Have you tried the latest tea trend that's sweeping Central Florida? Bubble tea was first created in Taiwan, where it's known as boba tea, and it's a sweet, refreshing tea with a texture unlike any tea drink. That's because of the sweet, chewy tapioca balls, called boba, which give the drink both its name and its fascinating flavor. Whether you're brand new to bubble tea or you already have a favorite flavor, there's a local tea shop that's ready to serve you. We've got the delicious details in our guide to five of the best places to enjoy bubble tea around Central Florida.
There are so many ways to manage one's nutrition – calories in/calories out, macros, keto and low-carb, just to name a few – it can be confusing to figure out which one works best for you. But no matter your dieting style, there's one universal truth they all share: eating out is hard on a diet. Thankfully, a growing number of restaurants offering more nutritionally sound menus is making it easier. Here are some of the best healthy places to eat in Orange Park, FL.
Clean Eatz takes its mission to be the first step in leading you to a healthy lifestyle seriously. Its menu is full of forward-thinking options for the nutritionally conscious, including customizable protein and veggie bowls, superfood salads, wraps, and a range of non-beef burger options. Trying to pack on muscle? Check out their protein-dense specialties and smoothies made with protein powder.
As its name illustrates, The Urban Bean offers a wide menu full of coffee, superfood smoothies, iced teas, and botanicals. The Urban Bean takes the same healthy, handmade approach to its food. Lighter breakfast options include steel-cut oatmeal bowls, yogurt pots, and power bowls with egg whites. For lunch and beyond, The Urban Bean offers an extensive salad menu, delicious flatbreads, and a selection of vegan and vegetarian options.
One of Jacksonville's local treasures, Metro Diner is known for its hearty portions of classics and its inimitable chicken and waffles. That doesn't mean they don't cater to those seeking lighter fare! Opt for the yogurt with granola or classic oatmeal for a healthy breakfast or try an avocado veggie wrap (sans the dressing) for a light lunch.
With a huge array of flavors and nutritional add-ins, Planet Smoothie is great for a midday snack that's heavy on nutrition and light on calories – especially if you order from their Planet Lite menu, which features many sub-300 calorie items. Fitness lovers can get some extra fuel for their workouts with the shop's protein, superfood, and energy subcategories.
Jeremiah's Italian Ice ensures you can still treat yourself with something sweet without worrying about obliterating your diet. Many of their flavorful 10-oz. Italian ice treats pack under 300 calories. And if you go for the sugar-free kind, you're looking at roughly half the calories for the same quantity.