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Smell the Bread

Simple counter service providing vegan specialties, humanely-raised chicken, gluten-free options and organic items. Non-GMO, quick healthy food. Sandwiches, salads and more. Our mission is to inspire healthy compassionate lifestyles by providing our customers with the freshest quality natural products produced in an ecologically responsible way.

Phone: 922-4515
Location:
3482 Clark Road
Sarasota,
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Rating: 5 - 866 reviews
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Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Morning Pastries 8 a.m.; Lunch 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
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39 Reviews for Smell the Bread
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm by

Went there 11/16 for lunch and was surprised by the very high quality of food and superior execution in a casual setting. Immaculately clean. We each had a sandwich and shared one of their blueberry muffins. We will go back!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:59 am by

LOVE this place! For vegan or vegetarian food, Smell the Bread has the most offerings, and the house-made breads are wonderful. There are also plenty of menu items for non-veg diners. Smell the Bread is a great spot for lunch meetings too. The place is very clean, and the staff is super friendly! I eat here at least once a week!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm by

Great place for a quick healthy lunch or a long chat with a friend over scrumptious muffins and coffee or refreshing lemonade laced with fresh ginger. I go in frequently and find that most of their in house baked goods are sold out by noon. My friends who are vegan or vegetarian are happy with the many choices available to them. They make a very vegetarian chile.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:50 am by

Fantastic!!!!! I just wish they were open for dinner......maybe someday? ;)

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:58 am by

The epidemic of heart disease that is sweeping our nation can not only be stopped, it can be reversed. The power lies in the hands of the individual, in the choices we make about what is on the end our our fork. Smell the Bread is the stand out heart healthy, eco-conscious restaurant that Sarasota has long been waiting for.

Jill Edwards
Nutrition Educator
http://www.plantbasedmovement.com

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm by

The muffins are wonerful

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm by

This is a wonderful little restaurant for anyone vegan or vegetarian.The food is delicious with many choices and the bakery items are wonderful. On top of that, the people who work there are friendly and knowledgable - all a perfect combination for success!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:33 am by

A delicious lunch and healthy to boot. You don't have to have dietary restrictions to eat this food. It is perfect for anyone that is a foodie and loves freshly prepared food. LOVE it!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:37 am by

As a vegan family, there's something for everyone to eat at Smell the Bread. Breakfasts and lunches are fantastic, baked goods are incredible and my meat eating friends adore the food too. There's something for everyone here with all the gluten-free, dairy-free options here it's allergy friendly as well. All around fabulous place to support a locally owned business and grab amazing homemade food. I love this place!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:40 am by

Enjoy the fresh homemade food..sooo good. Yummy. Simple.clean.friendly fast service..reccommend to eveyone..

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:49 am by

The thought and planning that goes into everything Chef Jen creates results in the fine results you will see on your plate each and every time you enter Smell the Bread. Jen has created her own little family environment where she can provide the finest products to the public and we have all benefited from her caring approach. I only wish I could come by more often.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:40 am by

Very high quality food at this restaurant. Everything on the menu is healthy, and as good for the environment & animals as food can be. Even carries some gluten free baked goods, and lots of gluten free lunch options. Is a small place, and has limited menu selection.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm by

Smell The Bread has become my new favorite restaurant. As a vegetarian for 21 years I have always managed to find "something" to eat at most restaurants but honestly, selections are usually pretty mundane...some starchy side or fried appetizer, the same salad or bean burger replayed over and over, or a veggie plate (did I mention I don't really like most vegetables?) I'm paying money to be bored to tears by what is on my plate.
Most of the options are less than inspiring...they will just do.
There are so many options at Smell The Bread and they truly are chef creations. I am so addicted to my two favorites, the Harvest Roast Pannini on pretzel bread, and the Spinach Quinoa Burger, it is difficult to choose one of the daily specials but when I do, I am always amazed! Their sides are wonderful and also not your average rendition. My only complaints: I wish they stayed open later stocked some sides to go for snacking! It is that good.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm by

Such a wonderful place!! I have eaten there a few times now and the staff is very helpful and polite. They also make great suggestions. Everything I have had there is delicious. I will keep coming back again and again.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm by

My favorite restaurant in Sarasota! I only wish that there were more in the city!! Great vegetarian and vegan choices as well as a selection of humanely raised meat options. Food is very fresh and their pickled veggies are to die for. My fav is the vegan chili...yes I said VEGAN!! Beats any beef chili I have had in a long time. Husband's fav is the Spinach Quiona burger! Another plus to this local restaurant is the fact that they support local animal rescues! The shop is a little hard to find because it is in a strip mall, but don't let that deter you from having a wonderful meal.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm by

You don't have to be Vegan to enjoy the food at Smell The Bread. I bring my non-Vegan friends/family there all the time to PROVE to them that compassion can (and does) equal deliciousness. I like so many of their dishes, but I have to be honest, the Vegan flatbread with roasted garlic, tomato, basil, and house made Vegan Ricotta cheese is a game-changer. I have a difficult time ordering anything else simply because it is like sandwich-heroin. I've never tried heroin (fyi), but I watch a lot of detective shows and the addicts seem to love it. If I could get over my fear of needles, I would inject the Vegan flatbread right into my veins. That might be a slight exaggeration. I'm not sure I would deny my mouth the cheesy-goodness. I'm just saying you should take a hit. Everyone's doing it.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm by

I travel from Gainesville to Sarasota to visit family and make a point to eat at Smell the Bread when I visit. Delicious food, beautifully prepared, wonderful service!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm by

