Support Local & Shop our Sanford Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Places to Shop for Unique Gifts:

You can find an array of merchandise from local Sanford merchants, from art to instruments, furniture to home-brew supplies. On your next trip to town, check out these top shopping spots and get just the right thing for everyone on your list.

Shop at these local stores for Unique Gifts, Stocking stuffers and be sure to ask about Gift Baskets & Gift Cards!

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Boxelder

278 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL – 407-323-6060

Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm|Sun. 11am-4pm

For a truly sophisticated shopping experience, you can’t top Boxelder. Slightly off the traditional Sanford beaten track, this refined gift shop is worth exploring for its selection of American made cards, jewelry, glasses, candles, soaps, and spa items. And with complimentary gift wrapping for every purchase, you can cross one more thing off your list!

080a6732 Magpies Modern General Store

215 E. 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 495-8549

Tues.-Thurs. 10am-6pm|Fri.-Sat. 10am-8pm|Sun. 12pm-5pm

A modern twist on the community based general stores of old, carrying both small batch and handmade goods. Gourmet treats for the entire family including hand-crafted popcorn, caramels and artisanal ice pops.

 

The Rosie Lee Co.

111 E 1st Street Sanford, Florida 32771 – (321) 315-1370

Tues.-Thurs. 11am-6pm|Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm|Sun. 12pm-5pm

Purveyors Of Fine Teas, Soaps, Antiquities & Oddments

Rosie Lee: n. Cockney rhyming slang. Tea.

The Rosie Lee Co. is a storehouse of curiosities and treasures located in historic downtown Sanford, Florida. From our diverse selection of international teas and soaps to popular English Provisions & assortments of strange and unique oddments, The Rosie Lee Co. has you covered. Stop in today and see what all the buzz is about!

Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery Holiday Decor Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery

211 East First Street, Sanford, FL – 407-323-2774

Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm|Sunday 12pm-5pm

Calling Sanford home for over ten years, the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery celebrates the work of contemporary folk artists who all bring a unique flair to the eclectic space. Their fun, off beat holiday window displays and interior décor will draw your eye and raise your spirits as you shop for the perfect pieces for the art enthusiasts in your life. The gallery sells everything from felted scarves and ornaments to jewelry and jarred jellies.

Maya Books and Music Sanford FLMaya Books and Music

201 E 1st St, Sanford, FL – 407-321-6504

Mon.-Wed. 10am-5pm|Thurs.-Sat. 10am-7pm|Sun. 12pm-5pm

A trip through Maya Books is a treat for any literature lover. Shop the towering stacks of gently used books, vinyl records, and eclectic clothing with a friend before you grab lunch in Downtown Sanford or take a secret trip and buy a bevy of her favorite author’s books! Maya is also a great (and sometimes the only) place to buy certain books by Sanford authors, such as Bill Belleville.

 

 

Washburn Imports Sanford FL

Washburn Imports

116 E 1st St, Sanford, FL – 407-322-1449

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm|Sun. 11am-5pm 

John Washburn chose Sanford for his second exotic imports store location almost ten years ago– and it’s been a staple ever since! From beautiful glass front cabinets from India to Thai Buddha statuettes, the store overflows with colors, textures, and shapes of Asia. A Washburn piece is the best gift for those with the travel bug, whether it’s a small decorative vase or a showpiece opium bed. The best part is that you can really get to know the furniture as you sip cocktails at the Imperial; consolidation at its finest!

sanford welcome center-2Historic Sanford Welcome Center

230 E. 1st Street, Sanford – 407-302-2586
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am – 5pm|Sun. Noon – 5pm

Shop local this holiday season at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center Gift Shop. With a variety of items, many locally made or hand-crafted, and others that celebrate the Florida lifestyle, 100% of the profits stay right here in Sanford and benefit the non-profit that makes Alive After 5 possible. They also offer convenient gift wrapping of your purchase.

flower shop christmasSanford Flower Shop

209 E Commercial St, Sanford, FL 32771 – 407-322-1822

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm|Sat. 8am-12pm

Not only offering their expertise in flowers, the Sanford Flower shop also has a small gift shop offering ornaments, candles and other fun gifts for this holiday season. They carry gorgeous holiday blooms, which can be made into a gift basket or used as décor. Ask for their advice in making an eye-catching centerpiece or wreath for your guests to admire. Just take a look at their gorgeous front window display for proof of their expertise!

