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Epicurean Journey to Galveston

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When you’re looking for an amazing place to enjoy a relaxing and scenic vacation, Galveston, Texas is always a treat. Here, you’ll find plenty of sun, sand, and surf to go around as well as fantastic options for indulging in flavors of all kinds when cravings come calling. If you have three days to spare in the name of fun, be sure to add the following stops to your itinerary and make the most of an epicurean journey to Galveston you won’t soon forget.

Day 1

The first day of your Galveston getaway begins with a delicious breakfast enjoyed at the Sunflower Bakery & Café on 14th Street. Serving the greater Galveston area since 1999, the Sunflower Bakery & Café is a great place to settle in on the open-air patio and savor selections ranging from buttermilk pancakes and shrimp omelets to soft shell benedict and quail and grits. The cinnamon rolls here are iconic while it never hurts to top everything off with a rich Greek yogurt or a bakery basket.

Next, you’ll put your own culinary skills to work by taking part in a cooking class at the Galveston Salt Co. Located at 2108 Church Street, the Galveston Salt Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Here, you can participate in cooking classes for groups or individuals. Afterward, there’s a chance to browse a small gallery of local art on canvas as well as spices and sea salts for your own kitchen available to purchase.

Tonight, enjoy a meal at Katie’s Seafood House for dinner. Located at 2000 Wharf Road, Katies’ Seafood House is a delightful waterfront eatery where you can make the most of home-style meals plucked fresh from the water in good company.

Day 2

The second day of your getaway to scenic Galveston begins with a hearty breakfast at The Gumbo Diner on Seawall Boulevard. Open at 8:00 am daily, The Gumbo Diner is a great place to enjoy breakfast options like beignets and pancakes as well as waffles, eggs, toast, and biscuits and gravy too. They’re also open for lunch and dinner so if you happen to sleep in today, you never have to worry about missing a delicious meal.
This afternoon, take some time to browse the many goods on the shelf at Maceo Spice & Import Co. Situated at 2706 Market Street, this specialty grocery store is a fun place to explore thanks to its wide variety of products imported from across the globe. Whether you’re interested in perusing gravies and spices or pastas and cheeses, you’ll find the best of it all here.

This evening, make time for dinner at Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks. You’ll want to head over to 2100 Harborside Drive to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in this space serving up Southern fare at its very best. Service is friendly and the libations are as appealing as the seafood on the menu.

Day 3

The last day of your Galveston stay includes breakfast at Café in the Park on Hope Boulevard. Café in the Park offers guests access to a garden-inspired setting where you can savor a breakfast in light, bright, and stylish surroundings. The menu features American classic dishes and there’s a weekend buffet as well.
This afternoon you, make sure to secure your spot on an outing with Taste of the Strand Food Tours, Galveston. Headquartered at 102 20th Street, Taste of the Strand Food Tours in Galveston provides customized tours where participants can enjoy a comprehensive look at the many flavors of Galveston. These are walking tours with a focus on pubs, bites, and beverages alike. There are opportunities to book private couples food tours upon request and many tours run at least two hours at a time.

Tonight, celebrate your last evening in Galveston with a dinner at Jimmy’s on the Pier. Here, you can count on a great view (some say it’s the best in all of Galveston) and fantastic fare too. You’ll be treated to a menu of options that include fajita nachos, bacon-wrapped shrimp, pretzel bites, and beyond. Don’t leave without trying one of their specialty handcrafted cocktails to top the evening off.

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