Best Of 2021

Best Breakfast: Se7en Bites

First: Se7en Bites,

Second: The Briarpatch,

Third: First Watch,

Best Brunch

First: Santiago's Bodega,

Second: Maxine's on Shine,

Third: Briarpatch,

Best Lunch

First: Yellow Dog Eats,

Second: Beefy King,

Third: Black Bean Deli,

Best Cheap Eats

First: Gringos Locos,

Second: Beefy King,

Third: Lazy Moon,

Best Date Restaurant

First: Hillstone,

Second: Better Than Sex,

Third: Prato,

Best Outdoor Dining

First: Hillstone,

Second: Grills Lakeside,

Third: Ravenous Pig,

Best Late-Night Restaurant

(serving after 11 p.m.)

First: Gringos Locos,

Second: Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria,

Third: Lazy Moon,

Best Splurge


First: Hillstone,

Second: Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster,

Third: Kabooki Sushi,

Best Place to Buy Meat

First: Petty's Meats,

Second: Orlando Meats,

Third: Freshfields Farm,

Best Place to

Buy Produce

First: Freshfields Farm,

Second: Winter Garden Farmers Market,

Third: Winter Park Farmers Market,

Best Place to

Eat Gluten-free

First: Ethos Vegan Kitchen,

Second: Hungry Pants,

Third: Bolay,

Best Bakery

First: Gideon's Bakehouse,

Second: The Glass Knife,

Third: Se7en Bites,

Best Barbecue


First: 4 Rivers Smokehouse,

Second: Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa,

Third: Yellow Dog Eats,

Best Caribbean


First: Black Bean Deli,

Second: Bahama Breeze,

Third: DaJen Eats,

Best Chinese Restaurant

First: Hawkers Asian Street Food,

Second: Peter's Kitchen China Bistro,

Third: Chuan Lu Garden,

Best Coffee Bar

First: Foxtail Coffee Co.,

Second: Drunken Monkey,

Third: Lineage Coffee Roasting,

Best Diner

First: Metro Diner,

Second: Christo's Café,

Third: Linda's Winter Park Diner,

Best Food Truck

First: Chicken Fire,

Second: Korean BBQ Taco Box,

Third: Smoke & Donuts,

Best French Restaurant

First: Le Coq Au Vin,

Second: Chez Vincent,

Third: DoveCote,

Best Greek Restaurant

First: Little Greek Fresh Grill,

Second: The Greek Corner,

Third: Mediterranean Blue,

Best Indian Restaurant

First: Tamarind Indian Cuisine,

Second: Mynt Fine Indian Cuisine,

Third: Saffron Indian Cuisine,

Best Italian Restaurant

First: Prato,

Second: Antonio's,

Third: Enzo's on the Lake,

Best Korean Restaurant

First: Izziban Sushi & BBQ,

Second: Korea House,

Third: Chi-Kin,

Best Latin Restaurant

First: Black Bean Deli,

Second: Agave Azul,

Third: Zaza New Cuban Diner,

Best Local Brewery

First: Hourglass Brewing,

Second: Crooked Can Brewing Co.,

Third: Sideward Brewing,

Best Mexican Restaurant

First: Agave Azul,

Second: Black Rooster Taqueria,

Third: Don Julio Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar,

Best Middle Eastern


First: Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine,

Second: Mediterranean Deli

Third: Habibi,

Best Seafood


First: Winter Park Fish Co.,

Second: High Tide Harry's,

Third (tie): The Osprey,

Third (tie): Boston's Fish House,

Best Steakhouse

First: Linda's La Cantina,

Second: Ruth's Chris Steak House,

Third: Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster,

Best Teahouse

First: Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria,

Second: Infusion Tea,

Third: Royaltea,

Best Thai Restaurant

First: SEA Thai,

Second: Thai House,

Third: Thai Blossom,

Best Theme Park


First: The Boathouse,

Second: Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen,

Third: Be Our Guest,

Best Vegan or

Vegetarian Restaurant

First: Ethos Vegan Kitchen,

Second: Winter Park Biscuit Co.,

Third: Hungry Pants,

Best Vietnamese


First: Pho 88,

Second: Little Saigon,

Third: Viet-Nomz,

Best Bloody Mary

First: The Hammered Lamb,

Second: Maxine's on Shine,

Third: Ravenous Pig,

Best Burger

First: Teak Neighborhood Grill,

Second: The Ravenous Pig,

Third: Hamburger Mary's,

Best Cheesesteak

First: LaSpada's Original Cheese Steaks & Hoagies,

Second: Kappy's Subs,

Third: Cavo's Bar and Kitchen,

Best Cuban Sandwich

First: Black Bean Deli,

Second: Zaza New Cuban Diner,

Third: Cubans on the Run,

Best Desserts

First: The Glass Knife,

Second: Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream,

Third: Gideon's Bakehouse,

Best Doughnut

First: Donut King,

Second: The Salty Donut,

Third: Voodoo Doughnut,

Best Fried Chicken

First: Publix,

Second: The Coop,

Third: Chicken Fire,

Best Ice Cream

First: Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream,

Second: Jeremiah's Italian Ice,

Third: The Greenery Creamery,

Best Juice/Smoothies

First: Tropical Smoothie Cafe,

Second: Soho Juice Company,

Third: Juice Bar,

Best Locally Made

Hot Sauce

First: Tijuana Flats,

Second: Jason's Mom's Sauce,

Third: MX Taco,

Best Nachos

First: Gringos Locos,

Second: Tijuana Flats,

Third: Miller's Ale House,

Best Pho

First: Pho 88,

Second: Viet-Nomz,

Third: Little Saigon,

Best Pizza

First: Lazy Moon,

Second: Pizza Bruno,

Third: Mellow Mushroom,

Best Poke

First: Poke Hana,

Second: Da Kine Poke,

Third: Bento,

Best Pub Grub/Bar Food

First: The Porch,

Second: Tori Tori,

Third: Graffiti Junktion,

Best Ramen

First: Domu,

Second: Jinya Ramen Bar,

Third: Soupa Saiyan,

Best Sandwiches/Subs

First: Publix Deli Subs,

Second: Pom Pom's,

Third: Stasio's Italian Deli & Market,

Best Sushi

First: Kabooki Sushi,

Second: Seito Sushi,

Third: Sushi Pop,

Best Tacos

First: Gringos Locos,

Second: Tin and Taco,

Third: Black Rooster Taqueria,

Best Thing to Eat at a Theme Park

First: Anything from Epcot Food & Wine

Second: Dole Whip

Third: Butterbeer

Best Wings

First: Domu,

Second: Gator's Dockside,

Third: Papa Bees,

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