 

smash-comic-and-gamesSMASH Comics Games and Toys

228 East 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771

Hours: Tues. 11am-7pm|Wed. 10am-8pm|Thurs. 11am-7pm| Fri.&Sat. 11am-10pm|Sun. 12pm-6pm

For all your comic loving friends and family members this is the perfect spot to find all of your nerd needs from comics, games, toys, statues, Pokèmon, D&D, MTG and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanford Farmers Market around the Holidays

Sanford Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday from 10am-3pm on Magnolia Square

Right in the heart of Historic Downtown, this collection of local vendors will help make your holiday entertaining extra special! Pick up fresh produce from State of Harmony Farm and handmade bread from Chad to fill your table with a local cornucopia. For a hostess gift, local honey and handmade soap are great choices, and any Sanfordite would be happy to receive a bat house made from upcycled materials to keep the mosquitos away. Shopping around in beautiful Magnolia Square with Sanford’s giant Christmas tree will also help get you in the holiday spirit.

Gifts for those who can’t get enough of Office Supplies:

doc-paper-scissors-3Doc Paper Scissors

102 E 1st St. Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 322-5842

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm|Sat. 10am-2pm

With competitive prices, we are your local discount office supply and copy center located in Historic Downtown Sanford Florida.

 

 

Gifts for Antique Lovers

Antiques and Dustibles

218 1st St Sanford, FL 32771-(407) 322-8100

Park & 2nd Antiques

102 E 1st St. Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 322-5842

Hours: Mon.10am-4pm| Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm

At Park and 2nd Antiques we have a very eclectic collection of antiques, curiosities, and vintage. We are always adding and changing our store inventory. Park and 2nd is filled with quality and curious items from many different eras. If you’re looking to add to your collection, create a new look, refinish or re-purpose, we have a variety of different items just for you! We are conveniently locatedin historic-downtown Sanford, at the corner of Park and 2nd.

Tree House Antiques

208 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-(407) 936-2394

Gifts for all of us, because we all love to Relax:

080a6445Antidote Apothecary

500 S Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10am-7pm, Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-3pm
And for those of you who know someone that would enjoy a little relaxation with a wonderful massage, facial or some time in her salt room she offers all of this as well! Although Antidote is known for it’s natural beauty products such as beard oil for your mans itchy winter beard, they also offer beautiful and unique jewelry, bath bombs, all natural teas and more. And for those of you who know someone that would enjoy a little relaxation with a wonderful massage, facial or some time in her salt room she offers all of this as well!

Harmonious Healing Massage

116 S. Park Ave, Sanford 32771 Sanford, Florida 32771
Hours: Mon. 12pm-8pm Tues.-Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 12pm-7pm
Theresa is quickly becoming a popular name around Sanford as her secret gift for the perfect massage, is no longer a secret! “I have been doing massage for 12 years and I graduated at Florida College of Natural Health in Altamonte, Fl. I include all sorts of modalities such as Cranio Sacral Therapy, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Thai Massage, Prenatal and Deep Tissue. I specialize in relieving headaches, shoulder, low back and hip pain. I customize the massage to what you need. I love what I do because it is so rewarding for me to be able to make people feel healthier and Happier!”

Gifts for the Health Nuts:

For those who enjoy getting up at the crack of dawn to hit the gym and take pride in their health, these places are a must for their gifts!

roots raw juice bar-2Root’s Raw Juice Bar

516 S Sanford Ave Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 725-2620
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm|Sat. 10am-4pm
Providing only the best of the best with delicious and all natural ingredient smoothies, juices, salads hummus and homemade granola bars, Root’s is sure to provide some tasty options!

