It’s a good time to be a foodie in Lakeland, Florida. Here’s what we’re watching (and already hungry for):
Fresh Kitchen, 4520 S. Florida Ave.
This highly-anticipated eatery is opening on April 18, 2023 — we recommend trying the lemon garlic broccoli and roasted salmon.
happyfastdelicious, 3601 S. Florida Ave.
Something is finally happening at the former Gelati Joe’s location. Happyfastdelicious is a drive-thru coffee chain designed specifically for mobile ordering (read: No more waiting for cars in front of you to place their orders).
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, 2117 E. County Rd. 540A
Gelati, Italian ice, and soft-serve ice cream are coming to Lakeland’s south side. Jeremiah’s is known for unique flavors like lemon basil, spicy hot chocolate, melon fresca, and more.
4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4747 S. Florida Ave.
If you thought Lakeland loved barbecue before, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is going to solidify its excitement for those classic savory Southern dishes. Construction is underway at the future site of 4 Rivers, and we’re already drooling.
Jona-Bells, 3135 Knights Station Rd.
Coffee, açaí, juice, and pastries are coming soon to Lakeland’s north side, just12 minutes from downtown Lakeland.
Planet Smoothie, 1606 Town Center Dr.
Looking for something light and refreshing? Planet Smoothie is opening its doors in Lakeside Village this month. This smoothie chain is known for protein, superfood, and energy smoothies.
Sabrina’s Delicacies, 4610 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
This formerly mobile-only biz is bringing its charcuterie boards to a brick-and-mortar shop near Tea Largo. The best part? You’ll still be able to enjoy grab-and-go boards in addition to dine-in seating.
Is your most-anticipated eatery not on our list? Tell us what you’re looking forward to — we trust you have good taste.