If you’re considering retiring in Palm Harbor, Florida—and what a great idea that is!—you should know that exceptional culinary delights are waiting for you. And it’s not just the wonderful restaurants and farmers markets that make dining in Palm Harbor such a treat: it’s how you can enjoy elegant and casual dining that’s second to none at Palm Harbor’s St. Mark Village senior living community.
So welcome, foodies: dining in Palm Harbor is sure to please!
All the right ingredients: dining in Palm Harbor
It’s no surprise that a retiree-friendly town like Palm Harbor would go to great lengths to offer a wide array of dining experiences. The mild weather, gorgeous scenery, sunsets on the beach and all-around good vibrations just naturally stimulate your appetite. You expect great seafood of course, but dining in Palm Harbor is about so much more.
There’s something to suit every palate. Casual options include Joey’s New York Pizza & Italian Restaurant for authentic Italian, great Thai food at Tum Rub Thai, or traditional American dishes at Market Salamander Bar & Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine dining choices include Currents Restaurant in Tarpon Springs featuring New American, Mystic Fish for fresh seafood, or The Black Pearl in Dunedin for amazing French and American cuisine. For a cup of coffee with friends try the Organic Life Coffeehouse & Bakery, and for something a little stronger visit the Wine Society in Tarpon Springs or de Bine Brewing Company close to home.
Farmer’s markets are another secret of great dining in Palm Harbor
You’ll find them in Dunedin, Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon, and New Port Richey, to name a few.
The Dunedin Downtown Market is open Fridays and Sundays from November through June with local produce, meats and cheese, handicrafts, and food vendors. Or get your boiled peanuts at the Keystone Farmers Market in Odessa, featuring a variety of produce, meats, eggs, herbs and flowers, plants, milk, and much more
Another good choice is the Safety Harbor Market on Main every Sunday. Here you’ll find local hand-crafted items, local food vendors, produce, fresh orange juice, pickled products, and much more! You can go early for breakfast or stay through the afternoon and enjoy lunch on the gazebo lawn while listening to live music. Enjoy a walk through quaint downtown Safety Harbor after your visit to the market.
The best news? You don’t have to give up any of this great culinary excellence when you make the move to senior living. In fact, if you choose St. Mark Village as your retirement address, you’re in for a very delicious surprise!
St. Mark Village is about living the good life—including fabulous dining
At St. Mark Village, you can be as active and involved as you choose, benefitting from a lifestyle that supports you in every way with seamless access to future care options. Simple, carefree living has never been so much fun. Just ask our residents, because they love it here!
When it comes to dining, residents of St. Mark Village can opt for an elegant, five-course meal experience in our lovely dining room, or drop by our Village Café & Bakery for a more casual breakfast or lunch. Think homemade soup. Fresh salads and sandwiches. Locally made ice cream. We also have a new Back Door Bistro for those evenings when you’re in the mood for a mix of flavor and fun, such as wings and a glass of sangria.
The key to dining in Palm Harbor at St. Mark Village is the same as to all dining in Palm Harbor: quality, fresh ingredients, prepared by trained chefs, and served with a welcoming smile.
Resident input helps determine the menu.
When we say you can create the lifestyle you want at St. Mark Village, that includes the dining experience. During our weekly chef chat, residents are invited to voice their preferences for upcoming menus. It’s an open conversation where our chef reports on what’s most likely available in the food markets and asks what might be of interest as the culinary staff prepares the community menus.
In addition, if you’re feeling like a night out but you don’t want to drive, there are several restaurants within a quick walk of St. Mark Village, including Italian, seafood, Greek, Hawaiian barbecue, sandwiches and salads and more.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: St. Mark Village gives you a plateful options for fabulous dining—and retirement living—in Palm Harbor!
Want to know more about why Palm Harbor could be the right retirement destination for you? Download our free guide, A Guide to Living Well During Retirement in Palm Harbor, Florida. Or contact us today.