Whether it’s Lakeland’s rainy, hot, or chilly season, sometimes you just want a quick bite handed to you through your car window.
Luckily for us, some of our favorite local spots have implemented drive-thru windows for easy pickup. Pro tip: Some windows are for mobile order pickup only (read: You can’t place an order at the window).
4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4729 S. Florida Ave. | Order at the window | Lakeland’s newest barbecue establishment located near Publix GreenWise Market gives customers dine-in and drive-thru options.
Black & Brew Southside, 4209 S. Florida Ave. | Mobile order | Order your favorite salad or sandwich online before heading to Black & Brew’s express drive-thru; orders cannot be placed at the window.
HTeaO Lakeland, 3920 S. Florida Ave. | Order at the window | Order from 25+ flavors of fresh-brewed iced tea; happy hour prices are 50% off daily from 2-4 p.m.
Tucker’s Southside Package and Lounge, 1122 S. Florida Ave. | Order at the window | Mix a six-pack or grab a bottle of wine from the drive-up window at this bar and liquor store.
In addition to the spots you love, we also asked our followers about their dream drive-thrus. Here are a few establishments Lakelanders would add a drive-thru window or express lane to if they could:
- Many wished for a drive-thru version of LoveBird Almost Famous Chicken.
- “Thai Oishi” — Bailey V.
- “Tea Largo” — Kaf S.
- “Ole Tampa Cubans” — Carol K.
- “Cafe Zuppina” — Andrea M.
- “Il Forno - not a full menu but a pizza pick up window!” — Jaimey B.