Orlando is home to constant development and with the newness come consistently fresh culinary institutions.
If you’ve ever found yourself meandering to and from the same locales time and time again, it’s time to check out new places around town. Below are a few (only a few! there are so many) of our favorite new restaurants in Orlando this year.
11 of the Best New Restaurants in Orlando
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Wolfgang Puck is one of the original celebrity chefs. The Austrian-born culinary genius earned his fame when he began cooking for the elite and the famous in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Disney Springs Marketplace now features a Wolfgang Puck Express, where diners can get hand-crafted gourmett pizzas, sandwiches, soups and fresh salads.
Agave Azul is an authentic Mexican restaurant that serves carefully crafted and boldly flavored dishes. Agave Azul is committed to sustainability, growth and the use of local ingredients and creative culinary techniques to bring patrons the best of native Mexico’s historically earthy palette.
Explore your artisan coffee-buds at Foxtail’s Farmhouse. Specialty grade craft coffees are roasted on site and served alongside wine, bubbles, cocktails with fresh, local, and vegan eating options. Check out the world’s largest coffee siphon bar while you’re there.
Inspiring Latin Asian Fusion came easily to Chef Roberto Treviño, a well known Puerto Rican chef and restaurant owner. Since winning Food Network’s Iron Chef America, Chef Treviño brought his renowned cuisine to Downtown Orlando, defying the limits of traditional culinary classics with pairings such as pork and sweet plantain dumplings.
Sticky Rice Lao Street Food
At Sticky Rice, you can create your own Laotian feast, ordering small dishes such as lemongrass sausage, papaya salad and street wings to experience and share the taste of Laotian delights with friends.
Tutto Caffè is the new neighborhood coffee spot, complete with espresso, panini, baked goods, gelato – gelato – and more. The experience inside the caffè matches the delicious coffee experience, attracting many of its patrons back as regulars.
Alas, your vegan savior. Mary Mattern, the former Blink-182 road chef, opened the all-vegan eatery with A Day to Remember guitarist Neil Westfall for vegan and vegan-curious eaters to come in and enjoy eating clean amidst a Jewish-deli-style restaurant.
Jinya Ramen Bar
Fix your ramen cravings at the new location for Florida’s popular Jinya Ramen Bar. Alongside noodle dishes, try the menu’s rice bowls, mini tacos, Japanese curries and more.
This is the latest creation by Peter Leung, whose previous ventures included Tasty Wok and Ming Bistro. Dishes such as the butter lobster and the orange chicken continue drawing serious crowds to Peter’s Kitchen on East Colonial Drive.
The Edison is a Disney Springs eatery that masterfully meshes post-industrial and steampunk-themed aesthetics. Try the restaurant’s 28-day dry-aged prime rib for a sublimely mouth-water experience.
Little Blue Donut Co.
Care to give in to your innermost cravings? Little Blue Donut Co. is now here for you on Fairbanks Avenue, where you can roll up to get a donut from the popular food truck who is not taking up a permanent space in the neighborhood.
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