Taste of St. Augustine takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This annual outdoor food festival presents "tastes" from participating St. Augustine restaurants and is presented by EPIC Behavioral Health Care. The day's proceeds go to this community-based non-profit organization.
More than 20 of St. Augustine's favorite restaurants and food trucks participate each year, offering tastes of some of their most popular dishes. Food lovers purchase tickets for $1.00 each and pay one to five tickets for each taste. The organizers provide a map listing the eateries and what they offer, so it's easy to find your favorite restaurant or cuisine and work out from there.
Taste of St. Augustine has grown to be one of the city's premier annual events. Visitors can sample delicious foods from local restaurants and food trucks, and then vote for the coveted "People's Choice" award. A panel of food service professionals and dignitaries taste every offering and choose winners in five categories: Best Family, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage.
There are plenty of fun arts and crafts activities for children, and local bands perform on the Front Porch stage. EPIC also hosts the Race to the Taste 5K, which takes place in the morning on the same day. Race registrants receive a free ticket to Taste of St. Augustine.
Admission: $5.00 per person and taste tickets are $1.00 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste. Entry is free to those who participate in Race to the Taste. Free parking is available at the Amphitheatre.
When: Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A S. in St. Augustine, Florida 32084.
All proceeds from A Taste of St. Augustine benefit EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. EPIC Behavioral Healthcare was established in 1973 as a community-based non-profit organization. Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, EPIC was created to provide substance abuse prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment, and aftercare services.
Here are the participating restaurants and winners from 2023.
We will post participating restaurants for 2024 as soon as we know them.
- African Love Kitchen
- Best Ethnic Taste
- People's Choice Award
- Amici Italian Restaurant
- Ancient City Brewery
- Banana Locos
- Beaches at Vilano
- Cutie Pies Bake Shop
- Graze Craze
- Harvest and Reel
- Meehan's Irish Pub
- Heart & Soul Food Truck
- The Hyppo
- Original Philly Cheesesteak
- Pi Artisan Pizza
- Sal's Cucina
- San Sebastian Winery
- Santiago's Florida Kitchen and Craft Bar
- The Reef
- The Saucey Pig BBQ
- Smokin Spencer's Q
- Villagio Bar and Grille