Eating like a local made easy
The Orlando that locals love is all about food and drink. Get to know it with our curated culinary experience, Flavor by Loews Hotels.
Universal Orlando Resort™ is your playground. But when it comes to your palate, your adventure starts right here at Loews. Flavor Orlando brings all the best local eats and drinks straight to you. We’ve partnered with the most-loved hyper-local culinary and beverage artisans so you can eat like a Floridian. What’s best? You can have it all without ever taking a step off property.
Olde Hearth Bread Company
The secret to a good sandwich? The bread. No one knows that better than Olde Hearth Bread Company, which opened in 1998 with a commitment to bake with fine preservative-free ingredients and use old-world techniques that keep the process pure. Yep, these artisans live and breathe the slow food movement. Their shop is located in nearby Casselberry, Florida, and is owned by culinary pros Shannon and Janice Talty. Try Olde Hearth’s breads (focaccia, ciabatta, multigrain, brioche potato rolls) in a sandwich at Sal’s Market Deli here at the hotel.
Straight from Tampa, gelato made just like it’s done in Italy. Owner Roberto Mori’s recipe is a secret, but he doesn’t hide the fact that all of the ingredients are fresh and premium. And he dreams big: There are more than 100 fruity, creamy flavors to choose from. Here at Loews, you can try more than 50 of them at the Gelateria, found along the Harbor Piazza. Duomo Gelato is also available at Mama Della’s, Trattoria del Porto or in the comfort of your own room with in-room dining. Nutella Cheesecake or Peanut Butter Brownie flavors, anyone?
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks
This is hard cider with a twist. Owners Matt Stetson and Felonice Merriman infuse real fruit into their distinctive drinks. And their West Palm Beach Taproom is a lively scene that locals love. As a sixth-generation cider maker, Matt started experimenting with gluten-free recipes after he and Felonice started dating and he learned she had celiac disease. Their truly innovative creations include a lemon basil cider that’s exclusive to Loews Portofino Bay; try it at our harbor-side bar, Thirsty Fish, where every night you can toast a live performance by Musica Della Notte’s opera singers. You can also grab a pint at Splendido’s, Mama Della’s, and Trattoria del Porto.