October 7, 2022

What would you say if someone said that an Orlando, FL, vacation means lots and lots of amazing food instead of spectacular rides and theme parks? You’ll surely laugh out loud in their face!

But the fact is Orlando has a surprisingly rocking food scene playing out in its districts and neighborhoods and not just in its theme parks.

Mixing it up

If you are planning a trip here, how about you plan a mélange of activities that are interspersed with tastes of mouth-watering cuisines?

You can hit the unusual by hitting Icon Park first. There is so much to see and do here – you can ride The Wheel which is the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast, you can check out Madame Tussaud’s wax recreations of important people, and you can gawk at the skeleton of a killer whale at the Museum of Osteology, and see sea animals at the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium.

Sounds like a tiring day, eh? You must satiate those hunger pangs with some delectable ribs at Morimoto Asia. The pork ribs here are supremely tasty having been braised for several hours, dusted with cornstarch before being fried, and then glazed with an amazing sauce. Yummy indeed!

Moving on, you can stop next at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. You can access both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure here. If you feel like water sports, you can visit Volcano Bay. Else, you can check out CityWalk for wholesome entertainment for children and adults alike.

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And now it is time for some hot chicken. For that, your best bet is Cask & Larder where you can enjoy chicken that is an unbeatable combo of heat, spice, tang, and sweet. You’ll find yourself unable to stop eating as this chicken is so darn delicious!

An Orlando vacation will surely feel incomplete without a trip to Legoland. Your kids can make their own rafts and float down the lazy river in its Water Park, enjoy The Lego Movie World, and gawk at Lego sculptures that are made using millions of Lego bricks.

Once that’s done, you can enjoy roasted red snapper at Slate, where it is served with a soft and creamy spoon of bread and zucchini noodles. This sublime gastronomic creation will fill you up without making you feel loaded in the tummy.

If you’d like to see more sea life, you can head over to SeaWorld where you can have close encounters with sea animals. There are two parks here – Discovery Cove and Aquatica.

You can bring your trip to an end with lamb ribs at Osprey Tavern. While this place is relatively new, it is already a hit with locals and tourists alike. The lamb ribs served here are dark and crusty; incensed with a sublime Middle-Eastern spice blend called za-atar, and drizzled with smoked honey. This is served with cooling yogurt. Sounds divine, eh?