We went to Orlando and ate at the Winter Park Biscuit Company! Here's what we thought of this all vegan biscuit stand.
The restaurant is owned by Mary and Neil Westfall. Mary is Blink-182's former road chef, and her husband Neil was the guitarist from A Day to Remember. The duo moved from LA to Orlando to open the restaurant.
We also talked about our recent trip to Disney! If you want to read more about vegan options at Disney World in Orlando, I definitely recommend checking out our episode from last summer with Vegan Disney World. I have updated that blog post to include new eats from this trip!
Located inside of the East End Market food hall in Winter Park, this is one of many counters where you can get good food and drinks. There's a great coffee spot in the back, and there's a juice bar with lots of vegan goodies, as well.
You can find East End Market at 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando.
If you do eat there, there's plenty of outdoor seating at the picnic tables out front. It's lovely out there with a nice view of their community garden.
The line does get long quickly, so if you can go close to when they open, I recommend it. Parking is also pretty sparse, so be prepared to find street parking and walk, if needed.
Holy, moly, y'all, does this menu deliver on the promise of southern vegan comfort food! Mean, just look at this thing:
The menu includes sandwiches on a brioche bun, sub roll, or a biscuit along with some specialty dishes, which are basically bowls that use some of the sandwich fillings.
And yes, it's all 100% vegan.
At the time of this writing, you can either dine in or place a pickup order through their website. They do not offer delivery right now.
Dave visited the restaurant twice, and I got to go with him on his second visit, since wasn't in Orlando yet for the first one.
Everyone at the counter was super kind and accommodating. I know that vegan restaurants can feel intimidating to some people, but the vibe and the people at Winter Park Biscuit Company were just warm and inviting.
On his first visit, Dave had the SEC: sausage, egg, and cheese on a biscuit. It's made with Beyond Breakfast Sausage, Just Egg Patty, and vegan cheddar, and it is a beast!
A delicious, vegan beast.
He was so thrilled with his first biscuit that he ordered a second one: The O.G. That's a vegan chicken biscuit, which he said was incredible.
He was especially wowed by the breading, which was crispy and full of flavor. I mean, this stuff looks legit:
They use Gardein for their chicken, so you know the texture there is fantastic, as well.
They also have a ton of great sauces. Dave got their house-made ranch with his chicken biscuit and said it was fabulous. Just nice and creamy and a perfect contrast to the rest of the sandwich.
You can also ask to have any of your chicken tossed in buffalo or gator sauce, which I am shocked that Dave didn't do. Don't worry, those aren't animal-based sauces. They're just styles of hot sauce.
On his second visit (my first!), all three of us got the SEC, which was, as I said already, incredible. This is an ideal comfort food breakfast sandwich!
I was also blown away by the biscuits, which were crunchy on the outside but flaky and pillowy on the inside. They held up well, which is not easy to do when you're fully loading them up like Winter Park Biscuit Company does!
Along with my sandwich, I couldn't resist a side of their honey, which they make in-house from apples. This syrupy sauce had a great flavor! You could still taste apple in the mix, which I loved. It gave it a really nice dimension!
I dipped some of my sandwich in the honey, but when I finished, I still had some left, so I got myself and the kid second biscuits to use it up. This was a Good Idea.
This was basically a brunch dessert, and it was perfection.
The plain biscuit comes with apple butter and vegan butter, so you don't have to order a sauce to go with yours. I do recommend it, though, because a biscuit with honey is such a singular experience.
If you couldn't tell, the whole family loved Winter Park Biscuit, and we can't wait to visit again next time we are in Orlando! We get down there often, since Dave's family lives there.
I'll be sure to add to this review as we sample more menu items from Winter Park Biscuit Company! Have you been there yet? I'd love to hear what you've had and your favorite items!
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