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Most people think "bigger is better," but we often forget to enjoy the little things- sometimes, quite literally. This is especially the case with food since restaurants serve huge portions or suggest super-sizing our order.

If all you want is a taste to satisfy your craving or curiosity, check out some of the best bite-sized bites at these restaurants in Tampa Bay where small foods deliver big fun! They won't leave you feeling empty, but you'll definitely want to come back for more.


Mini Doughnut Factory
4.7  5 Rating (2)
2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa Fl, 33629
The Mini Doughnut Factory has two locations in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, so both sides of the Bay can enjoy these tiny treasures. You can either pick from their list of special donuts or create your own masterpiece with various toppings such as cereal, cookie pieces, and bacon, to name a few. You can even add a drizzle on top!

These bite-sized doughnuts are so fresh that they come right off the conveyor belt, and you can even watch them on their way to the fryer. You can also get them to go or in larger quantities if you call ahead. The Mini Doughnut Factory also serves specialty coffee and teas to wash down their donuts with.
Nothing Bundt Cakes! | South Tampa
4.9  5 Rating (10)
1155 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 5, Tampa FL, 33629
These bundt cakes come in all sized from full cakes to bite-sized "Bundtinis" and can be ordered in ten different flavors. As for their smaller cakes, the smallest are the about the size of cupcakes, and the medium-sized ones are more equivalent to donuts.

Nothing Bundt Cakes! gives you lots of options: their cakes can be iced or left on their own, wrapped or boxed, eaten or admired. They even have candles, balloons, and arrangements available so that their cakes will be a perfect present!
Bamboozle Tea Lounge
4.7  5 Rating (1)
109 N 12th St, Tampa FL, 33602
When people think pho, they think giant noodle bowls, but sometimes just a taste of something is incredibly satisfying. Bamboozle Tea Lounge offers a small pho bowl with chicken, beef, or vegan, which is perfect if you want to try a few things here like a bahn mi or salad. These bowls are quite small and can fit in the palm of your hand, but you won't be disappointed with the flavor and freshness. No one likes soggy noodles!
The Stein & Vine
Bar & Restaurant $
827 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon FL, 33511
Tiny food is great, but you know what is even better? Tiny drinks in mass quantities! That way you can sample them all. Many places offer beer flights where you get small sample sizes, but The Stein and Vine has both wine and beer flights that let you get a taste of their extensive selection.

Beer flights include anything on tap under $8, and wine flights come in pairings (reds, whites, specific regions/tastes, etc.). Not only are the people at The Stein & Vine knowledgeable about beer and wine, but they'll also help you pair your food and drinks, too. Their specialty "pig wings" go with everything and are small pork wings, which are basically tiny ribs- another bite-sized bite in Tampa!
Hey Giant
Shopping $
3201 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33629
Everyone loves biscuits! Starting out in Seminole Heights, Hey Giant just adopted another location in South Tampa. Not only are they popular for their savory biscuits, but they also make sweet flavors as well and even combine the two tastes!

There are cheesy choices and lovely lavender as well as regular run-of-the-mill, perfectly cooked biscuits that you can either order with their interesting choices of combinations or you can build your own.

Hey Giant make some of their own jams and butters that change monthly/seasonally, and you can add meat or keep them meatless. You can do sets of twos or try all that you choose!
Tiny Bites
Shopping $$
14398 N Dale Mabry Ste #104, Tampa FL, 33618
These delightful little desserts are all your favorite sweets made miniature. Choose between bite-sized cheesecakes, creme brulee, cakes, and more in single servings all the way to packs of 24.

You can eat them in-house with one of their delicious coffee drinks or take them to go. These would be perfect for a party or potluck as they're both reasonably priced and quite unique. You can even create your own free treat on your birthday with a valid ID. What better time to check them out?
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808 North Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602
Burgerim is a new gourmet burger joint in Tampa and St. Petersburg that's also bringing bursts of flavor in just bites. They offer sliders of different varieties, and you can get them as singles or sets.

They aim to be a higher quality fast food burger and already have over 160 locations where you can choose between beef, chicken, veggie, salmon, and more.