Tag Archives: Central Florida

Gluten-Free Options at Orlando International Airport (MCO)

I am a frequent traveller, and pass through the Orlando airport several times a year, as my family lives in Central Florida. Although I rarely stop to take stock of dining options in the airport and bring my own stash of food instead, it is helpful to know what’s at the airport so in the event of flight delays or other circumstances (forgetting your safe food- I’ve done that several […]

Cookes of Dublin Review (Downtown Disney/Disney Springs)

While I am definitely not a “Disney person” I must admit that I am a fan of Downtown Disney- ahem, Disney Springs (we are now supposed to call it). Ever since I was a kid visiting on vacation I have always loved walking around the bustling marketplace with plenty of fun shops, scenery and many culinary options. There’s always something new to see, and with free parking and no admissions […]

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food Review

A day at any theme park requires endless walking and waiting (for rides), which inevitably builds quite an appetite. With my Universal annual pass in its final day of validity, I wanted to return to the park for a tour of all of my favorite attractions and get one more Universal restaurant review in before I head back to Baltimore for an extended stretch.  While there were a few in-park restaurants I was considering, […]

Gluten Free Options at Amway Center (Orlando, FL)

Opened in 2010, the Amway is one of Orlando’s newest additions to the cityscape. Home to Orlando’s pro hockey and basketball teams as well as center stage for various concerts that pass through the city, there’s hardly ever a night where the Amway is not buzzing with activity. During my winter holiday break, I couldn’t wait to go to the Amway for the first time in years to attend an Orlando Magic game. Not […]

Hot Krust Panini Kitchen Review

I return back to Baltimore next week, so I am now focused on making the most of my limited time left in Orlando. For some inspiration, I decided to turn to my to-try list of restaurants I have always wanted to visit but for one reason or another had not done so until now. Topping that list was Hot Krust Panini Kitchen, a restaurant I have wanted to try for […]

BB Junction Review (Closed)

As of Sept. 13, 2016 BB Junction has closed. While back in Orlando over the winter holidays, my family decided to check out an Orlando Magic home game while I was in town. We all used to follow the team closely back when they made a couple runs in the Playoffs, but my interest in them has died out as the team has floundered and I have lived out of state. Knowing that allergy-friendly options […]

Top 10 Orlando and Central Florida Gluten-Free Restaurants of 2015

Assembling this list of my favorite gluten-free and dairy-free restaurant finds of the year was a far more difficult task that I thought it would be. After all, I have had so many amazing and diverse restaurant experiences over the year. The list as you read it now represents Orlando’s complex foodie culture that encompasses theme parks, the farm-to-table movement, food trucks, and excellent ethnic cuisine. While other cities can […]

Artichoke Red Vegan Market

When it comes to your local gluten-free shopping in Orlando, the stores I mainly rely on are Whole Foods Market, Hoover’s Market and local farmers’ markets. While other health food stores exist in the area, those three are the vast majority that seem to have the greatest selection to fit my needs. While grabbing lunch at Hubbly Bubbly (see review here) in the College Park neighborhood, I decided to stop by […]

Tapa Toro Review

When it comes to eating out gluten-free, one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had occurred last Christmas when a trip to Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant on International Drive in Orlando turned into a total disaster. What promised to be a festive meal with my family soured as I quickly lost faith that I could eat safely there.  This Christmas, I was determined to find a restaurant that would […]