Fresh Local Fare at Tupelo’s in Monticello

Locavores will delight in the menu at Tupelo’s Bakery and Cafe in Monticello’s charming downtown. The blackboard announcing the daily specials encourages diners to “slow down, talk with friends and eat well,” which is exactly what you’ll want to do when you sit down in front of a plate of Tupelo’s goodies. Fresh-baked bread and …

Gulf-side Dining at Roy’s in Steinhatchee

Theres nothing quite like a filling stick-to-your-ribs meal after a hard day of scalloping in the gulf.  For those scalloping out of steinhatchee, Roys is the perfect place to go.  While it isn’t exactly health food (everything on the menu is served up fried unless you specify otherwise) everything on the menu is fresh and …

Eat At The Jones Eastside Eatery in Gainesville

Located on the Eastside of Gainesville in a small roadside shopping strip, The Jones Eastside is a great restaurant that is open from 8am – 10pm every day.  They source locally whenever possible, and some of the ingredients in the specials are actually grown by the chefs!  The Jones has a great vegetarian and vegan …

Gainesville’s “Top” Restaurant: The Top in Downtown Gainesville

If you’re looking for a great meal in downtown Gainesville, The Top is one of the best places to go.  The menu has plenty of options for anyone.  The menu has something for everyone, including a great selection for vegans and vegetarians.  The ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and the sweet potato fries dipped …

Boiled Peanuts at Maria’s Dixie Nut House in Oldtown

Located at the intersection of US 19 and 55A, the owners of Maria’s Dixie Nut house have been serving up boiled peanuts for 34 years.  They started at a roadside stand and eventually moved into the building you see today.  They have green peanuts from May-October, and they get them from local sources whenever possible.  The Jumbo peanuts …

Gainesville Farmer’s Markets: Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday

For those who have never been, Gainesville has 4 farmer’s markets at various locations throughout the week.  The farmer’s market is the best place to get your produce, as it is all locally grown and its fresher than anything that you’ll find in the store.  Right now the market is full of all different kinds of …