Check Out the VyStar Campus Culinary Scene

Jacksonville’s thriving restaurant scene recently added new restaurants Downtown

Downtown Jacksonville is continuously evolving, and so is its culinary scene. VyStar Credit Union recently unveiled three new restaurants and a marketplace at its 100 West Bay Street building.

Whether you are in the mood for classic burger, unique sandwich charcuterie boards, or want to spice it up with coastal Mexican inspired dishes, there is something for everyone at the Vystar campus Downtown.

The Bread & Board

If you are a sandwich lover, then The Bread & Board needs to be on your culinary bucket list. This fast casual restaurant puts a unique twist on a classic sandwich shop. The Bread & Board serves sandwiches and sandwich boards made with baked in-house bread, as well as fresh salads, made-from-scratch sides and entrées. What is a sandwich board? A sandwich board takes all the components of a sandwich and formulates them into a charcuterie board. Enjoy the flavors of your favorite handheld sandwich with a fork and knife.

The Bread & Board Provisions Marketplace

After you grab lunch at The Bread & Board, you have to head over to The Bread & Board Provisions Marketplace. The market features culinary and retail items from local vendors, chefs, and artisans. Some featured retail partners include Good Dough, Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop, Bee Friends Farm, and Bark Urban Dog Boutique. On top of local retail, the market also offers grab-and go items straight from The Bread & Board kitchen.

Bread & Burger

Satisfy your burger and fries craving with Bread & Burger, located in the breezeway that runs from 100 W. Bay St. through to Independent Drive. The restaurant features unique and traditional toppings on classic grass-fed burgers, herbed turkey burgers, crispy chicken breasts and spiced lentil patties all on fresh brioche buns. The menus also features and array of other items, including a specialty shake menu that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bread and & Burger operates out of a renovated shipping container, and its patio seat area features outdoor dining, games, entertainment, and more.

Estrella Cocina

Enjoy a coastal, Mexican style dinner with some of the best views Jacksonville has to offer at Estrella Cocina. Inspired by the owners’ passion for fresh, locally sourced food and many years exploring Mexican beach towns, the menu features Baja coastal Mexican inspired dishes. Located on the 7th floor of the VyStar Credit Union building in Downtown Jacksonville, this rooftop restaurant and bar also offers a special array of cocktails, and as well as views of the Main Street Bridge. If you plan to visit Estrella it's best to book a reservation, and if you go, you must try the chips and salsa.

No matter what you're craving, the options on the VyStar campus can satisfy most any mood with its array of offerings. So, head Downtown and begin your exploration today.

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