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A Foodie’s Guide to Historic Coast Flavors

Food is a major part of understanding any culture or region. St. Augustine’s culinary scene reflects its coastal location and diverse heritage. From the original Spanish settlers, British colonists and the Greeks and Minorcans who emigrated here, visitors can savor a fascinating array of local culinary tastes and farm-to-table dishes. Experience everything from fine dining and quick eats to food festivals and culinary classes on Florida’s Historic Coast.

Unique Flavors

St. Augustine is the home of the famous datil pepper! See how must-taste restaurants like Gas Full Service Restaurant and The Floridian make use of this unique ingredient.

Tastings & Tours

Sip and savor San Sebastian Winery’s Florida wines. Receiving more than 500 awards for their regionally cultivated and bottled wines from the Muscadine grape, sample your way through the winery’s exceptional wines at complimentary tours and tastings.
sansebastianwinery.com

Taste your way through the Ancient City’s history at Savory Faire Food tour. Dine and sip at some of the city’s best venues as you learn about St. Augustine’s unique history.
staugcitywalks.com

Sample the award-winning spirits at the St. Augustine Distillery. Whether you area whiskey connoisseur or trying for the first time, St. Augustine Distillery’s tour and tastings provide an immersed experience as you sip your way through the company’s history and creation processes all while tasting the deliciously smooth spirits.
staugustinedistillery.com

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Whetstone Chocolate tours. Dive into the creamy world of chocolate at Whetstone Chocolates where you will experience a one-of-a-kind tour through their facilities while sampling their selection of artisan chocolates.
whetstonechocolates.com

Enjoy the best of St. Augustine’s culinary scene with The Tasting Tours. Discover the history and culture that made the Ancient City a top culinary destination. Whether you prefer elegant wine pairings or a good, old- fashioned pub-crawl, there’s a tour that’s perfect for you.
thetastingtours.com

Savor Carrera Wine Cellar’s wines. The winery offers a variety of wines to sip and try with the Wine Sampling Machine – Enomatic with wine education experts to help along your tasting journey.
carrerawinecellar.com

Satisfy that sweet tooth and attend a dessert making class taught by Food Network competitor Chef Nils and his team at Crème de la Cocoa.
cremedelacocoa.com

 


 

Craft Breweries

Ancient City Brewing and Taproom
ancientcitybrewing.com

Bog Brewing Company
bogbrewery.com

Dog Rose Brewing Company
dogrosebrewing.com

Old Coast Ales
oldcoastales.com

A1A Ale Works
a1aaleworks.com

Food Festivals

Spanish Wine Festival | February

Immerse yourself in St. Augustine’s Spanish culture in the month of February with wine tastings, delectable cuisine, and the hospitality of the local community.
spanishwinefestival.com

St. Augustine Seafood Festival | March

Since 1981, St. Augustine Seafood Festival exhibits the best part of a coastal city – the food! This annual festival features live music, arts and crafts, and some of the best catches the Atlantic has to offer.
lionsfestival.com

Celtic Music and Heritage Festival | March

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at St. Augustine’s Best Festival/Event at the Celtic Festival! After the parade, Celtic clans from all over the world come to showcase their hertiage with food, music, art, and events. Enjoy whiskey tastings, storytelling, live music, and the Highland Games.
celticstaugustine.com

Rhythm and Ribs Festival | April

Pig out on tasty barbecue and unwind to live music, all while supporting local and international charitable organizations during the month of April!
rhythmandribs.net

Taste of St. Augustine Festival | April

Get to know the flavors of St. Augustine at one of the best food festivals in Florida! This annual outdoor food festival features over 25 participating restaurants, live music, and plenty of family fun activities.
epicbh.org/taste-of-st-augustine

Greek Festival | October

For over 20 years, St. Augustine celebrates the cultural and historic importance of Greek influence in the Nation’s Oldest City. The festival offers three days of food, dance, music, and culture for a chance to enjoy an authentic taste of Greece.
staugustinegreekfestival.com

