Now more than ever local shops, restaurants, and many other local spots that we love, need our support. Here we have compiled a list of some local businesses to promote the Shop Small movement. We hope you find this “small” guide to be helpful on your journey to Shop Small this Small Business Saturday. Get out there and show your support this Small Business Saturday or purchase your gift cards online from your favorite local businesses.
Small Business Saturday 2020
Alyssa Gay Consulting
Our heart and our mission are simple – give small business owners a voice online. We help overwhelmed business owners create an intentional social media and digital marketing presence – one that gets actual engagement and brings in new leads.
Pink & Navy
Pink & Navy is your go-to beach boutique, from dresses to hats, to everything in between. The only thing we don’t offer for sale is our beautiful sandy beaches. You have to find those on your own.
Bows And Arrows
Bows and Arrows boutique was started by the husband and wife team, Chelsea and Matt, in 2013. More than just game day, the brick-and-mortar location allowed Bows and Arrows to expand in everyday fashion rooted in Southern style.
The Village Mystic
We are a Metaphysical Emporium, Healing, and Education center located in Bradenton, Florida in the heart of The Village of the Arts District.
The Bungalow was built in 1911 and has gone through a variety of owners. Now it is a charming home décor store filled with one-of-a-kind pieces.
L Boutique & Spa
L. Boutique is a great shop for the latest contemporary styles. After you’re done shopping, head next store to L. Spa for a luxury spa treatment.
We specialize in women’s contemporary fashion, fine and costume jewelry, shoes, and accessories. Our Flagship store is located at 1464/1462 Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. We opened in December 2003, and have been building a loyal following ever since. There is always change in the air at Lotus, we believe that is what makes us different and always interesting.
Camilyn Beth designs classic garments for women with a modern twist. Each garment is designed in Sarasota and manufactured in New York using high-quality materials.
Roma Luxury Goods
Roma Luxury Goods creates a variety of products, from candles to skincare and more, that are all-natural and vegan – free of toxic chemicals and irritating ingredients. Even their packaging can even be reused in many different ways around your home to avoid waste.
Parker’s Book Bazaar
Incorporated in 1980, A. Parker’s Books has been located in downtown Sarasota, Florida for over thirty years. They have consistently offered one of the finest selections of rare and antiquarian books in the Southeast and provide Library Design and Collection Development among their services.
Things To Do
Arts A Blaze LWR
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Arts A Blaze is Lakewood Ranch’s original pottery painting studio (located on Lakewood Main Street) serving the Sarasota-Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch area since April 2009! We are an all-inclusive, open studio catering to crafters and artists from 1 to 100+! We invite you to walk in at your convenience, choose a project, and create!
Manatee Performing Arts
Arts and cultural organizations in every community across the world play an increasingly important role in economic development and the general quality of life of its citizens and visitors. As a community grows, cultural and artistic needs also expand. Since staging its first production performance in 1947, The Manatee Players, Inc. has provided diverse and enriching opportunities for the entertainment and education of residents and visitors to the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Sarasota Opera produces outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich, and educate our communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world.
The Players of Sarasota
Although The Players Centre is a non-professional community theatre, being located on the “Cultural Coast” gives us an incredible talent pool to work with. From our Artistic Director to our stage hands, literally half of the volunteers working on a production have at one time been professionally paid performers.
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
We are a family owned and operated attraction beloved by generations. We have big dreams and work hard to fulfill them for the good of our local community, national and international visitors, and employees every day. We educate and delight children, and those young at heart, with the less hurried, non-manufactured, up close and personal interactions with nature. In fact, we are one of the oldest continuously operated attractions in Florida established in 1939.
This 1906 house is in the heart of Historic downtown Bradenton has undergone extensive refurbishment to be the Bed & Breakfast that it is today. Tea rooms are available for gatherings and parties. Flat screen TVs, free Wifi, gourmet breakfasts and delightful afternoon teas await you. We look forward to welcoming you whether your trip is business or pleasure.
