October 04, 2021

The 25 hottest new restaurants in Orlando right now

Even a global pandemic couldn't completely stop the constant churn of new places to eat in the City Beautiful. With comings and goings nearly every day, it can be hard to keep track of Orlando's booming culinary scene.

To make it a little easier on curious Epicureans of Central Florida, we've rounded up all the notable restaurant openings this summer into one place.

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The 25 hottest new restaurants in Orlando right now
Jam Hot Chicken 
400 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
Jam Hot Chicken has been floating around the Orlando food circuit since 2017, but it finally opened its own shop. Choose your heat level with their plain, mild, hot, hotter or jam. 
Photo via Jam Hot Chicken/Facebook

Jam Hot Chicken

400 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
Jam Hot Chicken has been floating around the Orlando food circuit since 2017, but it finally opened its own shop. Choose your heat level with their plain, mild, hot, hotter or jam.

Photo via Jam Hot Chicken/Facebook
Buttercrust Pizza 
407-237-9981,  4781 S. Orange Ave.
Buttercrust Pizza offers both square and round pies, but their grandma-style buttery square crusts are definitely worth trying. Some of their signature pizzas include BBQ Chicken, Kickin’ Hawaiian and Triple Mac & Cheesiest. 
Photo via Buttercrust Pizza/Facebook

Buttercrust Pizza

407-237-9981, 4781 S. Orange Ave.
Buttercrust Pizza offers both square and round pies, but their grandma-style buttery square crusts are definitely worth trying. Some of their signature pizzas include BBQ Chicken, Kickin’ Hawaiian and Triple Mac & Cheesiest.

Photo via Buttercrust Pizza/Facebook
Phat Ash Bakes 
912 N. Mills Ave.
This small-batch cookie start-up just established its first physical location. Phat Ash’s mammoth cookies are known for their unique flavors like “campfire cookie butter” and  “tricked out red velvet”. 
Photo via Phat Ash Bakes/Facebook

Phat Ash Bakes

912 N. Mills Ave.
This small-batch cookie start-up just established its first physical location. Phat Ash’s mammoth cookies are known for their unique flavors like “campfire cookie butter” and “tricked out red velvet”.

Photo via Phat Ash Bakes/Facebook
Sugar Dough Bakehouse 
3122 Corrine Drive
Sugar Dough Bakehouse, a sister concept of Light on the Sugar, has finally opened. Fresh-baked delicacies to expect include their fluffy Japanese milk bread, ube-filled croissants and taro Pop Tarts. 
Photo via Sugar Dough Bakehouse/Facebook

Sugar Dough Bakehouse

3122 Corrine Drive
Sugar Dough Bakehouse, a sister concept of Light on the Sugar, has finally opened. Fresh-baked delicacies to expect include their fluffy Japanese milk bread, ube-filled croissants and taro Pop Tarts.

Photo via Sugar Dough Bakehouse/Facebook
Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips 
689-244-7400, 8391 International Drive Suite C-1 Address
This much-anticipated fish and chips spot has opened in Icon Park. Crispy cod, shrimp, buttery lobster and “chips” will be served at the iconic Hell’s Kitchen star’s restaurant. 
Photo via Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips/Facebook

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

689-244-7400, 8391 International Drive Suite C-1 Address
This much-anticipated fish and chips spot has opened in Icon Park. Crispy cod, shrimp, buttery lobster and “chips” will be served at the iconic Hell’s Kitchen star’s restaurant.

Photo via Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips/Facebook
Clean Eatz 
352-708-6197, 2620 S. Highway 27 Suite 800, Clermont
Clean Eatz serves a health conscious menu with plenty of yummy options. Guests can even build their own bowl or burger. They also offer a weekly meal plan with a rotating menu. 
Photo via Clean Eatz/Facebook

Clean Eatz

352-708-6197, 2620 S. Highway 27 Suite 800, Clermont
Clean Eatz serves a health conscious menu with plenty of yummy options. Guests can even build their own bowl or burger. They also offer a weekly meal plan with a rotating menu.

Photo via Clean Eatz/Facebook
Crumbl Cookies 
407-674-9997, Multiple Locations
Crumbl Cookies has 29 unique and trendy flavors that rotate on a weekly basis. Some of their most popular flavors are the berry crunch, cookies & cream, waffle and churro. 
Photo via Crumbl Cookies/Facebook

Crumbl Cookies

407-674-9997, Multiple Locations
Crumbl Cookies has 29 unique and trendy flavors that rotate on a weekly basis. Some of their most popular flavors are the berry crunch, cookies & cream, waffle and churro.

Photo via Crumbl Cookies/Facebook
Maguro Sushi 
407-440-2163, 1311 Florida Mall Ave.
The once ghost kitchen finally opened its own brick-and-mortar shop. Its Latin American sushi fusion cuisine features crossovers such as a ropa vieja egg roll (shredded beef egg roll), Korean kimchi guava ribs and a boricrab salad with sweet plantain. 
Photo via Maguro Sushi/Facebook

Maguro Sushi

407-440-2163, 1311 Florida Mall Ave.
The once ghost kitchen finally opened its own brick-and-mortar shop. Its Latin American sushi fusion cuisine features crossovers such as a ropa vieja egg roll (shredded beef egg roll), Korean kimchi guava ribs and a boricrab salad with sweet plantain.

Photo via Maguro Sushi/Facebook
Shinjung Korean Restaurant 
407-237-0451, 1638 E. Colonial Drive
Shinjung has been slowly rebuilding after a massive fire destroyed the restaurant. They’re still only doing takeout, but guests can order their fan-favorite beef bulgogi, pork bento box or pan fried dumplings. 
Photo via Shinjung Korean Restaurant/Facebook

Shinjung Korean Restaurant

407-237-0451, 1638 E. Colonial Drive
Shinjung has been slowly rebuilding after a massive fire destroyed the restaurant. They’re still only doing takeout, but guests can order their fan-favorite beef bulgogi, pork bento box or pan fried dumplings.

Photo via Shinjung Korean Restaurant/Facebook