When you talk about St. Augustine, it’s difficult to keep history out of the conversation. Everything around you reminds you of what life must have been like when it was founded almost 550 years ago and how life has evolved since then. One thing is certain: lots of people came from lots of different places to the New World, bringing with them their aromatic spices, their seasoned pots and age-old recipes from their homelands. Here, they mixed, mingled and culminated in what is truly a melting pot of cultures. From African to Minorcan, Spanish to Greek, you can still experience the rich, vibrant flavors of St. Augustine through its distinct culinary scene.
On any given day, you can explore a dozen curated coffee spots, go on an ice cream crawl from one scoop to the next, pop by the fresh farmers market, and enjoy samples of small-batch spirits distilled in a refurbished historic ice warehouse. At local staples like The Floridian, southern classics mingle with fresh salads made from local produce and hearty portions served in cast iron skillets.
Those with a genuine craving for something sweet won’t be remiss to find Peace Pies
filling crisp cookies with outlandish freshly churned flavors and all sorts of pie fillings. Just up the street on King Street there’s the popular Whetstone
Factory and handcrafted chocolate confections at Claude’s Chocolate
. If you’re headed to the beach, Island Donuts on A1A beckons you with glazed, sprinkled, cream-filled puffs of heaven otherwise known as donuts.