My wife and I first discovered Cravings before we even lived here. Having spent most of my life in the Midwest, we would vacation here several times per year and just fell in love with the Florida lifestyle. Deciding that we would like to move down permenantly, we took several trips to the area before deciding where we wanted to settle and always enjoyed staying in Vero Beach on Ocean Drive. With Cravings being one of the only quick serve places open that early for breakfast (at that time), we would walk over and grab a bite to eat before we started exploring for the day. When walking in, you are instantly welcomed by the wonderful aroma of baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and freshly brewed coffee.
Cravings used to be the early morning hangout for a group of older gentlemen who would gather and have a cup of coffee together. As we were sitting close by and enjoying our breakfast, I would enjoy listening to them telling old war stores, talking about their grand kids, and other local happenings. I found this very comforting, a sense of belonging if you will, and to this day I believe is one of the reasons why Vero Beach felt so much like home to me back then, and definitely played a roll in why we chose to move here. A few years later I learned that a few of them had passed away, but my memory of them lives on and I hope that one day, when I’m retired, to carry on this tradition. While the faces and the stories will be different, the sense of belonging to this community will be even stronger. Vero Beach has truly become my home!
Cravings is hard to miss when driving on Ocean Drive, with it’s red awnings and central location, they are right in the middle of everything. They do have a large covered outdoor patio to keep you dry from stray afternoon showers and a few tables inside if you prefer a cooler place to sit. With a huge menu that includes baked goods, sandwiches, salads, house made granola, coffee, tea, and of course ice cream, there is something on their menu to satisfy just about everyone!
Now let’s jump right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!
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