Discover the best of Orlando’s acclaimed culinary scene, including MICHELIN Guide dining, seasonally inspired bites and favorite local eateries on a 24-hour foodie adventure through Orlando’s unique neighborhoods (À La Cart pictured).


With 46 MICHELIN Guide restaurants, a plethora of themed bars and breweries, and every kind of cuisine under the sun, it can be hard to know what to eat first in Orlando. Luckily for you, we’re kind of experts at this whole foodie thing. Come with us to sip, savor and celebrate Orlando’s culinary landscape on a 24-hour foodie tour through Orlando’s distinctive neighborhoods and surrounding cities. You’ll be a certified Orlando foodie in no time.

Discover: Orlando’s Unique Neighborhoods

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Breakfast: Audubon Park Garden District

Snag a sweet start to your day in the Audubon Park Garden District, which might as well be called the Pastry Capital of Orlando. Dig into coquito or guava-filled donuts from The Salty, enormous cookies and decadent cake slices from Gideon’s Bakehouse, or croissant rolls and cruffins from Sugar Dough Bakehouse, all in a single block. If you prefer something a little more balanced, East End Market has you covered with smoothies and acai bowls from Skyebird, savory sandwiches from Farm & Haus, and locally roasted coffee from Lineage Coffee Roasting. This walkable district is also home to MICHELIN Guide dining, cozy coffee nooks, craft bottle shops and vintage stores galore, so feel free to stick around and explore.

Discover: Things to Do in the Audubon Park Garden District

Brunch: Thornton Park

If weekend brunch is more your scene, you’re in luck, because downtown Orlando and its surrounding neighborhoods are packed with tasty spots to celebrate the best meal of the day. Stay at East End Market for brunch at MICHELIN Bib Gourmand restaurant Domu, or head to Thornton Park for contemporary American fare from Rusteak Thornton Park, The Stubborn Mule or SoCo Restaurant. More options in the surrounding neighborhoods include DoveCote Restaurant for French-inspired fare, MICHELIN Recommended Maxine’s on Shine for a legendary Rejuicination Brunch, Artisan’s Table for seasonally-inspired bites, and so much more.

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Mid-Morning Fun: Winter Garden

If you’re up for a short drive, spend the rest of the morning exploring historic Winter Garden. Just 30 minutes west of downtown Orlando, Winter Garden’s charming downtown district is home to local shops and restaurants, cozy cafes, unique museums and a Mediterranean Revival-style theater. Start at Plant Street Market for craft brews and nearly 20 shopping and dining options under one roof or stroll down the picturesque main street and see what catches your eye.

Discover: Things to Do in Winter Garden

If you prefer to stay near downtown Orlando, head to College Park for hip boutique shopping, cafes, wine bars and delicious eats from spots like Southern Home Bakery, Infusion Tea and New Moon Market Juice Bar. You can’t go wrong with award-winning cuisine and serene golf course views at The Tap Room at Dubsdread, an Orlando classic for almost 100 years.

Discover: Things to Do in Orlando’s College Park Neighborhood

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The SODO Main Street District is another fun option when you’re craving a mid-morning snack. Hungry Pants has plant-curious options for all hunger levels, from shareable cauliflower tots and watermelon salad to vegan curry bowls and spicy salmon wraps. You can also feast on an excellent selection of small plates, like blue crab beignets and bacon and chive arancini, at Delaney’s Tavern, or build your perfect barbecue platter at 4 Rivers Smokehouse — SODO.

Lunch: Mills 50

Discover diverse, delicious, award-winning flavors in Orlando’s Mills 50 district. You’ll find plenty of affordable options here, along with MICHELIN Guide Recommended eateries like Black Rooster Taqueria, Shin Jung, Sticky Rice and Tori Tori. While the area is known for its incredible lineup of Asian restaurants, it’s also home to some of the city’s best Cuban, Latin, French, New American and fusion fare. If you’re still stuffed from the morning’s adventures, skip lunch and head to Quantum Leap Winery, where you can indulge in wine flights and light bites starting at just $7.

Discover: Things to Do in Orlando’s Mills 50 District

The Milk District is another prime lunch spot, packed with breweries, bars, social gathering spaces, local markets and quintessential Orlando eateries like Se7en Bites. Grab a beer and sample Orlando’s culinary scene at À La Cart or the Milkhouse, or head to Smoke & Donuts for unbelievable barbecue and donut pairings. If you’re vegan or plant-curious, you’ll love this area even more, thanks to inclusive offerings and fully vegan eateries throughout the so-called “Almond Milk District.” Try Stasio’s Deli for made-to-order sandwiches, Sideward Brewing for primarily vegan brews, and vegan dining collective Market on South for four tasty options in a single building.

