To Your Health, Gazpacho!
Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish soup from Andalusia with roots in a time when Spain was occupied by the Moors. It became famous after tomatoes and peppers were brought back from the New World by the explorer Columbus. Recipes vary regionally, but basically it’s made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, cucumbers and bread moistened with water.
Miss New Orleans? Head to Harry’s!
Harry’s is a small chain of family-owned New Orleans style restaurants located throughout North Florida. In St. Augustine, the coquina-walled courtyard is reminiscent of French Quarter establishments. With shade trees and bay front breezes, it’s a delightful daytime destination. Evenings, live acoustic music and white string lights evoke a European café. Inside, the restaurant’s hand-painted tiles and arched doorways reflect St. Augustine’s Spanish colonial past.
Unparalleled Dining in the Old City!
When it’s time to decide where to dine, the setting is as important as what you eat. In St. Augustine the dining options are endless, and whether you choose a restaurant where candlelight shadow-dances on brick walls or a deck where sunlight bounces off the water, delicious food is close at hand.
St. Augustine’s history was a push-and-pull between Spain, France and the US, yet the Spanish influence endured. Ponce de Leon’s landing in 1513 inspired the Bridge of Lions four centuries later. In Spanish, león means lion. Follow the lions’ gaze to the Plaza and the Cathedral Basilica completed in 1797. St. Augustine is the only urban center in the US whose architecture and street plan mirror its Spanish origins.
Hyppo provides unusual treats!
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato… old St. Augustine has it all. Now they’ve got the original treat on a stick at Hyppo Popsicles on
Na’cho Average Taco Joint!
Cabo Taco Mexicali Grill is a lot of things, but they’re definitely na’cho average taco place. With a quirky staff, an inventive menu and a good heart; you’ll be making Cabo Taco a must SEE shortly into your visit.
Upon entering, I was immediately greeted with the smell of fresh baked goods and coffee
Despite the fact that I have been coming to St. Augustine at least once a year since I was nine there are many local eateries that I have never had the opportunity to try. While in St. Augustine recently, I actually walked into a place that I’m sure I’ve walked past at least a dozen times. The Bunnery, located right on St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine was the site of one of the best lunches I’ve had in the historic city.
LuLi’s Bakery in St. Augustine Takes the Cake
Dessert has always been the best part of a meal, but often times I find myself too full to indulge in the sweet endings. Because of this, I often visit local bakeries in the middle of the day looking for a chance to feed my large sweet tooth. When I stumbled upon LuLi’s Cupcakes, in downtown St. Augustine, I was intrigued as soon as I saw the words "Eat Dessert First" posted on the outside of adorable yellow storefront.
Enjoy some local favorites as you beat the heat...
When you’re in Florida, drink like a native. Nothing is more refreshing than a tall glass of tea, filled to the brim with ice cubes that jostle each other as you take a sip.
In general Floridians are passionate about their seafood...
After the beach, vacationers start thinking about where to eat. So go native. Dine at a St. Augustine restaurant that serves fresh fish and shellfish which live or migrate through Florida’s coastal waters.