International Drive is home to some of Orlando’s most authentic hidden gems and I share those restaurants on a Podcast with travel blogger, Rachelle Lucas of The Travel Bite. Listen in as we chat about eating international cuisines from around the world on International Drive and a few other neighborhoods around Orlando, FL. Most of these restaurants mentioned in the Podcast are locally owned and eating local is the best way to support local business!
We sat down for a meal at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, practiced the traditional way of eating Ethiopian cuisine with only your hands, and experienced a coffee ceremony where they roast the coffee in front of you. Hear the sounds of the coffee popping like popcorn in the Podcast and listen to me geek out about international food. From Japanese to Brazilian cuisine, Russian and Koser restaurants with their own market next door, and a few food trucks, I even share where to find Chinese Peruvian in Orlando. Click play above to listen on how to find the different types of food and I have the list of restaurants below listed below.
Restaurants on International Drive in The Travel Bite Podcast:
Nile Ethiopian Restaurant 7040 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819
Vittorio’s Restaurant (Brazilian buffet) 5159 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Fogo de Chao (Brazilian Steakhouse) 8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Texas de Brazil (Brazilian Steakhouse) 5259 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Naru Sushi Bar Orlando (Japanese Brazilian) 8445 International Dr, Orlando, FL (Orlando Eye)
Pao Gostoso Brazilian Bakery – 5472 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant – 8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Japan Food Aki Restaurant (Sushi & Japanese) 7460 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
Ararat Euro Food & Bistro (Russian) – 7540 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
Kosher Grill 5615 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Cafe 34 Istanbul (Turkish) 8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Mango’s Tropical Cafe (coming soon) 8102 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Sizler Indian & Pakistani Restaurant 7511 International Dr, Orlando, FL
New Punjab Indian Restaurant 7451 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Adega Grille (Portuguese) 5417 International Dr, Orlando, FL
After Party Food Truck (Brazilian Burger) 7200 International Dr Orlando, FL
Arepas El Cacao Food Truck (Venezuelan Arepas) 5368 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Orlando Restaurants not on International Drive:
China Hut (Chinese Peruvian Cuisine, Chifa) 7615 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
Anna’s Polish Restaurant 3586 Aloma Ave., Suite 7, Winter Park, Fl 32792
Royal Thai 1202 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807
Black Bean Deli
(Orlando) 1835 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(Winter Park, Original location) 325 S Orlando Ave #1-1, Winter Park, FL 32789
Raglan Road Pub and Restaurant (Irish) 1640 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL (Disney Springs, Downtown Disney)
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Eating Ethiopian Food at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant with Rachelle Lucas of The Travel Bite and Odessa aka LadyDroolius.
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Coffee ceremony at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
I hope you enjoyed the my guest appearance on the The Travel Bite Podcast. If you have any favorite restaurants on International Drive not mentioned, share the details in the comments below or just tell us where are some of your favorites international cuisines around Orlando.
Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
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