Can you even call it a vacation if you’re not sampling the best food (and drinks) your destination has to offer? Our area of the Emerald Coast already boasts some phenomenal restaurants, ranging from quick and casual fare to fine dining, but there’s always room for more delectable food to enjoy.
Already, 2022 is shaping up to be an excellent year for foodies visiting or living in the 30A Florida region. 30A.com recently published an article highlighting 16 of the most exciting new restaurants that have opened in the past year (or so) or that are coming soon to the Florida Panhandle. There’s something for everyone, from coffee to cocktails and from breakfast burritos to seafood, sandwiches, and fried chicken. (And don’t forget dessert!)
Some of the newest 30A restaurants also accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions. For example, Fatboys in Miramar Beach offers meatless options suitable for vegetarians, and Prema Organic Cafe in Seagrove Beach features organic, gluten-free, soy-free, and canola oil-free dishes.
The new restaurants in 30A Florida include Shelby’s Beach Bar and Grill in Santa Rosa Beach, the upscale Gallion’s Restaurant in Rosemary Beach, pizza joint 40th Street Pizza in Miramar Beach, and Nigel’s Bananas in Seaside, known for its chocolate-dipped, candy-coated bananas and ice cream bars.
Some longtime 30A favorites are also moving to new spaces or adding new locations. For example, the Black Bear Bread Co., Seaside is the third location in the 30A region for this eatery that’s known for its sourdough bread, French toast, sandwiches, and pastries. Cowgirl Kitchen West has moved—building and all—from Seagrove to Blue Mountain Beach.
Whatever your tastes, the combination of these fresh new restaurants and the longtime favorites famous throughout the region make 30A Florida an exceptional place to dine.