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Food Trucks in Key West: A Delicious and Affordable Way to Eat

May 9, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Breakfast, Lunch, American Cuisine, Seafood, BBQ


Here we go aging ourselves reminiscing about those old canteen trucks from the 1950's that were on army bases, mobile luncheonettes providing affordable food to blue collar workers outside their place of employment, street food in small push carts offering casual fare, snacks and fast food items on city street forward to 2009 and this ever growing, popular, swanky gourmet version of the canteen.  

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Your Key West Staycation Destination

Sep 6, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Fishing, Seafood, Drag Show, Information, Snorkeling


No matter where you live or what you do, time seems to escape us.  How many times have we referred to "time flying".   Despite our best intentions, popular destinations and points of interest in our own backyard that are enjoyed by visitors are always on our "things to do and see list".  One of the most common phrases we hear, at Key West Express is...  " I've lived in Florida for XX number of years, but I've never been to Key West."  Yes, we get it but,  "Why NOT?   What are you waiting for?" A staycation to Key West is just what the "ho-hum" doctor ordered.

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Annual Key West Lobster Fest

Jul 14, 2022 12:23:10 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Activities, Outdoor, Seafood, Events, Information


Make your plans for the biggest party of the summer! The 27th annual Key West LobsterFest is being held this year from August 8th until the 11th , 2024.

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Unique Vacation Ideas in Florida: Road Trip!

Nov 7, 2019 1:37:50 PM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Waterfront, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Seafood, Night Life, Information, Beach, Snorkeling


Do you need to take a break from your rigorous daily routine? Are you longing to experience a unique vacation in The Sunshine State? A Florida road trip is a great way to clear your head and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Food Trucks - There & Back Again

Aug 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Casual, Outdoor, Breakfast, American Cuisine, Seafood, BBQ, Events




Food trucks are no longer found only at carnivals and fairs.They no longer sell plastic wrapped pre-made sandwiches to construction workers. They are not just set up outside your local hardware stores, so weekend do-it-yourselfer's can grab a quick bite.

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Diners, Drive Ins and Dives - Does Key West

Apr 5, 2017 4:02:10 PM / by Key West Express posted in Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Bar & Grill, American Cuisine, Seafood


Courtesy of Food Network

Roadside diners, vintage drive-ins and out-of-the-way "dives" are enjoying a come-back of hipness. Host Guy Fieri travels the country in search of the best greasy spoons.

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Key West Food and Wine Fest

Oct 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Mexican, Activities, Restaurants, Casual, Tours, Italian, Seafood, Steaks


January 21 - 26, 2025

The annual Key West Food and Wine Festival has been recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the top 5 food and wine events that you must attend.  This series of wine and food themed venues showcases a diverse range of wines and inventive cuisine, hosted by their passionate creators at iconic island locations. 


Photo Credit: The Marker Hotel Key West

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