Orlando Foodies

Of course you know Orlando’s theme parks, but did you know that they are only a part of what makes an Orlando vacation so magical and appealing? “The City Beautiful” is chock full of entertainment, and there truly is something for everyone here. Regardless of your vacation goals, age, or interests, Central Florida is a dazzling place where unparalleled memories and experiences are just waiting to be discovered. We’ve developed a series of sample itineraries, categorized by interests and travel motivators, to serve as an original guide to the Central Florida area. There will be no theme park recommendations in this series, because chances are that you already have these destinations in your sights. If you’re looking to change it up a bit and try something new, these suggestions will be a perfect fit. See our area from a unique perspective when you take some time to explore, and leave your social media audiences in envy of your shared vacation experiences. You’re already staying like a local in your Contempo vacation home. You may as well have fun like a local, too!

You’ve already discovered the world-class hotels and high-flying amusements Orlando has to offer, but you may not realize that Central Florida has fast become a deliciously alluring foodie destination as well! With incredible chefs, first-class wineries and a diverse array of pubs and breweries, we have plenty of ways to tickle your taste buds! 

Dinner Shows

There are an assortment of cleverly themed dinner shows throughout the general Orlando area. Depending on which style of show you find most appealing, you can opt for fantasy, history, comedy, music and more – for the whole family, or adults only! Here are some of our favorites:

Publix Aprons

7524 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 226-9796
http://www.publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools

Publix Aprons Cooking Schools’ classes are meant to entertain, amuse, and inspire you, giving you confidence no matter what you’re cooking up. Classes cover a world of cuisines and trendy topics, a baker’s dozen of techniques, special seasonal topics, and even guest appearances by celebrity chefs—TV stars, cookbook authors, and local restaurateurs. You can even schedule private, customized classes for special occasions from showers to birthdays to company team-building events. Looking for a fun night out? Look no further than demonstration-style cooking classes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as chefs and staff prepare delicious dishes before your eyes—complete with tips and tales from kitchens they have known. Then, enjoy being served each course of what’s on the menu. And take home the recipes to try yourself. Enjoy great food and great fun for one great price.

World of Chocolate

11701 International Dr suite 400, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 778-4871
www.wocorlando.com

The World Of Chocolate Museum & Café is Orlando’s newest and sweetest attraction, and first chocolate museum of its kind! 25 solid chocolate sculptures up to 6 feet tall! Wine and chocolate pairings! Complimentary tasting of gourmet chocolates from around the world as part of the museum tour!

Better Than Sex

1905 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 761-8949
www.betterthansexorlando.com

What’s your idea of a romantic night out? A quiet, private table for just the two of you? Maybe you want to reconnect with some friends. Here it’s refreshingly cool, dimly lit, with candles reflected in crystal chandeliers, shadows flickering against brocade walls framed by velvet curtains… Curated soundtrack playing in the background to set the perfect mood. If that sounds appealing, imagine the most sensuously sinful, deliciously decadent desserts you can think of, or even some you haven’t— like a chocolate-rimmed glass of Cabernet or a caramel covered glass of Champagne —and you will have an idea of what to expect at Better Than Sex. The Key West location has been collecting awards as the Best Romantic Restaurant and is Key West’s top pick for a Sexy Night Out. 

Webb’s Candy Factory

38217 US-27, Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 422-1051
webbscandyshop.com

Davenport is home to one of the most impressive candy stores in Central Florida. From peanut brittle and hand-dipped gourmet chocolates, to the popular citrus candies, Webb’s Candy Shop has everything necessary to satisfy your sweet tooth! Gourmet chocolate, candies, ice cream, honey, saltwater taffy, collectibles, Florida souvenirs, seasonal gifts, stuffed animals, and more! Popular local fruit and veggie wines of all kinds are also available for purchase.

Davidson of Dundee

28421 US-27, Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 439-1698
https://www.davidsonofdundee.com

Davidson of Dundee, the famed candy and jelly factory located off Highway 27 in Dundee, was first founded by Glen Davidson in 1967 and remains a family business today. In the early 1900’s, T.W. Davidson grew oranges, grapefruit and tangerines near Dundee, Florida. Years later, his son Glen planted his own groves nearby. In the 1960’s, Glen developed a delicious candy using fresh-squeezed citrus juices and started the Davidson Citrus Candy Factory. Still run by the Davidson family, candy and marmalade is made the old-fashioned way – slow cooked in copper kettles one batch at a time. The ingredients are Florida grown, sun-ripened fruit from our groves and pure cane sugar from the everglades.

Food Tours

Join a local guide on a part social, part educational, mostly culinary and ALWAYS fun filled tour! Foodies, friends, families, coworkers and all kinds will enjoy food and drink tastings on narrated walking tours. Eat, drink, laugh and learn.

Sugar Mill Restaurant at De Leon Springs

601 Ponce Deleon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL 32130
(386) 985-5644
www.oldspanishsugarmill.com

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill is a unique restaurant located inside De Leon Springs State Park since 1961. Customers sit at tables with electric griddles in the center and make their own pancakes right on the griddles. They are served two different types of homemade pancake batters, one containing stone-ground corn, wheat, rye, whole wheat and buckwheat flours and the other made from unbleached white flour. You may also order blueberries, bananas, peanut butter, pecans, chocolate chips, apples or apple sauce to create whatever sort of pancakes you choose, as well as a variety of other breakfast staples. The park in which the mill is situated and the mill building itself are now owned by the state of Florida and are part of the Florida State Park system

For information on these and other area attractions, or to purchase tickets, please contact our friends at Visit Central Florida or Kissimmee Guest Services!