Datil Pepper Festival | October

St. Augustine celebrates the small but mighty Datil Pepper at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. Local restaurants face off in a cook-off with the winner chosen by guests, plus a wide selection of vendors offering datil products, plants, and decor.
visitstaugustine.com/event/datil-pepper-festival-cook

Must-Taste Farm-To-Table Restaurants

Michael’s Tasting Room

Enjoy tapas, wines and more at this eclectic restaurant, served up by award-winning Chef Michael Lugo.
michaelstastingroom.com

Ice Plant

Housed in the 1927 ice plant building, Ice Plant fuses the vintage and modern, with seasonal menus crafted by Chef Laird Boles.
iceplantbar.com

The Floridian

Indulge in fresh & local southern comfort food, crafted by renowned Chef Genie McNally.
thefloridianstaug.com

Preserved

Savor an upscale meal in one of Lincolnville’s oldest homes, with favorites prepared by James Beard Award nominee Chef Brian Whittington.
preservedrestaurant.com

Collage

Chef Matt Brown blends international flavors and fresh, locally sourced ingredients in St. Augustine’s historic district.
collagestaug.com

Blackfly The Restaurant

Blackfly, also run by Chef Matt Brown, serves up a unique seafood experience, with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
blackflytherestaurant.com

Catch 27

Enjoy your favorite fresh-caught seafood dishes with an upscale, southern twist, prepared by Chef Joshua Smith.
catchtwentyseven.com

Gas Full Service Restaurant

Stop in to Gas Full Service Restaurant to taste Chef Ben Loose’s elevated comfort foods and fresh-ground burgers.
gasrestaurant.com

The Reef

Just off the Coastal Highway on Vilano Beach, The Reef offers an incredible menu of fresh seafood, wines, and the most popular brunch in town with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.
thereefstaugustine.com

Llama Restaurant

Peruvian native Chef Marcel incorporates locally sourced ingredients in his acclaimed menu of gorgeous and flavorful entrees, drinks, and desserts.
llamarestaurant.com

Restaurant Medure

Taste local produce with a menu where guests can experience anything from house-cured prosciutto to French-style Foie Gras.
restaurantmedure.com

The Farms

With so many farm-to-table restaurants and culinary events on Florida’s Historic Coast, you might be wondering where it all comes from. Explore the farms that help make St. Augustine a culinary hotspot.

While some of these farms are not available for tours, many host special events and tastings for guests to attend. Find their products at farmers markets in the area, including the Wednesday Market in St. Augustine Beach, the Salt Air Farmers Market in Marineland, and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market.

Ben Wells Produce

Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Ben Wells runs a sustainable family farm that produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, including potatoes used for popular Pennsylvania snack Middleswarth Chips. Keep an eye out for special events hosted by Ben Wells Produce.
benwellsproduce.com

 

 

Sykes Family Farms

Located in Elkton, Florida, Sykes Family Farms includes fresh produce, flowers and animals, and sells homemade products like pumpkin spice syrup. Each year, the farm hosts special events like the Fall Season celebration, which brings live entertainment, hayrides and a nine-acre corn maze to families visiting Florida’s Historic Coast.
sycofarms.com

 

 

Maggie’s Herb Farm

Maggie’s Herb Farm is a nursery that grows a wide range of herbs and edible flowers. The farm welcomes daily visitors, so stop in to explore their gift shop and sign up for herbal classes.
maggiesherbfarm.com

 

 

 

Blue Sky Farms

Blue Sky Farms, located in Elkton, is home to more than 20 varieties of potato, including the low-carb, low-calorie Sunlite potato. The farm occasionally hosts special events, including educational talks and tours. Stay tuned for events at Blue Sky Farms.
bsffl.com

Interactive Map – Farm-to-Table

Food is a major part of understanding any culture or region. St. Augustine’s culinary scene reflects its coastal location and diverse heritage. From the original Spanish settlers, British colonists and the Greeks and Minorcans who emigrated here, visitors can savor a fascinating array of local culinary tastes and farm-to-table dishes.

Experience everything from fine dining and quick eats to food festivals and culinary classes on Florida’s Historic Coast.

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