Hello, all you food enthusiasts in Venice, Florida! Our charming coastal town not only boasts beautiful beaches but also a vibrant culinary scene that makes our taste buds tingle with delight. As food lovers, we know that food has the power to bring people together, evoke memories, and create new experiences.
What Are Some National Holidays For Food and Where Can You Celebrate Them in Venice?
What better way to celebrate our passion for food than by dedicating special holidays to some of our favorite treats? Let’s delve into a mouth-watering array of food holidays that you simply cannot miss. We’ll also explore how we can celebrate these scrumptious occasions at local eateries, turning these holidays into memorable events that strengthen our community’s bond while supporting the fantastic food businesses right here in Venice. So, let’s embark on this delectable journey together and discover the exciting ways we can indulge in our shared love for all things culinary!
National Pizza Day
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? With its delightful combination of toppings, cheeses, and crust styles, pizza is truly the perfect food for everyone, catering to all tastes and preferences. On February 9th, pizza aficionados from all walks of life come together to celebrate National Pizza Day, reveling in the cheesy, saucy goodness that this beloved Italian creation offers. In Venice, we’re lucky to have a variety of local pizzerias that serve up some seriously scrumptious pies. Popular spots to visit on this special day are Big Mike’s Pizza, Mama Maria’s, Italiano’s, Sicilia Italian Pizzeria and many more. In fact, there are over TWENTY different pizza places in Venice! Each offers their unique spin on classic and gourmet pizzas, ensuring that your taste buds will be tantalized.
National Jerky Day
While many people enjoy this delicious dried meat on the road and around campsites, you can eat it at any time on the holiday that celebrates jerky and its unique taste. National Jerky Day takes place on June 12th, which is one of the many surprising facts about jerky you should know. Jerky is a wonderful treat with numerous flavors. Check out the Farmer’s Market for local vendors selling their own brands.
National Coffee Day – September 29th
National Coffee Day on September 29th is the perfect opportunity to explore Venice’s bustling coffee scene. Did you know we have several coffee roasters in town? From cozy cafes and artisanal coffee roasters to vibrant coffee shops with unique brews, there’s a coffee haven for every caffeine connoisseur. Set out on a coffee crawl, savoring the nuances of each coffee shop’s offerings, and perhaps even discovering a new favorite blend or brewing method.
National Eat What You Want Day – May 11th
Given the vast quantity of different foods worldwide, it’s no surprise that there’s a National Eat What You Want Day. On May 11th, everyone will have a cheat day and eat any foods they’ve restricted themselves from having. Diets and exercise are important and must remain consistent in people’s lives. However, it’s nice to have a day where anything goes, and you may take a break from the limitations you’ve set to enjoy the food you want.
National Taco Day – October 4th
Celebrate the versatile and flavorful world of tacos on National Taco Day, October 4th. Venice’s local taquerias, Mexican restaurants, and food trucks offer an array of mouth-watering tacos to suit every palate. If you’re looking to try a wide variety of tacos from classic carne asada and al pastor to inventive creations like a cheeseburger taco or fried gator, you’ll never run out of options to try at Irma’s Tacos, Craft Beer and Tequila Bar. Gather your friends and family for a taco crawl through the town, tasting different taco variations while supporting our other local eateries like Latin Market, Plaza Mexico, or Mi Pueblo, You could also prepare a taco bar at home, encouraging guests to build their own tacos with a variety of toppings and salsas.
National Chocolate Day – October 28th
National Chocolate Day is the ultimate celebration for chocoholics everywhere! On October 28th, Venice’s chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes join in on the festivities by offering a wide variety of chocolate treats to satisfy your cravings. From rich, velvety truffles and decadent chocolate cakes to handcrafted chocolate bars and chocolate-infused beverages, there’s something for every chocolate lover. Why not embark on a chocolate tour of Venice, sampling different treats from each shop you visit? Take a trip to downtown to visit Kilwins on Venice Ave for their various chocolate and fudge treats. You could also support a small home based business, ALMA Artisan Chocolates and Sweets for beautifully crafted treats that are almost too beautiful to eat.
These national food holidays are unique and interesting. Mark your calendars and prepare your plates for the next time these holidays come around so that you have multiple days of good eating planned throughout the year.