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From some of the best seafood in the world to Cuban and Caribbean flavors, the sunshine state’s gastronomic prowess expands further than citrus. Here, ingredients are prepared and enjoyed in every which way, from picnics to food trucks to fine dining. Whether you are in the mood for award-winning restaurants and eateries, homestyle cooking and grilling or trying a little bit of everything at a food festival, you can find it here. Welcome to Florida, we hope you’re hungry.
- Award-Winning Bites
- International Cuisines
- Food Festivals
Florida’s Top Eateries
People are starting to notice the elite restaurant and eateries in the sunshine state, with 118 Florida restaurants on the Michelin Guide list and 24 James Beard recognized restaurants. Memorable culinary creations are spanning the state, from Ariete in Miami to Kabooki Sushi in Orlando to Bistro AIX in Jacksonville. Top restaurants abound, so you’ll find a “best of” list wherever you go in Florida, like the top 10 restaurants in Northwest Florida. Across all different cuisines and multiple different dining styles, food in Florida is among the best in the world.
Tastes from Around the Globe
Florida embraces cultural diversity in many ways, one of which being the cuisine. The sunshine state provides a smattering of dining and flavor options from coast to coast. Cuban sandwiches are mouth-watering, while Jamaican Jerk-style chicken and pork will spice up your day. Caribbean cuisine gives life to ingredients like plantains, beans, coconut, and rice, coining the name “Floribbean Cuisine.” There is inspiration from South America as well, with note-worthy dishes from Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Chile finding a welcome home in many of Florida’s restaurants.
Celebrating Florida’s Food
One of the many ways to become a Florida foodie is by attending one of our various food festivals. Instead of waiting on lines for rollercoasters, visit Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival in Orlando and witness culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, and a plethora of interesting foods. Seafood lover? Check out the Pensacola Seafood Festival. If your taste lies in the finer things, check out the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami to dine beside big-name celebrities. Sponsored by the Food Network and Food & Wine Magazine, the five-day event in February is sure to inspire fun, glamour, and intense flavors. For those with a sweet tooth, attend the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. This festival dates back to the 1930s, and is brimming with sweet treats like strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and even strawberry pizza.
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