Village of the Arts
The Village of the Arts is an eclectic community of colorful cottages that are home to art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, studios, and more. Check out their artwalk, the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month.
Towles Court Art Association
Towles Court is a historic enclave of bungalows and cottages right next to downtown Sarasota. There are galleries, studios, restaurants and shops. Check out their artwalk, the third Friday of every month.
Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime is an indoor indie market with a variety of gifts, art, collectibles, clothes, jewelry and so much more. There is also live music, classes, and a cafe.
Bradenton Farmers Market
The Bradenton Farmers Market is where the community meets to enjoy fresh produce, local art, & music. Held on Old Main Street in a tree-lined retail district of cafes and restaurants running three blocks north from Manatee Avenue to the Manatee River, where it meets the Bradenton Riverwalk.
Sarasota Farmers Market
Serving the Sarasota, Florida community since 1979 with local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisan crafts.
Siesta Key Farmers Market
Siesta Key, FL
The Siesta Key Farmers Market is a great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon every Sunday morning, so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!
The Sage Biscuit
A family owned business dedicated to serving customers the very best in vegetarian and traditional foods. At the Sage Biscuit the mission is to serve quality HOMEMADE dishes served with care and pride.
Something that will take your palate deliciously beyond the norm…somewhere with European style and nuances but also somewhere where you feel a true sense of hospitality. Even if you’ve never heard of the dish before or aren’t sure how to pronounce one of the ingredients, try it. We promise you’ll love the experience.
Village of the Arts has welcomed a taste of Italy… Remo and Meridith Mambelli opened Arte Caffe to offer true Italian flavors and a place to relax at the Village of the Arts. “I’m trying to bring the real deal,” Remo Mambelli said. “A simple taste of Italy.”
A fresh find. They say your vibe attracts your tribe. Well, Central Cafe tends to captivate locals, travelers, and everyone in between… and that’s just the way we like it.
Locations: Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg, FL
Poppo’s Taqueria® is a family owned and operated Mexican inspired restaurant. We trace our roots to street food of San Francisco’s Mission District. Poppo’s offers unique, layered flavors through the use of real, fresh ingredients, hard work, and the passionate application of skill.
Atria Bread & Coffee
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Atria Bread & Coffee is a local cafe that focuses on artisan breads made with quality ingredients along with specialty coffee and beverages.
Family owned and operated, the Thai Cafe offers up authentic Thai cuisine in a cozy, modern cafe-style setting. Savory menu options and amazing service.
G’s Southern Kitchen
Chef Gordon, affectionately known to his peers and clients as Chef G, commenced his culinary journey during an attempt to impress his then girlfriend and her grandmother. For the last five years Chef G has been the founder, owner, and operator of G’s Southern Kitchen. Chef G will make his mark on the culinary world one bite at a time. His favorite quote is “Looks Good, Tastes Better.”
Fresh, Baked daily, Organic. Everything you eat can and should be healthy and delicious.
Drunken Poet Café
Drunken Poet Café proudly serves sustainable seafood and organic beef, and many ingredients from our local farmers. We are known for reinventing Japanese and Thai cuisine for your culinary enjoyment.
Green Zebra Cafe
We are a family owned and operated restaurant with two locations in Sarasota, Florida. Our St Armands Circle location offers counter service in a casual cozy atmosphere. Our Downtown location is a full service casual and friendly restaurant with an extended brunch menu, special dinner offerings, and biodynamic wines and beer selection.
Hamlet’s Eatery is located in the courtyard of The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime. The concept is to serve quality delicious food in a fun, casual atmosphere. For every meat option available there will be a vegan option. For example, there will be several meat taco options and a jackfruit taco option. The menu will evolve and specials will be offered.
South Philly Cheesesteaks
Locations: Bradenton and Sarasota, FL
A reputation that is solely built on our quality service, excellent food and a comfortable atmosphere. Since their start in late 2002 they have gone from serving few, to hundreds and now thousands a week. As much as their hard work plays a part in their success, they know that it is your love for their product that keeps our South Philly family happy and healthy.
