Florida may be one of the most popular tourist spots in the entire world, however, the locals will definitely attest to the fact that there is more to Florida then the many attractions they offer — one of those things is the food. There are many delicious must eats that Florida has to offer locals and tourists alike, here are seven that you definitely do not want to miss:
1. Stone Crab
Florida stone crab is a mollusk that you must try during the months of October to May. The claws are gigantic with their signature black tips stuffed with delicious meat that only requires a bit of lemon and butter and it is ready to eat.
2. Rock Shrimp
This variety of shrimp is less like a traditional shrimp and more like a lobster. They have hard shells yet their meat is delicious and sweet.
3. Conch Fritter
The ideal way to start any tropical meal is with these morsels of crispy and tangy goodness, you are lucky to find them when far from the Bahamas.
3. Fish Sandwich
Florida boasts a massive coastline meaning that they have some of the very best seafood in the entire country; this includes some of the finest fish sandwiches you can find. The great thing is that there are so many varieties you can taste around until you find the one you love.
4. Cuban Sandwich
Invented with the palate of the early Cuban immigrants in mind, this Florida staple combines roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard all spread out over Cuban bread, it is quite a delight.
5. Just About Anything Cuban
Being as Florida is so close to Cuba, there is quite a large population of immigrants who have brought with them their cuisines meaning that Florida boasts some of the best Cuban food in the entire country. Boliche, arroz con pollo, roasted plantains topped with cheese are just a few of the many Cuban delicacies.
6. Orange, Kumquat, and Grapefruit Marmalades
Florida is well known for its citrus fruit all of which can be turned into delicious marmalades that make the ideal breakfast spread offering fresh, sweet and yet tangy delight.
7. Key Lime Pie
This delicious tropical dessert is a staple of Florida cuisine. It is made with the fresh limes from the Florida keys, served on a graham cracker crust and topped with a mountain of meringue or whipped cream, you will always want another slice.