Happy November! It’s time to showcase nine of our favorite businesses, restaurants, and events here in Orlando. This list is packed full of great food, fun bars, and family-friendly activities that will keep your November busy in the best way.
Keep scrolling to see everything featured on our November local love list!
Yes, dessert for breakfast is totally allowed with this first business on our November Local Love List. Buttermilk Bakery has some of the freshest, most delicious pastries in the Winter Park area. They’re a small-batch bakery with new desserts almost every day, so we recommend planning a day to arrive early!
They are only open until 2PM every day. Wednesday-Friday they open at 8AM and Saturday-Sunday they open at 9AM! Be sure to keep up with them on their Instagram to see all of their newest creations, or visit their website!
Get directions: 1198 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL, 32789
A Windermere & Mills 50 staple is next on our November Local Love List. Hawkers is a great place for date night or dinner with friends. The menu is comprised of Asian street food—lots of small dishes so you can try different things on the menu! Their Pad Thai is a classic, and you can’t go wrong by pairing the Bao Buns with the entree of your choice.
Hawkers offers delicious drinks as well as food, so check out the full menu on their website! They are open daily from 11AM-10PM, 11PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Get directions: 9100 Conroy Windermere Rd Suite 110, Windermere, FL, 34786
Repeat after me: TWO happy hours. Over in Ivanhoe Village is Santiago’s Bodega, the most charming restaurant for both tapas and brunch! They have outdoor seating, a full bar, and a brunch experience on Saturdays and Sundays that was voted one of the best in Orlando. Only the best for our November local love list!
Their original location is in Key West, and their Orlando location has brought the island vibes to Central Florida. Reservations are recommended because of how popular the restaurant is, so visit their website to check out their availability.
Get directions: 802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL, 32803
This next place on our November local love list is one of the coolest live music venues we’ve seen! Will’s Pub hosts local bands, trivia nights, and awesome DJs. The bar is stocked with house cocktails and any kind of beer you could think of.
Coming up this month are performances by Patrick Hagerman, Bughead, DJ BMF, and many more! Check out their website for the full calendar of shows. Expand your music taste and stop on by. The pub is open every day when doors open for the shows until 2AM.
Get directions: 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL, 32803
Making some room on our November local love list for self-care! In need of lash extensions or just wanting to try them out? How about an eyebrow threading or tint? Eye Glam Studio has it all.
You deserve to treat yourself! Their prices range from $10-$550, depending on the service you choose. The studio is by appointment only, so check out their available time slots on the website, as well as the list of services offered.
You’ll be looking and feeling your best in no time. Eye Glam Studio is open from 10AM-5PM Monday-Friday. They close at 3PM on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays.
Get directions: 520 East Church St, 109, Orlando, FL, 32801
Since we’re talking about treating yourself, we recommend spending some time shopping at Sunny State Co. This next business on our November local love list is the most charming clothing boutique you’ve ever seen!
Their website states that their clothes are for “trendsetters and risk takers.” Their mission for their clothes is to make everyone feel seen and confident. From flower print dresses to checkered rompers, there’s bound to be an item that will catch your eye.
You can view and purchase from their clothing catalogue on their website, as well as view the store’s operating hours.
Get directions: 928 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL, 32803
Let’s move on to the next thing on our November local love list: A cooking class! Truffles & Trifles is the most successful cooking school in the Southeast and was named one of the top five cooking schools by the Food Network.
They offer group classes, spouse date nights, and classes geared toward children! Their summer cooking camp is also a hit for kids, so be sure to keep checking their website to be the first to see the camp’s 2023 dates.
Coming up this month they have date night classes, a girl’s night event, and a night to learn how to bake holiday desserts! Prices and event times are listed on the website.
Get directions: 711 W Smith St, Orlando, FL, 32804
This holiday season, take some time to volunteer at Give Kids the World! This nonprofit has given magical vacations to kids with critical illnesses. The resort is sustained by volunteers, and there are so many places where you can fit, a great addition to our November local love list.
From ride operation, to food service, to getting to know the families, there’s so much to do! Especially with the holidays coming up—their Night of a Million Lights is an annual event that is just as fun to volunteer at as it is to attend. Check out their website to sign up!
Get directions: 210 S Bass Rd, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Last on our November local love list is Ette Hotel, the perfect place for a staycation! This modern luxury hotel is only a few miles from Walt Disney World and offers many amenities to guests. They have an extensive book collection guests can borrow from, as well as a spa, fitness room, and a beautiful pool!
The calming, minimalist aesthetic of the hotel is sure to make you feel comfortable and at home. View their website to see room availability, dining experiences there, and a closer look at the amenities.
Get directions: 3001 Sherberth Rd, Kissimmee, FL, 34747
Any of these businesses catch your eye? Whether it’s getting lash extensions or getting pad thai with friends, Orlando is packed full of things everyone will love. Tag us at any pictures you take @StuffToDoInOrlando, and be sure to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with all things Orlando!
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