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Tropical Smoothie comes to Carrollwood

Flanked by Hannah Pettinato and Spencer Hall, David and Dara Pettinato have opened Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Carrollwood. Photo courtesy of Dara Pettinato. hillsevbiz021916

Flanked by Hannah Pettinato and Spencer Hall, David and Dara Pettinato have opened Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Carrollwood. Photo courtesy of Dara Pettinato. hillsevbiz021916

CARROLLWOOD — Whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack, Tropical Smoothie Café's menu offers something for every meal of the day.

The restaurant, which opened in December, complements its healthy smoothies with a menu that includes salads, sandwiches, wraps and tacos.

Dara and David Pettinato looked to open a business and liked the concept and business model of Tropical Smoothie.

Most items on the menu are less than 700 calories, and there are many vegetarian and gluten-friendly choices.

Smoothies are freshly made at the open-concept smoothie bar, and feature flavors such as Blueberry Bliss and Pomegranate Plunge. Dara Pettinato said that Island Green, Peanut Paradise, and Sunrise Sunset are the most popular choices All smoothies are 50 percent off during breakfast happy hour from 7 to 9 a.m.

As for food, the chicken pesto and chipotle chicken club flatbreads have proved popular.

Breakfast items such as omelet wraps and peanut butter crunch flatbread are offered all day. There is a kids menu that has wraps, quesadillas, and 12-ounce smoothies. Catering is also available.

"Everything is fresh," said Dara Pettinato. "Nothing is premade; it's all made to order."

Tropical Smoothie Café is at 14394 N Dale Mabry Highway in the Palms of Carrollwood Shopping Center next to Starbucks. They are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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Tropical Smoothie comes to Carrollwood 02/18/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:31am]
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