A downtown Fort Lauderdale favorite has planted roots in Plantation. Helmed by Handcrafted Hospitality founder Marc Falsetto, Taco Craft slings Mexican cuisine and refreshing cocktails inside West Broward’s luxury dining and shopping complex, Plantation Walk. Enjoy made-from-scratch dishes, such as a guacamole flight featuring flavors like Classic, Tropical, Sweet Potato, and Taco & Corn. Other best sellers include the mouthwatering tacos, which range from Korean short rib and tuna poke, to Exotic Shroom and key lime grouper.
Sink your teeth into some seriously good pizza—with some serious history behind the brand. The iconic Connecticut-based eatery Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana recently opened at Plantation Walk, offering New Haven–style “apizza” (pronounced “a-beetz,” a nod to the dialect of the Neapolitan immigrants who first brought pizza to the region), characterized by the crispy yet chewy, slightly charred crust that Frank Pepe originated in 1925. Enjoy specialty pizzas like the White Clam, a Frank Pepe classic featuring fresh clams, pecorino Romano, a proprietary oil blend, garlic, and oregano, or the Amanti Della Carne, with crushed Italian tomatoes, mozzarella, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and pecorino Romano.
This locals’ favorite cookie shop debuted in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village in 2019, offering over-the-top cookies from pastry chef Max Santiago. Blueprint Cookies has since launched a West Broward locale at The Fountains in Plantation and an outpost in Boca Raton, too. “We are not just a cookie shop,” says co-owner Adam August. “We are a hospitality company that makes amazing and unique cookies.” Options range from the mainstay chocolate chip to rotating flavors like Funfruity, Peanut Butter Chip, and ChurroDoodle. Follow along on Blueprint’s Instagram account (@blueprintcookies)
to discover more tasty creations.
Oldie But Goodie
The names Julian and Lisa Siegel are synonymous with craft beer in Laudy, so it makes perfect sense for the owners to spread their love of brews and bites farther west. Check out Riverside Market at Cypress Square in Plantation, home to an assortment of beer, wine, and more than 50 gourmet sodas, teas, and specialty waters. When cravings hit, the market boasts an array of salads, sandwiches, and more. Be sure to order Riverside’s famous barbecue chicken pizza or the North Folk hoagie piled high with meats.