Eating Our Way Through the Orlando’s Farmers Market

Orlando is so much more than just theme parks and tourist traps.

I lived in Orlando for four years while attending the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) and I actually didn’t go to Disney or other theme parks that often because #brokecollegelife.

However, I did take advantage of the events that always seemed to be happening in downtown Orlando. Last weekend I was back on my old stomping grounds and decided to pay a visit to the Orlando Farmers Market on Lake Eola.

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. dozens of vendors set up around Lake Eola selling everything from organic fruit to dumplings to jewelry. And what better way to explore everything a city has to offer than through its food.

It was blazing hot last Sunday, so I started the day off with a refreshing green tea mojito (non-alcoholic, unfortunately). It was the perfect drink for a warm day; it was sweet and the mint and green tea was super light and refreshing. Plus it was totally instaworthy.

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There were so many food options I didn’t know where to start. There were Cuban sandwiches, tacos and homemade ice pops. The entire park smelled like the fresh popped kettlecorn and savory spices.

My sister and I decided to go part-savory, part-sweet, the best of both worlds.

I opted for an arepa, two crispy corn cakes with gooey, melted mozzarella cheese in the middle. The savory snack paired perfectly with the green tea mojito.

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My little sis went with an amazing dessert from Sugar Rush Marshmallows, an Orlando-based business selling homemade marshmallows, including frozen s’mores and giant, cookie-dough-stuffed marshmallows.

She picked the “Fresh From Florida,” a fresh-baked waffle bowl filled with Florida strawberries, blueberries and their classic vanilla marshmallow cream. It was SO GOOD! It was perfect for such a hot day. The waffle bowl was the perfect spoon for the sweet marshmallow cream and tart berries.

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I could’ve eaten a dozen more dishes that day. Next time I’m back in Orlando, I’ll be spending my Sunday morning exploring the farmer’s market.

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The Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. 

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