PSOMI psō•mí / n. bread /
rooted in a greek foundation, influenced by the world, psomi is focused on creating delicious food + drinks with the freshest ingredients, traditional values, and friendly service.
PSOMI literally translates to “bread” but its essence is so much more. psomi refers to the best bite, the “choice” piece, the crumb that everyone at the table fights over. whether you’re a local or just passing through- psomi is more than just an incredibly delicious, beautiful bakery + eatery, it’s a place to call home.
driven by the concept of philoxenia, the art of making a stranger a friend, psomi welcomes you into our home where everyone is treated like family. this philosophy drives our efforts to create a cuisine fit for the gods and the hospitality of a proper greek home-- a place you never want to leave.
chef/owner christina theofilos is second generation greek american; born and raised in tampa with an intense passion for great service and special food. having grown up with a working mom who always found time to feed her entire family, together, and around the dinner table, with fresh, homemade meals, christina was quick to realize the spiritual practice of eating is less about “food” and more about cooking with love and quality ingredients in a curated environment. psomi isn’t your “traditional” greek spot, but the tradition with which christina was raised. she is so thankful for your trust in embarking on the culinary experience that is psomi.
I grew up on the notion that food is love. psomi is my love story and very much the result of a true family effort. while I am the chef, so much of these recipes are the ones I grew up on and psomi's menu holds these traditions at its core with each dish being thoughtfully curated, tweaked, and elevated in order to showcase my appreciation and passion for my family and greek heritage; the beautiful marriage of greek + american tastes and sensibilities. while I never had dreams of opening a restaurant, my passion for hospitality and my affinity for great food sparked a conversation with my siblings regarding the crazy idea. 6 years later, we just celebrated psomi's third birthday and I couldn't have dreamed of a harder yet more rewarding journey thus far.
food connects us to each other, to culture, to identity, to the rest of the world.
FOOD IS LOVE.