By Carla Selby

Conveniently located in the heart of Carrollwood at the Palms of Carrollwood Shopping Center, there’s CoreLife Eatery; a fairly new spot that brings together scratch cooking with flavorful sourced ingredients, and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative. It is the ideal spot for those health-conscious individuals (with or without food allergies) that want to enjoy fresh and flavorful meals without having to worry about GMOs, antibiotics or highly processed ingredients. 

An estimated 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Dairy and wheat are just a few of the foods that can cause reactions in both adults and children. Often, it’s not easy to figure out which foods contain ingredients that may trigger a reaction. At CoreLife Eatery, you can rest assured that your health is their number one priority.

“Truth is that what you eat every day is the ultimate performance enhancer. Your energy levels are directly connected to what you put in your body. So our mission is to deliver that fuel to you with nothing but high-quality ingredients,” says Corelife Eatery VP of Operations, Daniel Lett. “All CoreLife Eatery foods are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives, and GMO’s. We put a lot of emphasis on caring for people with food allergies.” 

Featuring green bowls, grain bowls, broth bowls, hearty salads, and delicious made-from-scratch beverages, CoreLife is the perfect place for those eating gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto and more. But don’t let that scare you away, as a meat-eater myself, I highly enjoy their food and protein options, and feel full and guilt-free after I’m done.

“Creating a menu that is both healthy and delicious is the main goal of CoreLife Eatery,” says Daniel. “We want people to be able to enjoy a healthy, fresh meal without sacrificing the flavor. Everything we serve is homemade and good for you. Even our drink selection is all-natural. I recommend trying our Apple Cider Green Tea, is one of our best sellers.”

Nothing is frozen or reheated

“We don’t have any freezers or microwaves in the store. Everything, from our protein to our vegetables, are delivered fresh daily,” Daniel says. “The chicken and steak used are sustainably raised and never given antibiotics or hormones. Our broths are made in house and slow simmered all day for maximum taste and nutrition. All of our drinks are naturally sweetened and without artificial flavors.” 

Daniel highly recommends incorporating bone broth into our dietary routine due to its incredible health benefits. “Collagen is vital to our digestive tract health. The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation,” said Daniel.

This fabulous and fresh concept opened its doors on October 5th, 2018 in the heart of Carrollwood, and has received a ton of positive feedback and community support since then.

“Great experience!” says customer Isaiah Hogan, about his recent visit to CoreLife Eatery. “From the start, the staff was welcoming and explained the level of quality ingredients, making it easy for us to order. I had one of their steak bowls with sweet potatoes, which was very flavorful. They also have a large selection of cold teas, lemonades, etc. We chose a ginger lemonade sweetened with agave, it was very good. I personally have a few allergies (gluten, milk, eggs) and the menu ensures you know what is contained in the meal with no surprises. This is the perfect mix of great food and friendly staff. I highly recommend it!”

“Amazing food! I love that it is all organic and NON-GMO,” said 5-star online reviewer, Jessica R. “There’s no added salt to the rice or quinoa. Carrollwood has needed a place like this for a while. I love that there’s so much variety too! My absolute favorite place now!”

CoreLife is more than just a restaurant, it’s a lifestyle. 

Get a workout and a great meal when you attend one of the many wellness events at Corelife Eatery. Previous and future events include Pop up workouts with DEFINE Carrollwood, Yoga, Gladiator workouts, and more. “We have also partnered with a nutritionist and a chiropractor who joins us at different events and offers professional advice to our customers,” says Daniel. 

Catering, Private Parties & More

Hosting an event, work function, or private party? CoreLife now offers catering services with free delivery within a 15-20 mile radius. They have recently hosted many local events, including several CABA luncheons.

CoreLife Eatery is located at 13149 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618. Please call (813) 442-8687 or visit for more information. You can order online through their website or through their app. Just enter your info, place your order, and pick it up. That easy!