On our mission to find meals under $10, we made a trip out to Bernie’s Gourmet in Oviedo. I have to admit that I was a little bit skeptical at first—we got a little lost and drove a lot further than I really wanted to drive for lunch. I kind of walked in there with a this-better-be-good-because-I’m-hungry-and-I-drove-so-far attitude. But I am SO glad that we went.
Bernie’s Gourmet has an absolutely mouth-watering menu. They are super vegetarian-friendly (plus 10 points in my book!) and they have hearty and healthy sides like quinoa salad with mango! I had my first wheat berry salad at Bernie’s—it’s crazy how when you discover a new food, you feel like you’ve been missing out on something your whole life! The best part was that these healthy options were creative and full of flavor. While they definitely have a vast selection of healthy options, you could easily get carried away with the rich chicken salad and twice baked potatoes. They looked to-die-for, but we managed to stay on our best food behavior.
Bernie’s has a clean and casual ambiance. You can dine in and enjoy some wine or pick up your good to go. (It is, after all, called Bernie’s Gourmet To Go.) All of the sides are sold by weight, making it very convenient to pick up dinner for the whole family without having to take everyone’s order. They have entrees like lightly breaded chicken breast, shepard’s pie and lasagna. Their dinners change daily, so check out the Bernie’s Gourmet Website for a schedule of what’s for dinner.
Oh and did we mention that a sandwich, salad and a drink can be purchased for under $10? If you’re looking for a homemade dinner without the making it at home part, or just looking for a fresh, healthy lunch at a great price, it’s totally worth the trip! Let us know how you like it!