter Gatherer Bowl which is a 24-hour sous vide hanger steak, black rice, fire roasted sweet peppers, and smoked foraged mushrooms, topped with a four herb pesto.

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Pin Wok & Bowl

445 Central Ave(727) 575-7167

The owners of Pin Wok & Bowl share their love of food and family. Som, one of the owners, moved from Thailand to St. Pete about 10 years ago and has truly adopted the city as her own. Pin Wok & Bowl serves delicious Thai and Japanese fusion cuisine. We recommend the Salmon Avocado-Cilantro Bowl, which is cubed salmon, red cabbage, tomato, avocado, scallion, cilantro, with our signature poke sauce and sesame.


SoHo Juice Company

2200 4th St N (727) 767-0547

Soho Juice Company is serving up acai bowls, cold pressed juice, juice cleanses, smoothies, vegan meals, and other plant based snacks.We recommend the Cloud 9 Bowl which is mango, pineapple, banana, almond mylk, coconut mylk, and blue algae topped with GF goji berry granola, banana, strawberries, coconut flakes, and blue majik drizzle

Written by Kacy Vance

Kacy Vance

Kacy is a freelance writer for I Love the Burg. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in Mass Communications and Criminology. Her thesis on Deaf and Disability representation in the media was published as part of the DePauw University Ethics Symposium in 2018.