Orlando Blogger Tasting Tour

I attended one of the best blogger events to date last week hosted by OrderUp in celebration of their one year anniversary since entering the Orlando market. OrderUp is a food delivery app for your phone that currently serves more than 40 major cities nationwide.


OrderUp treated myself and about 20 other bloggers to a food tour through College Park, which is a quaint area right outside of downtown Orlando known for it’s cute shops, salons, and restaurants. We enjoyed tastings at 3 locally owned restaurants, none of which I had tried before and it was nothing short of amazing.

We met up at Jade Sushi & New Asian Bistro which is modern and very beautiful inside... perfect for a date night or girls sushi happy hour.



The chefs were hard at work and served up some amazing dishes:

Appetizer:
The WOW Bao

Main Course:
Hawaiian Poke
King Peter Roll
Yellowtail Roll
Tempura Sushi Ball


I was a little nervous about attending this event because I didn’t know anyone attending but it turned out to be tons of fun meeting other local bloggers and sharing food tastings from some hidden gems in Orlando.

Our second stop was at Peppy’s Bistro where we shared some Mediterranean and American fusion family-style dishes. The chef greeted us and gave us a brief history of the restaurant and some info about the dishes we were tasting.


Main Course:
Seccete Alla Vodka
Baked Ziti
Carnitas

Cocktail:
Ziggy Stardust




Our last stop was at Hubbly Bubbly for some casual Mediterranean eats and they just kept bringing different food samples to try. I was already quite full at this point but managed to taste everything they served because the food was so amazing and fresh.


We met the owner and his father-in-law, Georgie, who is the chef and makes all of their dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients. He spoke about how they came up with the the concept for Hubbly Bubbly and explained that most of their dishes are gluten free and vegan friendly. It was very clear that he puts his heart and soul into making the dishes that they serve and make the most authentic recipes in the area.



Appetizer:
Bubbly Salad Blend
Hubbly Hummus

Main Course:
Falafel Pita Sandwich
Mazel Tots
Fried Cauliflower

Dessert:
Baklava Fingers

Drinks:
Big Storm Amber Ale
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice



It was quite the feast and I’m so excited OrderUp offers delivery to more and more local restaurants, and some of the best spots in Orlando, all via their mobile app.

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23 comments

  1. That looks like so much fun! And delicious food! Hope you have a great week girl :)

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  2. Looks like a ball and tasty too!! Hubby Bubbly~such a cute restaurant name! I hope your Monday is fantastic!!

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  3. Okay - that's what a I call a great food tour!! The portions are decently sized and that food...AMAZING!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. what a fun time! so glad you got out and explored even without knowing anyone :) good for you girly! and all that food! i cant believe i haven't been to those places. the shame. ha

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. What a fun time!! So much good food. Hope you have a fab Monday!!

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  6. Such a fun blogger event, and isn't it amazing how many other local bloggers are out there that we don't even know about! I definitely need to check out the Hubbly Bubbly. Have a safe trip home today <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. What a cool even that you got to attend!! Food tastings are my favorite, and to get to try so many at once?!?! I would be on taste bud overload. I loved seeing all your pictures on Insta. Everything looks so good!

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  8. That sounds like an awesome event! The last 2 places look amazing. Sadly it's not available in Fort Worth yet :(

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  9. How cool!! I wish we had events like that in Cleveland and I wish that app worked in Cleveland as well. Looks like a great time.

    Alisia - Appetizer

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  10. So much food, but it all looks so yummy! Sounds like such a fun event to have attended!

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  11. Looks so amazing...and now I'm starving!

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  12. How fun! Everything looks delicious.. now I'm off to see if we have this in my city!

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  13. What a great event! And what good food, that sushi looks so good! I wish we had this service here, could use that sometimes instead of Jimmy Johns when I can't step away from work!

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  14. Oh my gosh - what a great event! Sounds like so much fun!

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  15. This looks like such a great event! All the food looks super tasty. :) I'll have to see if OrderUp is available in my city. :)

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  16. I love that you went to this event, especially not knowing anyone!! All of these places look amazing and what a cool service!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  17. That sounds like such a fun experience, especially with a bunch of bloggers because they know to wait and take food pictures before eating! That's also so exciting that you were able to try out new restaurants in the area too!

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  18. Oh my God what a fun event!!! I am so hungry now after reading this haha. I wish those food order apps were in my neighborhood, we are just outside the delivery zone of most. http://mymonochromaticlife.com

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  19. Sounds like such a yummy time! So many good eats and fresh dishes, the best!

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  20. That sounds wonderful!! The first restaurant with the poke and the sushi sounds like it would be my fave!

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  21. This is so so dang cool!! I would love to do this!!

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  22. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  23. oh my goodness, what an amazing event! Hubbly Bubbly looks absolutely delicious. I want all of it. good for you for going even if you didn't know anyone! i am so awkward and shy that i would have been hesitant too. it would be fun to be around other bloggers though, and not KC who is always cranky when i want to take photos of food hahaha

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