In Orlando, eating "food on a stick" doesn't mean scrimping on quality thanks to our exceptional dining options (Lollipop Tree at The Edison, part of Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, pictured).
Updated May 7, 2021
They say there's a holiday for every concern, and to prove it, March 28 is the food-focused "National Something on a Stick Day." While such branding might evoke carnival fare, the more than 5,000 restaurants in Orlando's ever-expanding dining scene provide lots of gourmet options to help you celebrate the holiday, including these winners — all of which are prioritizing guest safety. Hit the sticks in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Lollipop Tree at The Edison
While you're in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, be sure to check out The Edison — an Industrial Gothic-themed restaurant and lounge that's providing all-new reasons to visit Disney Springs®. The menu focuses on upscale American comfort food with lots of eclectic surprises along the way, including a dessert that's sure to "stick" in your mind and is featured on this blog's cover image: the Lollipop Tree, the branches of which are pops made with cheesecake and bubblegum whipped cream.
Learn more: The Edison
Lamb Chops at Taverna Opa
Lamb is a mainstay of Greek cuisine, and few Orlando eateries do authentic Greek fare as well as Taverna Opa, which can be found at Pointe Orlando on International Drive. And thanks to the bone-in nature of their lamb chops, this is a food that comes with its own stick! Marinated for 36 hours with fresh herbs and garlic, the dish is served with lemon potatoes and Yiayia vegetables.
Learn more: Pointe Orlando
Grilled Skewers at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
Part of Orlando's Restaurant Row on Sand Lake Road, and minutes from International Drive, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, this Japanese gastropub focuses on traditional robata grilling techniques using hot charcoal and the freshest possible ingredients. While their menu is constantly evolving, delicious skewers in a variety of flavors are a regular part of their happy hour offerings, including chicken, bacon-wrapped asparagus, Wagyu tenderloin and more.
Learn more: Restaurant Row
Elotes at Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
Don't worry, we have some savory food-on-a-stick for vegetarians too! This acclaimed Mexican eatery and nightlife hotspot puts its own gourmet spin on the classic "Mexican street corn" recipe. The corn is grilled with cotija cheese, chipotle mayo, cilantro and the restaurant's in-house "Rocco's spice" to create a true flavor fiesta. Look for them on Sand Lake Road as part of Orlando's Restaurant Row.
Artisanal Popsicles at La Palette
Admittedly, summertime in Orlando can be hot — but you can beat the heat with a sweet treat on a stick at this artisanal pop-bar! They serve a rainbow of popsicles in more than 40 traditional and exotic flavors, and they're all made fresh on the premises using organic ingredients. They're located in Hunters Creek, just 15 minutes from Walt Disney World.
Learn more: Ice-Cold Treats in Orlando
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