In addition to being the new home to four Michelin-starred restaurants, Orlando now boasts several other restaurants recognized for quality food and affordable prices.
Last week, four Orlando-restaurants earned Michelin stars, while seven other restaurants were recognized with Bib Gourmand awards. The Bib Gourmand recognizes businesses for offering quality food for “good value” in line with the cost of living in the area.
The seven restaurants are scattered throughout the Orlando area and cover a wide variety of cuisines.
The Ravenous Pig is a modern gastropub that features American fare and beers brewed on-site. In addition to its regular dinner menu, on weekends, the restaurant features a brunch menu with a variety of classic cocktails and brunch favorites. Ravenous Pig is located in Winter Park at 565 W Fairbanks Avenue and is closed on Mondays.
Right down the block, Swine and Sons serves up southern platters, sandwiches, charcuterie, and desserts. Located at 669 N Orange Avenue, the restaurant and its sister location in Sanford are operated by Rhys and Alexia Gawlak, a husband and wife team that met while working together in Thornton Park.
Located in the Mills 50 District nearby, Strand is a neighborhood restaurant that offers a modern take on classic foods. Owned by Alda and Joe Rees, all of the dishes are prepared from scratch, with daily Chef’s specials inspired by fresh ingredients.
The Audubon District’s Domu operates one of its two Orlando-area locations out of the East End Market at 3201 Corrine Drive. Created in 2016 by chef and owner Sean Nguyen, the restaurant specializes in ramen with house-made noodles and offers a variety of small plates and seasonal cocktails.
A Vietnamese kitchen on East Colonial Drive, Z Asian is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant’s menu features a variety of Vietnamese classic street foods and entrees, including pho and chay (vegetarian) dishes.
Located at 6215 S Orange Blossom Trail, Bombay Street Kitchen serves up classic Indian street food in a similar atmosphere, including dishes like chicken tikka masala, fish vindaloo, and samosas, among others.
Papa Llama, which temporarily closed its doors in early April, will reopen on June 28 and is currently hiring. The restaurant opened a little over a year and a half ago at 2840 Curry Ford Road and serves up Peruvian dishes.