FOOD + DRINK
Ice Cream, Donuts, Coffee Shops, Kids Eat Free Deals, and Restaurants in Lakeland + Polk County
Whether you’re looking for an early morning coffee spot or the best ice cream in town, our Food + Drink Guide can help you find local restaurants in Lakeland, Florida and Polk County. It also includes details on Kids Eat Free Deals, a list of Farmers Markets for fresh produce and local products, a calendar of mobile food pantries, restaurants with outdoor seating, and more.
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Get details on weekly Farmers Markets in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and across Polk County where you can find fresh produce and local goods.
Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.
I scream, U scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cookies! Frozen yogurt! Gelato! Shaved Ice! Cupcakes! Find the best places for sweet eats and frozen treats in Lakeland and across Polk County.
If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking peaches is a great way to get outdoors AND teach them about where our food comes from. Find local U-Pick Peach Farms open April – June in Lakeland, Polk County & Central Florida.
Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house – check out this extensive list of local U-Pick blueberry farms, plus helpful tips for blueberry picking. Some U-Pick Blueberry farms are open now, and others are offering pre-picked blueberries for curbside pick up.
Sunflowers bloom in Florida in both spring and fall. Local sunflower farms are open for you to cut your own sunflowers or wander through a sunflower maze. Take a day trip to a sunflower field to get outdoors and enjoy colorful photo opportunities.
Heading out to dinner with the kids? Save money and skip cooking tonight! We’ve got a huge list of restaurants where kids eat free.
Guide to Lakeland + Polk County
Check out our Guide to Lakeland + Polk County for more parenting resources and local information including Things to Do with Kids, Education, Childcare, Healthcare, Classes + Lessons, Youth Sports, Birthdays, and more.