ONE GRIND TAKES KEY LARGO’S FOOD TRUCK SPOTLIGHT

One Grind in Key Largo offers some seating to enjoy a morning coffee or breakfast. ADRIANA ABREU/Keys Weekly

By Adriana Abreu

If there’s one thing people love, it’s a good food truck. The one in Key Largo called One Grind specializes mainly in breakfast, offering a variety of gourmet, hand-crafted coffees and teas plus burritos, tacos and bagel sandwiches. 

Located in the median at MM 98, near Ballyhoos, try a cappuccino, an iced hot chocolate, or a flat white. Espresso drinks are made from whole beans ground to order that are selected with deep, rich taste in mind.

Then finish off with cheesy skillet fried potatoes or avocado toast. All drink orders can be customized and they also offer the flavorings that we all know and love, such as caramel and hazelnut. As if this all didn’t sound delicious enough, everything is fresh and made to order daily. That’s right, nothing is frozen.

A chalkboard near the serving window reads, “Wanna hear a joke? Decaf.” ADRIANA ABREU/Keys Weekly

One Grind is yet another COVID-19 baby. The owners, Rosemary Critelli and Christine Cooper, are both local and retired. During the pandemic they took the opportunity to blend their passion for breakfast and coffee with helping animals in need. All of their tips go to the local humane society, and a portion of every sale of their “Rescue Collab Coffee,” called the Foxy Brown, goes to the Pawsitive Beginnings Fox Rescue. The foxes even visit the food truck every now and then for some treats. The owners are also proud sponsors of the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

One Grind also offers a breakfast catering option for small gatherings (6-8 people) such as celebrations, family reunions or office meetings. And for the regulars, they offer punch cards so that after a certain number of visits, you can get a reward in the form of the delicious food you keep coming back for. 

In the near future they plan to have weekly ice cream socials on Fridays, to give the community a spot to enjoy the weekend and each other. Their current hours are from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday (closed on Wednesdays), and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays.

This food truck is yet another reminder that the Keys community is full of kind and caring people, wanting to make a difference and add quality to the local scene. 

Visit onegrindkl.com or search One Grind CritelliCooper on Facebook for more information. 

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