Discover: Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Orlando

Afternoon Fun: Parramore & West Lakes Market District

Take a breather and explore Orlando’s historic Parramore and West Lakes Market Street Districts. Catch a soccer game at Inter&Co Stadium, where you can savor “Orlando Made” concessions from favorite local eateries like 4 Rivers Smokehouse, THE COOP by 4 Rivers, Teak Neighborhood Grill, Black Rooster Taqueria, and Harrell’s Hot Dogs & Cones. You can also catch football games, concerts and more events at Camping World Stadium, discover Orlando’s rich history at The Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture, and relax on the lawn at Luminary Green Park. If you start to get hungry, share a pizza and a beer flight at Deadwords Brewing Company or snack on small plates and craft cocktails at The Monroe.

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The Curry Ford West district also has plenty to whet your appetite in between meals, from heavenly wood-fired pies at MICHELIN Recommended Pizza Bruno to “farm to taco” fare at Black Rooster Taqueria — the Curry Ford West outpost also serves brunch until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Linger over games and brews at Hourglass Brewing or head to the Hourglass Social House for crafts, drafts and vegan eats from Leguminati.

Happy Hour

Celebrate that magical pre-dinner hour with cocktails and small plates at some of Orlando’s best happy hour spots. Santiago’s Bodega in the Ivanhoe Village Main Street district offers not one but two happy hours every single day of the week, making it a must-visit in our book. More great happy hour options near downtown Orlando include The Pinery in Ivanhoe Village, Solita Tacos & Margaritas in the City Arts District, The Neighbors in the Audubon Park Garden District, The Osprey Tavern in Baldwin Park, Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar in Winter Park, and much more. Cheers!

First Dinner: Winter Park

Just 15 minutes north of Orlando, Winter Park is packed with dozens of decadent dinner destinations, including several prime options along Park Avenue, in Hannibal Square and at Winter Park Village. Try the MICHELIN Recommended AVA MediterrAegean for spirited Mediterranean flavors, VINIA Wine & Kitchen for expert wine pairings, Chez Vincent for fine French cuisine, or the MICHELIN Recommended Prato for modernized Italian fare from James Beard-nominated chef Brandon McGlamery. Or, choose your own culinary adventure.

Discover: Dining in Winter Park

Second Dinner: Lake Nona

You’ve had first dinner, yes, but what about second dinner? If you can’t resist the call of even more delicious bites, including MICHELIN Guide dining, waterfront eateries and buzzworthy culinary collectives like Boxi Park, then follow your heart to Lake Nona. This playful, tech-forward neighborhood boasts colorful public art, bold flavors and a vibrant, innovative spirit. Head to the Lake Nona Wave Hotel for exotic flavors from HAVEN or MICHELIN Recommended BACÁN, or explore fabulous options in Lake Nona Town Center. Try small plates and cocktails at Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, fresh seafood at Canvas Restaurant & Market, fragrant Anatolian fare at Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, and wood-fired pizza and house-brewed beer at Park Pizza & Brewing Company.

Discover: Things to Do in Orlando’s Lake Nona Neighborhood

If your evening plans include a flight out of Orlando International Airport (MCO), take the party up to Hemisphere Restaurant on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Enjoy world cuisine along with an impressive collection of wines from each hemisphere as you take in the dramatic runway views. Additional dinner options at MCO and in the nearby Gateway District include Frescoe Modern Brasserie, McCoy’s Bar & Grill, and popular eateries like Bonefish Grill.

Dessert: Ivanhoe Village

Sure, you could order a decadent dessert with dinner and carry on, but if you’re really serious about the sweet stuff, head to Better Than Sex — A Dessert Restaurant in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village District. Here you’ll find sumptuous treats with playful names like Naughty by Nature, Caress My Carrot and Cookie Nookie Pie, all served with wine, beer and cocktails in a speakeasy-style setting. You can also find plenty of mouthwatering dessert options at The Hall on the Yard, including cereal milk cheesecake and white chocolate strawberry crème brulee from The Chef and I Orlando. Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe and MICHELIN Recommended restaurant The Pinery both have fantastic desserts as well. If you’d rather jump straight into post-dinner drinks, you can imbibe at The Imperial Wine Bar or go zero-proof at The BANDBOX.

Discover: Things to Do in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village District

Nightcap: City District & Thornton Park

Raise your glass to a fantastic day out with dancing, drinks and live entertainment in downtown Orlando’s City District. Catch a show at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts or eclectic Fringe ArtSpace, embark on a themed bar crawl to spots like 1-Up Orlando, disco all night at the Robinson Cocktail Room, or sip some bathtub gin in a speakeasy-style lounge at Mathers Social Gathering. No matter where you go, you're sure to have a ball.

Discover: Orlando Nightlife


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