The Amish Baking Company returns to the just-reopened Phillippi Farmhouse Market this week--don't miss your chance to snag one of its enormous (the size of your head, seriously), pillowy sourdough doughnuts, which is crowned with an ooey-gooey glaze. (P.S. Amish Baking Company makes pretzels, too.)
The Caesar salad at Marcello ($7.99) may just be the best in town. Prepared tableside, it lends a bit of drama to your meal, with anchovies adding an extra hit of saltiness and freshly grated Parmesan cheese topping off the whole dish. You won’t regret ordering it.
If you're hunting for a low-budget meal on St. Armands Circle, make a pit stop at Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen, where a trio of tacos priced around $4 a pop makes for a filling lunch or dinner. Both the "tiger shrimp" taco and the "bangin' shrimp" balance fried seafood with chopped cabbage, avocado and a variety of sauces. The tuna poke taco is another champ, highlighting raw tuna gussied up with a dose of Sriracha and mayo.
At the new Boca Kitchen & Bar, you can't go wrong by starting your meal with the fried green tomatoes ($9). Served with Pimento cheese, tomato jam and Boca bacon, this flavorful appetizer is salty, creamy, a little sweet and basically perfect.
It may officially be fall, but our cravings for ice cream are a year-round occurrence. One of our favorite stops? Nokomis Groves, which turns out towering cones of its signature orange-and-vanilla swirl soft serve for $3.95. Stay and eat it on the cute painted patio (orange-themed, of course) and savor a quintessential piece of Florida.