We went to Orlando and ate at the Winter Park Biscuit Company! Here's what we thought of this all vegan biscuit stand.
The restaurant is owned by Mary and Neil Westfall. Mary is Blink-182's former road chef, and her husband Neil was the guitarist from A Day to Remember. The duo moved from LA to Orlando to open the restaurant.
We also talked about our recent trip to Disney! If you want to read more about vegan options at Disney World in Orlando, I definitely recommend checking out our episode from last summer with Vegan Disney World. I have updated that blog post to include new eats from this trip!
Located inside of the East End Market food hall in Winter Park, this is one of many counters where you can get good food and drinks. There's a great coffee spot in the back, and there's a juice bar with lots of vegan goodies, as well.
You can find East End Market at 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando.
If you do eat there, there's plenty of outdoor seating at the picnic tables out front. It's lovely out there with a nice view of their community garden.
The line does get long quickly, so if you can go close to when they open, I recommend it. Parking is also pretty sparse, so be prepared to find street parking and walk, if needed.
Holy, moly, y'all, does this menu deliver on the promise of southern vegan comfort food! Mean, just look at this thing:
The menu includes sandwiches on a brioche bun, sub roll, or a biscuit along with some specialty dishes, which are basically bowls that use some of the sandwich fillings.
And yes, it's all 100% vegan.
At the time of this writing, you can either dine in or place a pickup order through their website. They do not offer delivery right now.
Everyone at the counter is super kind and accommodating. I know that vegan restaurants can feel intimidating to some people, but the vibe and the people at Winter Park Biscuit Company is just warm and inviting.
This spot is a must-visit any time we go to Orlando. We've been several times, and I try to eat new menu items each time to add to this review.
They offer a ton of great sauces. Dave got their house-made ranch with his chicken biscuit and said it was fabulous. Just nice and creamy and a perfect contrast to the rest of the sandwich. It's a dilly ranch, which is my favorite style! That's how I make my own cashew ranch dressing at home.
There's also a vegan blue cheese on the menu, which is delightful! It's creamy with the mild funkiness you expect from a blue cheese dressing.
You can also ask to have any of your chicken tossed in buffalo or gator sauce, which I am shocked that Dave didn't do. Don't worry, those aren't animal-based sauces. They're just styles of hot sauce.
Buffalo sauce is like a classic wing sauce, while the gator sauce is a little bit sweeter. They're both solid options. If you go this route, I definitely recommend getting a side of their ranch or blue cheese to dip.
Along with my sandwich, I couldn't resist a side of their honey, which they make in-house from apples. This syrupy sauce had a great flavor! You could still taste apple in the mix, which I loved. It gave it a really nice dimension!
I dipped some of my sandwich in the honey, but when I finished, I still had some left, so I got myself and the kid second biscuits to use it up. This was a Good Idea.
I was also blown away by the biscuits, which are crunchy on the outside but flaky and pillowy on the inside. They hold up well, which is not easy to do when you're fully loading them up like Winter Park Biscuit Company does!
The plain biscuit comes with apple butter and vegan butter, so you don't have to order a sauce to go with yours. I do recommend getting a side of their vegan honey, though, because a biscuit with honey is such a singular experience.
The SEC (Sausage, Egg, and Cheese)
Their SEC is a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich. It's made with Beyond Breakfast Sausage, Just Egg Patty, and vegan cheddar, and it is a beast!
A delicious, vegan beast. This is an ideal comfort food breakfast sandwich!
The Crispy Chik Sandwich
The O.G., a vegan chicken biscuit, is incredible and showcases their stellar breading. It's crispy and full of flavor.
They use Gardein for their chicken, so you know the texture there is fantastic, as well.
The Chopped Cheese
This is basically their take on a Philly cheese steak. It's got rich vegan meat, melty vegan cheese, and lots of crunchy lettuce and fresh tomato.
If you've been missing a Philly, this sandwich is going to knock your socks off! It might be Dave's new favorite item here.
You can order their fried chicken strips a la carte, which I definitely recommend. I have tried them plain and tossed in the buffalo sauce and in the gator sauce. They're all solid choices, so go with what you're craving!
Like I mentioned earlier, their breading game is on point. It's crunchy and flavorful. And the chicken itself is Gardein, so it's got a great texture and flavor as well.
Those sauced wings are no joke. They do not skimp on the sauce!
If you do order the strips as a side, I suggest a dipping sauce. The dilly ranch and the vegan blue cheese are both great options for dipping.
Kale Caesar salad
The base is massaged kale tossed in creamy vegan Caesar dressing. Then, they top it off with everything bagel biscuit crumbles and crunchy pumpkin seeds.
A salad at a comfort food spot like this might seem off-brand, but I am obsessed! It's hearty and cozy and a nice contrast to the other, richer offerings on the menu here.
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