THe center of wellnessThe Center of Wellness

116 S. Park Avenue Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 777-6831
Hours: Mon.&Tues. 9am-4pm|Wed. 1pm-8pm|Thurs. 9am-4m|Fri. 9am-3pm
 This upscale collaborative is the first of its kind in Central Florida and addresses the growing need for outside the box thinking when it comes to healing the mind, body and spirit. This fantastic center is owned by a couple that truly cares about your health. They offer am array of feel goods such as pain management, life coaching, avazzia training, business coaching, neuro-feedback, crystal therapy, acupuncture, massage, vedic astrology, nutritional counseling, herbal and supplement pharmacy and corporate coaching and let’s not forget the array of fun exercise classes such as Hula Hooping, Laughter Yoga, Basic Yoga, Meditation and much more.

 

 

trainers-edgeTrainer’s Edge 

770 Monroe Rd. Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 330-4202
Open 24hrs.
Do You Want the Only Total Fitness Option in Central Florida Incorporating Cutting Edge Programs from ‘Down Under Australia’ that Customized to You & Your Goals? Trainers Edge Fitness Center provides a 24-hour Gym with Breakthrough Australian Techniques for Personal Training, Bootcamps & Fitness Programs. Our total body workouts and fitness programs cater for all ages, genders, body types and fitness levels.

Gifts for Bike Lovers:

Pedal Driven

210 N Park Ave Sanford, Florida(407) 416-7200
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm
Sanfords best bike shop. Supplying new bikes, used bikes, parts and accessories, and any repair you need! Come check us out!

Gifts for those who love something to do:

The winter season always takes a lot of all of us, so it’s important to reconnect with family and the community. Here are some local activities to enjoy this season!

nutcrackerWayne Densch performing arts center 

203 S Magnolia Ave Sanford, Florida-(407) 321-8111

Hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-2pm

Sanford’s personal little theater that we all know and love!

 

 

 

Limocycle Birthday Party Sanford FLLimocycle

303 W 3rd St, Sanford, FL – 855-756-9386

Hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-10pm|Sun.10am-5pm

Pedaling around town on the Limocycle is a great way to keep warm, spend time with friends, and work off some of those Thanksgiving calories! Pick fourteen of your favorite drinking buddies and your favorite libations and tour Sanford from this unique perspective.

Through Saturday November 28, 2015, Limocycle is offering an amazing BOGO deal. Don’t miss out!

Read here about Sanford365’s adventures on the Limocycle

sanford-food-toursSanford Food Tours

855-7569-FUN

Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11am

The Sanford Food and History Tour is a three-hour walking food tour through the heart of Downtown Sanford. We’ll “walk” you through the timeline of events from the Seminole Indian wars, the arrival of Henry Sanford, the haunting tales of the I-4 dead zone and the evolution of this quaint town.

You’ll enjoy large, sample-sized portions of food with roots in the Deep South and Europe. You’ll also see live demonstrations and taste the finished product. You’ll learn the stories behind the venues, hear from the folks that created the concepts and understand why they all chose Sanford.

 

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Escape Artists

115 N Oak Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 – (321) 200-5304
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12pm-9pm|Fri. 12pm-12am|Sat. 11pm-12am|Sun. 11am-10pm
We here at Sanford365 had a fantastic girls night at the fantastic new Escape Artists that is now offered in downtown Sanford and we can vouch for this being a great gift for this holiday season! Gift cards are available as well as the option to book a room online for a future great gift!

Board & Brush Creative Studio 

111 N. Oak Ave Sanford, Florida 32771 – (407) 915-1611

At Board & Brush Creative Studio, our goal is to turn you into a ‘woodworking master’ by encouraging you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials……the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your sign unique. Distressing, sanding with the grain and staining are a few of the important steps we will guide you through to make your décor piece one that will look as though it has been with you for years….like a vintage heirloom.

In addition, our custom stencil process allows you to personalize your piece with your surname, monogram, the year of your special event or the names of your beloved children….the possibilities are endless and our design choices are expansive.

