Local Bites: Sweet Soul in South Tampa

If you haven't gotten the opportunity to check out Sweet Soul, Ciccio Restaurant Group's latest addition to its ever-expanding food concept portfolio, you've gotta make your way over there. Offering vegan, plant-based treats that are not only healthy but also satisfy the sweet side to your palate, it's a great little spot to detour to after a bike ride, walk/run or even just to take in warmth and sunshine over refreshing eats.

From smoothies to bowls that include acai, pitaya, chia pudding and soft serve base options (and more!), there is so much exploring to do with the Sweet Soul menu. During a recent visit, I opted for the matcha soft serve topped with cacao nibs, hemp seeds, bananas, kiwi, dragonfruit and matcha powder - it was absolute heaven in each bite, and the perfect start to my day.

I cannot wait to return to explore the menu more - I'm ready to dive into a colorful acai bowl topped with all the delicious toppings!

Sweet Soul is located at 1101 South Howard in Tampa. The superfood bar is closed on Mondays, open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To stay updated on the latest happenings at Sweet Soul, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.