Eating like a local made easy
Get your thrills with Orlando’s authentic food and drink with our curated culinary experience, Flavor by Loews Hotels.
Universal Orlando Resort™ is the perfect place to chase adventure. We’re here to make sure your appetite gets in on the fun. Flavor Orlando brings all the best local eats and drinks straight to you here at Loews. 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.
This family-owned hydroponic farm has an admirable mission: to produce high quality, fresh veggies using only the cleanest methods possible. It all starts with a great location along the beautiful Indian River in Sebastian, Florida. There, Alex Gomez and his family grow “everything for a great salad,” including baby English cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, Holland sweet bell peppers, butter lettuce and kale. Everything is hand-picked and packed from 18 imperial-style greenhouses, without the use of any machines. You’ll find Pure Produce’s locally grown veggies in a number of healthy dishes here at Loews, including the Baja Spiced Chicken Salad at Drhum Club Kantine and the Vegetable Hot Pot at Strong Water Tavern.
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S. – and its distillery has a story as magical as its location. It all began with 28 local Floridians who came together to form a business collaborative using local ingredients to create small-batch spirits. Today, this community-owned endeavor distills its notable St. Augustine Distillery rum, as well as whiskey, vodka and gin. These drinks are served up in Florida’s oldest ice plant, which has been restored to service. But you can also try them right here at Strong Water Tavern; the Fountain of Youth cocktail will give you new life after a day of adventuring through the theme parks.
Palmetto Creek Farms
This is pork as its meant to be enjoyed – no artificial enhancers, no preservatives, no chemicals or additives. Thanks go to this family-owned farm located south of Orlando in Avon Park, Florida. Their natural pork is the result of free-ranging farming techniques and a commitment to taste and quality. There’s no better place to enjoy it than in a Caribbean dish here at the resort. We recommend the Mojo Pork Tacos at Drhum Club Kantine and the Cuban Burger at Amatista Cookhouse. Or, you can go whole hog at our weekly Caribbean Carnaval, which features an all-you-can-eat buffet of hand-carved whole roasted hog, plus other island delights.