Dangerous Theatre Sanford

115 W. 1st St. Sanford, Florida-(407) 358-6677
“Dangerous Theatre Sanford offers a variety of live performance options in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford, FL. We have *2* spaces and both are small, intimate venues seating around 50. The Street Theatre is a proscenium space with a dedicated stage area and raked seating. The Alley Cabaret is a black box space with cafe tables and chairs. We focus on bringing original, unpublished plays to the stage. We also offer stand up comedy, sketch comedy, cabaret and solo performances. We have something for everyone. Check us out. Are you dangerous?”

Gifts for those with a Sweet Tooth:

wondermade ice cream launch partyWondermade

214 E 1st St Sanford, FL 32771
Hours: Mon.&Tues. 11am-7pm| Wed.&Thurs. 11am-9pm|Fri.&Sat. 11am-10pm|Sun.12pm-9pm

Well, who wouldn’t want to find some of the most uniquely flavored marshmallows under their Christmas tree. How about a Boozy Set for Dad? That’s Bourbon, Beer, Fireball and Gin. You could also keep it more Christmas like with Peppermint, Sugar Cookie and Eggnog. Stop by today and pick up some boxes…

080A1801 copyMattie’s Delectable Desserts

110 S. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm|Fri.&Sat. 11am-9pm|Sun. 12pm-5pm
Baked from scratch: Wedding Cakes, Celebratory Cakes, pies, cinnamon buns, cookies, croissants, fruit tarts, brownies, seafood chowder, deli sandwiches and more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for those who love all things German:

Magnolia Square Market Sanford FL Magnolia Square Market

117 S Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL – 407-878-4942

Hours: Mon.-Thurs.10am-7pm|Fri.&Sat. 10am-8pm|Sun. 10am-7pm

So many of our holiday traditions come from Germany, so don’t forget to stop by Magnolia Square Market! Get a loaf of stollen to share with friends, and pick up advent calendars filled with German chocolate for the little ones. The Market’s house-roasted meats and imported cheeses make an enviable appetizer platter, especially served with their fresh baked pretzels and some pickles. Pair it with some wine or beer for your celebration, whether at home or abroad. (And don’t forget that the Market carries gluten-free bread, muffins, cookies, flour, and cake mixes!)

 

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Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe

205 E 1st St. Sanford, FL 32771
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm|Fri.&Sat. 11am-10pm|Sun. 11am-9pm

They pride themselves in providing you with an authentic German Food Experience based on recipes from the 80’s and Gemütlichkeit (that feeling you have when enjoying great food and drink amongst friends and family). Looking for an authentic German meal and atmosphere, this is the place!

Hollerbach’s Outfitters

111 S. Magnolia Ave Sanford, Florida-(407) 732-7801
Hours: Wed.-Thurs. & Sun. 12pm-5pm| Fri.&Sat. 12pm-7pm

“Christina and Linda Hollerbach originally founded the Art Haus as a gallery and creative studio, where guests could create and collect original art. Due to increasing enthusiasm for German culture and a desire to provide additional Gemütlichkeit to the wonderful guests of our other family businesses in Downtown Sanford (Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe and the Magnolia Square Market), we will now be offering imported and custom German clothing and accessories as Hollerbach’s Outfitters.

Enjoy the rare experience (at least in the US) of trying on a traditional German dirndl or set of lederhosen in person and having it personally sized to your figure. Perfect for Oktoberfest, Fasching, Christmas, and (of course) any night you have dinner at Hollerbach’s!”

Gifts for Coffee Lovers:

Rabbitfoot-2Rabbitfoot Records Coffee Lounge

 

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION (Gift Cards may still be an option, contact them through their Facebook page)

What better way to warm up and wind down during the holiday rush than with a yummy hot beverage at Rabbitfoot Records? Pick a record, sip a latte, and enjoy the conversation at Downtown Sanford’s favorite place to run into friends. Who knows, with their huge selection of vinyl records, you may walk out with a few gifts for loved ones (or yourself)!

 

 

 

palatePalate Coffee Brewery

105 W 2nd St. Sanford, Florida – (321) 363-0661
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 7am-8pm|Fri.7am-9pm|Sat.8am-9pm
Palate Coffee Brewery is family run hometown business in historical downtown Sanford. The freshest beans locally roasted. Best coffee around.

