Sweet Eats: Infusion Tea
After staying up until 5am after the Disney Wine & Dine half marathon this past Saturday and sleeping in until 11:30ish, Emma and I needed some food. Despite being so sore that walking was a task, I knew I needed to eat at Infusion Tea again. I had been here once before with Emma when I came to visit her in Orlando on St. Patrick's Day. I was beyond excited to see that they had an all-vegetarian menu with lots of lactose-free options, including a goat cheese, mushroom, pine nut and sun dried tomato pizza (drooling), which I got the first time. It was amazing. This time I knew I had to try something different since I really want to try the entire menu. I was torn between the Middle Eastern Pizza (Hummus topped with eggplant, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, goat and feta cheeses, fresh basil and olive oil drizzle) and the Chèvre Panino (creamy herbed goat cheese layered with spinach, marinated artichoke, olives and tomato, grilled on hearty ciabatta). I decided to go with the Chèvre Panino simply because I figured there would be more food (and I did burn over 1300 calories the night before, after all) and it was a fabulous choice. It was accompanied by a delicious bean salad (edamame, chick peas, black beans, raisins, omg) and I tried the Island Coconut iced tea, which was one of their tea specials of the day. It was perfect. Afterward I hit up the pastries and after careful consideration decided on a vegan chocolate and banana cupcake. It was to die for. Seriously. Maybe it's because I'm overly enthusiastic about anything that's creamy, delicious, chocolaty AND I don't have to make myself... but it absolutely hit the spot. Emma got vegan chocolate ice-cream, and it, also, tasted just like the real thing. Heavenly (yes, desserts that don't hurt my stomach make me say words like 'heavenly' and 'to die for').
Besides the amazing food and pretty menu, the restaurant doubles as a cute little boutique selling beautiful, eclectic art, jewelry, tea accessories and more. Not to mention the friendly (upretentious hipster) staff, massage chairs and area out front perfect for small, intimate concerts. If you ever find yourself in Orlando and like awesome things, I definitely recommend checking out Infusion Tea