When travelling to faraway destinations, enjoying a slap-up meal out is a great chance to try tasty food and dessert while enjoying laughter and chatter with loved ones.
If you’re a first-time visitor to Florida, your mind will be blown by the sheer amount of fine eateries dotted beside one another on major roads alone, let alone the towns and cities at large. Make sure to save room for dessert though because Floridian puddings taste just as good as they look.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Universal Studios CityWalk
An awesome spot to spend the entire evening, Universal Studios CityWalk is open to the public free of charge and is an eclectic mix of gift shops, arcades, restaurants and themed bars. Don’t miss out on visiting the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, one of the hottest dessert spots in the entire city.
Inside this grand factory-like building that Willy Wonka would be proud of lies a restaurant, bar and confectionary parlour. Beat the heat and try a Chocolate Banana Brainfreeze, a glass of ice cream topped with whipped cream and a chocolate-covered banana. Desserts don’t get more indulgent than this!
Azucar Ice Cream Company
Enjoy a tasty treat while revelling in Miami’s multiculturalism at Azucar Ice Cream Company. Appropriately based in Miami’s Little Havana suburb, this Cuban-influenced parlour is unmissable – no, quite literally because of the giant 3D ice cream cone placed above the entrance!
Having scooped (excuse the pun) a whole host of honours since opening in 2011, you’ve never tried exotic ice cream flavours like pumpkin flan and sweet plantain before.
Paciugo Gelato & Caffe
Thought gelato and ice cream were the same thing? Think again because after you’ve visited Tampa’s Paciugo Gelate & Caffe franchise, you’ll be able to tell the difference!
With way more flavour and 70% less fat than ice cream, there’s no downside to trying this city-famous gelato in a waffle cone or traditional cup. The only pressure you’ll experience on a relaxing Florida holiday is deciding which flavour to try, as there’s more than 120 flavours to choose from!
Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe
Okay, so you may enjoy your main meal elsewhere but let that settle as you jump in your rental car and visit the home of authentic Key lime pie. You’ve never tasted a pie quite like this before!
With the finest Key limes grown in this unique region of Florida, visit Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe and take a few pieces of this delicious treat back to your hotel. We wouldn’t blame you if you want to tuck in right away at the cafÃ©, however!
Sweet! By Holly, Jacksonville
If you want to have your cake and eat it, look no further than Sweet! By Holly in Jacksonville. One of two franchises in Florida, with the other in Orlando, this isn’t any ordinary cupcake shop.
Triumphantly winning Food Network’s Cupcake Wars series not one, not two but three times, there are 30 different flavours of cupcake to choose from including favourites likes cookies n’ cream and tiramisu to dirt – a house favourite made of chocolate buttercream, Oreo dust and gummy worms.
Now you know where to go, it’s over to you. With so many awesome dessert spots to choose from, save dieting until you get back home!