Food

Whether you’re feeling salty or sweet, check out these snacks to satisfy your next craving.
Get ready to “Gather, Eat, Chill” at Bowen Yard in downtown Winter Haven.
It’s the sweetest time of year — Florida Strawberry Festival time. Read our guide so you don’t get in a (strawberry) jam.
Plain, with cream cheese, or topped with an egg, bagels are sure to be a hole in one. Order one from these local bakeries, delis, and cafes.
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When cravings hit, level up your dessert game at one of these local sweet shops and makers in Lakeland, Florida.
Got a hot new fling? Hoping to spice things up with your longtime partner? We’re here to help plan your next date in Swan City.
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Get the juicy details on the third + final leg of the Florida Triple Crown of BBQ’s three-event competition.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Lakeland, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
As this food hall gets closer to opening, see the latest renderings of the 14,000-sqft indoor and outdoor space coming to The Depot 303 in downtown Mulberry.
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The bold drive-thru coffee spot regrouped and launched a new concept based on Lakelanders’ feedback.
Dining in Lakeland is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.
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Lakeland’s restaurants are deserving of recognition — see who our readers think deserves a prestigious James Beard Award next year.
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Do you remember the time Publix made a huge birthday cake for an entire Lakeland neighborhood? Read on for the story.
Shaken or stirred? Either one works, as long as it’s zero-proof. Check out this list of alcohol-free cocktails — mocktails — in Swan City.
Tell us what you’re hoping to do, see, and experience for the first time this year. We’ll share the best responses in our Lakeland bucket list.
Looking for a night out, your new favorite eatery, or just something fresh? Check out these restaurants within a short drive of Swan City, recommended by our followers.
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Pick up some oranges, tangerines, or pomelos during peak citrus season this January and February.
The program will allow food entrepreneurs to get the experience of running their own restaurants, while Lakelanders will get to try even more local food.
We’ve brought you Lakeland’s top stories all year long, but which articles were you most interested in? See what took the top spot in categories like development, food + drink, real estate, and more.
Choose my fate — if you dare.
Here’s a pearl of wisdom: You can find delicious boba tea at these locally owned shops around Lakeland.
Eight local eateries where you can pick up Thanksgiving classics
We connected with BringFido — the ultimate pet-friendly resource and compiled a few recommendations of patios and restaurants where you and your pup can enjoy an outing together.
From historic homes to a flourishing small business scene, there’s something for residents and visitors alike to explore in Dixieland.
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Learn what it means to be sober curious, the current popularity of non-alcoholic beverages, and where you can enjoy a mocktail in Lakeland.
Grab a coffee and curl up with adoptable cats at Kitty Cat Lounge. It’s the second business of its kind to open in Lakeland.
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