5 Restaurants You Should Add To Your Travel Bucket List If You’re A Harry Potter Fan
Now, where is my floo powder?
If you’re majorly into Harry Potter, you probably try to incorporate the franchise into every aspect of your life. There is a ton of Potter-themed merchandise out there, and there’s even a lot of magical recipes that conjure up the Wizarding World in your kitchen.
For those who love dining out at restaurants, there are also a number of establishments that totally fit a Potter theme. Check out these five magical restaurants from throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Bad Owl Coffee — Henderson, Nevada
At Bad Owl Coffee in Henderson, Nevada, outside of Las Vegas, you can grab a variety of artisan coffee beverages like a Butter Brew Latte and Kyoto cold brew alongside snacks like a Wizard Meltdown (a three-cheese grilled cheese with tomatoes and avocado) in a kitschy, Potter-themed setting. Check out their tasty-looking Honeysuckle Cortado, which they posted a picture of on Facebook:
The Leaky Cauldron — Orlando, Florida
You’ll need tickets for this one, but it’s totally worth it! At Universal Orlando Resort, you can truly immerse yourself in all things Potter at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the two lands at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks.
At the latter park, stop by the Leaky Cauldron for traditional British pub grub in a restaurant modeled after the inn and pub where Potter stays in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Here’s a shot of a diner enjoying a butter beer there, posted to Instagram:
Pasta Wiz — New York City
Pasta Wiz focuses on healthy, organic pasta at two locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Although the cuisine is not really Potter-themed, the decor definitely conjures the franchise with elements like a wrinkled Sorting Hat and hanging chandeliers.
“We decided Pasta Wiz, it’s like a wizard magical place, so we’ve made it ‘Harry Potter’-style,” owner Alex Dimitrov explained to Gothamist last year. “We decorated in a ‘Harry Potter’-style. The magic is making the pasta so fast, and so good.”
Check out this cool shot of the interior taken by a diner and posted on the restaurant’s Instagram page:
The Lockhart Bar — Toronto and Montreal, Canada
The Lockhart serves cocktails and tapas with locations in Toronto and Montreal. Inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter, their menu features whimsical items such as the Better Beer, a cozy-sounding cocktail made with cinnamon-infused tequila, and house-made chocolate frogs.
The decor gives subtle nods to the franchise as well, like the words “potions and elixirs” written on a brick wall, shown in this photo posted to Instagram:
Incantatum — Mexico City, Mexico
At Incantatum in Mexico City, Mexico, you can indulge in Potter-inspired fare like the Snape burger and butter beer. They’re hosting some Halloween events that sound like a magically spooky time. Check out their tasty-looking “Magic Box” special posted to Facebook:
If you’re looking for even more Harry Potter-themed eateries, BuzzFeed put together a fantastic list of spots, many of which are located overseas.
Now, where is my floo powder?