The best food artisans, farms, and local markets.
Countryside Citrus Beach Store
The family that owns this Ocean Drive farm store has been growing citrus in Indian River County since the late 1880s. The quaint shop sells everything from honeybells and mandarins to grapefruit and red navels by the bag or the bushel, as well as homemade citrus-based ice cream and slushies.
This classic burger joint with a retro-style takeout window has been a Vero Beach institution since 1981. The open-air community tables make each visit a chance to get to know a local over a char-broiled cheeseburger or a side order of chili cheese fries that are a meal in itself.
Orchid Island Brewery
“From Indian River groves to glass” – that’s the motto of this three-barrel brewhouse that specializes in beers treated with local citrus. Its 12-tap tasting room tucked inside an Ocean Drive courtyard rotates regularly, dependent upon what citrus is available for the current roster of beers. Order a Star Ruby, an IPA zested with ruby red grapefruit, and pair it with farm-to-table cuisine from Michael's Table, a restaurant located inside the bewery.
Patisserie Vero Beach
Behind the counter of this small French bakery, serving soups and sandwiches, are racks upon racks of the area’s best handmade ciabattas, focaccias, and baguettes. Baked daily using as many local and organic ingredients as possible in a steam-filled oven, the results are breads that can’t be beat: hard crusts and soft, dense, chewy interiors.