Inside the Box, Tampa, FL

Inside the Box
1715 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

One of my favorite places to grab lunch in Tampa is Inside the Box. Every selection is a generous portion and at times, I struggle to eat it all. They offer several tasty regulars entrees on the menu like their take on Chicken and Waffles - a hot sandwich made from crispy fried chicken and bacon served on a Belgian waffle, topped with sharp cheddar and a maple honey mustard sauce. I have regularly taken people to lunch there that have never tried Chicken and Waffles, and everyone has fallen in love with it. 

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Another favorite item on their men is their Rustic Cobb Salad - grilled chicken, Black Forest ham, applewood bacon, sharp cheddar, grilled peppers, chopped hard-boiled eggs, avocado, Roma tomatoes and organic greens with our creamy dijon-ranch dressing. 

In addition to the regular entrees on the menu, the feature specials each week. they will have a special soup, special pasta, and a special sandwich. The specials have never failed to delight our tastebuds, and we are often faced with the dilemma of trying the day's special or ordering the Chicken and Waffles.

The icing on the cake is that Inside the Box is a social enterprise of Metropolitan Ministries a local, independent, Charity Navigator 4-star nonprofit in Tampa Bay. Inside the Box is a café and catering business with a twist. Aside from serving delicious food, they also provide culinary arts education and hands-on vocational training to men and women transitioning out of homelessness. Additionally, All proceeds from meals and sales at Inside the Box go directly to feed the hungry in Tampa Bay.

Rating: 4 Slaps!