So without further ado, let’s get right into the dishes are must-haves when you visit Orlando, and where to find them.
7 of the Most Iconic Food in Orlando You Must Try
1. Nashville Hot Chicken- Cask & Larder
All meat lovers can agree that Southern hot chicken is one of the best meat dishes ever, and at Cask and Larder, Julie and James Petrakis take it up a notch by upgrading the original with unique components. Besides the crispy, spicy chicken, you get chopped pickles along with an Alabama style with Barbeque sauce to perfectly balance out all the flavours.
To enjoy this Southern delight head to Cask & Larder. 565 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park and taste the American classic.
2. Butterbeer- Universal Studios
A must-try for all the Harry Potter fans, Butterbeer is the iconic drink from the Book and Movie series and tastes delicious. This beverage resembles cream soda, but has a flavour of butterscotch, and is non-alcoholic. The original version is the normal soda version but you can also try the frozen and hot versions, and it is so popular that you can even find a Butterbeer soft serve.
It is available in stores across Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley in the Universal Orlando Resort, so you can experience the drink in the Hogwarts setting too.
like Chicken tacos and Carne Asada Taco, so you can visit the food truck at Universal Studios to grab a bite.
3. Roti Canai- Mamak Asian Street Food
This classic Indian flatbread is everything you would want a flatbread to be, soft, puffy and incredibly flaky. Some enjoy it on its own while some dip it and eat it along with a spicy Indian curry to experience a burst of flavours. This Indian delicacy will be sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.
Mills 50, in general, is a great spot for all kinds of Asian cuisines, at very great prices too, so when you visit the street make sure to enjoy this bread at Mamak Asian Street Food, 1231, Colonial Dr. Orlando.
4. T-Bone Steak- Linda’s La Cantina
You can enjoy a classic thick, 2-pound T-bone steak at this old fashioned and classic steakhouse. With a great seasoning and extremely tender and juicy meat, the T-bone steak is a must-try item and is not too expensive either.
Linda’s La Cantina has a vintage feel to it and offers a great menu and service at decent prices. When you’re craving something old-school and hearty, you can visit Linda’s La Cantina, 4721 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
5. The Giant Pink Donut- Lard Lad Donuts
Universal Studios offer a lot of great food experiences, for instance, take the Giant Iced Donut. As big as a person’s head, this huge donut tastes just like a classic pink iced donut but can feed way over 4 people. And, due to its size, fluffy texture and bright pink icing, is a kid-favourite item.
You can find this giant treat, which also quite affordable for a theme park snack item, at Lard Lad Donuts in the Universal Studios, Orlando.
6. Croissants- Buttermilk Bakery
Specialising in croissants, the Buttermilk Bakery is relatively newer to the marke but is already a crowd-favourite due to their delicious pastries and baked goods. Among other pastries, their croissants are their bestsellers and contribute to their popularity. You can find all sorts of filled croissants from sweet fillings like chocolate to savoury fillings like Ham and Gruyere.
You can find these flaky, soft and decadent pastries at the Buttermilk Bakery, 1198 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park.
7. Tonkatsu Ramen- Seito Sushi
A Japanese staple, ramen is perfect for when you are craving some warm, comfort food. At Seito Sushi, the ramen comes submerged in a creamy broth that has been cooking and drawing flavour from bones for nearly 24 hours, making it super flavourful and rich. It also comes topped with braised pork belly, red pickled ginger, bamboo shoots as well as a soy sauce-marinated soft boiled egg.
This Japanese delicacy, alongside various other East-Asian dishes, can be ordered and enjoyed at Seito Sushi, 8031 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando.
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