What better way to kick off 2022 than making a commitment to local businesses in Orlando? By shopping local, you can help show your love and support by choosing dreams the next time you‘re in need!
So whether you‘re looking for the next GNO and wine night or want to keep things interesting while on the hunt for delectable Orlando treats, these businesses should be on your next go-to in January!
In Orlando, we love supporting local artisans, dreamers, and all-around great people! By spotlighting our fave local shops, cafés, and businesses in the area, we hope to share a little bit of what we love to keep the love coming for these hard-working, unique regional brands! We‘ve made it easy—so grab your wallet, your best bud, click to open Maps, and let‘s get into our local love list!
With delicious cookie butter stuffings, sugar cookie batter, and unique recipes to bring the masses, there‘s a new cookie in town—gou-oui!
Good things crumb to those who wait, and after opening recently in Sodo, gou-oui has hit Orlando by storm—one drizzling with rainbow sprinkles, of course! We LOVED the Dude, but any of her delectable products are definitely a winner.
Monday | 11AM—10PM
Tuesday | 11AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—10PM
Friday | 11AM—10PM
Saturday | 11AM—10PM
Sunday | 12PM—9PM
If you’ve gone green for the new year, or if your space just needs a little sprucing up, BWH Plant Co. is your one-stop shop to make all your houseplant dreams come true!
If you have time to stop by their Jungle Room, make sure to visit their Repotting Station or Propagation Wall! Running short on time? The Jungle Room also delivers these green beauties directly to your home.
Looking to deepen that color of your green thumb? BWH Plant Co. also offers planting expert classes, where you can learn the basics of seed sowing, tips for harvesting and more!
At Golden Hour Wine, it‘s always wine o‘clock. Carefully selected by only responsibly-farmed, small productions and thoughtfully made to fit their standards, they are open for pick-up and delivery.
So whether it‘s time to wine down or you need a gift for that special someone, this woman-owned neighborhood shop in Baldwin Park is a glass act.
You can never have enough wine stocked up for special (or ordinary) occasions, so consider supporting local—because, wine not?!
Whether you‘re choosing one of their signature Poké Bowls or building your own for lunch, you can‘t go wrong at Reel Bowls.
Reeling in the fresh taste of seafood with salmon, shrimp, and tuna, you can get a fresh seaside meal in the middle of Orlando! Not a fan of fish? They also have chicken, steak, and veggie options available!
If you‘re feening for some traditional BBQ, go no further than Lizzie‘s. This Memphis-Style BBQ features various smoked and barbecued meats to curb your craving. You can also have your fill on their scrumptious sides—from potato salad to green beans.
Have a lot of hungry mouths to feed? They‘ve got lip-smacking Family Packs on-site or to be delivered in minutes! So whether you‘re coming to dine in or taking out, try a bite of Lizzie‘s Memphis Style BBQ!
At The Marketplace at Avalon Park, you can really have it all. Using the most of this innovative space, the Marketplace is a culmination of supporting local, hosting events, and offering a multitude of tasty bites and bubbly sips to curb ANY craving.
With nine foodie-approved stalls, a craft brewery, and unique General Store, The Marketplace at Avalon Park is one of the best ways to support local this month!
Monday | 11AM—9PM
Tuesday | 11AM—9PM
Wednesday | 11AM—9PM
Thursday | 11AM—9PM
Friday | 11AM—10PM
Saturday | 11AM—10PM
Sunday | 11AM—10PM
Whether you‘re on a first date or heading out for a glass with the girls, Brix and Mortar Urban Winery in Downtown Sanford is this historic town‘s best-kept secret. With locally-sourced wines that appeal to any taste, you can sip on a glass of your fave or branch out with sampling wine flights with multiple vintage options.
And what is wine without a bite to eat? Brix & Mortar know that wine and cheese brie-long together—so, in this intimate and inviting atmosphere, you can munch on charcuterie boards or choose a frozen wine slushie to cool off.
Come for the aesthetics, but come back for the taste.
Step into a real-life, 2-D world—filled with art and noodles at Twenty Pho Hour! Last month, this restaurant had its soft opening and put Orlando in a black-and-white frenzy! Now officially open pho business, Twenty Pho Hour has multiple Boba Tea options, small bites, and large bowls of their delicious, un-pho-gettable pho.
At The Chiffon Cat Vintage, every piece of claw-th gets put to get use.
This shop focuses not only on marrying modern fashion with vintage style but also can help save the environment, one outfit at a time. So whether you need a new outfit meow or purr-haps you want to shop somewhere more eco-conscious, Chiffon Cat Vintage should be your go-to this month.
Try your hand at creating take-home pieces of art at Old Kinderhood Glass. With a one-of-a-kind, Interactive Glass Blowing Experience, you can enjoy a hands-on private lesson.
Classes are available for one-on-one all the way up to groups of 34 people. You can also book Old Kinderhood Glass for entertainment for special occasions!
January Local Love List
Orlando truly has some amazing local businesses! If you love supporting local shops and want to share one of your favorites with us, follow us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in your must-visit places.