Deccan Spice has opened at 2325 Ulmerton Road, in what used to be the elegant and vast Grand Siam space in Feather Sound. It's getting high marks so far for its traditional Indian lunch buffet, and offers a range of southern Indian dishes (vadas and dosas and idlis, oh my) seldom seen in this area. (727) 623-4009.
FARMACY VEGAN KITCHEN & BAKERY
Inside the charming Duckweed Urban Market in downtown Tampa, Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery has opened. Some of the offerings are straight-up in the tempeh zone, but there are lots of decadent-looking doughnuts, sticky buns and the like, many of them gluten free. 803 N Tampa St., Tampa. (786) 214-0671.
THE CAKE SHOP
If gluten doesn't strike terror, the Cake Shop has launched near Wesley Chapel just south of County Line Road. With a generous glass case of classic French pastries, cookies, individual cakes and tiny cupcakes, it's got a charming little dining room with a seriously dazzling chandelier (think date night). 20327 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa. (813) 991-8513.