Lake Nona: A Vibrant Restaurant Scene Like No Other

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Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other? Look no further than Lake Nona, Orlando’s fastest-growing community, where restaurants offer a range of experiences for everyone’s taste buds. From an innovative container park to an award-winning brewery, we’re letting you in on our favorite stops. 

Boxi Park

Photo of a taco from Boxi Park located in Lake Nona.

Let’s kick off our adventure at Boxi Park, Central Florida’s first container entertainment park. Redefining your typical dining experience, Boxi Park has an array of unique beverage and dining offerings, served right out of repurposed and artful shipping containers. 

Cool off at Boxi’s newest addition, ‘Ice N Easy,’ where mixology meets frozen delight. Here, adults can savor icy cool cocktails, while the little ones can enjoy non-alcoholic options. Boxi Park’s culinary offerings are a highlight too. Regarded as one of the best food spots in Central Florida, the park’s diverse array of restaurants offers everything from global cuisines to comfort food classics. So, whether you’re in the mood for tacos, burgers or artisanal sandwiches, Boxi Park has you covered.

Check out their events calendar before you go – Boxi Park’s stage features exciting programming that adds to the overall experience. If you’re looking for a perfect mid-week hangout, Thursdays are reserved for Trivia Night & Music Bingo, where you can test your knowledge and enjoy great music.

Park Pizza & Brewing Co.

Photo of three different pizzas from Park Pizza & Brewing Co. located in Lake Nona.

Next on our culinary tour is Park Pizza & Brewing Co., Lake Nona’s award-winning craft brewery. Renowned for its seasonal and signature award-winning beer, it is a must-visit spot for beer enthusiasts and locals alike. Every Monday, the brewery also hosts the Lake Nona Run Club.

Pair your crisp, cool beer with Park Pizza & Brewing Co.’s gourmet artisanal pizzas. These gourmet creations feature the freshest ingredients and a wide range of toppings to satisfy every pizza lover’s cravings. And if you’re in the mood for some German-inspired fun, take advantage of their Oktoberfest celebration for three consecutive weekends starting September 22, where authentic German-style beer and food flows allow for good times abound.

Canvas Market & Restaurant

Photo of multiple dinner items from Canvas Market & Restaurant located in Lake Nona.

Canvas Market & Restaurant is an artful haven combining gourmet food and breathtaking lakefront views. Start your day at Canvas Market with freshly brewed coffee from local roaster Otus and pastries made from scratch, starting your day on the right foot. 

For wine enthusiasts, Canvas offers an extensive wine list and a monthly Wine and Spirit Dinner Series. This series showcases a seamless collaboration between the chef and beverage director, resulting in thoughtfully curated perfect pairings.

But the real treat at Canvas Market & Restaurant lies in its new food menu. With an array of vibrant dishes, from the Smoked Salmon Dip to the vegan-friendly Sunflower Seed Falafel Salad, there’s something for every palate. If you’re visiting on a Monday, indulge in oysters and live music starting at 6 p.m. to elevate your dining experience.

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

Photo of bourbon from the Rare Spirit Program at Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen located in Lake Nona.

Our culinary journey wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, the perfect place to unwind over drinks or indulge in a nice meal. At Chroma, every drink is a work of art crafted with precision and passion. Their carefully curated cocktail program includes favorites like the Flower Sour for vodka enthusiasts, the Smoke and Mirrors for bourbon lovers, and the Sunset Shady for tequila aficionados. If you’re a bourbon lover, the Rare Spirit program offers a chance to taste some of the most limited-edition bourbons, including Pappy Van Winkle and Blanton’s.

Moreover, Chroma has received recognition as the best bar and restaurant in Lake Nona, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a memorable dining experience. Delight in the freshness of Half Dozen Oysters complemented by a watermelon granita, or savor the artistry of the Golden Beet Carpaccio embellished with cashew, crispy quinoa, and pickled beech mushrooms. Mix and match your favorite small plates to taste a variety of delicious items.

A Feast for All Senses

Lake Nona is undoubtedly a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering an exciting blend of delectable dishes, creative cocktails, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor eager to explore Central Florida’s culinary scene, Lake Nona’s restaurants are ready to welcome you with open arms and exceptional flavors. So, the next time you find yourself in this vibrant community, savor the best of what Lake Nona has to offer.


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