Winter Park Biscuit Co.

I smiled when I first walked into East Conclude Market and up to Wintertime Park Biscuit Co. Certainly, East Close Industry is in Orlando, not Wintertime Park, but if we niggle about that we’ll also have to deliver up WP-dependent Orlando Meats and we just never have adequate time.

In any case, on the wall about the counter of this rapid-serve operation is a banner that reads: “To Purchase: Line Starts Outside” and features a pointing finger just in case you can not see wherever the door is.

What designed me smile was that several many years in the past, John Rivers told me that when he opened his very first restaurant that would direct the way to his 4 Rivers Smokehouse empire, in the absolutely free-standing setting up on Fairbanks Avenue wherever Hunger Avenue Tacos now resides, he engineered the place so that there would generally be a line outside, even if there were being just a several consumers waiting around to purchase.

Why? Due to the fact as Disney and some others have figured out, persons enjoy to stand in lines. They see a line and they imagine they are lacking out on some thing.

There was no line when I frequented Winter Park Biscuit Co., although I had listened to there had been substantial crowds when it to start with moved into the space, so huge that biscuit orders ended up rationed out and the source would however be usually depleted. I did not exit to go stand outside the house.

WPBC sandwich

Alternatively, I stepped up to the counter and gave my purchase to one of the folks there. I requested the OG, which according to the menu is a “Crispy Chik Cutlet on a [sic] Oat Buttermilk Biscuit with decision of sauce on the aspect.”

Chik is not misspelled it is a clue that it’s not actual hen. In reality, all of WPBC’s menu is vegetarian/vegan. (I’m not confident why one of the salads is spelled Chikpea – possibly some vegans would fret chickpeas may well contain true chicks?)

Spicy mayo was my sauce of preference and I also purchased a side of sausage gravy, which experienced no alternate spelling. (I suggest sawsage.)

The chik was heavily coated in a properly seasoned breading that had its very own spicy notes even in advance of including the mayo. It was also temperaturely warm, indicating it was clean out of the fryer. The two halves of the biscuit it sat among were being very good and flaky but not lifestyle altering as biscuits go. Then yet again, I’m not genuinely hunting to have my life altered by a biscuit.

WPBC gravy

The gravy did not enchantment at all. It experienced a sweet taste that was practically like maple syrup, not a little something I look for in my sausage gravy. (I search for sausage in my sausage gravy but I knew going in that that wasn’t likely to transpire.) I was not charged the $3 fee the menu detailed for the aspect of gravy, but even a buck fifty for this tiny total was as well substantially. 

The team was courteous and took a number to textual content me when my get was all set, which was not pretty long following I put it. There is a lunch counter within and communal picnic tables outside the house. Takeout performs, also.

And by the way, the web-site suggests the motive the line starts outside the house is so as not to block the market’s principal corridor, which is a valid position. But it’s also nice to have a line people can envy when they generate by.

Wintertime Park Biscuit Co. is at East Conclude Market, 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando (map). It is open up for lunch and supper daily. The cellphone range is not mentioned.