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August Local Love List: 10 Best Businesses in Orlando

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August is here and we’re soaking up every second of it! Enjoy long, sunny days, warm nights, and Orlando local businesses. 

Take a little time this month to enjoy our beautiful city with adventure parks, breweries, boutiques, and more! We’re highlighting the 10 best local businesses in Orlando, so keep scrolling to see how you can support local this month!

Dogs need love too, so we’re starting off our local love list with Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming! With multiple locations around Orlando, and headquartered in Dr. Phillips, you’re never too far from homemade dog treats, quality dog food, or grooming services!

Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming only hires the best employees to give you and your furry friends the best customer service and knowledge about their products and services. Your pup will also love their delicious and quality dog treats!

Check websites for location hours.

📍Multiple locations around Orlando.

Summer is the perfect time to go on an adventure, and if you’re looking for the ideal one, why not head over to Nona Adventure Park!? Right in the heart of Lake Nona, this park offers wakeboarding, water skiing, and an inflatable play park. 

Learn to wakeboard with their state-of-the-art cable park, or test out your balancing skills on the 60 ft. climbing ropes tower. Even little ones can enjoy the park with over 1000 ft. of an inflatable obstacle course!

Daily | 12PM–7PM

📍14086 Centerline Dr. Orlando, FL 32827

For this local business love, we’re heading over to Windermere for Paloma Coffee Co! With a prime location right on Main St., you can grab a coffee while you’re out exploring the town and need a little pick me up!

Paloma Coffee Co. strives to give you a warm and welcoming environment while serving quality coffees, like the s’mores latte, or teas like the matcha latte, or even amazing baked goods like cinnamon rolls or cake pops!

MON–FRI| 8AM–5PM
SAT–SUN | 8AM–4PM

📍507 Main St. Windermere, FL 34786

New to the Winter Garden family is Apricot Lane Boutique, one of the cutest boutiques for women’s fashion! Apricot Lane is the perfect place to go when looking for new pieces like denim shorts, cute tank tops, dresses and rompers, sandals, jewelry, and more!

You can now find Apricot Lane in the Winter Garden Exchange which houses many other local businesses to check out while you’re shopping. Be sure check out Apricot Lane’s Instagram to see all their cute stuff!

MON–SAT | 10AM–6PM
SUN | 1PM–5PM

📍264 West Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787

When you think of local Orlando taprooms, Redlight Redlight in the Audubon District definitely comes to mind. Featuring 24 rotating drafts, including 8 house brews and 2 beer engines for cask-conditioned ales, plus over 250 bottles including a great selection of vintage and sour beers, there are so many great options to choose from!

Redlight Redlight is all about that community brewery feel and is always happy to answer any questions you have about beer. They aim to educate and serve only the best!

MON | 12PM–2AM
TUES | Closed
WEDS–SAT | 12PM–12AM
SUN | 12PM–8PM

📍2810 Corrine Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Just down the street from Redlight Redlight in the Audubon District, you’ll find Lobos Coffee Roasters. Lobos Coffee Roasters imports the best Arabica Beans from farmers around the world and roasts them in-house every day to serve you the best quality cup! 

Try some of their drink menu items like the cortadito, shakerado, or cold brew cola, or stick around for their wine and beer from local Orlando brewers. If you’re hungry you can also grab a farmers market biscuit, club sandwich, or even a salmon flatbread!

MON–FRI | 6:30AM–10PM
SAT | 8AM–10PM
SUN | 8AM–9PM

📍3000 Corrine Dr, Orlando FL

This one’s for all the pizza lovers out there! Pizza Bruno is a hidden gem off the beaten path where creativity meets passion. Pizza Bruno isn’t just a place, it’s a passion and you can only find it in the Hourglass District of Orlando!

Not only can you get amazing classic pizzas like Margherita, Blanca, or marinara, you can also try their specialties like Crimson Ghost with Mike’s Hot Honey, Viva Verde with kale, artichokes, and capers, or the New Haven Clam Pie. Don’t knock it til’ you try it!

MON–THURS | 5PM–10PM
FRI | 5PM–10:30PM
SAT | 11AM–10:30PM
SUN | 11AM–10PM

📍3990 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Nobody knows Cuban food better than Orlando, and the Gnarly Cuban is a popup shop and catering service around town that is here to serve you some authentic Cuban dishes. Cuban bread, sandwiches, empanadas, and flan, oh my! 

Check out their website to see where the Gnarly Cuban will be next. Some popular locations you can find them at are the Grape and the Grain, A La Cart, Persimmon Hollow, Ivanhoe Brewing Co., Tactical Brewing, and more!

Check their website for hours. 

📍Check the website for their next location.

Grapes for the wine, Grain for the beer. No matter what you’re looking for, Grape & The Grain is your go-to spot in the Mills 50 District for select wine, craft beer, and wine/sangria slushies on the best outdoor patio in Orlando!

Grape & The Grain aims to provide a relaxed and inviting atmosphere with an intimate bar setting as well as a large, welcoming outdoor beer garden. They also love to show off local art, and always are showcasing their rotating art expositions and live music!

MON | Closed
TUES–THURS | 5PM–12AM
FRI | 4PM–2AM
SAT | 3PM–2AM
SUN | 3PM–10PM

📍1110 Virgina Dr. Orlando, FL 32804

Last but not least on our local love list is Maguro Sushi! Maguro is located at the Florida Mall, and is a great little spot to enjoy classic sushi rolls, tapas, chicken skewers, poke bowls, and more!

After a long day of shopping, stop by and try pork belly bao buns, Korean kimchi spare ribs, or veggie fried rice. You’ll also love their specialty rolls like deep-fried tempura chicken, Intenso roll with spicy tuna, or even their brussel sprout roll!

MON | 2PM–11PM
TUES | Closed
WEDS–THURS | 2PM–11PM
FRI–SAT | 2PM–12AM
SUN | 2PM–11PM

📍18 N Dollins Ave, Orlando, FL 32805

August Local Love List

Thinking of trying any of these amazing Orlando local businesses? Don’t forget to follow and tag us @StuffToDoInOrlando!

Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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