Saloni Patel

Coach and Trainer/Owner, Onicx and The Bod

Favorite place for a girls night out: Eddie V’s and Fleming’s! I love the energy and the atmosphere at Eddie V’s, and the ambiance at Fleming’s is great for large parties where we can still hear each other.

Favorite date-night spot: We love Roy’s. The sushi is fresh, and the food is clean and healthy!

Favorite place for a power lunch: Fresh Kitchen in South Tampa. It’s so fresh and healthy!

Favorite local boutique: Definitely Penelope T! I love the selection of clothing, and the jewelry is always different and beautiful.

Favorite burger joint: Square 1 Burgers on Henderson. They have a great variety of red meat, white meat and meatless burgers and a really cool ambiance.

Favorite place to grab a meal downtown: Taps is always a fun, lively place downtown with a great wine selection.

Favorite place for authentic cuisine: Thai Prime Kitchen & Bar has amazing Thai food! I love the spice levels and huge menu.

Favorite weekday breakfast spot: In Carrollwood, Keke’s Breakfast Café is always consistent with service, and their menu has the best breakfast bowls.

Hidden gem restaurant: I love Ella’s Folk Art Café in Seminole Heights! The food, the servers and the energy are amazing.

Best sushi: Kaisen Sushi in Carrollwood – we go with our two kids every Tuesday, and we all love the fresh fish! The calamari and pressed salmon roll are amazing. In South Tampa, I like SoHo Sushi.

Favorite place for a craft cocktail and cocktail of choice: I love Ocean Prime’s extra dirty martini with extra cheese olives!

Best Bloody Mary: Ulële! Yum! They have a great combination of spices, tomato juice, vodka and more!

Favorite thing to do on the water: Taking the Cross-Bay Ferry for the 45-minute ferry ride from Downtown Tampa to St. Pete.