Orlando has one of the most diverse dining scenes anywhere, and it isn’t limited to just restaurants. Central Florida is chock-full of food trucks that bring top-notch flavors from all over the world to one place. Here are some of the best that you need to try on your next visit to The City Beautiful.
If you have always wanted to try the iconic flavors of New England seafood, Monsta Lobsta is for you. Run by a seafood enthusiast from Maine, this truck offers healthy foods with short wait times. Lobster rolls and clam chowder are staples of the Monsta Lobsta menu, and while somewhat pricier than other food truck options, the experience of chowing down on New England recipes in the heart of Florida is truly unique. For up-to-date information on Monsta Lobsta’s schedule, follow them on Facebook or Twitter (@MonstaLobsta).
If you can dream it up, Daydream Pizza can make it a reality. This food truck specializes in creating all types of pizzas, from classics like the Margherita to more outlandish options like pepperoni and marshmallow. They also serve a variety of pizza rolls and hot dogs, making it a perfect spot to fulfill late night cravings. All items are produced from scratch with fresh ingredients. Daydream Pizza is always on the move, so the best way to keep up with them is to follow them on Facebook or on Twitter (@DaydreamPizza).
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
In the mood for dessert? Jeremiah’s Italian Ice has food trucks in addition to their brick and mortar locations, all of which serve generous portions of unique combinations of soft serve ice cream and Italian ice swirled together. Anything from strawberry to piña colada, to mint chocolate chip, and seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie are available. Jeremiah’s has locations all throughout the Orlando area, so check out www.jeremiahsice.com for the nearest location.
If Cajun cuisine is your speed, Dixieland Diner is where you need to be. This food truck serves up classics like jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and chicken sandwiches. Be sure to try out their signature item the “Boudin Balls” that gives you a fun way to try out blood sausage in a delicious dip. As a southern style establishment, servings are generous, and the service is always friendly, so get there early to beat the crowds. For up-to-date schedules and locations, check out their website at www.dixielanddiner.com or call at 407-625-2609.
Are you looking for gourmet food without the reservations and fancy attire? Twisted Plates serves up gourmet inspired dishes on a menu that changes often, and offers everything from entrees to snacks and desserts. Fresh and in-season ingredients are always a focus at Twisted Plates. Check out their website at www.twistedplates.com for schedules and contact information.
When you’re planning an Orlando vacation, be sure to take the time to explore the many different types of dining options available. The Rosen Inn is located right on International Drive, and our luxurious yet affordable rooms give you the perfect place to recharge your batteries each night. Contact us today to book your stay.