Their Chef skillfully selects from over 30 native herbs and spices to add just the right balance of delicate flavoring to only the freshest seafoods, shellfish, choice tender beef, chicken, pork and duck, creating deliciously authentic dishes from five regional cooking styles.
Locations: Tampa, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Clearwater Beach, and Orlando, FL
Starting out as a corner saloon in Tampa’s Ybor City they have grown into the largest Spanish restaurant in the world, and added six Florida locations. All Columbia locations are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of the founding family; except for Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport; which is operated in partnership with HMSHost.
Buttermilk Handcrafted Food
They are a small operation consisting of 3. They do NOT consider themselves a restaurant, rather a place to come with friends and enjoy delicious treats and coffee. The treats are things they grew up with, mostly from their grandma’s recipe box.
Shore restaurant is our expression of a mid-century, al-fresco coastal eatery. Creative recipes are our specialty, combined with local favorites, all served in our open air dining space. From your first sip of our signature cocktail to your last bite of our Key West shrimp and Scallop Risotto, the entire Shore experience is nothing short of a beach day makeover, with laughter, cool vibes, and delicious eats.
Five-O Donut Co makes small batch gourmet donuts and locally roasted coffee. With a slogan like “Arrestingly Good Donuts,” they tend to sell out so get to their shop early.
Voted Sarasota’s best local sushi. A top spot for raw fish and expertly crafted cocktails.
Out & About Coffee
Out & About Coffee is a mobile coffee bar where you can get brewed coffee, cold brew, and espresso drinks. The baristas are really knowledgeable and friendly.
For The Wine & Beer Connoisseur
Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard
Fiorelli Winery is a working vineyard located in Bradenton, FL. They do tours and tastings as well as special events.
Motorworks is Bradenton’s first craft brewery and has the largest beer garden in Florida. The taproom has 20-30 rotating beers as well as a full liquor bar.
The Good Liquid Brewing Company
The Good Liquid Brewing Company is a craft microbrewery and gastropub. The taproom is where you can try a variety of beers on tap. The food menu features high quality, crafty food that pairs well with their beers.
Calusa Brewing brews a wide variety of styles, including traditional unfiltered, hop-forward beers and mixed fermentation. The taproom features up to 16 rotating drafts.
JDubs Brewing Company & Taproom
JDubs Brewing makes quality beers, both traditional and innovative. The taproom is where you can try their small batch beers. They also have food trucks and live music.
Big Top Brewing Company
Big Top Brewing pays homage to Sarasota’s circus history by crafting world class beers. The artwork is designed by Ringling School of Art and Design graduates. They have core beers as well as seasonal.
Beauty, Health, and Wellness
Pure Skincare By Elizabeth
Pure Skincare is a spa that helps you achieve the best skin possible through treatments. This spa takes a holistic approach to skin health and wellness.
Fresh opened in 2009 as a small boutique salon in Southside Village in Sarasota. As Fresh grew it became clear that their guests were looking for more than just a hair salon, and so came the expansion to a destination for beauty in the heart of Downtown Sarasota in 2012.
The Yoga Shack
The Yoga Shack (TYS), a warm power vinyasa community;
with splashes of yin & yang.
PAINT Nail Bar
PAINT strives to provide guests with “A Luxury Nail Affair.” This nail salon doesn’t just look pretty, though. They focus on providing an exceptional experience while also using the highest quality products and odorless nail polish that is actually good for your nails.
Get Out Custom Travels
Get Out Custom Travels is a custom trip design and travel consulting firm. They are also a full service travel agency to help you plan the trip of your dreams.
For the Entrepreneur
Connect Bradenton is a coworking space in downtown Bradenton that seeks to create a collaborative and flexible work-space for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Hub is a coworking space for creatives and entrepreneurs located right in downtown Sarasota. They are also a successful start-up incubator.
BOLD is a live, work, and play community for entrepreneurs and small business owners. There is coworking space and an attached apartment building called BOLD Lofts. Everything is designed with entrepreneurs in mind.