BEST OF EDIBLE ORLANDO WINNERS

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Edible Orlando readers are vocal—thousands of you voted in our first “Best of Edible Orlando” awards. Passionate about great food and where it comes from, you also have a thing or two to say about cool T-shirts, the top garden centers and the best “edible” beauty treatments.

All of this year’s awards were chosen by our readers through an online survey. We’re naming just the top three vote-getters in each category, but the editors weigh in with their favorites, too. You’ll spot some familiar places plus discover others that are new to you. For a full list, visit our Web site, edibleorlando.com. It’s gratifying to see the local food movement take root.

Best Local Food Menu

The Ravenous Pig
1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park
(407) 628-2333

K Restaurant
1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
(407) 872-2332

The Rusty Spoon
55 W. Church St., Orlando
(407) 401-8811

Best Hotel Restaurant for Local Food 

Primo
JW Marriott, Orlando
(407) 393-4444

Napa
The Peabody
9801 International Drive, Orlando
(407) 352-4000

La Luce
Hilton Orlando
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
(407) 597-3600

Best Ongoing Chef Event

Seasonal Roast at The Ravenous Pig
1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park
(407) 628-2333

Kevin’s Day Off at K Restaurant
1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
(407) 872-2332

Aloha Friday at Loews Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way , Orlando
(407) 503-3000

Best Food Gifts

The Spice & Tea Exchange
309 Park Ave. N., Winter Park
(407) 647-7423

Antonio’s Café and Deli
611 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland
(407) 645-1039

Cavallari Gourmet
1954 W. State Road 426, Oviedo
(407) 865-8000

Best Community Food Event

Winter Park Harvest Festival
(407) 628-1230

The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar

Slow Food Orlando’s Eat Local Week

Best Frozen Dessert

Jeramiah's Italian Ice

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Various locations

Mama Loca’s Ice Cream
107 S. Oak Ave., Sanford
(407) 321-1838

Muse Gelato

Best Chocolate

Peterbrooke Chocolatier
300 S. Park Ave., Winter Park
(407) 644-3200

Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Various locations

Chocolate Provocateur
1600 Edgewater Drive (Infusion Tea), Orlando
(407) 927-1148

Best Cookies

Jane’s Short & Sweet
(407) 470-0765

Heartsong Cookies

Cookie Cousins
2322 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
(407) 420-7940

Best Locally Brewed Beer

Orlando Brewing
1301 Atlanta Ave., Orlando
(407) 872-1117

Shipyard Emporium
200 W. Fairbanks Ave. , Winter Park
(321) 274-4045

Cigar City Brewing
3924 W. Spruce St., Suite A, Tampa
(813) 348-6363 ext. 206

 

Tim Varan and Steve Butler at Tim’s Wine Market

Best Independent Wine Store

Tim’s Wine Market
1223 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
(407) 895-9463

Eola Wine Company
Various locations

The Wine Barn
1711 33rd St., Orlando
(407) 704-8816

Best “Edible” Health/Beauty Treatment

Chocolate Cake Massage / Pia Esthetics
407 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
(407) 767-7100

Halotherapy / The Salt Room
1804 N. Mills Ave., Orlando
(407) 965-3065

Coconut and Pineapple Scalp Treatment / The Spa at Riverview
103 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach
(386) 424-6262

Best Locally Roasted Coffee

Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar
444 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando
(407) 893-4994

Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen
Various locations

Austin’s Coffee
929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
(407) 975-3364

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant

Dandelion Communitea Cafe
618 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando
(407) 362-1864

Ethos Vegan Kitchen
1235 N. Orange Ave. #101, Orlando
(407) 228-3898

Infusion Tea
1600 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
(407) 999-5255

Best Conscious Cuisine for Carnivores

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill 
8031 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando
(407) 370-3810

Sunflower Café at Hoover’s Market
1035 Academy Drive, Altamonte Springs
(407) 869-0000

Vida Latin Restaurant
921 Beresford Way, Lake Mary
(407) 878-2108

Best Grower-Only Farmers’ Market

Brevard County Farmers Market

Audubon Park Community Market

“The Original” New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market

Best Garden Center

Palmer’s Garden and Goods
2611 Corrine Drive, Orlando
(407) 896-5951

Blodgett Gardens
3821 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
(407) 295-2363

South Seminole Farm and Nursery 
2010 Lake Drive, Casselberry
(407) 695-3247

Best Small-Batch Local Food Producer

Winter Park Dairy cheese

Fat Cat hot sauces

Sunchowder’s Emporia preserves

Best Large-Scale Local Food Producer

Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Lake Meadow Naturals

Q-Line cream-on-top milk

Best Food Truck

Big Wheel Provisions

The Crooked Spoon Café

The Travelling Gourmet

Best Homemade Pet Treats

Woof Gang Bakery
Various locations

Pookie’s Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery
1980 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
(407) 622-7387

Chews Naturally

Best Foodie T-Shirt

Best Foodie T-Shirt, Shipyard Emporium

Shipyard Emporium
200 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
(321) 274-4045

Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Big Wheel Provisions

Best Caterer

Puff’ N Stuff
(407) 629-7833

Arthur’s Creative Events and Catering
(407) 331-1993

Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events
(407) 975-8763

Best Local Food Blog

Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide

Watch Me Eat

Tie: Droolius and Tastychomps

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