Hey all! I hope you are all having a great week. I think I’m finally back to normal and getting stuck in to thesis again. Although I secretly want to watch Christmas movies all day long and bake. I’m definitely in Christmas mode already! I love this time of year!
For this WIAW post I wanted to share some of the food that I enjoyed in America. I was a very bad blogger and didn’t take pictures off everything that I ate, but the things I did take pictures of were pretty darn tasty!
The Ramada hotel that we stayed in had a lovely selection of breakfasts on their menu as well as their buffet breakfast. On most days I started with a green tea with a slice of lemon followed by the Continental breakfast that consisted of fresh fruit, yoghurt with fruit compote and a range of pastries or muffins. I always chose the poppy seed muffin as they were so delicious. I really have to recreate these at home!
On our mega road trip up to New York we made various stops at gas stations and rest stops and such a long journey required some super munchies to keep me chirpy and the good old energy level up. Most gas stations seem to stock Clif bars, Kashi and Zone bars just like chocolate bars so of course I picked some up. But, what also caught my eye were some Nature Valley granola nut clusters…
These were so morish and very addictive that I couldn’t stop eating them! Yum!
For the journey I also snacked on a So Delicious yoghurt made from coconut milk that I picked up from Whole Foods. This was freakin’ amazing! I really wanted to lick the pot clean and probably would have if I was in the car by myself. 😀 I really wish that we had products like this in the UK!
Whilst out and about lots of fruit smoothies were consumed, especially of the mango variety. I love mango so much! It was was great that the smoothie places also offered the addition of superfoods too. American smoothie places are definitely a winner with me!
Whilst out doing our shopping we did make the most of the huge food courts in the shopping malls. There was always so many different eateries offering a wide variety of food from Chinese, Southern food, sea food and even fish and chips.
On one occasion I chose a really yummy salad that was right up my street. I was full of leafy greens, veggie chilli, guacamole, melty cheese, olives and various taco chips. This was gorgeous!
We really were spoilt for choice for places to eat in NYC and Florida, but we did find this lovely Chinese buffet restaurant one night that had the best selection of food. Lots of seafood, stir fried veggies, tofu and kelp noodles for me…fab!
On our last morning in Orlando my cousin and his girlfriend took me and my dad for breakfast at a new breakfast restaurant called Keke’s. I loved the fact that this restaurant only served breakfast ad lunch. It closed at 2pm in the afternoon. And you all know how breakfast is my favourite meal of the day!
We had to wait for nearly 30 minutes for a table but it was so worth it. My cousin had raved about how great the pancakes were at this place so that was the obvious choice to go for. But first we had a mug of hot chocolate whilst we pondered over the menu…
…or should that be frisbee? This thing was honestly bigger than my head! I was so huge and fluffy. I ordered the pecan and banana pancake as a combo option that came with eggs and home fries. Without the combo I vaguely recall that you can actually have an unlimited supply of pancakes!
All of the food was lovely and I enjoyed every mouthful, but I could only finish half and so in to a doggy bag it went. This seemed to be a normal and expected in the restaurant as the waitresses actually some round to see if you are ready for a box yet.
I really enjoyed trying out all of the American style foods, especially all of the “health” foods and specialist goods that we cannot get in the UK. Although I do regret not buying a bottle of kombucha as I have heard so many great things about it in blog land. But, I will be definitely making a trip to America in the very near future so I will save that for next time! 😀
Have you ever seen pancakes that big before?
What are the nicest foods that you have ever eaten on holiday?
Do you regret not trying some of the speciality foods whilst in a different country?