Summer Tap Juice Bar has become a coveted downtown fixture, with its fresh libations like Watermelon Lemonades and Refreshing Green smoothies. Every ingredient that goes into their drinks is made from fruits and vegetables (no mixers, additives or powders), and sweeteners like agave nectar, Florida orange juice and natural apple juice.

Bite-wise, there are sweet and savory toasts (such as Banana Nutella Toast with honey and mint; or Avocado and Tomato Toast with chickpeas and basil), as well as acai bowls and global loose-leaf teas. “Right now, everyone is really excited about our Star Fruit Juice,” says Josephine Janak, who has been working with Summer Tap for over a month.

“The star fruit is now in season and we combine it with pear, orange and pineapple, which makes for a really refreshing drink,” she says. However, Summer Tap’s most popular menu item, Tropical Paradise–a mixture of pineapple, mango, banana and passion fruit–is an exotic and heavenly juice that makes you feel like you’re on an exotic vacation. 

411 South Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 941-993-1449. @summertapjuicebar.