Grazing boards – a cold snack but very hot right now. What’s not to love about a delightful and themed combo of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies and other delicious treats. Whether you’re looking to DIY or have one made for you, Tampa Bay is full of great options for your Thanksgiving grazing board. Or, jump on the butter board trend.
Build Your Own Grazing Board in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay has an abundance of farmer’s markets and brick-and-mortar gourmet markets, perfect for picking items for your Thanksgiving grazing board. Choose from a variety of fresh cheeses, breads, pickles, olives, jams and produce at these Tampa Bay area gourmet markets.
Farmers’ Markets in Tampa Bay
Head to one of the great Farmers’ Markets in Tampa Bay to gather your goods for a delicious Thanksgiving grazing board.
Saturdays from 9am-3pm (Summer hours 9am-1pm from May – September); year round
Produce, artisan goods, bread, and honey are just a few things you’ll find at Ybor City’s weekly market. Stroll amongst shady oak trees and explore the covered pavilion as you peruse goods from local farmers and makers. You may even spot one of Ybor City’s infamous chickens walking the grounds! Masks are encouraged (they are mandatory for vendors). Find the market weekly in Centennial Park at the corner of 8th Ave and 19th St.
Saturday Morning Market: Saturdays October – May; from 9am-2pm
Take the Gandy or Howard Franklin Bridge across Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg and be prepared to experience one of the top farmers’ markets in the U.S. Every Saturday, the Saturday Morning Market gets ready for business at the Al Lang Field parking lot in downtown St. Pete.
Expect an estimated 170 vendors selling their goods and artisans selling their crafts. Add stellar food choices for dining and live music for entertainment and it’s a perfect day in the Florida sunshine. The Saturday Morning Market runs from early October through late May.
1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 am-2 pm; year-round
The Shops at Wiregrass, Wesley Chapel
This market features 50+ local vendors selling everything from local, organic produce, hydroponic produce, Florida grown plants, herbs, flowers, and more hand-crafted products. One trip to this market and you’ll be ready to build the perfect Thanksgiving grazing board.
Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-1pm; typically held seasonally
History Museum Parking Lot off of Main Street, Dunedin
This local market takes place in the heart of Downtown Dunedin at Pioneer Park. Food trucks, sprouts and microgreens, fresh produce, farm eggs, cheese, artisanal popsicles and more are just a few of the local finds. There’s also live music. Stock up on local goods each week or pick up picnic-friendly bites to enjoy in the nearby Edgewater Park.
2nd Sunday of each month from 12pm-4pm; market will resume its new season on October 9th, 2022
United Methodist Church, Seminole Heights
40+ vendors show up to this morning market to sell fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, spices, baked goods, and crafts. Head to the market early in the morning and then make your way to one of the amazing restaurants scattered around Seminole Heights for lunch. Find this monthly market at the United Methodist Church (6111 N. Central Ave).
Looking for more? Check out our complete list of Tampa Bay area farmer’s markets.
Gourmet Markets in Tampa Bay for Thanksgiving
Mazzaro’s Italian Market
2909 22nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg
Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 2:30pm
This Italian grocer offers everything from fresh roasted coffee to gourmet meats, handmade pastas and specialty cheeses perfect for your Thanksgiving grazing board. Browse Mazzaro’s impressive Italian selection indoors or opt for curbside pickup. Read our post on Mazzaro’s Italian Market for more details on how to plan a date-worthy shopping trip.
Fig & Julep
1621 W. Snow Circle, Tampa
Monday-Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Fig & Julep is a gourmet food shop offering a selection of specialty foods, premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. If you are looking to spice up your Thanksgiving gathering game or a unique dinner, try out the different pastas, Spanish olives, French mustards and more!
Plateroti’s Italian Gourmet
1621 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater
Monday-Saturday: 10:30am – 7pm
Based out in Clearwater, Plateroti’s Italian Gourmet is an authentic gourmet Italian grocer that has everything you need to create Italian-inspired Thanksgiving nibbles! Explore the many aisles lined with olive oils, balsamic vinegars, imported cheeses, cold cuts, pastas, bread, cheeses and so much more. Stepping inside this grocer will make you feel like you are right in the heart of the Italian countryside.
5025 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa
Open daily 9am – 7pm
Bayshore Market is a gourmet market offers a selection of fresh greens, fruit, homemade soups, salads, and tapenades among a variety of other items. Besides selling food this market also sells hanging baskets, fresh flowers, pottery, orchids and more!
Thanksgiving Grazing Board Companies in Tampa Bay
So, a DIY grazing board isn’t for you? You’re in luck – there are plenty of companies in the area that will put one together for you and deliver it right to your home. Order as early as possible as these companies fill up fast, especially for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
This boutique company serves up a lot of wow with its graze boards. Life is Gouda is up for a challenge, with unique themed boards constantly gracing their IG feed. We can’t wait to see what they dream up for this year’s Thanksgiving grazing boards.
Adored Boards is all about making each board as unique as their clients. From a grazing board for two to a 12-foot board fit for a feast and everything in between, Adored Boards makes some gorgeous grazing boards, complete with bread, crackers, fruit, and all the extra accouterments.
Minimize your workload by having a totally custom grazing board delivered straight to your door. Gather Round & Graze also offers an option for wine pairing so you can check another thing off your list for hosting Thanksgiving.
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