Florida Eats

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Florida Eats – What a Month in the Sunshine State Looks Like.

When I think of Florida I certainly do not think of it as a foodie destination, unless of course we’re talking giant smoked turkey legs at the theme parks, those are delicious. Sadly many share this thought – Florida eats not being the best and not the Turkey legs comment that is. Food in Florida tends to be geared towards tourists and push quantity over quality, or so I thought. That is a side of Florida I have only known until now. With my recent retired life I spent a month in the Sunshine State and quickly found that Florida eats can be great if you search out the best and unique places.

With that here is a foodie photo review of my surprisingly tasty time discovering Florida eats:

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BLST (Bacon/Lettuce/Shrimp/Tomato) – Good God. Quality and quantity in this Florida eats favourite.

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Fish Sandwich (Caroline’s Cafe – Key West) – Quality covered in fried quantity.

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Shrimp Tacos (Garbo’s Grill – Key West) – Amazing little food truck and cute bar.

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Key Lime Pie (Various spots) – As covered in Man vs. Key Lime Pie, this Florida eats can be found throughout the Keys, even on a stick.

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Peel and eat Florida pinks (Key Largo) – Oh man.

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Gator Balls (Cherry Pockets-Lake Whales) – Or bites depending who you ask. Fishy tough chicken. Surprisingly tasty and a surprisingly common Florida eats dish.

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Classic Cuban (Latin Cafe-Miami Beach) – Grilled skirt steak fried polenta, beans and rice. Whoa.

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Potato meat ball (Latin Cafe-Miami Beach) – yes.

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Fried plantain (Latin Cafe-Miami Beach) –  Meh.

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Cuban Chicken Soup (Latin Cafe-Miami Beach) – Another win for the Cuban community of Miami.

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Cuban coffee (Tropical Beach Cafe-Miami Beach) – A mix of what I liked about Turkish coffee and what I love about a latte.

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Empanadas (Tropical Beach Cafe-Miami Beach) – We went from fine dinning to classic street food on this Florida eats trip.

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Birthday Toro (Miami) – Splurging on an expensive cut of tuna for Erin’s bday.

 

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Turtle Soup (Key West) – No. Just no.


What say you?
Thoughts on Florida eats?
Let’s hear it!

For more foodie posts from Florida and beyond see HERE.


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  • Fanny Lopez

    Cuban food is the best! Miami has some of the best cCuban food outside of Cuba. Probably better actually!

    • That is what I had heard Fanny! Glad I tried it and hope to get to Cuba before the USA does!

  • Sally Lee

    Turtle soup?!?! : (

    • Sadly yes. This was in a museum though as Key West used to farm turtles. Sweet, cute, innocent, and apparently delicious turtles.

      • Sally Lee

        LOL!