 

 

caffe-di-riverwalkCaffe Di Riverwalk

225 W Seminole Blvd, # 106 Sanford, Florida 32771 – (407) 328-8792
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7am-2pm|Sat. 8am-2pm

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with your breakfast or lunch with the serene view of Lake Monroe on Caffe Di Riverwalks patio seating and relax!

 

 

 

 

Taste of Thyme Cafe

108 S. Magnolia Avenue Sanford, Florida 32771 – (407) 865-0798
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30am-4pm|Sat. 9am-5pm

Open Tuesday through Saturday, we are a locally, owned and operated cafe located in the heart of historic, downtown Sanford. We use fresh ingredients and serve a variety of gourmet cafe food including breakfast and deli sandwiches, paninis, salads, ice cream and specialty coffee drinks. Take some time and taste for yourself!

 

 

Gifts for Beer Lovers:

Wops Hops Sanford FL Brewery Beer GardenWop’s Hops Brewing Company

419 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford,FL 32771 – (407) 878-7819

Hours: Wed. 4pm-10pm| Thurs. 4pm-11PM|Fri. 4pm-12am|Sat. 1pm-2am|Sun. 11:30am-9pm

Take a visit to Sanford’s very first microbrewery this holiday season! Sample handcrafted beer in the beer garden and enjoy Florida’s mild winter weather. Try the vanilla cream ale or the scottish ale, both made right here in Sanford!

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Celery City

114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL – 407-915-5541

Mon.-Wed. 11am-12am|Thurs.-Sat. 11am-2am|Sun. 11am-12am

Want to kick your holiday party beer selection up a notch? Try picking up a few growlers and bottles of Florida craft beer from Celery City Craft. With a few stouts and ales from different breweries around the state, you’ll keep your guests tipsy and impressed through the whole night! If you want to get fancy, pick up a few snifters for your guests to sip from and take home. And let’s face it, no one has ever complained about receiving Celery Bucks or one of Celery City’s all cotton V-neck shirts as a present! Go #sanfording 😉

Sanford HomeBrewSanford Homebrew Shop

115 Magnolia Ave – Sanford FL – 407-732-6931

Hours: Mon.&Tues. 11am-7pm|Thurs.&Fri. 11am-7pm|Sat.10am-7pm|Sun.10am-2pm

With the explosion of craft beer and microbreweries across the country, you probably know one or two beer lovers who want to learn to brew! Fortunately, the Sanford Homebrew Shop has everything a brewing neophyte could need, including classes and starter kits. You can even purchase classes with open dates as gifts. For a seasoned brewer, try a gift certificate so they can pick up their own hops and malt. You might just receive the fruits of their labor as a thank you!

 

sanford-brewing-coSanford Brewing Company

400 S Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-10pm|Fri.&Sat. 12pm-2am|Sun. 12pm-pm

Enjoy a 100+ seat taproom with a 15bbl brewhouse and a 3bbl pilot system. Part eatery, part pub, part brewery – Sanford Brewing Company is your community brewhouse. Savor handcrafted beer, meads, ciders and specialty sodas. Taste the freshness of locally sourced ingredients. Relish the company of local musicians. Soak in quintessential southern hospitality.

Offering Gift Cards, perfect for this holiday season!

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Buster’s Bistro

300 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 732-6880

Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11am-10pm|Fri.& Sat. 11am-1am|Sun.11am-10pm

Belgium has more breweries per head than any country in the world, over two thousand to put a number on it. Of these many about seven-hundred sell beer outside Belgium’s border. Of these we have a vast selection of styles and history to choose from. Like kids in a candy store we here at Buster’s do our best to choose the best eighteen draught beers and fifty bottles to best represent the pride and heritage of the motherland of beer. We then do our part to ensure that each beer is served in it’s proper glass designed and provided by the brewery to ensure the flavor is perfect from the luscious head all the way down to the last drop. We top the experience off with traditional Belgian pub fare and an educated staff to compliment the variety of complex and artistically crafted beers we have to offer. We hope to see you soon. Cheers!

