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Shopping local is a great way to find unique spots in your area. Florida is home to many amazing local shops and family-owned businesses. From unique restaurants, cafes, flower shops, and vintage stores, there is something for everyone. Whether or not you live in Florida, these places are well worth visit. Check out the best mom and pop shops in Florida:

Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store

This creative cafe is certainly one you’ll want to visit again and again. While at Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe, you can sip on a fresh cup of coffee and munch on a delicious meal, while also exploring the vintage and artsy merchandise they offer. This funky shop has all you could possibly want and resides on the north end of Anna Maria Island.

Sun Harvest Citrus

Known for its fresh citrus and ice cream, Sun Harvest Citrus is also a great destination to find gifts for your favorite foodie, souvenirs, and collectibles. Residing in Fort Myers, Florida, they’ve been around for over 30 years. Even if you don’t live in the area, you can still support this local business by shopping on their online store. 


If you’re into unique, hand-crafted jewelry and home decor, Just/Because is the perfect place for you. While it may feel more like an art gallery rather than a gift shop, this shop has bath products, candles, kitchen supplies, and more. Head to Sarasota to support this local business and discover all they have to offer.

Andy’s Drive-In & Igloo

Andy’s Drive-In & Igloo is a blast from the past in Winter Haven. This retro diner has been around for over fifty years, serving locals and tourists the best burgers and milkshakes. The family-owned business has a lot to choose from, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You will definitely have to come back more than once. 

Kapfer Glass Studio

Kapfer Glass Studio in St. Pete Beach is a colorful shop that is artist-owned and operated. It is filled with beautiful jewelry, eye-catching art, quirky ornaments, and even clothing. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, you’re sure to find a beautiful and unique trinket.

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