Best food in Sarasota County! The food is always fresh, the service always friendly and their prices are reasonable! Love the daily specials and they have a good beer selection, yet the ginger lemonade is very refreshing too. Can't say enough good things about this place and nothing bad, except that I wish there were more locations around town. I don't know what I'd do if they ever had to close, so please support this wonderful business!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm by

LOVE the food here! As a vegan I am so happy to find a place that offers such good healthy plant-based food. The Boston Banh Mi is simply to die for! Also love the potato salad. I drive to Sarasota every Saturday and always try to stop by for some lunch. Keep up the good work and the pleasant customer service!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm by

WOW! Such how quality, delicious vegan food! I am so grateful to have this beautiful, creative, healthy for body/mind/spirit food in Sarasota! Thank you.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm by

My family swears by this restaurant. They convinced me to try it out. I was surprised how delicious the vegan sandwiches were, even those things I usually shy away from. I go there for lunch when I'm in that part of town.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm by

I have been enjoying STB's food since they opened and have tried almost every vegetarian item on the menu - everything is DELICIOUS!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm by

I haven't been to Smell The Bread, but my roommate has brought back sandwiches several times. I'm a carnivor, so I didn't expect to like vegetarian meal. Boy was I wrong, it was really good. Can't wait till he makes another trip south.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm by

Best food in town! Superb service by the entire staff. The Harvest Roast Panini and sprout salad are to die for :) We have lunch at STB at least once or twice a week. AND the cinammon rolls are AMAZING! Highly recommend Smell The Bread!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm by

Picked up lunch (white flatbread and a quinoa burger) to take to a friend. She is not a vegetarian but thought becoming a vegetarian might be a good idea after eating such yummy food. I've never had anything there that wasn't yummy!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm by

I love this place! Everything is fresh and delicious and the service is outstanding! I could eat there every day. Go there now!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm by

I love Smell the Bread. I've had the sandwiches, the salads and even dessert. And have been extremely satisfied with not only the taste but with the friendly service and clean environment. I am so happy to have plant-based dine-out options that are affordable and tasty. As more and more people are embracing their health and learning about the horrors of factory farmed animals, meatless meals are gaining in popularity. A trip to Smell the Bread should be added to everyone's dine-out rotation.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm by

I love Smell the Bread. The food is great, the service is wonderful, and even the packaging and utensils are environmentally friendly. They also donate a portion of proceeds to local animal shelters and causes.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm by

I am so excited to have a vegan-friendly spot so close to our new home! Thank you, Smell the Bread, for your yummy, vegan options! Can't wait to bring my daughter there. She will flip!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm by

Smell the Bread has lots of vegan dishes, a few humanely-raised chicken dishes, and also lots of gluten-free options. When I first went, I ordered the chili hummus wrap. I was surprised at how good it was! I like it so much, I haven't ventured out to try any other main dishes yet. I have also tried a few yummy gluten-free pastries and the vegan pretzels. The pretzels are delicious! I also love the lightly sweetened raspberry tea. It's just such a treat when I eat here! The staff is always super friendly, and the cafe is always extremely clean. Combine that with a place that cares about health and the humane treatment of animals, and you have a 10 star restaurant! This is such a great place!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm by

I LOVE Smell The Bread!! There are so many yummy options and I have never been disappointed by what I have ordered. I send people there all the time and they always rave about it. I love the fact that it is mainly vegan/vegetarian but there are also meat options for the meat eaters. I think that is great because maybe they will look at the menu and decide to try something vegan and they will find out that they don't need meat to have a great meal!! I only wish I had to time to eat there a few times a week!!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm by

By far the best Vegan Friendly place to eat. I have eaten there so many times. I had everything at least 4 times plus the daily specials. I love their bake goods as well and the pretzel bread to die for. My favorite place to go. Jennifer and her husband are amazing, I wish you guys the best because your place have exceeded my expectations.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm by

Smell the Bread serves fantastic vegan food in a comfortable atmosphere. The vegan meatball parm sandwich is one the best vegan meal I've ever eaten! Vegan baked goods are divine, the ginger lemonade is a must have, and they use eco friendly plates and cutlery which makes you wonder why more businesses don't! If you haven't been there yet, GO!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm by

Stopped in today at Smell the Bread for a chicken avocado with sprouts sandwich, and quinoa salad on the side. WOW was it delicious! Love their BLT's on Friday and their Vegan Rueben on Wednesdays. You are hooked once you start as you want to try the whole menu! Did I forget to say yummy pastries?

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm by

Healthy, organic food...nice portions...at a great price. Homemade soups never disappoint...hearty and flavorful. One of my favorite lunch spots.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:59 am by

This is my favorite place in Sarasota. A genuinely good restaurant run by genuinely good people. The food is always amazing and goes a long way to educating Sarasotans about veganism and having them realize the diet consists of more than lettuce and tofu!
I eat here whenever possible and look forward to more branches opening up!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm by

I love Smell The Bread! It is such a delicious little restaurant... such a gem for the city of Sarasota! So many people are chaning the way they eat... they are becoming aware of what is in the food and are looking for good, quality, healthy food! I love it because they offer amazing vegetarian and vegan food! There menu really caters to those of us who eat compassionately! I loving doing business with restaurants that are trying to make the world a better, healthier, kinder place! Everything I have had is delicious... so much flavor and you really feel you have had a complete meal! I have never left hungry! If you want some delicious, healthy, compassionate food... check out Smell The Bread!


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