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Little Fish Huge Pond 

401 S Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 221-1499
Hours: Mon.&Tues. 8pm-12am|Wed.-Sat. 5pm-2am|Sun. 5pm-12am
AMERICAN, IRISH PUB featuring Beer, Wine and Ciders, live music, art gallery, events.

Gifts for Cocktail Lovers:

Bitters & Brass

410 Sanford Ave Sanford, Florida– (407) 871-2237
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 5pm-12am| Fri. 12pm-1am | Sat. 5pm-1am| Sun. 1pm-9pm
“Finally, A cocktail bar owned and operated by bartenders in the central Florida area. Great drinks. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good vibes. See you soon.”

Gifts for Wine Lovers:

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Ellen’s Wine Room

440 S Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 – (407) 936-1705
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 4pm-10pm
Visit Ellen and sample Wine and Imported Beers

 

Gifts for Food Lovers:

Be sure to check with your favorite Sanford Restaurants as most of them offer Gift Cards!!

The Tennessee Truffle

125 W. 1st St Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 942-3977

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 9am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm|Sat. 9am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm

Known for their biscuits and grits, but no matter what you order you’re sure to want more! Fresh and natural ingredients!

 

 

 

 

The District in Sanford

112 W. 2nd Street Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 330-2730

Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri. 11am-10pm| Sat. 5pm-10pm|Sun. 11am-3pm

“Our restaurant showcases local artisan décor throughout the rustic dining room and industrial bar highlighting the existing architecture of Sanford’s Historic District.The kitchen strives to combine America’s culinary history with contemporary, seasonal dishes. Made from scratch and inspired by locally sourced ingredients, our menu interprets classic American fare.Our food is complimented by a hand-selected wine list from America’s best regions, a rotating line-up of local craft beers and signature-artisanal cocktails made with seasonal ingredients.”

 

The Smiling Bison

107 S Magnolia Ave Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 915-6086

Hours: Tues. 5pm-9:30pm|Wed.-Sat. 11am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm

“Serving bison wasn’t the original intent, but we do have several dishes that utilize this healthier, red meat. The healthful, sustainable, and moral qualities behind its farming align with our philosophy and the high standards we have for the food products we use.

Our vision includes a primary focus on handcrafting creative, high quality, delicious tasting foods while utilizing the local food supply chain whenever possible. Additionally, within the restaurant, we take great pride in creating and sustaining an environment that completely compliments the food.

Our beverage menu contains a strong selection of craft beers coupled with an assortment of the best tasting wines available. Our décor is a collage of local artists and photographers, while our stage is a platform for some of the best local musical talent around. We have set the bar very high for service as well, and we are continually improving.

Our goal was to create a fun and comfortable dining place for anyone and everyone, where we serve up some of the highest quality, creative, and most importantly, tasty food in town. As for Late Night. we transform into a more lively social scene featuring some of the best musicians in town, and accompanying that with a late night food menu to compliment.”

 

Jimotti’s Restaurant

2545 S. French Ave. Sanford, Florida-(407) 952-3329

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm| Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm| Sat. 5pm-9:30pm

Japanese style tapas restaurant
Rare imported Japanese local beer, Sake, and wine.

The Colonial Room 

105 E 1st St Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 323-2999

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6:30am-2:30pm| Sun. 8am-2pm

“Family owned Southern cooking at it’s best”

Negril Spice Cuisine

114 S Sanford Ave Sanford, Florida 32771-(407) 878-2726

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 9am-3pm| Sun. 12pm-9pm

Small family owned restaurant with very helpful staff. Food was very good and portions generous. I had curried shrimp and grits which is off-menu but they
Cooking is an art that brings happiness to the soul.
Life was a struggle for children growing up in rural Jamaica, and most helped themselves by preparing food from the land to eat during the day. Country life in Jamaica often has “gatherings” to satisfy the cravings.

