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January Local Love List: 10 Best Businesses in Orlando

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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!

For a batch made in heaven, these tasty creations will have you saying Bonvoyage to your typical cookie run—where owner Michelle has turned your fave sweet treat into a Par-Tay

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

📍 1737 S. Orange Avenue Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32806

Local Love Businesses, The Jungle Room
BWH Plant Co.

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!

Monday | 11AM—5PM
Tuesday | 11AM—5PM
Wednesday | 10AM—7PM
Thursday | 10AM—7PM
Friday | 10AM—7PM
Saturday | 10AM—7PM
Sunday | 10AM—5PM

📍 12322 Edgewater Dr. Orlando, FL 32804.

Local Businesses In Orlando, Golden Hour
Golden Hour Wine

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?!

Monday | 2PM—8PM
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 2PM—8PM
Thursday | 2PM—8PM
Friday | 2PM—8PM
Saturday | 2PM—8PM
Sunday | 2PM—8PM

📍 1560 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando, Florida 32814

Reel Bowls, Orlando, Love List
Reel Bowls

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!

Monday | 11AM—8PM
Tuesday | 11AM—8PM
Wednesday | 11AM—8PM
Thursday | 11AM—8PM
Friday | 11AM—8PM
Saturday | 11AM—8PM
Sunday | Closed


📍 13211 Reams Rd, Suite 116, Windermere, Florida 34786

Lizzies Memphis Style Bbq
Lizzie‘s Memphis Style BBQ FB

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!

Monday | 11AM—10PM
Tuesday | 11AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—10PM
Friday | 11AM—11PM
Saturday | 11AM—11PM
Sunday | 11AM—10PM

📍3270 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

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

📍 3801 Avalon Park E Blvd Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32828

January Love List Local Business
Tasty Chomps

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.

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 5PM—9PM
Wednesday | 1PM—8PM
Thursday | 1PM—8PM
Friday | 5PM—10PM
Saturday | 1PM—10PM
Sunday | 12PM—6PM

📍 3030 E Semoran Blvd # 128, Apopka, FL 32703

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.

Monday | 11AM—10PM
Tuesday | 11AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—10PM
Friday | 11AM—11PM
Saturday | 12PM—11PM
Sunday | 12PM—9PM

📍 11951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

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.

Keep up with their social media to check out where they‘ll be popping up next! 

Glass Blowing, Local Businesses In Orlando
Old Kinderhook Glass

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!

Bookable Hours:

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 10AM—9PM
Thursday | 10AM—9PM
Friday | 10AM—9PM
Saturday | 10AM—9PM
Sunday | 12PM—6PM

📍 3030 E Semoran Blvd Unit 248, Apopka, FL 32703

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. 

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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