It’s always a good day when new plant-based options emerge in and around Orlando! Today I was kindly invited to try Boxi Park’s newest vegan options in Lake Nona and they did not disappoint!
Lake Nona is a newly developing area with tons of new businesses launching. One of the latest to join the area is an open air dining hall/recreation area called Boxi Park. It’s conveniently located in the heart of Lake Nona’s medical city with a parking garage across the street that eliminates the headache of street parking.
It’s super family oriented with recreational areas that include a large volley ball area, kids zone and oversized blocks for games like Jinga. They also allow pets too!
The food area has tons of shade and seating available along with a center stage and screen. Live music acts and DJ’s rotate as live entertainment and there was even a complementary magician there!
With the demand for vegan options on the rise, Boxi decided to introduce a few new plant-based items to their menus this week and we got to try them all. Here’s what they offer!
*Be mindful that the food spots only accept cards for payments. If you happen to only have cash, you’ll have to exchange it onto a “Boxi Card” at the front entrance.
Chickpea and Cauliflower roll (minus the aioli) from Fowl Play – $5.50
Inspired by aromatic Indian flavors like curry battered cauliflower and a roti wrap, this little guy was pleasantly delicious. It was a little bit dry because we couldn’t do with the aioli but we still really enjoyed the paired flavors.
Beyond Meat Korean BBQ lettuce wrap from The Grill Next Door – $10
Ok, this was REAL good y’all. It’s a beyond meat patty on a bed of lettuce and kimchi slaw topped with crispy onions, Korean bbq sauce and avocado. The flavors were soooo on point with a perfect kick at the end. A bun would be great but truthfully it was delish even without one.
The fries were also vegan for an additional $2.
Chips, Gauc and Salsa Azteca from La Cajita – $4.50 each
If you’re looking for lighter bites then La Cajita is the best choice. They offer 4-5 different salsas and dips with a nicely seasoned bag of chips to accompany it. The two vegan options are the Guacamole (without the crema) and the Salsa Azteca. The Guacamole was super good with an onion and tomato topping while the Salsa was a little on the runny side though the flavor was nice. Overall they’re great starter dishes.
Blueberry Lavender ice cream from Before it Melts – $5
The perfect ending to our night was with this dairy free ice cream offered from a local creamery in Orlando called Greenery Creamery. Typically I don’t care for lavender flavors in my food but this was the PERFECT balance. If you’re skeptical of this combo like I was, trust me and give it a try – you won’t regret it.
Let me know if you make a trip to Boxi and a special thank you to their team for hosting my family and I!
Til next time,