Chianti’s Pizza and Pasta – Italian RestaurantNegril Spice Cuisine

685 Towne Center Blvd Sanford, Florida-(407) 878-5900

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm| Sun. 11am-9pm

Bringing old world recipes and flavors to Sanford in a warm casual inviting environment to celebrate great food, Family, good friends and memories
We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients. Our Pizzas are cooked in a Brick Oven. We use 100% Whole Milk Mozzarella in our Pastas & Pizzas
We offer Gluten Free Pastas and Pizza. We have many Vegetarian options

Christo’s

107 W 1st St Sanford, Florida-(407) 320-0799

Hours: Mon. 11am-3pm| Tues.-Thurs. & Sun. 11am-10pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm| Sun. 8am-3pm

American (traditional) and Greek and Mediterranean

Zorba’s Greek Restaurant

115 E 1st St Sanford, Florida-(407) 915-6082

Hours: Wed.-Thurs. & Sun. 11am-8pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-9pm

Small family owned restaurant with very helpful staff. Food was very good and portions generous. I had curried shrimp and grits which is off-menu but they
Tony, a native of the island Lesvos, Greece has worked, operated and owned several restaurants in New England. He now brings his 30 plus years of expertise to Florida where he noticed a
craving for Greek food in the area and so he was inspired to open Zorba’s Restaurant & Pizzeria. While he cannot bring the majestic views of Mediterranean mountains covered in olive trees, he can satisfy your craving for Greek cuisine. So sit, relax and enjoy your meal! …and as the Greeks say,“Kali Orexi!” or “Good Appetite!”

Fuel BBQ

120 South Park Avenue Sanford, Florida-(407) 328-4848

Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm| Sun. 11am-9pm

Old School Low and Slow Barbecue

St Johns River Steak & Seafood

550 N Palmetto Ave Sanford, Florida-(407) 878-0980

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm| Sun. 11am-8pm

Small family owned restaurant with very helpful staff. Food was very good and portions generous. I had curried shrimp and grits which is off-menu but they
Cooking is an art that brings happiness to the soul.
Life was a struggle for children growing up in rural Jamaica, and most helped themselves by preparing food from the land to eat during the day. Country life in Jamaica often has “gatherings” to satisfy the cravings.

The Breezeway Restaurant and Bar

112 E 1st St Sanford, Florida-(407) 878-1284

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm| Sun. 11am-8pm

“Great for lunch and dinner, The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar is a casual grill serving the freshest fish and juiciest steaks around. We prepare everything to order using high quality ingredients. We have everything from seafood to steak and have excellent lunch specials and weekly fish specials. Some of our customers’ favorites include our big fish sandwiches and our firecracker shrimp appetizer. Offering an extensive menu, you’re sure to find something that will suit your appetite.

The Breezeway has remained the locals’ destination for casual dining with friends or family. Our bar and grill has a great atmosphere offering both indoor and outdoor dining. We’re dedicated to providing you with high quality food, refreshing drinks, and a fun atmosphere, and we promise to provide you with complete customer satisfaction on every visit. We hope to see you soon!”

The Corner Cafe 

101 W 1st St, Ste A Sanford, Florida-(407) 322-3779

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11am-4pm

“The Corner Cafe restaurant in Sanford, FL is a charming bistro in Historic Downtown. Everything is made from scratch, right from the soup stock to the hand-seasoned and hand-pulled pork and spiced pickles!”

Riverwalk Pizzeria

350 E Seminole Blvd Sanford, FL 32771-(407) 328-0018

Hours: Mon.- Thurs. 11am-9pm| Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm| Sun. 12pm-9pm

“In addition to our wonderful cuisine we now offer a full bar. We make our own dough and sauces to ensure a quality product. Our menu is full of items made to your order, so it is fresh and served at its best.

Riverwalk Pizzeria won 3rd “Best Pizza Place” in Seminole County”

So this holiday season, before you head to the mall or a big box store, keep in mind what our LOCAL Sanford community has to offer. I promise, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Author: Jessica Mccarty-Carvajal

Jessica here! A local Sanfordite myself, I enjoy exploring this beautiful earth, meeting new people, spending quality time with those my heart loves and living each day to the fullest. I am a local photographer and love capturing the beautiful faces of Central Florida, be sure to check out my most recent work at www.BenevolencePhoto.com. See you around!

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