At Home Date Night: Delicious Goods from Orlando Gourmet Markets

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For a more intimate date night that will truly foster a connection with your partner have a gourmet date night at home! Head to one of our local delis, butchers, and markets for the best ingredients, and then prepare the meal together. Don't forget to pick up a bottle of wine and dessert.

Kick up the date night vibes and put together a special playlist. Light a few candles and enjoy a relaxing, intimate date night at home. These gourmet markets in Orlando will help make it happen.

Updated July 2022 by Dani Meyering 

Gourmet Delis and Markets in Orlando

  • Stasio's Italian Deli & Market
  • The Local Butcher Market
  • Orlando Meats
  • La Femme Du Fromage
  • Hinckley's Fancy Meats
  • Antonio's Italian Restaurante and Cafe
  • Simply Cheese
  • The Ancient Olive
  • Petty's Meat Market
  • The Modern Host

Stasio's Italian Deli & Market

2320 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803

In addition to the prepared food at the deli and market, those wanting to cook a special meal at home don't need to look any further for gourmet ingredients. You’ll be able to curate meats and incredible Italian cheeses such as Locatelli brand to prepare a charcuterie board that would rival the pros. Additionally, Stasio’s carries a selection of chocolates and wafers, several types of pasta, a selection of wines, pasta sauces and coffee. Don't leave without a box of Grisbi hazelnut-filled cookies for an after-dinner treat.

Date Night at Home
Image credit: Arlene Laboy

Alternatively, if you're near Maitland then head to Antonio's Italian Restaurante and Cafe. This restaurant continues to be loved by locals year after year, but many overlook their downstairs market and deli. Browse the aisles for imported Italian goods and groceries. The selection of wine is incredible. And the deli cases are full of gourmet meat, cheeses, and prepared foods as well.

Antonio's Maitland - Italian Market and Cafe with red tomatoes and other produce in the foreground and a deli case in the background
Antonio's Maitland – Italian Market and Cafe – Dani Meyering

The Local Butcher Market

669 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

426 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

The Local Butcher Market provides you with plenty of options to help make a date night at home a night to look forward to. Their meat selection includes grass-fed beef, organic meats, exotic meats and American Kobe Waygu beef from Snake River Farms in Idaho. You can also find all-natural chicken, turkey, pork, lamb and homemade sausages for a wide selection of options for your main entree.

Once you’ve decided on your main course, it’s time to grab the appetizers, sides and wine! You’ll find more than 100 varieties of wine from around the world, fine cheeses, fresh produce, breads and other gourmet grocery items located in their shop. If you’re not sure what you should make for your date night at home, the butchers offer meal-building advice and will hand-select your produce, grains, and dessert. “My compliments to the chef” just took a whole new meaning!

Date Night at Home
Image credit: Local Butcher and Market

Orlando Meats – Michelin Guide Recommended

1035 Orlando Ave #105, Winter Park, FL 32789

Born out of an appreciation for good food, Orlando Meats sources their selection of meats from local farms and ranches that follow humane practices. These animals are pasture-raised whenever possible as they believe this produces a higher quality of meat that is better for you and for the environment.

You’ll find a mixture of ready-to-eat foods, prepared meals, sauces, broths and pickles among the selection of ethically-raised meats. Look in the case and take your pick of house-made sausages, fresh-cut steaks, roasts and organ meats. You can also purchase bones and fat which help during the season process or creation of stews.

Orlando Meats also offers a catering service and an intimate casual restaurant. Their online order system will save you time, and there are portion control options as well as dog food.

Image credit: Orlando Meats

La Femme Du Fromage

3201 Corrine Dr #106, Orlando, FL 32803

If you’re looking for an opportunity to build your own charcuterie board or just have some delicious cheeses as an appetizer, La Femme Du Fromage deserves a stop on your way home. The gourmet cheese and wine stand is proudly within the walls of East End Market.

You can grab a 3 or 5-cheese board that comes with crackers, fruits, and other accompaniments, a charcuterie board that features olives, mustard, and 3 different assortments of cured meats, or select your own handcrafted, artisanal cheeses that hail from the United States and around the world. Specialty cheeses include La Tur, a delicate blend of Goat, Sheep & Cows milk from Italy’s Alta Langa.

Date Night at Home
Image credit: La Femme Du Fromage

And if you need to up the anty then also stop by Hinckley's Fancy Meats, right across the aisle from La Femme Du Fromage.

Gourmet Markets Near Orlando

These gourmet markets and delis may not be in the city limits of the City Beautiful, but they are absolutely critical for a date night at home.

Simply Cheese

2258 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792
*Vegan and plant-based selections available

NEW! A welcome addition to the Aloma area of Winter Park, Simply Cheese is simply perfect. This adorable little cheese shop offers way more than cheese, but their approach to cheese sets it apart. Locally made goods, unique gourmet foods you won't find anywhere else, and precious gift ideas all await.

The selection of over 40 different kinds of artisan cheese is not only impressive, but yours to sample.

Simply Cheese Winter Park - gourmet cheese case
Simply Cheese Winter Park – gourmet cheese case – Dani Meyering

Simply Cheese proudly cuts any of the cheeses in their large deli case to any amount you desire – large or small. And if you're not sure what to get just ask for a taste. If your idea of a complicated cheese is one you can't get out of the wrapper – fear not! The folks at Simply Cheese are so friendly and approachable, and they love introducing newcomers.

Their Vegan and plant-based selections are plentiful. You can find plant-based cheeses and many other selections so you can create a plant-based charcuterie board.

Simply Cheese Winter Park - gourmet goods
Simply Cheese Winter Park – gourmet goods – Dani Meyering

The Ancient Olive

324 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

To spice up the cooking part of your date night at home, you’ll want to make a pitstop at The Ancient Olive off of Park Ave in Winter Park. You’ll discover 55+ premium single varietal and flavored extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar. You’ll also find a bevy of award-winning preserves, dry-cured sausages, nuts, hand-crafted pasta, French mustards and Spanish olives.

If you’re planning on pairing your meal with drinks for your date night at home, which you should, The Ancient Olive sells unique cocktail mixers.

Date Night at Home
Image credit: The Ancient Olive

Petty's Meat Market

2141 FL-434, Longwood, FL 32779

Welcome to a local institution. Petty's Meat Market has been satisfying locals' gourmet needs for decades. Any kind of meat you can think of is here. The cheese selection is not as gourmet as others on this list, but the variety of salads, desserts, wine, and gourmet groceries is hard to beat. A great selection of craft beer is available too. And, on top of all of that, they usually have a tap of craft or specialty beer for customers to pour themselves a small cup as they browse the aisles of delicious goodies.

The Modern Host

636 S Dillard St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Okay, are you ready to cheat a little? Let The Modern Host do the work and just order an incredible charcuterie board. The Modern Host started as a side business of making charcuterie boards and is now an adorable shop in Winter Garden.

If you're hosting a party then order individual charcuterie boxes so everyone has their own box of goodies to nibble. If you'd rather do it yourself there are plenty of gourmet goodies for a romantic date night at home. The cooler case full of dips, spreads, cheese, and other goodies, plus a great wine selection will make for a blissful night in.

Winter Garden Farmers Market

104 South Lakeview Avenue, Winter Garden

Although there are numerous farmers markets that take place around the city weekly, the Winter Garden Farmers Market is by far our favorite. You just can't beat the selection of organic produce, fresh cheese, pasta, sprouts and more! If you have a recipe you've been meaning to make, you can likely find all of the ingredients at the market every Saturday morning.

Read our full guide to the Winter Garden Farmers Market

Image credit: Stephanie Machado

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